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Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV

Portability
86
Imaging
60
Features
75
Overall
66
Fujifilm X70 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV front
Portability
89
Imaging
52
Features
79
Overall
62

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Key Specs

Fujifilm X70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Raise to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8-16.0) lens
  • 340g - 113 x 64 x 44mm
  • Launched January 2016
Sony RX100 IV
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-70mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 298g - 102 x 58 x 41mm
  • Released June 2015
  • Succeeded the Sony RX100 III
  • Replacement is Sony RX100 V
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Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Fujifilm X70 versus Sony RX100 IV, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Sony. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm X70 (16MP) and the RX100 IV (20MP) is very well matched but the Fujifilm X70 (APS-C) and RX100 IV (1") have totally different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm X70 was brought out 8 months later than the RX100 IV which means that they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go straight to a in depth comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the Fujifilm X70 matches up against the RX100 IV with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X70 over the Sony RX100 IV

 Fujifilm X70 RX100 IV 
ReleasedJanuary 2016June 2015More recent by 8 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 IV over the Fujifilm X70

 RX100 IV Fujifilm X70 
Display resolution1229k1040kCrisper display (+189k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X70 and Sony RX100 IV

 Fujifilm X70 RX100 IV 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera often, you need to consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X70 provides outside dimensions of 113mm x 64mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7") along with a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs) while the Sony RX100 IV has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6") accompanied by a weight of 298 grams (0.66 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm X70 versus Sony RX100 IV in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm X70 versus the RX100 IV.

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X70 and RX100 IV is 86 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements merely by looking at a spec sheet. The visual here will provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X70 and RX100 IV.

As you can see, both of the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X70 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field simpler and the Sony RX100 IV will resolve extra detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop images more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X70 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X70
Portrait photography with Sony RX100 IV
76
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
65
has manual focus
above average flash sync (1/2,000s)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
offers face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
can't use external flash
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Street photography highlights
Sony RX100 IV Street photography highlights
78
tilting screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
does not have image stabilization
85
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (1")
saves RAW files
lighter than others in class (298 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X70
Sports photography with Sony RX100 IV
65
silent mode (1/32,000s)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
sensor has phase detect AF
fixed focal length (28mm)
does not have image stabilization
68
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
high frames per second (16.0 fps)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
offers tracking autofocus
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm X70
Travel photography with Sony RX100 IV
78
boasts focus by touch
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
86
lighter than others in class (298 grams)
good MP (20MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X70
Landscape photography with Sony RX100 IV
60
you can focus manually
nice screen size (3 inches)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization
74
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Vlogging info
Sony RX100 IV Vlogging info
74
screen is selfie friendly
touch screen
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes microphone support
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization
81
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than others in class (298 grams)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Fujifilm X70 vs Sony RX100 IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X70 and Sony RX100 IV
 Fujifilm X70Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Sony
Model Fujifilm X70 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2016-01-15 2015-06-10
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR Processor II Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.6mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4896 x 3264 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Max boosted ISO 51200 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 125
RAW support
Minimum boosted ISO 100 80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 77 25
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 24-70mm (2.9x)
Max aperture f/2.8-16.0 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Type of display Tilting Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.59x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/32000s 1/32000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames per sec 16.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.90 m (at ISO 1600 (5.5m at ISO 100)) -
Flash options Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro , Suppressed Flash, Commander -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 340 grams (0.75 lbs) 298 grams (0.66 lbs)
Physical dimensions 113 x 64 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7") 102 x 58 x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 70
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.9
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.6
DXO Low light score not tested 562
Other
Battery life 330 photos 280 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $700 $898