Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
55
Overall
46
Fujifilm XQ1 front
 
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Key Specs

Fujifilm XQ1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 206g - 100 x 59 x 33mm
  • Released November 2013
  • Later Model is Fujifilm XQ2
Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 3200)
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 119g - 95 x 59 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2016
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Overview

In this write-up, we will be looking at the Fujifilm XQ1 and Nikon A100, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Nikon. There exists a huge gap between the sensor resolutions of the XQ1 (12MP) and A100 (20MP) and the XQ1 (2/3") and A100 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor measurements.

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The XQ1 was released 3 years earlier than the A100 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight into a complete comparison, below is a simple summation of how the XQ1 matches up vs the A100 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ1 over the Nikon A100

 XQ1 A100 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kSharper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Fujifilm XQ1

 A100 XQ1 
AnnouncedJanuary 2016November 2013More recent by 25 months

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ1 and Nikon A100

 XQ1 A100 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to lug around your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and volume. The Fujifilm XQ1 has got external measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Nikon A100 has sizing of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you select at the time. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the XQ1 versus the A100.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the XQ1 and A100 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to visualize the gap between sensor measurements only by reading specifications. The photograph underneath will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the XQ1 and A100.

To sum up, each of these cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The XQ1 due to its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field easier and the Nikon A100 will deliver extra detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The older XQ1 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Portrait photography features
Nikon A100 Portrait photography features
44
has manual focus
supports face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
40
good megapixels (20MP)
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Street photography information
Nikon A100 Street photography information
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (2/3")
heavier than competition in class (206g)
60
image stabilization (Digital)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon A100 as a Sports photography camera
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good battery life (240 shots)
supports phase detect AF
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
49
image stabilization (Digital)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
features tracking focus
good battery life (250 CIPA)
max fps low (1.1 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon A100 as a Travel photography camera
64
good battery life (240 per charge)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (206 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
70
good battery life (250 shots)
good megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Landscape photography features
Nikon A100 Landscape photography features
57
has manual focus
rather wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (240 per charge)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
45
quite wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
good battery life (250 shots)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Vlogging advice
Nikon A100 Vlogging advice
34
rather wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have mic jack
heavier than competition in class (206 grams)
32
quite wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
features face detect focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone socket
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon A100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ1 and Nikon A100
 Fujifilm XQ1Nikon Coolpix A100
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm XQ1 Nikon Coolpix A100
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2013-11-26 2016-01-14
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 12800 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focusing distance 3cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 12.0 frames per second 1.1 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow syncho Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206 gr (0.45 lb) 119 gr (0.26 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 shots 250 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-48 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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