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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
55
Overall
45
Fujifilm XQ1 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L32 front
Portability
93
Imaging
46
Features
33
Overall
40

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 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
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Newer Model is Fujifilm XQ2
Nikon L32
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 95 x 60 x 29mm
  • Revealed January 2015
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a substantial difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm XQ1 (12MP) and L32 (20MP) and the Fujifilm XQ1 (2/3") and L32 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm XQ1 was launched 13 months before the L32 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm XQ1 matches up vs the L32 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ1 over the Nikon L32

 Fujifilm XQ1 L32 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon L32 over the Fujifilm XQ1

 L32 Fujifilm XQ1 
RevealedJanuary 2015November 2013Newer by 13 months
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ1 and Nikon L32

 Fujifilm XQ1 L32 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to take into account its weight and size. The Fujifilm XQ1 provides outside measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Nikon L32 has specifications of 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm XQ1 and the L32.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XQ1 and L32 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to see the difference between sensor dimensions just by looking at specifications. The image below might offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm XQ1 and L32.

To sum up, each of the cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm XQ1 featuring a bigger sensor will make getting bokeh simpler and the Nikon L32 will give you more detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm XQ1 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon L32 Portrait photography highlights
43
manual focus
supports face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
39
MP count good (20 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Street photography highlights
Nikon L32 Street photography highlights
62
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (2/3")
heavier than average in class (206g)
56
has image stabilization (Digital)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (164g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Sports photography factors
Nikon L32 Sports photography factors
49
image stabilization (Optical)
great battery power (240 CIPA)
supports phase detect autofocus
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
48
has image stabilization (Digital)
MP count good (20MP)
better than average battery pack (320 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm XQ1
Travel photography with Nikon L32
64
great battery power (240 shots)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (206 grams)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
71
better than average battery pack (320 CIPA)
MP count good (20MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
quite wide (26mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (164 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Landscape photography information
Nikon L32 Landscape photography information
56
manual focus
really wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (240 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
48
quite wide (26mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Digital)
MP count good (20MP)
better than average battery pack (320 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon L32 as a Vlogging camera
34
really wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than average in class (206g)
66
quite wide (26mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Digital)
offers face detect focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (164g)
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Nikon L32 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ1 and Nikon L32
 Fujifilm XQ1Nikon Coolpix L32
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm XQ1 Nikon Coolpix L32
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2013-11-26 2015-01-14
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CMOS
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface 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 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 5152 x 3864
Maximum native ISO 12800 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focusing range 3cm 10cm
Crop factor 4.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 12.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 4.30 m
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow syncho -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video 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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206 grams (0.45 lb) 164 grams (0.36 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 95 x 60 x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 320 shots
Battery type Battery Pack AA
Battery ID NP-48 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $500 $120