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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
55
Overall
45
Fujifilm XQ1 front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 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
  • Successor is Fujifilm XQ2
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm XQ1 (12MP) and the ST600 (14MP) is fairly well matched but the Fujifilm XQ1 (2/3") and ST600 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm XQ1 was brought out 3 years after the ST600 which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a in depth comparison, below is a brief overview of how the Fujifilm XQ1 scores vs the ST600 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ1 over the Samsung ST600

 Fujifilm XQ1 ST600 
LaunchedNovember 2013January 2010Newer by 48 months
Manually focus More exact focusing

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Fujifilm XQ1

 ST600 Fujifilm XQ1 
Display dimension3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1152k920kCrisper display (+232k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ1 and Samsung ST600

 Fujifilm XQ1 ST600 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you are going to need to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm XQ1 comes with external measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") along with a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Samsung ST600 has sizing of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") having a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you select during that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm XQ1 vs the ST600.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XQ1 and ST600 is 92 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions just by checking a spec sheet. The pic underneath will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm XQ1 and ST600.

As you can see, the two cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm XQ1 due to its larger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF simpler and the Samsung ST600 will give greater detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics much more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm XQ1 provides a benefit in sensor tech.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Portrait photography camera
43
has manual focus
provides face detect focusing
saves RAW files
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
30
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Street photography highlights
Samsung ST600 Street photography highlights
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (2/3")
more heavy than competition (206g)
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch focus
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
heavier than others in class (150 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Sports photography information
Samsung ST600 Sports photography information
49
built in image stabilization (Optical)
great battery (240 shots)
has phase detect AF
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm XQ1
Travel photography with Samsung ST600
64
great battery (240 per charge)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (206 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
65
offers touch focus
resolution is good (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (27mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (150g)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Landscape photography camera
56
has manual focus
quite wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
good sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
great battery (240 per charge)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
doesn't have Timelapse mode
44
fairly wide (27mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm XQ1
Vlogging with Samsung ST600
34
quite wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
doesn't have microphone port
more heavy than competition (206 grams)
30
fairly wide (27mm)
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic jack
heavier than others in class (150 grams)
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ1 and Samsung ST600
 Fujifilm XQ1Samsung ST600
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Samsung
Model type Fujifilm XQ1 Samsung ST600
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2013-11-26 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 12800 4800
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3.5 inch
Display resolution 920 thousand dot 1,152 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shutter speed 12.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow syncho Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206g (0.45 lbs) 150g (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" 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 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-48 SLB07
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $500 $330