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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
55
Overall
46
Fujifilm XQ1 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 front
Portability
96
Imaging
44
Features
43
Overall
43

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Key Specs

Fujifilm XQ1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
  • Updated by Fujifilm XQ2
Sony TX30
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 141g - 96 x 59 x 15mm
  • Released July 2013
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Fujifilm XQ1 and Sony TX30, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap between the resolutions of the Fujifilm XQ1 (12MP) and TX30 (18MP) and the Fujifilm XQ1 (2/3") and TX30 (1/2.3") feature different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm XQ1 was announced 5 months later than the TX30 and they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a short overview of how the Fujifilm XQ1 scores versus the TX30 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ1 over the Sony TX30

 Fujifilm XQ1 TX30 

Reasons to pick Sony TX30 over the Fujifilm XQ1

 TX30 Fujifilm XQ1 
Screen sizing3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1229k920kCrisper screen (+309k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ1 and Sony TX30

 Fujifilm XQ1 TX30 
ReleasedNovember 2013July 2013Similar generation
Manual focus More accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera often, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm XQ1 features external dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) whilst the Sony TX30 has proportions of 96mm x 59mm x 15mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") accompanied by a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm XQ1 versus the TX30.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm XQ1 and TX30 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizing merely by looking at technical specs. The visual underneath should provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm XQ1 and TX30.

As you can tell, both cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm XQ1 with its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF easier and the Sony TX30 will give you extra detail with its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs a little more aggressively.

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm XQ1
Portrait photography with Sony TX30
44
focusing manually
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW files
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (2/3")
39
manual focus
MP count decent (18 megapixels)
no manual control
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm XQ1
Street photography with Sony TX30
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
screen is fixed
sensor is small (2/3")
heavier than average (206g)
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 Sports photography information
Sony TX30 Sports photography information
50
has image stabilization (Optical)
good battery (240 shots)
comes with phase detect AF
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (2/3")
47
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
weather proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XQ1 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX30 as a Travel photography camera
64
good battery (240 CIPA)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than average (206g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
70
weather proofing
MP count decent (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XQ1
Landscape photography with Sony TX30
57
focusing manually
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
good battery (240 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (2/3")
no Time Lapse function
52
manual focus
rather wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3.3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (18MP)
weather proofing
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm XQ1
Vlogging with Sony TX30
34
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
no mic support
heavier than average (206g)
35
rather wide (26mm)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone port
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Fujifilm XQ1 vs Sony TX30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ1 and Sony TX30
 Fujifilm XQ1Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm XQ1 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2013-11-26 2013-07-26
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance 3cm -
Crop factor 4.1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3.3 inches
Screen resolution 920 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor OLED monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) -
Flash options Auto, on, off, slow syncho -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206g (0.45 pounds) 141g (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 96 x 59 x 15mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-48 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Storage slots One One
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