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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
46
Fujifilm XQ2 front
 
Kodak EasyShare M381 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
13
Overall
26

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Key Specs

Fujifilm XQ2
(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 January 2015
  • Old Model is Fujifilm XQ1
Kodak M381
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.0-4.8) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 60 x 20mm
  • Released July 2009
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Overview

The following is a complete review of the Fujifilm XQ2 and Kodak M381, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Kodak. The resolution of the Fujifilm XQ2 (12MP) and the M381 (12MP) is very similar but the Fujifilm XQ2 (2/3") and M381 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm XQ2 was launched 5 years after the M381 which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm XQ2 scores vs the M381 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Kodak M381

 Fujifilm XQ2 M381 
ReleasedJanuary 2015July 2009Newer by 67 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Kodak M381 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 M381 Fujifilm XQ2 

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ2 and Kodak M381

 Fujifilm XQ2 M381 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera, you are going to need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm XQ2 features outer 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 Kodak M381 has proportions of 101mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm XQ2 and the M381.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XQ2 and M381 is 92 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions only by reading a spec sheet. The image here should give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm XQ2 and M381.

As you can see, the 2 cameras have got the exact same megapixels but different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm XQ2 comes with the larger sensor which will make obtaining shallower DOF easier. The more recent Fujifilm XQ2 should have an edge in sensor technology.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography advice
Kodak M381 Portrait photography advice
44
you can focus manually
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW files
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (2/3")
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 as a Street photography camera
Kodak M381 as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (2/3")
more heavy than competitors in class (206 grams)
48
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than others in class (153g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Sports photography details
Kodak M381 Sports photography details
53
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
great battery (240 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect AF
low resolution (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (2/3")
18
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Travel photography details
Kodak M381 Travel photography details
64
great battery (240 CIPA)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors in class (206 grams)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
50
flash built-in
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (153g)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Landscape photography with Kodak M381
57
you can focus manually
fairly wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
great battery (240 per charge)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12MP)
tiny sensor (2/3")
missing Timelapse mode
28
good sized screen (3 inches)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging features
Kodak M381 Vlogging features
34
fairly wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
missing microphone support
more heavy than competitors in class (206g)
22
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone port
more heavy than others in class (153g)
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Kodak M381 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ2 and Kodak M381
 Fujifilm XQ2Kodak EasyShare M381
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Kodak
Model Fujifilm XQ2 Kodak EasyShare M381
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2015-01-14 2009-07-29
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 1600
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.0-4.8
Macro focus range 3cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1400 secs
Continuous shutter speed 12.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 3.20 m
Flash settings Auto, on, off, slow syncho Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 206 grams (0.45 lbs) 153 grams (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 101 x 60 x 20mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-48 KLIC-7003
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $299 $170