Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100

Portability
92
Imaging
41
Features
57
Overall
47
Fujifilm XQ2 front
 
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 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
  • Announced January 2015
  • Old Model is Fujifilm XQ1
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
  • Released January 2016
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Fujifilm XQ2 versus Nikon A100, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the XQ2 (12MP) and A100 (20MP) and the XQ2 (2/3") and A100 (1/2.3") feature different sensor dimensions.

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The XQ2 was announced 12 months earlier than the A100 so they are both of a similar generation. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving in to a in depth comparison, below is a brief summation of how the XQ2 grades against the A100 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Nikon A100

 XQ2 A100 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kSharper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 A100 XQ2 
ReleasedJanuary 2016January 2015Fresher by 12 months

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ2 and Nikon A100

 XQ2 A100 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera, you will have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm XQ2 has got outer measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Nikon A100 has measurements of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at that time. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the XQ2 compared to the A100.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the XQ2 and A100 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to picture the contrast in sensor sizing purely by researching a spec sheet. The photograph underneath should offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the XQ2 and A100.

As you can see, the two cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The XQ2 using its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Nikon A100 will provide you with extra detail with its extra 8MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots a little more aggressively. The older XQ2 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography features
Nikon A100 Portrait photography features
44
focusing manually
supports face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (2/3")
40
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 as a Street photography camera
Nikon A100 as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (2/3")
more heavy than competition (206 grams)
60
built in image stabilization (Digital)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Sports photography information
Nikon A100 Sports photography information
53
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
great battery life (240 per charge)
supports phase detect AF
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (2/3")
49
built in image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count good (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
good battery life (250 shots)
continuous shooting slow (1.1 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Travel photography with Nikon A100
65
great battery life (240 per charge)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (206 grams)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
70
good battery life (250 per charge)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon A100 Landscape photography highlights
57
focusing manually
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
great battery life (240 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (2/3")
no Timelapse function
45
decently wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count good (20MP)
good battery life (250 shots)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging highlights
Nikon A100 Vlogging highlights
35
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competition (206 grams)
32
decently wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
features face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone support
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon A100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ2 and Nikon A100
 Fujifilm XQ2Nikon Coolpix A100
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm XQ2 Nikon Coolpix A100
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2015-01-14 2016-01-14
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 3cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 920 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
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 12.0fps 1.1fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, on, off, slow syncho Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 206 grams (0.45 pounds) 119 grams (0.26 pounds)
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 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 images 250 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-48 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $299 $162