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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm XQ2 front
 
Samsung CL80 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 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
  • Launched January 2015
  • Previous Model is Fujifilm XQ1
Samsung CL80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 160g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2010
  • Alternative Name is ST5500
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm XQ2 (12MP) and the CL80 (14MP) is very comparable but the Fujifilm XQ2 (2/3") and CL80 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm XQ2 was announced 5 years later than the CL80 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Fujifilm XQ2 matches up vs the CL80 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Samsung CL80

 Fujifilm XQ2 CL80 
AnnouncedJanuary 2015January 2010Fresher by 62 months
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung CL80 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 CL80 Fujifilm XQ2 
Display size3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung CL80

 Fujifilm XQ2 CL80 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XQ2 offers outside dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Samsung CL80 has dimensions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm XQ2 against the CL80.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm XQ2 and CL80 is 92 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to visualise the gap in sensor sizing only by going through technical specs. The photograph underneath might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm XQ2 and CL80.

As you can tell, both of these cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm XQ2 using its larger sensor will make getting shallow depth of field simpler and the Samsung CL80 will provide more detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm XQ2 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography features
Samsung CL80 Portrait photography features
43
focusing manually
features face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
28
good MP (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Street photography with Samsung CL80
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
very small sensor size (2/3")
heavier than competitors in class (206g)
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than others (160 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Sports photography with Samsung CL80
52
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
good battery life (240 per charge)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung CL80 as a Travel photography camera
64
good battery life (240 CIPA)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (206g)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
60
has touch focus
good MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (160g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Landscape photography with Samsung CL80
56
focusing manually
pretty wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (240 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
missing Time Lapse mode
37
very good size screen (3.7")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung CL80 as a Vlogging camera
34
pretty wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have selfie friendly screen
missing mic port
heavier than competitors in class (206g)
27
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone support
more heavy than others (160g)
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung CL80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung CL80
 Fujifilm XQ2Samsung CL80
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Samsung
Model Fujifilm XQ2 Samsung CL80
Also referred to as - ST5500
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2015-01-14 2010-01-06
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 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4334 x 3256
Maximum native ISO 12800 4800
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3.7 inches
Resolution of display 920 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, on, off, slow syncho Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
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)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file 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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 206 grams (0.45 lbs) 160 grams (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-48 SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $299 $400