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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
57
Overall
46
Fujifilm XQ2 front
 
Samsung PL120 front
Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 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
  • Older Model is Fujifilm XQ1
Samsung PL120
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 0 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 94 x 54 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2011
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 Overview

On this page, we are reviewing the Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm XQ2 (12MP) and the PL120 (14MP) is very close but the Fujifilm XQ2 (2/3") and PL120 (1/2.3") provide different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm XQ2 was revealed 4 years after the PL120 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the Fujifilm XQ2 grades versus the PL120 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Samsung PL120

 Fujifilm XQ2 PL120 
RevealedJanuary 2015January 2011More modern by 49 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kSharper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung PL120 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 PL120 Fujifilm XQ2 

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung PL120

 Fujifilm XQ2 PL120 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you should factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm XQ2 offers outside dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Samsung PL120 has specifications of 94mm x 54mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7") with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm XQ2 vs the PL120.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm XQ2 and PL120 is 92 and 99 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes just by researching specs. The picture underneath might provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm XQ2 and PL120.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm XQ2 using its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF easier and the Samsung PL120 will result in more detail because of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm XQ2 provides an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung PL120 as a Portrait photography camera
43
manual focus
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
28
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Street photography information
Samsung PL120 Street photography information
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
no moving screen
very small sensor size (2/3")
heavier than competition in class (206g)
49
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Sports photography information
Samsung PL120 Sports photography information
52
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery power (240 shots)
supports phase detect autofocus
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
26
good megapixels (14MP)
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Travel photography with Samsung PL120
64
great battery power (240 shots)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (206g)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
71
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
great maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography features
Samsung PL120 Landscape photography features
56
manual focus
reasonably wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
decent sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (240 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
does not have Time Lapse function
33
great maximum aperture (f)
good megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging details
Samsung PL120 Vlogging details
34
reasonably wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic jack
heavier than competition in class (206g)
31
great maximum aperture (f)
has microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung PL120 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung PL120
 Fujifilm XQ2Samsung PL120
General Information
Make FujiFilm Samsung
Model type Fujifilm XQ2 Samsung PL120
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2015-01-14 2011-01-05
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 -
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) ()
Highest aperture f/1.8-4.9 -
Macro focusing range 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 920 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) -
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow syncho -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206 grams (0.45 lb) -
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 94 x 54 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7")
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 shots -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-48 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal -
Card slots One -
Price at release $299 $150