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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
57
Overall
46
Fujifilm XQ2 front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Key Specs

Fujifilm XQ2
(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
  • Launched January 2015
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm XQ1
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung ST600, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Samsung. The resolution of the Fujifilm XQ2 (12MP) and the ST600 (14MP) is pretty comparable but the Fujifilm XQ2 (2/3") and ST600 (1/2.3") feature different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm XQ2 was manufactured 5 years later than the ST600 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the Fujifilm XQ2 grades against the ST600 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Samsung ST600

 Fujifilm XQ2 ST600 
LaunchedJanuary 2015January 2010More recent by 62 months
Manually focus More precise focusing

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 ST600 Fujifilm XQ2 
Screen sizing3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1152k920kClearer screen (+232k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung ST600

 Fujifilm XQ2 ST600 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

If you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XQ2 comes with external 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 ST600 has dimensions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm XQ2 vs the ST600.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm XQ2 and ST600 is 92 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very tough to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements only by going through specs. The graphic below might offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm XQ2 and ST600.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm XQ2 because of its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF less difficult and the Samsung ST600 will produce extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop shots far more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm XQ2 provides an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography factors
Samsung ST600 Portrait photography factors
43
manual focus
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (2/3")
30
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Street photography info
Samsung ST600 Street photography info
62
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
sensor size is small (2/3")
heavier than average (206 grams)
60
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
more heavy than average (150g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Sports photography with Samsung ST600
52
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (240 shots)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (2/3")
43
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Travel photography information
Samsung ST600 Travel photography information
64
better than average battery life (240 shots)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than average (206 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
65
includes focus by touch
MP count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (27mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than average (150 grams)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography advice
Samsung ST600 Landscape photography advice
56
manual focus
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (240 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (2/3")
lack of Time Lapse function
44
reasonably wide (27mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging info
Samsung ST600 Vlogging info
34
quite wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of external mic port
heavier than average (206g)
30
reasonably wide (27mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than average (150 grams)
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ2 and Samsung ST600
 Fujifilm XQ2Samsung ST600
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Samsung
Model type Fujifilm XQ2 Samsung ST600
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2015-01-14 2010-01-06
Body design 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 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 12800 4800
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dot 1,152 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 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
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206 grams (0.45 lbs) 150 grams (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 shots -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-48 SLB07
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $299 $330