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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
46
Fujifilm XQ2 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 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
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm XQ1
Sony TX20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Announced February 2012
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Sony. There is a considerable difference between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm XQ2 (12MP) and TX20 (16MP) and the Fujifilm XQ2 (2/3") and TX20 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm XQ2 was manufactured 2 years after the TX20 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm XQ2 grades vs the TX20 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Sony TX20

 Fujifilm XQ2 TX20 
AnnouncedJanuary 2015February 2012More modern by 36 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 TX20 Fujifilm XQ2 
Screen resolution922k920kSharper screen (+2k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm XQ2 and Sony TX20

 Fujifilm XQ2 TX20 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you need to think about its weight and volume. The Fujifilm XQ2 has physical measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) whilst the Sony TX20 has sizing of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are using at the time. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm XQ2 against the TX20.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm XQ2 and TX20 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to visualise the difference between sensor sizes only by looking at a spec sheet. The image below will give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm XQ2 and TX20.

As you can see, both of the cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm XQ2 featuring a bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Sony TX20 will resolve extra detail due to its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm XQ2 will have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography highlights
Sony TX20 Portrait photography highlights
44
focusing manually
comes with face detection focus
supports RAW files
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (2/3")
41
focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm XQ2
Street photography with Sony TX20
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (2/3")
heavier than competitors in class (206g)
67
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
environment proofing
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Sports photography details
Sony TX20 Sports photography details
53
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery pack (240 per charge)
supports phase detect auto focus
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (2/3")
51
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
better than average battery power (250 shots)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Travel photography info
Sony TX20 Travel photography info
64
good battery pack (240 shots)
has built in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors in class (206 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
73
better than average battery power (250 CIPA)
environment proofing
includes touch focus
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography details
Sony TX20 Landscape photography details
57
focusing manually
pretty wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (240 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (2/3")
no Time Lapse function
52
focusing manually
relatively wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
environment proofing
better than average battery power (250 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging advice
Sony TX20 Vlogging advice
34
pretty wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no external mic support
heavier than competitors in class (206 grams)
35
relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of external mic socket
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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony TX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XQ2 and Sony TX20
 Fujifilm XQ2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm XQ2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2015-01-14 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Processor II BIONZ
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 58.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focusing range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 920 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.40 m (at Auto ISO) 3.70 m
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow syncho Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 206 gr (0.45 pounds) 133 gr (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 photographs 250 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-48 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $299 $330