• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ1 advantages over Sony RX100 III

  • Less expensive
    $430 vs $698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 287g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony RX100 III advantages over Fujifilm XQ1

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Pocket-friendly design; Popup electronic viewfinder; Bright lens across the zoom range; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Feels a little unbalanced without an accessory grip; Not as much telephoto reach as its siblings; Noise processing is heavier-handed than in earlier models; Quite pricey for a fixed-lens camera

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Fujifilm XQ1
Sony RX100
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Fujifilm XQ1
Sony RX100 II
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100 II
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G7X

Fujifilm XQ1
Canon G7X
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX100 III
Canon G7X
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Fujifilm XQ1
Panasonic LX100
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 III
Panasonic LX100
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XF1
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony RX100 III
Fujifilm XF1
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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