• 1/3.1 inch 16.5mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S33 advantages over Fujifilm XP120

  • Less expensive
    $109 vs $179
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject

Fujifilm XP120 advantages over Nikon S33

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.34 vs 1.13 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    8 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    16.4 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S31

Nikon S33
Nikon S31
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Newer
  • HDMI out
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm XP120
Nikon S31
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S32

Nikon S33
Nikon S32
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
Fujifilm XP120
Nikon S32
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm XP80

Nikon S33
Fujifilm XP80
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP80
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Higher-res screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm XP90

Nikon S33
Fujifilm XP90
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP90
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon W100

Nikon S33
Nikon W100
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Fujifilm XP120
Nikon W100
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • NFC
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