• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-E2S advantages over Sony RX100 V

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer video battery life
    110 vs 35 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony RX100 V advantages over Fujifilm X-E2S

  • Less expensive
    $998* vs $1250
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video

  • Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-E2S
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic Jack
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Sony RX100 V
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony RX100 V
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Fujifilm X-E2S
Sony RX100 IV
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer video battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony RX100 V
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Fujifilm X-E2S
Sony RX100 VA
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 VA
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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