• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-M1 advantages over Fujifilm XP120

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm XP120 advantages over Fujifilm X-M1

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    19 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    203g vs 330g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X-M1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm XP120
Sony NEX-3N
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Fujifilm X-M1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm XP120
Sony NEX-5T
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm XP90
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $133
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP90
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $133
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm XP130

Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm XP130
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP130
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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