• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ1 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Fujifilm XQ1

  • Less expensive
    $397 vs $480
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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 HDMI output 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
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XF1
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon A900
Fujifilm XF1
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XQ1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon A900
Olympus XZ-10
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
Nikon A900
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Fujifilm XQ1
Panasonic ZS60
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Fujifilm XQ1
Canon SX730 HS
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
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