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

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ1 advantages over Sony RX100 VA

  • Less expensive
    $480 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 299g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Sony RX100 VA advantages over Fujifilm XQ1

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 250 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Newer
    16 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
    20.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.9 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    233 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
Sony RX100 VA
Fujifilm XF1
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Sony RX100 VA
Olympus XZ-10
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
Sony RX100 VA
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Fujifilm XQ1
Sony RX100 IV
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VA
Sony RX100 IV
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Fujifilm XQ1
Sony RX100 V
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VA
Sony RX100 V
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $998
  • 1 inch
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