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Fujifilm XP120 vs XP130

The Fujifilm FinePix XP120 and the Fujifilm FinePix XP130 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2017 and January 2018. Both the XP120 and the XP130 are fixed lens compact cameras that are equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 15.9 megapixels.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm XP120 versus Fujifilm XP130
Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
28-140mm f/3.9-4.9 28-140mm f/3.9-4.9
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-3,200 ISO 100-3,200
No viewfinder, LCD framing No viewfinder, LCD framing
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 3.0 LCD, 920k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
10 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Waterproof body (20m)Waterproof body (20m)
210 shots per battery charge240 shots per battery charge
110 x 71 x 28 mm, 203 g 110 x 71 x 28 mm, 207 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm FinePix XP120 and the Fujifilm FinePix XP130? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm XP120 and the Fujifilm XP130. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The XP120 can be obtained in three different colors (blue, yellow, green), while the XP130 is available in five color-versions (black, blue, yellow, green, white).

Size Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP130
Compare XP120 versus XP130 top
Comparison XP120 or XP130 rear

In this particular case, the Fujifilm XP120 and the Fujifilm XP130 have exactly the same width and height, and, thus, have identically-sized bodies. However, the XP130 is slightly heavier (2 percent) than the XP120. More than that, both cameras are water-proof and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm XP120 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 203 g 210 Y Jan 2017 229i
2.
 
Fujifilm XP130 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 n Jan 2018 229i
3.
 
Canon SX620 97 mm 57 mm 28 mm 182 g 295 n May 2016 279 i
4.
 
Fujifilm XP140 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 Y Feb 2019 229 i
5.
 
Nikon W300 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 i
6.
 
Olympus TG-5 113 mm 66 mm 32 mm 250 g 340 Y May 2017 449i
7.
 
Olympus TG-4 112 mm 66 mm 31 mm 247 g 380 Y Apr 2015 379i
8.
 
Ricoh WG-60 123 mm 62 mm 30 mm 193 g 300 Y Oct 2018 279 i
9.
 
Sony HX99 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 449 i
10.
 
Sony HX95 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 429 i
11.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The two cameras under review were launched at the same price and fall into the same market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a 1/2.3-inch sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 5.6. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the smaller-sensor digicams that favor affordability and compact design. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Fujifilm XP120 and Fujifilm XP130 sensor measures

The two cameras under review do not only share the same sensor size, but also offer an identical resolution of 15.9 megapixels. This similarity in sensor specs implies that both the XP120 and the XP130 have the same pixel density, as well as the same pixel size. It should, however, be noted that the XP130 is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year) than the XP120, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The Fujifilm FinePix XP120 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200. The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 offers exactly the same ISO settings.

XP120 versus XP130 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm XP120 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........
2.
 
Fujifilm XP130 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........
3.
 
Canon SX620 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p........
4.
 
Fujifilm XP140 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/15p........
5.
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........
6.
 
Olympus TG-5 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p........
7.
 
Olympus TG-4 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........
8.
 
Ricoh WG-60 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........
9.
 
Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........
10.
 
Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........
11.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, and both provide the same movie specifications (1080/60p).

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The XP120 and the XP130 are similar in the sense that neither of the two has a viewfinder. The images are, thus, framed using live view on the rear LCD. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm XP120, the Fujifilm XP130, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm XP120none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
2.
 
Fujifilm XP130none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon SX620none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/2000s 2.5 Y Y
4.
 
Fujifilm XP140none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus TG-5none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 20.0 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus TG-4none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y
8.
 
Ricoh WG-60none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
9.
 
Sony HX99638 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
10.
 
Sony HX95638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
11.
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

The Fujifilm XP120 and the Fujifilm XP130 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Both the XP120 and the XP130 have zoom lenses built in. Both optics have identical focal length range and aperture specifications (5-25mm f/3.9-4.9). Both cameras offer the same maximum aperture.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the XP120 and the XP130 write their files to SDXC cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm FinePix XP120 and Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm XP120-monomono--micro2.0Y--
2.
 
Fujifilm XP130-monomono--micro2.0Y-Y
3.
 
Canon SX620-monomono--micro2.0YY-
4.
 
Fujifilm XP140-monomono--micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Olympus TG-5-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Olympus TG-4-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Ricoh WG-60-monomono--micro2.0---
9.
 
Sony HX99-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
10.
 
Sony HX95-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
11.
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

Both the XP120 and the XP130 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The XP120 was replaced by the Fujifilm XP130, while the XP130 was followed by the Fujifilm XP140. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Fujifilm XP120 or the Fujifilm XP130 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm FinePix XP120:

  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2017).


Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm FinePix XP130:

  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (240 versus 210) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year) more recently.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the XP130 emerges as the winner of the match-up (3 : 1 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

XP120 01:03 XP130

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm XP120 and the Fujifilm XP130 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the XP120 and the XP130 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm XP120..o..3.5/54/5 Jan 2017 229i
2.
 
Fujifilm XP130..o..3.5/54/5 Jan 2018 229i
3.
 
Canon SX620........4/5 May 2016 279 i
4.
 
Fujifilm XP140..+..3.5/54/5 Feb 2019 229 i
5.
 
Nikon W300..+..4/54/5 May 2017 389 i
6.
 
Olympus TG-5..+ +..4/54/5 May 2017 449i
7.
 
Olympus TG-4..+79/1004/54/5 Apr 2015 379i
8.
 
Ricoh WG-60.......... Oct 2018 279 i
9.
 
Sony HX99......4/54.5/5 Aug 2018 449 i
10.
 
Sony HX95.......... Aug 2018 429 i
11.
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP130

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28-140mm f/3.9-4.9 28-140mm f/3.9-4.9
    Launch Date January 2017 January 2018
    Launch Price USD 229 USD 229
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 15.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 4608 x 3456 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm 1.33 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2 56.73 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 3,200 ISO
    Screen Specs Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder no viewfinder
    Viewfinder Magnification
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no no
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
    External Flash no Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm XP120 Fujifilm XP130
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (20m)Waterproof body (20m)
    Battery Type NP-45S NP-45S
    Battery Life (CIPA)210 shots per charge240 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 110 x 71 x 28 mm
    (4.3 x 2.8 x 1.1 in)
    110 x 71 x 28 mm
    (4.3 x 2.8 x 1.1 in)
    Camera Weight 203 g (7.2 oz) 207 g (7.3 oz)

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