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Fujifilm XP130 vs Nikon W150

The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and the Nikon Coolpix W150 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2018 and April 2019. Both the XP130 and the W150 are fixed lens compact cameras that are based on a 1/2.3-inch (XP130) and a 1/3.1-inch (W150) sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Nikon provides 13 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm XP130 VS Nikon W150
Fujifilm XP130 Nikon W150
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
28-140mm f/3.9-4.9 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 13 MP, 1/3.1" Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-3200 ISO 125-1600
No viewfinder, LCD framing No viewfinder, LCD framing
3.0" LCD, 920k dots 2.7" LCD, 230k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
10 shutter flaps per second 4.7 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationNo shake reduction
Waterproof body (10m)Waterproof body (10m)
240 shots per battery charge220 shots per battery charge
110 x 71 x 28 mm, 207 g 110 x 67 x 38 mm, 177 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and the Nikon Coolpix W150? 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 XP130 and the Nikon W150. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The XP130 can be obtained in five different colors (black, blue, yellow, green, white), while the W150 is also available in five color-versions, but different ones (blue, orange, white, flower, resort).

Size Fujifilm XP130 vs Nikon W150
Compare XP130 versus W150 top
Comparison XP130 or W150 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon W150 is notably smaller (6 percent) than the Fujifilm XP130. Moreover, the W150 is markedly lighter (14 percent) than the XP130. 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. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, just select a new right or left comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP130» 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 n Jan 2018 229iFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W150« 110 mm 67 mm 38 mm 177 g 220 Y Apr 2019 159 iNikon W150
 
Canon SX600« » 104 mm 61 mm 26 mm 188 g 290 n Jan 2014 249iCanon SX600
 
Fujifilm XP140« » 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 Y Feb 2019 229 iFujifilm XP140
 
Fujifilm XP120« » 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 203 g 210 Y Jan 2017 229iFujifilm XP120
 
Nikon P1000« » 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300« » 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5« » 113 mm 66 mm 32 mm 250 g 340 Y May 2017 449iOlympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4« » 112 mm 66 mm 31 mm 247 g 380 Y Apr 2015 379iOlympus TG-4
 
Panasonic FT7« » 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 iPanasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-60« » 123 mm 62 mm 30 mm 193 g 300 Y Oct 2018 279 iRicoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II« » 59 mm 41 mm 35 mm 132 g 240 Y Mar 2019 699 iSony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99« » 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 449 iSony HX99
 
Sony HX95« » 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 429 iSony HX95
 
Sony WX800« » 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 iSony WX800
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The W150 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 31 percent) than the XP130, which puts it into a different 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

 

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant 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. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm XP130 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Nikon W150 a 1/3.1-inch sensor. The sensor area in the W150 is 43 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 7.4. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Fujifilm XP130 and Nikon W150 sensor measures

With 15.9MP, the XP130 offers a higher resolution than the W150 (13MP), but the XP130 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 1.33μm versus 1.11μm for the W150) due to its larger sensor. However, the W150 is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 2 months) than the XP130, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. 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 resolution advantage of the Fujifilm XP130 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the XP130 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 23 x 17.3 inch or 58.5 x 43.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 18.4 x 13.8 inch or 46.8 x 35.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 15.4 x 11.5 inch or 39 x 29.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon W150 are 20.8 x 15.6 inch or 52.8 x 39.6 cm for good quality, 16.6 x 12.5 inch or 42.3 x 31.7 cm for very good quality, and 13.9 x 10.4 inch or 35.2 x 26.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon Coolpix W150 are ISO 125 to ISO 1600 (no boost).

XP130 versus W150 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. 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 adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP130 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W150 1/3.1 13.0 4160 31201080/30p........Nikon W150
 
Canon SX600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........Canon SX600
 
Fujifilm XP140 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/15p........Fujifilm XP140
 
Fujifilm XP120 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........Fujifilm XP120
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p........Olympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........Olympus TG-4
 
Panasonic FT7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........Panasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-60 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II 1-inch 15.4 4800 32004K/30p........Sony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........Sony HX99
 
Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........Sony HX95
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........Sony WX800

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the XP130 provides a higher frame rate than the W150. It can shoot video footage at 1080/60p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

 

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The XP130 and the W150 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 XP130, the Nikon W150, and comparable cameras.

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
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP130none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W150none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 4.7 Y n Nikon W150
 
Canon SX600none n 3.0 461 fixed n 1/2000s 3.9 Y Y Canon SX600
 
Fujifilm XP140none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm XP140
 
Fujifilm XP120none n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm XP120
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 20.0 Y Y Olympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y Olympus TG-4
 
Panasonic FT71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y Panasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-60none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 IInone n 1.5 230 tilting n .. 5.5 n n Sony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99638 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Sony HX99
 
Sony HX95638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Sony HX95
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Sony WX800

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the W150 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Fujifilm XP130 has 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 XP130 and the W150 have zoom lenses built in. The XP130 has a 28-140mm f/3.9-4.9 optic and the W150 offers a 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 (focal lengths in full frame equivalent terms). Hence, the Fujifilm provides a wider angle of view at the short end, as well as more tele-photo reach at the long end than the Nikon. The W150 offers the faster maximum aperture.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the XP130 and the W150 write their files to SDXC cards.

 

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 XP130 and Nikon Coolpix W150 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP130-monomono--micro2.0Y-YFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W150-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W150
 
Canon SX600-monomono--micro2.0YY-Canon SX600
 
Fujifilm XP140-monomono--micro2.0Y-YFujifilm XP140
 
Fujifilm XP120-monomono--micro2.0Y--Fujifilm XP120
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus TG-4
 
Panasonic FT7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Panasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-60-monomono--micro2.0---Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YSony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99-stereomono--micro2.0YYYSony HX99
 
Sony HX95-stereomono--micro2.0YYYSony HX95
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-Sony WX800

The W150 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the XP130 has been discontinued (but it can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the XP130 was succeeded 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 and Nikon websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Fujifilm XP130 or the Nikon W150 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm FinePix XP130:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (15.9 vs 13MP) with a 11% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/30p).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (920k vs 230k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 4.7 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Wider view: Has a wider-angle lens that facilitates landscape or interior shots.
  • More tele-reach: Has a longer tele-lens for perspective compression and subject magnification.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2018).

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Coolpix W150:

  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Better light gathering: Has a lens with a wider maximum aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9).
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 30g or 14 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (31 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year and 2 months) more recently.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the XP130 is the clear winner of the match-up (14 : 5 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

XP130 14:05 W150

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm XP130 and the Nikon W150 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 the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the XP130 or the W150 perform in practice. 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 table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). 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.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP130o..3.5/5..4/5 Jan 2018 229iFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon W150+..3.5/5..3/5 Apr 2019 159 iNikon W150
 
Canon SX600+..4/5..4/5 Jan 2014 249iCanon SX600
 
Fujifilm XP140+..3.5/5..4/5 Feb 2019 229 iFujifilm XP140
 
Fujifilm XP120o..3.5/5..4/5 Jan 2017 229iFujifilm XP120
 
Nikon P1000+73/1003.5/54.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300+..4/5..4/5 May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5+ +..4/5o4/5 May 2017 449iOlympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4+79/1004/54/54/5 Apr 2015 379iOlympus TG-4
 
Panasonic FT7+..3.5/5..3.5/5 May 2018 449 iPanasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-60.......... Oct 2018 279 iRicoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II....3.5/5..4/5 Mar 2019 699 iSony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99....4/5..4.5/5 Aug 2018 449 iSony HX99
 
Sony HX95.......... Aug 2018 429 iSony HX95
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 iSony WX800
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Fujifilm XP130 vs Nikon W150

    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 XP130 Nikon W150
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28-140mm f/3.9-4.9 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9
    Launch Date January 2018 April 2019
    Launch Price USD 229 USD 159
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm XP130 Nikon W150
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor 1/3.1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 4.7 x 3.5 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 16.45 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 5.9 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 7.4x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 13 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 4160 x 3120 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm 1.11 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2 78.90 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100-3200 ISO 125-1600 ISO
    Screen Specs Fujifilm XP130 Nikon W150
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder No viewfinder
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0 inch 2.7 inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm XP130 Nikon W150
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 4.7 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/2000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationNo handshake reduction
    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 XP130 Nikon W150
    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 Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm XP130 Nikon W150
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (20m)Waterproof body (10m)
    Battery Type NP-45S EN-EL19
    Battery Life (CIPA)240 shots per charge220 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 67 x 38 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 207 g (7.3 oz) 177 g (6.2 oz)

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