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Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

The Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Nikon Coolpix W150 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2019 and April 2019. Both the XP140 and the W150 are fixed lens compact cameras that are based on a 1/2.3-inch (XP140) 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 XP140   Nikon W150
Fujifilm XP140 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
4K/15p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-12800 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 XP140 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: Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

The physical size and weight of the Fujifilm XP140 and the Nikon W150 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. 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 dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The XP140 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 XP140 vs Nikon W150
Compare XP140 versus W150 top
Comparison XP140 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 XP140. Moreover, the W150 is markedly lighter (14 percent) than the XP140. 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 adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. 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)
Used
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP140» 4.3 in 2.8 in 1.1 in 7.3 oz 240 n Feb 2019 229 i i Fujifilm XP140
 
Nikon W150« 4.3 in 2.6 in 1.5 in 6.2 oz 220 Y Apr 2019 159 i i Nikon W150
 
Fujifilm XP130« » 4.3 in 2.8 in 1.1 in 7.3 oz 240 n Jan 2018 229- i Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon B600« » 4.8 in 3.2 in 3.9 in 17.6 oz 280 n Jan 2019 349 i i Nikon B600
 
Nikon P1000« » 5.7 in 4.7 in 7.1 in 49.9 oz 250 n Jul 2018 999 i i Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300« » 4.4 in 2.6 in 1.1 in 8.1 oz 280 Y May 2017 389 i i Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5« » 4.4 in 2.6 in 1.3 in 8.8 oz 340 Y May 2017 449- i Olympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4« » 4.4 in 2.6 in 1.2 in 8.7 oz 380 Y Apr 2015 379- i Olympus TG-4
 
Panasonic TS7« » 4.6 in 3.0 in 1.5 in 11.3 oz 300 Y May 2018 449 i i Panasonic TS7
 
Ricoh WG-60« » 4.8 in 2.4 in 1.2 in 6.8 oz 300 Y Oct 2018 279 i i Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II« » 2.3 in 1.6 in 1.4 in 4.7 oz 240 Y Mar 2019 699 i i Sony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99« » 4.0 in 2.3 in 1.4 in 8.5 oz 370 n Aug 2018 449 i i Sony HX99
 
Sony HX95« » 4.0 in 2.3 in 1.4 in 8.5 oz 370 n Aug 2018 429 i i Sony HX95
 
Sony WX800« » 4.0 in 2.3 in 1.4 in 8.2 oz 370 n Oct 2018 399 i i Sony 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 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The W150 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 31 percent) than the XP140, 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: Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

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. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm XP140 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 XP140 and Nikon W150 sensor measures

With 15.9MP, the XP140 offers a higher resolution than the W150 (13MP), but the XP140 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 1.33μm versus 1.11μm for the W150) due to its larger sensor. It is noteworthy in this context that the two cameras were released in close succession, so that their sensors are from the same technological generation. 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 XP140 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the XP140 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 XP140 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon Coolpix W150 are ISO 125 to ISO 1600 (no boost).

XP140 versus W150 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. 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.

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 XP140» 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/15p----Fujifilm XP140
 
Nikon W150« 1/3.1 13.0 4160 31201080/30p----Nikon W150
 
Fujifilm XP130« » 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p----Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon B600« » 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p----Nikon B600
 
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 TS7« » 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p----Panasonic TS7
 
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 cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the XP140 provides a higher video resolution than the W150. It can shoot video footage at 4K/15p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

 

Feature comparison: Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The XP140 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 XP140, 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 XP140»- n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm XP140
 
Nikon W150«- n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 4.7 Y n Nikon W150
 
Fujifilm XP130« »- n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon B600« »- n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y Nikon B600
 
Nikon P1000« »2359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300« »- n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5« »- n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 20.0 Y Y Olympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4« »- n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y Olympus TG-4
 
Panasonic TS7« »1170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y Panasonic TS7
 
Ricoh WG-60« »- n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II« »- n 1.5 230 tilting n .. 5.5 n n Sony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99« »638 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Sony HX99
 
Sony HX95« »638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Sony HX95
 
Sony WX800« »- 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 XP140 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 XP140 and the W150 have zoom lenses built in. The XP140 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 XP140 and the W150 write their files to SDXC cards.

 

Connectivity comparison: Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

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 XP140 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
Type
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP140»-monomono--micro2.0Y-YFujifilm XP140
 
Nikon W150«-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W150
 
Fujifilm XP130« »-monomono--micro2.0Y-YFujifilm XP130
 
Nikon B600« »-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon B600
 
Nikon P1000« »YstereomonoY-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 TS7« »-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Panasonic TS7
 
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

Both the XP140 and the W150 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The XP140 replaced the earlier Fujifilm XP130, while the W150 followed on from the Nikon W100. 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: Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Fujifilm XP140 and the Nikon W150? Which camera is better? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm FinePix XP140:

  • 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 definition movie capture (4K/15p vs 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.

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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).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the XP140 is the clear winner of the match-up (13 : 4 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. 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.

XP140 13:04 W150

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm XP140 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 technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the XP140 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: Fujifilm XP140 vs Nikon W150

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera 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
cameralabs dpreview ephotozine imaging-resource photographyblog Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Used
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm XP140»----- Feb 2019 229 i i Fujifilm XP140
 
Nikon W150«--3.5/5-- Apr 2019 159 i i Nikon W150
 
Fujifilm XP130« »o-3.5/5-4/5 Jan 2018 229- i Fujifilm XP130
 
Nikon B600« »--3.5/5-3/5 Jan 2019 349 i i Nikon B600
 
Nikon P1000« »+73/1003.5/54.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 i i Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300« »+-4/5-4/5 May 2017 389 i i Nikon W300
 
Olympus TG-5« »+ +-4/5o4/5 May 2017 449- i Olympus TG-5
 
Olympus TG-4« »+79/1004/54/54/5 Apr 2015 379- i Olympus TG-4
 
Panasonic TS7« »+---3.5/5 May 2018 449 i i Panasonic TS7
 
Ricoh WG-60« »----- Oct 2018 279 i i Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II« »----4/5 Mar 2019 699 i i Sony RX0 II
 
Sony HX99« »--4/5-4.5/5 Aug 2018 449 i i Sony HX99
 
Sony HX95« »----- Aug 2018 429 i i Sony HX95
 
Sony WX800« »----- Oct 2018 399 i i Sony WX800
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (-) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Fujifilm XP140:
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    Specifications: Fujifilm XP140 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 XP140 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 February 2019 April 2019
    Launch Price USD 229 USD 159
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm XP140 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 4K/15p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100-12800 ISO 125-1600 ISO
    Screen Specs Fujifilm XP140 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 XP140 Nikon W150
    Autofocus 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 XP140 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 XP140 Nikon W150
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (25m)Waterproof body (10m)
    Battery Type NP-45S power pack EN-EL19 power pack
    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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