Fujifilm XQ2 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Fujifilm XQ2
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
95% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (3.5).
Lighter Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 187g digital camera. That's 59g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX60 (246g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5.1mm shorter Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a height of 58.5mm, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 63.6mm tall digital camera (5.1mm taller).
Thinner Edit
Fujifilm XQ2 is 33.3mm deep, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 38.3mm deep digital camera (5mm thicker).
A little narrower Edit
Fujifilm XQ2 is 100mm wide, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 108.1mm wide digital camera (8.1mm wider).
User reviews are better
The Fujifilm XQ2 has an average user review score of 91% based on 17 reviews, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average rating of 86% (based on 187 reviews).
10 Reasons For
8.4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel count of 20.4MP, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 12MP digital camera (8.4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

26x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (26x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

482x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 486x, whereas the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (482x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1.4 bigger).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
1,600 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,600 pixels lower).
One hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm XQ2 only takes 240.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£9 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX60 is £9.01 cheaper than the Fujifilm XQ2.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 9 expert reviews, the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average review score of 82%, whereas the Fujifilm XQ2 has an average rating of 78% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a megapixel count of 12MP, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MP digital camera (8.4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has an optical zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (26x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 486x digital zoom digital camera (482x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

A lot bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a maximum aperture of 4.9, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (1.4 smaller).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Marginally lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,600 pixels higher).
One hundred and fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 takes 240.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£9 more expensive
The Fujifilm XQ2 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX60 by £9.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 stores sells the Fujifilm XQ2, but 9 retailers sell the Sony DSC-HX60. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Fujifilm XQ2 is only 78%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 larger than the Fujifilm XQ2 (3.5).
24% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera. That's 59g heavier than the Fujifilm XQ2 (246g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly taller Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a height of 63.6mm, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 58.5mm tall digital camera (5.1mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 38.3mm deep, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 33.3mm deep digital camera (5mm thinner).
8.1mm wider Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 108.1mm wide, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 100mm wide digital camera (8.1mm narrower).
One year older
The Sony DSC-HX60 is older than the Fujifilm XQ2 by one year.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Fujifilm XQ2 is 91% (based on 17 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
14.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 486x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
4.9 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
6.4 - 25.6 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure
7/6 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.03 - 3.0 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.0 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 2.7 2 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.4 0.25 - 5.6

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
66MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Night portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Night portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
187g
BEST
246g
Height
58.5mm
BEST
63.6mm
Depth
33.3mm
BEST
38.3mm
Width
100mm
BEST
108.1mm
Weight Including Battery
206g
BEST
272g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-48 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
240 shots 380 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Printed User Guide
 Printed user guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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