Fujifilm MX1200 vs. Fujifilm XA5
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Megapixels
1.20
24.20
Max. image resolution
1280 x 960
6000 x 4000
Sensor
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor size
1/2" (~ 6.4 x 4.8 mm)
23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera.
Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the
sensor, the better the image quality.
Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.
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Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.
Learn more about sensor sizes »
Actual sensor size
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1  :  12.01 
(ratio)  
Fujifilm MX1200  Fujifilm XA5 
Surface area:
30.72 mm²  vs  368.95 mm² 
Difference: 338.23 mm² (1101%)
XA5 sensor is approx. 12.01x bigger than MX1200 sensor.
Note: You are comparing sensors of vastly different generations.
There is a gap of 19 years between Fujifilm MX1200 (1999) and
Fujifilm XA5 (2018).
Nineteen years is a huge amount of time,
technology wise, resulting in newer sensor being much more
efficient than the older one.
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.
The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered.
The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.
Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
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Pixel area difference: 10.39 µm² (68%)
A pixel on Fujifilm MX1200 sensor is approx. 68% bigger than a pixel on Fujifilm XA5.
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one
square cm of the sensor.
Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers,
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Specs
Fujifilm MX1200
Fujifilm XA5
Total megapixels
1.30
Effective megapixels
1.20
24.20
Optical zoom
1x
Digital zoom
Yes
ISO sensitivity
100
Auto, 20012800 (expandable to 10051200)
RAW
Manual focus
Normal focus range
70 cm
Macro focus range
10 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
38 mm
Aperture priority
No
Yes
Max. aperture
f4.5  f11.0
Metering
Multi, Average, Spot
Multi, Average, Spot
Exposure compensation
0.9  +1.5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
±5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
No
Yes
Min. shutter speed
1/4 sec
30 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/750 sec
1/32000 sec
Builtin flash
External flash
Viewfinder
Optical (tunnel)
None
White balance presets
6
7
Screen size
1.6"
3"
Screen resolution
200,000 dots
1,036,800 dots
Video capture
Max. video resolution
3840x2160 (15p)
Storage types
SmartMedia
SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB
USB 1.0
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
Wireless
GPS
Battery
AA NiMH (2) batteries (supplied)
NPW126S lithiumion battery
Weight
240 g
361 g
Dimensions
110 x 77 x 33 mm
116.9 x 67.7 x 40.4 mm
Year
1999
2018
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Diagonal
Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height
Diagonal = √  w² + h² 
Fujifilm MX1200 diagonal
The diagonal of MX1200 sensor is not 1/2 or 0.5" (12.7 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of
that value  8 mm. If you want to know why, see
sensor sizes.
w = 6.40 mm
h = 4.80 mm
w = 6.40 mm
h = 4.80 mm
Diagonal = √  6.40² + 4.80²  = 8.00 mm 
Fujifilm XA5 diagonal
w = 23.50 mm
h = 15.70 mm
h = 15.70 mm
Diagonal = √  23.50² + 15.70²  = 28.26 mm 
Surface area
Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.
MX1200 sensor area
Width = 6.40 mm
Height = 4.80 mm
Surface area = 6.40 × 4.80 = 30.72 mm²
Height = 4.80 mm
Surface area = 6.40 × 4.80 = 30.72 mm²
XA5 sensor area
Width = 23.50 mm
Height = 15.70 mm
Surface area = 23.50 × 15.70 = 368.95 mm²
Height = 15.70 mm
Surface area = 23.50 × 15.70 = 368.95 mm²
Pixel pitch
Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the
next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =  sensor width in mm  × 1000 
sensor resolution width in pixels 
MX1200 pixel pitch
Sensor width = 6.40 mm
Sensor resolution width = 1264 pixels
Sensor resolution width = 1264 pixels
Pixel pitch =  6.40  × 1000  = 5.06 µm 
1264 
XA5 pixel pitch
Sensor width = 23.50 mm
Sensor resolution width = 6026 pixels
Sensor resolution width = 6026 pixels
Pixel pitch =  23.50  × 1000  = 3.9 µm 
6026 
Pixel area
The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²
You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =  sensor surface area in mm² 
effective megapixels 
MX1200 pixel area
Pixel pitch = 5.06 µm
Pixel area = 5.06² = 25.6 µm²
Pixel area = 5.06² = 25.6 µm²
XA5 pixel area
Pixel pitch = 3.9 µm
Pixel area = 3.9² = 15.21 µm²
Pixel area = 3.9² = 15.21 µm²
Pixel density
Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
One could also use this formula:
Pixel density = (  sensor resolution width in pixels  )² / 1000000 
sensor width in cm 
One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =  effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000 
sensor surface area in mm² 
MX1200 pixel density
Sensor resolution width = 1264 pixels
Sensor width = 0.64 cm
Pixel density = (1264 / 0.64)² / 1000000 = 3.9 MP/cm²
Sensor width = 0.64 cm
Pixel density = (1264 / 0.64)² / 1000000 = 3.9 MP/cm²
XA5 pixel density
Sensor resolution width = 6026 pixels
Sensor width = 2.35 cm
Pixel density = (6026 / 2.35)² / 1000000 = 6.58 MP/cm²
Sensor width = 2.35 cm
Pixel density = (6026 / 2.35)² / 1000000 = 6.58 MP/cm²
Sensor resolution
Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher
than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications.
Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula.
For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.
1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.
2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:
Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X
1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.
2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000 → 

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X
MX1200 sensor resolution
Sensor width = 6.40 mm
Sensor height = 4.80 mm
Effective megapixels = 1.20
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 950 × 1.33 = 1264
Resolution vertical: X = 950
Sensor resolution = 1264 x 950
Sensor height = 4.80 mm
Effective megapixels = 1.20
r = 6.40/4.80 = 1.33 

Resolution vertical: X = 950
Sensor resolution = 1264 x 950
XA5 sensor resolution
Sensor width = 23.50 mm
Sensor height = 15.70 mm
Effective megapixels = 24.20
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 4017 × 1.5 = 6026
Resolution vertical: X = 4017
Sensor resolution = 6026 x 4017
Sensor height = 15.70 mm
Effective megapixels = 24.20
r = 23.50/15.70 = 1.5 

Resolution vertical: X = 4017
Sensor resolution = 6026 x 4017
Crop factor
Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal
of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =  43.27 mm 
sensor diagonal in mm 
MX1200 crop factor
Sensor diagonal in mm = 8.00 mm
Crop factor =  43.27  = 5.41 
8.00 
XA5 crop factor
Sensor diagonal in mm = 28.26 mm
Crop factor =  43.27  = 1.53 
28.26 
35 mm equivalent aperture
Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture
with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).
MX1200 equivalent aperture
Crop factor = 5.41
Aperture = f4.5  f11.0
35mm equivalent aperture = (f4.5  f11.0) × 5.41 = f24.3  f59.5
Aperture = f4.5  f11.0
35mm equivalent aperture = (f4.5  f11.0) × 5.41 = f24.3  f59.5
XA5 equivalent aperture
Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for
fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for
Fujifilm XA5, take the aperture of the lens
you're using and multiply it with crop factor.
Crop factor for Fujifilm XA5 is 1.53
Crop factor for Fujifilm XA5 is 1.53
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