In this review, we will be comparing TG-870 and XQ2, two Ultracompact cameras from Olympus and Fujifilm. Olympus TG-870 has a 16.0MP 1/2.3" sensor whereas Fujifilm XQ2 has a 12.0MP 2/3" sensor. Olympus TG-870 was introduced to market in January 2016 and Fujifilm XQ2 was launched in January 2015. There is 12 months difference between TG-870 and XQ2 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger TG-870, especially in sensor tech.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Ultracompact cameras. Out of 152 cameras in this class, Olympus TG-870 is ranked #3
with an overall score of 49 and Fujifilm XQ2 is ranked #1
with an overall score of 52.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Olympus TG-870 and Fujifilm XQ2 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus TG-870 and Fujifilm XQ2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.