The XQ1 is an ultra-compact camera that uses Fujifilm's X-Trans II sensor, which uses a unique pixel arrangement that removes the need for an anti-aliasing filter. Fuji says that X-Trans technology produces higher resolution, with less moiré and false color than traditional sensors. Other features include a fast F1.8-4.9, 25-100mm equivalent lens, a customizable control ring, manual controls (with Raw support), Wi-Fi, and 1080/60p video recording.
Fujifilm XQ1 Compact Camera
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- 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans II CMOS sensor
- Up to 12 FPS continuous shooting (9 frames max)
- 25-100mm equivalent F1.8-4.9 (4x optical zoom lens)
- ISO 100-12,800
- 1080 60p/30p HD video (MOV/H.264)
- 3 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
- PSAM and automatic shooting modes
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Pop-up flash
- Customizable control ring for shutter, exposure, zoom, etc.
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
- Built-in Wi-Fi
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Other resolutions||4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 1584, , 2112 x 2112, 2048 x x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||15 megapixels|
|Sensor size||2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto (100-3200), 100 - 12800|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–100 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F1.8 - F4.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4X)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||3 cm (1.18″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||7.40 m (at Auto ISO)|
|Flash modes||Auto, on, off, slow syncho|
|Continuous drive||12 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Image playback/sharing, geo-tagging|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NP-48 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||240|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)|
|Dimensions||100 x 59 x 33 mm (3.94 x 2.32 x 1.3″)|
sensors size , really important ?
I'm not a beginner but I wonder if it's really true that the sensor size is one of the most important factors for having a good shots. (Obviously I'm not talking af the APS od Full Frame sensor) I try to explain my doubts : I bought the Fuji XQ1 with a bigger sensor (2/3) than my compacts (Pansonic TZ40 - Fuji 900EXR) with sensor 1/2.3 . After 2 months and many shots I havent' seen any difference between the Fuji XQ1 and the Panasonic (and I'm not blind !!) Now I read that some compact camera with sensor size 1/1.7 are much better of the camera with sensor 1/2.3. Where is the truth ?
Today's cameras of any kind are very good as long as what you shoot is within the scope of their capability. So as long as you don't want ultra-wide angles, very fast sports, very wide dynamic range etc any camera will give good results. Those are things where bigger sensors and the higher-quality lenses they demand are better. If you can't reach your chosen because bigger equipment gets too heavy or obtrusive the pendulum swings: a small, pocket camera can reach the top of a mountain; a big DSLR probably can't so this is where small sensors win. As long as the type of shot you want to take is within the scope of the cameras you are looking at, sensor size is pretty well irrelevant. If your shots are outside the scope of one type of camera and within the scope of another with a bigger sensors, sensor size is crucial. That simple statement is blurred, though, because there is rarely a sharp cut off between what different cameras can do. So the truth is that sensor size matters in ... Continue Reading
It is not true. The most important things for having good shots are choice of subject, lighting, framing, and exposure. Well-chosen, any camera will take good photos. Poorly chosen, no camera will. How the photo is processed (whether by the photographer or the camera) matters quite a bit too. The equipment is a long, long ways down from there. Even cell phone vs. dSLR matters less than how the photographer sets up the shot. So once you notice you're at maybe #5 on what matters for a good shot in choosing equipment, on that side, there are a few things which matter: (1) Ergonomics. How easily you can control the equipment. Proper settings matter more than proper camera in many cases. (2) Quality of optics. A 20x zoom will be far worse than a 4x zoom. This impacts sharpness (which can be improved by bright light and stopping the lens down if it has a real aperture), purple ... Continue Reading
Thank Alphoid, I share all the words in your reply. I'm a very old analogic photographer and since 2003 I'm a digital photographer. Many different camera in my hands since then, and every new camera was "apparently " better than the previous one. Yes apparently as if I compare my shots in Chili and Easter Island (printed in 20x30 cm) done with my small Casio 4Mp with the prints in same size done with my Sony HX9V or also with my old Fuji F200 EXR I do not see great differences. So this confirm what you wrote : "...real world.." yes in real world it's most important the light, the lens, the subject etc... You know as I know that when we spoke about our hobby we are not rational . For example my son change that play golf change his clubs every 3-4 months hoping to play better ! Is rational to buy a watch like the Patek Philippe at thousands Euro when a Swatch at 100 Euro show the same time ? In the end in the "real world" a sensor 1/1,7 is not much better than a sensor ... Continue Reading
DPreview studio comparison for RX100... out of focus?
Both the RX100 and the XQ1 are blurred but the Nikon and Canon are crisp.... At low ISO this is obviously an error... Can DPreview correct this ?? I can only assume the RX100 was not focussed properly:
Well, you could instead assume that it was a valid result. :-) Continue Reading
Yes but I assume the comparison tool is there to test the camera.... not to test how well the test has been performed ;-) Continue Reading
Lightweight Compact Camera good for low light?
I have been reading the reviews and comparisons on DPR for the various classes and sizes of compact cameras with interest. Basically I've been using an old Canon Ixus 500 P&S for years and it's died, and it's time to start learning photography. I am basically in need of a compact camera with easy, ergonomic manual controls. Simple operation would lessen the overall difficulty and increase motivation levels to get out there and experiment and get some practice. Excessive menu navigating is a pet-hate of mine. I am not sure exactly what I'll be shooting, but likely to be a combination of near macro indoor shots and wildlife or macro shots outdoors. Ideally I'd like to have a camera like a G15 or G16, however, for health reasons (temporarily) I need something lighter (doesn't necessarily have to be pocketable but they tend to go hand in hand). So looking around 200 - 250g max. This unfortunately limits choice and there will be inevitable ergonomic compromises - e.g. very few cameras in ...
As one point of reference, I own an RX100. I find it very usable. The automatic modes are very good. I don't have much experience with other modern high-end point-and-shoots, but I've used many modern point-and-shoots, and many older high-end point-and-shoots (S95-era). The manual modes are as good as any I've used. Of course, it's not where a high-end DSLR is -- I'd prefer three control rings, viewfinder, etc., but it's actually the first non-Canon compact/fixed-lens where I donn't mind the user interface. Continue Reading
I've had both the S90 and S100, and while they are nice, I particularly like the control ring around the base of the lens, Canon has a long standing issue with lens motor failures. Just google "Canon Lens Error". Even cameras that have been fixed have had that part fail again. Canon would not pay for the repair on my S100 just months after the warranty so I will not buy their cameras again. I would choose the Fuji X20 over the XQ1 because its a more capable camera while still being pretty compact. Its only a little heavier than your weight goal. All that being said, the RX100 is a highly regarded camera. Continue Reading
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