Fujifilm XQ1 Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 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

Product Description

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.

Specs

Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
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)
Sensor type CMOS
Image
ISO Auto (100-3200), 100 - 12800
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25–100 mm
Optical zoom 4×
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F4.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4X)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 920,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color LCD monitor
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 7.40 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow syncho
Continuous drive 12.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included 66MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Image playback/sharing, geo-tagging
Remote control No
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Reviews

User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael Perham, May 15, 2014 GMT:
    Fuji XQ1

    I am impressed. I actually sold my Fuji X100s to fund a new lens for my DSLR system and needed a compact camera to replace it for family events etc.. The X100s was not pocketable (but a very good camera) and I really wanted something that I could just put in my pocket, hence the XQ1. I just love the direct access to basic camera controls, ISO, exposer and exposure compensation and it shoots RAW.  I also like the easy access to flash and macro.  For flash I just leave the setting on forced ...

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Videos

Introduction to the XQ1 by Fujifilm

Questions & Answers

QUESTION

First Camera for Holiday

Hi I am going to New York on holiday in a few days, and last minute I have decided I would like to treat myself to a camera before I go. I would like a compact and not spend any more then £220. I have made a short list so far of:- Sony HX60 - £219 Fuji XQ1 - £219 Fuji XF1 - £119 I am open if I have missed any other camera I should be looking at. Which of these would be best, mainly the odd photo of the city and pictures of days out. Small enough to fit in my pocket. I have had a look at USA prices, and it seems cheaper in the UK, but if I am missing any saving tips I would be willing to buy from a store when I land in New York. Thanks for your help

decmatt asked
14 days ago

ANSWERS

I am not familiar with cameras that you mention, but generally there isn't a lot of difference between cameras in this price range in terms of image quality. The Sony has a much wider zoom range than the other two but you won't really need that in New York. However, you might need it for other uses after you get back.  There is a Fujifilm forum on this site if you want to ask about the differences between the two models. If all you are going to do with the images is post them on the web, then you might consider just using your camera phone. Buying in the US - some points: (1) The US prices don't include sales tax which is just under 9% in NYC. (2) If you get stopped at UK customs on the way back you will have to pay 20% VAT plus any import duty. (3) The warranty with the camera may not be valid outside North America and ... Continue Reading

Chris R-UK answered
13 days ago

One option is that Adorama's camera rental options are impressive.  Why not treat yourself to a rental of a nice high end camera and really have some fun! Continue Reading

MingTyh Maa answered
13 days ago

Refurb but better deal http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-NX2000B-Interchangeable-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B00MC6DHYG/ref=sr_1_12?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1415851467&sr=1-12&keywords=samsung+NX Continue Reading

ms18 answered
13 days ago

QUESTION

Fujifilm XQ1 - darker pictures on preview - why?

Hello, I am using my new Fujifilm XQ-1 and have found one annoying thing: when previewing pictures taken, they look darker than while shooting. I mean, when I focus, the displayed picture is ok, when I take a shoot and there is 1 sec. preview - it is unchanged. However when I press triangle button to preview previous pictures, they look darker than while shooting. After downloading to my PC, they seem to be OK. Why is it so? Thanks

Bodek asked
9 days ago

ANSWERS

QUESTION

Quick few questions - WiFi+BB, display info

Hello, I was thinking on some pocket camera to replace my old Olympus XZ-1 (normally I use Sony Alpha 580 with tons of lenses, so my bag is very heavy), like RX100 or Fuji XQ1. In the local shop I tested HX50 for a while and started to consider it. After reading positive review I think to change the decision. HX50 is comfortable in my hand. It has fast zooming lens (zooming in range of RX100 is much faster in HX50) and some other advantages. And is much cheaper. I was surprise about one thing: after pressing shutter half way, it was showing only aperture. Nothing about shutter speed. Is it same on your cameras or it was something wrong with it? Second question - does anyone use WiFi connection with Black Berry Q10 phone? Is really image quality so good that is comparable with other cameras (like RX100 mk ii or XQ1)? Greetings BTW, I also saw Sony HX60. Where is it on dpreview? :-)

Bodek asked
1 month ago

ANSWERS

Warranty Information

"Your Fujifilm equipment has been manufactured to precise standards, and with rigid quality control through every process of manufacturing. It is warranted by Fujifilm U.S.A. against defective workmanship or materials for one full year from date of purchase. Fujifilm U.S.A. will, at its option, either repair or replace (with a reconditioned unit of like condition) free of charge equipment which is returned either in person or postpaid and insured to one of the Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Centers listed on the reverse side. The product must be accompanied by some proof of date of purchase, such as the original sales slip. This warranty does not cover batteries or flash equipment and accessories not manufactured by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged by accident, abuse (including, but not limited to, sand, dirt, water, liquid, impact battery corrosion, etc.), failure to follow operating or maintenance instructions or if the equipment has been modified or serviced by anyone other than a Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Center. This warranty cannot be resold or transferred."

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