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.


Body type
Body type Compact
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
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
  • 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 types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included 66MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Image playback/sharing, geo-tagging
Remote control No
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


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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Introduction to the XQ1 by Fujifilm

Questions & Answers


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
1 month ago



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
1 month ago


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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago


Is the panasonic GX1 the cheap and best camera for beginners?

I am looking to buy a new camera primarily for my wife and also for my occasional use My hands shake a lot and image stabilization is a big criteria for me. Also I would love to have manual zoom options which I can play around with. outdoors and zoom would be a plus but I am not sure if I can carry around huge lens for that purpose. I have a canon s3 IS and have rarely used it despite the fact that it takes good pictures and videos. My wife (primary user of the camera) could be taking lots of spontaneous photos, so quick auto-focus would be a key requirement. she will primarily be taking pictures of kids indoors, garden/scenery outdoors and lots of clothes(she sells dress materials on the side) indoors. so image quality indoors needs to be good. accurate colours and texture (glossy colurs should not come across as dull and vice versa) What do you suggest keeping above requirements in mind? I did a brief research of the available options in India As I see it at close to less than ...

marees asked
24 days ago


I just purchased the G5. I initially ordered the GX1 in amazon India, but the seller sent a note that the compact 14mm f2.5 lens was not available, only the 14-42 lens was available. The price of the missing lens if ordered separately costs a bomb in India (more than the advertised camera kit price) so I hastily dropped the idea of buying the GX1. The same product was also advertised in snapdeal India, but I chose to buy the G5 from snapdeal, as I didnt want to test snapdeal's return/refund policies so lets see how the G5 goes... Ah I just noticed that the Fuji XF1 is selling Rs 1000 cheaper (12000) ~ $190 Very tempting price and bought it immediately before I could change my mind. So now I have booked 2 cameras Panasonic G5 (Rs 19k) ~$300 & Fuji XF1 (Rs 12k)~$200 Continue Reading

marees answered
22 days ago

$300 for a G5 with 14-42 is a bargain anywhere, but keep in mind that the fast prime lenses for m4/3 don't have Image Stabilization, and there is no IS in the body of the G5 or GX1. It's the newer Panasonic GX7 that has the in-body IS. If Image Stabilization is critical, you'll only have it with the Panasonic zoom lenses. Continue Reading

BBbuilder467 answered
22 days ago

At present in India, the GX7 seems costlier than Olympus EM5 / EM10, which I thought have a good image stabilization. However the Olympus cameras themselves are 2.5x to 3x the price of Panasonic G5, so the G5 seems the more all round option now? I agree the lens prices of Panasonic are costlier than Olympus / Nikon, but right now I have not given much thought about adding new lenses. maybe once I get used to the camera and discover the features and limitations, or if I get a very good deal then I might think of buying new lenses. Continue Reading

marees answered
19 days ago

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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