Excerpt: Fujifilm's minimalist designed compact X-Q1 digital camera straight out of the box comes loaded features found in larger, more advanced cameras. The X-Q1 is a fun, lightweight 12-megapixel camera beautifully designed and offered in just two colours; silver and black.
Summary: In October of 2013, Fujifilm announced the premium, pocket-sized XQ1 digital camera. Its 12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II image sensor has been designed to "control moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement.
Pros: High image quality, Good low light performance, Fast phase-detection auto focus, Fast burst modes, even in RAW format, Four-way dial eases menu navigation, E-Fn button quickens settings changes, Maximum aperture of f/1.8 at wide angle, Control ring is customizable, Easy Wi-Fi send to smartphone o...
Cons: Control ring is clumsy at zooming, Max. aperture of f/4.9 at telephoto is limited, Flash can't be used in burst mode, LCD is fixed and doesn't articulate, No flash shoe, No filters or effects in playback mode, Battery must be charged in camera
Summary: The XQ1 is Fuji's second small premium compact , succeeding the XF1 Fuji XF1 . Both these are small, barely larger than a typical ultra-compact digital camera. The main difference is that the Fuji XQ1 is much more conventional.
Pros: Ultra-Bright F/1.8 Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom, Very low image noise, Good dynamic-range, Speedy Phase-Detect autofocus, Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations, Excellent center-sharpness, Reliable metering, Very quick and accurate autofocus, Instant shutter-lag, Good build quality
Cons: Below average auto white-balance, Strong edge-softness, Some optical distortion, LCD not Exposure-Priority and incorrect Live-Histogram, Does not wait for autofocus to lock, 2s Filming delay, Very short battery-life, Poor tripod mount placement
Conclusion: The Fujifilm XQ1 takes the X-Trans image sensor from the excellent X20 and puts it in a body that's sized like the XF1. The result is impressively compact and is capable of capturing great photos.
Pros: Sharp f/1.8 lens. X-Trans image sensor. Good high ISO image quality. 1080p60 video. Speedy. Sharp rear display. Wi-Fi. Sleek design.
Cons: Limited zoom range. Aperture narrows to f/4.9 at maximum telephoto. No hot shoe or EVF option. Pricey. External charger not included.
Summary: While the Fuji XQ1 is a very small and truly portable camera that fits even in very tight pockets, it has a number of problems. The first one is its small 2/3″ image sensor, which adds noise to images even at relatively low ISOs.
Excerpt: Fujifilm announced its point-and-shoot XQ1 and its mid-tier X-E2 earlier this month as two products that help expand its popular X Series. This past week, Fujifilm attended PhotoPlus in New York City, and lucky for us, they brought bot the XQ1 and X-E2 along for the ride to show off exactly what...