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. Whilst the X-Q1 easily slips it into your pocket it comes with an excellent zoom range, wireless image transfer, a wide f-stop aperture and very fast auto focus so when you're ready to capture a scene, so...
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.
Conclusion: The Fujifilm XQ1 is on the cusp of great things, but it’s not the same calibre as the bigger brother X20 model. And that leaves us almost a little disappointed because, and despite all its potential, we don’t feel that the XQ1 is the Canon S120 killer that it touted itself as. Why? Because the autofocus is hit and miss and that, ultimately, costs the camera. It’s not a write-off by any means - but in a number of bright-lit conditions autofocus failed to lock on.
Pros: Small size, physical lens ring, solid build quality, decent image quality, effective image stabilisation, competitive aperture range
Cons: Autofocus is hit and miss, no touchscreen, can’t shoot particularly close-up to subject, so-so battery life, JPEG processing a little rough
Excerpt: Fazit: Die Fujifilm XQ1 erreicht im Test nicht ganz die Erwartungen an eine High-End-Kompaktkamera. Die Bildqualität bewerten wir mit gut, dennoch fallen Bildrauschen und Detailtreue negativ auf. In Anbetracht des verwendeten X-Trans-Bildsensors erscheint das befremdlich. Dafür kann die Fujifilm XQ1 flottes Tempo und gute Ausstattung vorweisen.