Excellent value and choice for a real pocket camera
2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this camera from the Japan Amazon site after several weeks of physical and use comparisons, even borrowing my friends' Sony rx100 iii and Canon S120, as well as the XQ-1 to evaluate what to purchase. Needless to say with my 5 star rating I really like the camera for my purposes which is for "religiously carry and use it as a daily pocket camera". Some points of my own as well as counterpoints to some of the points in the reviews here: 1.
Excerpt: I'm a professional event photographer and was looking for a decent compact camera to carry around for casual/Informal shooting... After owning this camera for a nice couple of weeks now, I can say with certainty that this is probably the best compact camera with such Phenomenal and Vibrant Image Quality for its relatively low price.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Many people want a camera that is easy to use but still delivers high quality images. This is what I was looking for for my wife, and I chose the XQ1 based on the extremely successfully mirrorless system cameras Fuji has been putting out recently. Great decision. My wife has not used RAW yet, but the JPG's out of the camera are extremely sharp, free of noise, with good contrast and color. I still import them into Lightroom but rarely find much to improve.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Summary: This is a great compact camera. I use to own Canon s95 & s110, Fujifilm x20 (All great Cameras too). Although I really loved my X20, I thought it was a little too big to fit in my pocket, so I've decided to get another compact camera. It was down to XQ1 or S120. After playing and testing both XQ1 and S120 in camera store, I've decided to get the XQ1. The XQ1 is almost $100 cheaper than S120, it also has a larger sensor.
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: I bought this Fujifilm XQ1 for my wife to replace a Nikon D40x which never saw use because it was always too big and too bulky for what she wanted to carry around and shoot. Also, she started shooting with a cell phone because she wanted to upload to social media. With the cell phone camera however, IQ was low and forget about getting anything great in low room light.
Summary: If you're looking for a camera that you can effortlessly carry with you all the time, I think this is the best one for the price. Brilliantly sharp lens and full manual controls if you need them. The larger sensor produces images than stand up to close pixel-peeping. Zoom range is ideal for most situations. A touch screen would have been nice, but I find the controls easy to use. I've tried MANY pocketable cameras, and this is the best one I've found so far.
Summary: After some weeks using it, I don’t have any major complain about the XQ1, by far… It is now my daily partner wherever I go… It’s easy to use, very responsive, and really powerfull as far as image quality is concerned for a « point & shoot » cam. Thanks to the clear lens, you can get great shoots in low light conditions, especially at wide angle. Body is well built and commands are easy to customise.
Excerpt: After some weeks using it, I don't have any major complain about the XQ1, by far… It is now my daily partner wherever I go… It's easy to use, very responsive, and really powerfull as far as image quality is concerned for a « point & shoot » cam. Thanks to the clear lens, you can get great shoots in low light conditions, especially at wide angle. Body is well built and commands are easy to customise.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact