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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not recommended if you own Sony RX100; autofocus and image quality problems
9 February 2014
Summary: I bought the camera hoping it would have better image quality than the Sony RX100, but unfortunately, it is not. Some noise present at base ISO viewed at pixel level. Speed is better than RX100, but autofocus is very picky (erratic). Its video quality is especially bad, far from its competition.