Excerpt: Bought this to replace my f31 which was lost (sob). A worthy successor, better image quality than an f50, comparable low light performance to the f31 in standard shooting mode. Notable is the 4 shots combined in the low light advanced setting.
Buy an IPhone 5S if you are looking for sharp image with high dynamic range.
1 September 2014
Summary: The images from this camera are not as good as images from my IPhone 5S!. I took side by side photos in different light conditions and the IPhoto out performed the Fujifilm XQ1. If you do not have an IPhone 5S then you might like this small, easy to use camera.
Excellent value and choice for a real pocket camera
11 August 2014
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.
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.