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: *** Some comparisons mentioned regarding Sony RX100 and Nikon P7700/P7800 in this review. *** The Fujifilm XQ1 does not compare to Sony RX100 (after all, the CyberShot is quite a bit pricier--good for the price and compact).
Better pictures for near-similar-footprint as the Canon s120.
2 December 2013
Summary: A brief review of the XQ1 coming from a previous ownership of Canon s120. The larger sensor truly helps in color rendition and details. I've shot the XQ1 indoors at night w/ 60w lightbulb, as the only light source, and it simply maintains color clarity and noise control at its recommended ISO 800...
Summary: Delivered on time, well packaged, easy to set up. Pictures sharp, clear and print well, only complaint, no view finder which makes it difficult to capture the picture when the light shines on the screen.
Summary: It's a great camera, I can't compare it to the 2 similar ones - Sony RX100 and Canon s120 - as I haven't used them. What I can say is that it's compact enough to slip into a pocket and takes very very good photos.
Not used it enough my self but my initial impression ...
Ray Maskill, Amazon
24 February 2014
Summary: Not used it enough my self but my initial impression is it's a very capable camera, producing lovely jpeg files. It was bought for my wife to take on holiday ect. The camera when used in full auto mode is just perfect for her and the advanced side of the camera will be used by my self, being a long...
Summary: This camera has amazing performance for a compact. The shutter lag is almost imperceptible, and the tracking autofocus copes with a running toddler most of the time. If it doesn't, it's ready to try again immediately.