Fujifilm XQ1 overview
Fujifilm XQ1 is FujiFilm's Ultracompact digital camera first launched on November of 2013. The camera houses a 12MP, CMOS X-TRANS II 2/3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The XQ1 places at #2 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #473 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Fujifilm XQ1 history
The Fujifilm XQ1 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed range below.
Fujifilm XQ1 Gallery
You can see the XQ1 from different angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm XQ1 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Fujifilm XQ1 based on features that are typically viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Fujifilm XQ1 Sensor specifications
The dimension of the sensor in the Fujifilm XQ1 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor boasts 12 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.
The image below shows the XQ1's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The XQ1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is showcased in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm XQ1 dimensions
Fujifilm XQ1 has a weight of 0.45 lbs (206g or 7.27 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Fujifilm XQ1 is more heavy compared with its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a photo of the Fujifilm XQ1 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will provide the button design on the XQ1.
Fujifilm XQ1 Lens specifications
The XQ1 is equipped with a built in lens and a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't really significant nevertheless it will probably be very helpful in some conditions.
At the widest 25mm, the lens will have an aperture of f1.8 making it beneficial in low light events and capturing a shallow depth of field. It is going to also make it easier to go with a lower ISO to get cleaner photos. On the tele end, 100mm comes at f4.9 making it really sluggish and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm XQ1 Connectivity
The XQ1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and in some cases change camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Fujifilm XQ1 Video specifications
The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm XQ1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for video quality and file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means you have no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to buy an alternative camera in case you want good sound in your videos.
Fujifilm XQ1 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Fujifilm XQ1 so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Fujifilm XQ1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm XQ1 is equipped with a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 920k dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs regarding Fujifilm XQ1 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Fujifilm XQ1 Shutter specifications
Fujifilm XQ1 continuous shooting speed is 12.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Fujifilm XQ1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Fujifilm XQ1 boasts only built-in flash with no external flash ability.
Fujifilm XQ1 Autofocus specifications
Fujifilm XQ1 boasts both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which can be handy for people photography.
Fujifilm XQ1 can use manual focusing when needed for low light conditions or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Fujifilm XQ1 Battery life
The battery (NP-48) in the Fujifilm XQ1 is fashioned to last for 240 images according to the CIPA requirements which is above average when compared to its category. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest possible (320) battery life for this group of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Ultracompact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Fujifilm XQ1 for specific categories of photography
The following diagram shows a analysis of the Fujifilm XQ1 for specific categories of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.
Fujifilm XQ1 Portrait photography details
The Fujifilm XQ1 has a points tally of 44 which is bad, and means the camera is not good for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & potential to work with off-camera flash.
Fujifilm XQ1 Street photography highlights
With a very good rating of 62, the Fujifilm XQ1 is a respectable choice for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm XQ1 Sports photography information
A decent sports photography rating of 50 indicates the Fujifilm XQ1 is relatively acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm XQ1
Size is really important when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm XQ1 gets a very good 64 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to purchase for your journeys.
Fujifilm XQ1 Landscape photography info
In case you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm XQ1 with it's decent grade of 57 as a landscape camera is relatively acceptable among its rivals.
Fujifilm XQ1 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm XQ1 is not good for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 34.
Fujifilm XQ1 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the XQ1, here is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Ultracompact.
The line chart listed below will give you an overview of the XQ1 vs it's top rated rivals shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.