Fujifilm XQ2 summary
Fujifilm XQ2 is FujiFilm's Ultracompact camera originally announced on January of 2015. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS II 2/3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The XQ2 is rated #1 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #447 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your customized requirements.
The following is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Fujifilm XQ2 family
The Fujifilm XQ2 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete range below.
Fujifilm XQ2 Gallery
You can see the XQ2 from various angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm XQ2 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Fujifilm XQ2 based on factors that are usually regarded as necessary in a camera.
Fujifilm XQ2 Sensor details
The Fujifilm XQ2 features the EXR Processor II chip. The specification of the sensor on the Fujifilm XQ2 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor boasts 12 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the XQ2's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The XQ2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is shown in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm XQ2 dimensions
Fujifilm XQ2 weighs around 0.45 lb (206 gr / 7.27 oz) and features outside measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Fujifilm XQ2 is more heavy compared with various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a pic of the Fujifilm XQ2 alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the XQ2.
Fujifilm XQ2 Lens specs
The XQ2 includes a built-in lens and a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be amazing but it is likely to be convenient in a few conditions.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f1.8 which is awesome in low light occasions and getting good bokeh. It would also allow you to use a much lower ISO for getting clearer files. For the tele end, 100mm comes to f4.9 which is very slow and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm XQ2 Connectivity
The XQ2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Fujifilm XQ2 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution on the Fujifilm XQ2 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance for quality versus file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means that you have no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to get an alternative camera in case you want better sound in your video clips.
Fujifilm XQ2 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm XQ2 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions may damage the camera.
Fujifilm XQ2 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm XQ2 comes with a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details regarding Fujifilm XQ2 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are very useful.
Fujifilm XQ2 Shutter specs
Fujifilm XQ2 continuous shooting speed is 12.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Fujifilm XQ2 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm XQ2 includes only integrated flash lacking external flash support.
Fujifilm XQ2 Autofocusing specs
Fujifilm XQ2 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is valuable for portrait photography.
It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Fujifilm XQ2 includes manual focusing when required for low light or you require more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm XQ2 Battery life
The battery life (NP-48) in the Fujifilm XQ2 is made to last for 240 images with respect to the CIPA measurements making it above the usual ın comparison with its category. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the best (320) battery life for this range of cameras.
Below is a number of Ultracompact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm XQ2 for various styles of photography
The following bar chart indicates a rundown of the Fujifilm XQ2 for various styles of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Fujifilm XQ2
The Fujifilm XQ2 receives a rating of 44 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to use off-camera flash.
Fujifilm XQ2 as a Street photography camera
Having a nice points tally of 62, the Fujifilm XQ2 is a respectable fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Fujifilm XQ2
A average sports photography points total of 53 means the Fujifilm XQ2 is relatively suited for shooting sports. A camera needs to have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm XQ2 Travel photography details
Weight is very important in getting a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm XQ2 gets a above average 65 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option to take on your trips.
Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography details
If you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm XQ2 and it's average grade of 57 as a landscape camera is somewhat suited within the current market.
Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Fujifilm XQ2 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a lousy score of 35.
Fujifilm XQ2 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the XQ2, below is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Ultracompact.
The line chart underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the XQ2 compared to it's highest ranking rivals mentioned above.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.