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Fujifilm X-Q1

Fujifilm X-Q1 Digital Camera

12MP 4x CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- High image quality of the FUJIFILM X Series in a pocket size- Maximum resolution and description power with the bright F1.8 lens and "Lens Modulation Optimizer" function.- A comfortable high... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

Fujifilm has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Fujifilm X-Q1 supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L320, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot N100.

If the memory card type of this Fujifilm digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-Q1 which do not support Full HD video, the Fujifilm X-Q1 supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, and the Nikon Coolpix S9400 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the J1455, or the A1455 both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X-Q1. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Fujifilm digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the X-Q1 is 0.0005s and the longest is 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-Q1.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

Cameras of this age and type have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87. With a maximum aperture of 11, the Fujifilm X-Q1's maximum aperture is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-Q1.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-Q1 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000. At 12,800, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-Q1.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360 and 1920 x 1080 and 1536 x 1536. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Fujifilm X-Q1 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Fujifilm X-Q1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a fairly big internal memory (66 megabytes) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-Q1. The average internal memory of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 330MB.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 920,000 pixels, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-Q1. The display resolutions of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-Q1 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm X-Q1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the X-Q1. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-Q1.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-Q1. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Features Five Auto Focus

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Fujifilm digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the X-Q1 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-Q1 that we have assessed, the minimum aperture of the Fujifilm X-Q1 of only 1.8 is one of the smallest.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

There are a number of alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Canon Ixus 130, or the Sony DSC-W510.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£75.99) (15x).

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X-Q1 support video recording, however the Fujifilm X-Q1 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 12 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-Q1 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

We compared all the other 12MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Nikon Coolpix S570 is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Minox DCC 14.0 (£130.67) (14MP).

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the X-Q1 are not 3D compatible. The Fujifilm X-Q1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-Q1 do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm X-Q1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm X-Q1 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm X-Q1 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-Q1. The flash modes "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 16 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average combined zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-Q1 is 50x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm. With a maximum focal length of only 100 millimeters, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One ISO Speed

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm X-Q1 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 12800 are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm X-Q1 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-Q1. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Thick

The Fujifilm X-Q1 is quite thick (33.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X-Q1 is 38mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X-Q1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-Q1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the GC100 (£259.74) (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2 (4.8") both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-Q1.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 145 (£77.52), and the Nikon Coolpix S9600 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 187 grams, the Fujifilm X-Q1 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-Q1.

There are a number of alternative 187g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ1 (£189.00).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Fujifilm X-Q1 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm fxxq1, fujifilm fxxq1b
Barcodes 00000016410609, 00074101023626, 00074101023633

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