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Fujifilm XQ1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Not good value for money
Does not have a good battery life

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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Three customers who purchased it agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Killed first board because the instructions are too cryptic” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Used install instruction from previous model to install (not easy to find” in their review. Gerald mentioned in his review of this digital camera in April last year “Be aware, however, that the instruction manual is not useful” .


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Six people said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Also the battery life it is tiny.”. They also said “Battery charge life is too short” in their review. Three years ago website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Short Battery Life”.


Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This low megapixel camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Ljudochbild.se all of whom said that this camera was very good.

This Fujifilm camera received a "Good Buy" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 82%. Camera experts think this camera is one of the better cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this low megapixel camera rated this camera 90% on average. 73 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 8,047 user and expert reviews (including 205 verified purchases), Fujifilm has good reviews for its cameras. Fujifilm also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Website Newegg.com said “Connectivity is great, plenty of ports” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Vince mentioned “Wireless connectivity is a great added feature to enable better control when it comes to framing a picture remotely” in his review of this digital camera.


Price

Not Good Value for Money

Nine customers thought the product was not good value for money. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Cheap plastic construction” . They also wrote “Cheap screen with visible defects” in their review. And also mentioned “Cheap plastic case breaks easily”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was expensive. Website Newegg.com mentioned “It might seem expensive.”. They also wrote “More expensive than other socket 1150 mini” in their review. Two years ago Dlward51 said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Pricey yes”.

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Expensive

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was expensive. Website Newegg.com mentioned “It might seem expensive.”. They also wrote “More expensive than other socket 1150 mini” in their review.

Two years ago Dlward51 said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Pricey yes”.


Features

Good Features

Six customers said in their reviews that the product had good features. Website Newegg.com rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Has a lot of amazing features”. Website Amazon.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Has good features”. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera three years ago “It has a good range of features” in their Fujifilm XQ1 review.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was July 2014 when this digital camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm XQ1 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm XQ1 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm XQ1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Very Low Image Noise

Four owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Website Ubergizmo.com said “Very low image noise”.

P Lee rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Nothing too noisy or shaky” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “The shots came out sharp and the noise was barely noticeable” in their review.

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Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm XQ1 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Website Ubergizmo.com said “Very low image noise”. P Lee rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Nothing too noisy or shaky” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “The shots came out sharp and the noise was barely noticeable” in their review.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XQ1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) 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. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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12 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12 megapixels digital camera.

If this Fujifilm digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£427) (12.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (12.1MP) both from Panasonic.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£427) (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (24x) both from Panasonic.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and spec is 1.8 and the smallest is 22. When compared to other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera that we have assessed, the Fujifilm XQ1's maximum aperture number of 11 is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 100 millimeters, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 0.28mm, the longest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The minimum aperture numbers of low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm XQ1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm XQ1 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm XQ1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Website Amazon.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “Easy to use bios interface”. Pixel Dude mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The controls and menus are well thought out and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Phototaker said two years ago “The lens is extremely sharp and it is easy to use”.

Six people who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Website Newegg.com said “It pulled down a Fire Strike score of 11 452 right out of the box on stock clock settings” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Phototaker wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The menus are pretty straightforward and it doesn't take long to learn how to handle the camera well” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Laminarman mentioned “The Q menu is nice.” in their review of this digital camera.

Four customers who bought it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Pixel Dude wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It is nicely weighted and comfortable in the hand”. Stephen said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “To me this is a plus as it is much easier to hold the camera and to find the buttons you want”. Carlos wrote “At the same time the "big size" allows you to hold it more comfortably than other compacts” in his review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Website Amazon.co.uk gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “This is an inexpensive board that is very easy to setup”.

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Good Looking

Fifteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “8 sat 3 ports lends for some pretty awesome data throughput”. They also mentioned “Sleek and stylish, yet powerful, crisp, great display, hypersensitive keyboard” in their review. Pat said in his review of the Fujifilm XQ1 on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The finish and appearance are fantastic”.

Five customers said in their reviews that it was well designed. Dp Review wrote “Design ret 244”. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned three years ago “And a 9 screw hole design makes mounting to the towers back plate extra sturdy” . Braceman scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Is part of the design and is sharp”.

Two people who bought it thought it was retro. Pat scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “You get a pleasing retro appearance combined with modern electronics”. Pipper scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Love the retro controls”.

Two people who purchased it thought it was smooth. P Lee wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “A nice, smooth, click” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Shadyapex said two years ago “This one really works well, very fast refresh rate and very smooth” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

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Build Quality

Twenty-three people thought the product was good quality. Website Ubergizmo.com wrote “High build quality” in their review of the Fujifilm XQ1. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Small size, physical lens ring, solid build quality, decent image quality, effective image stabilisation, competitive aperture range”. Expert review site Dpreview.com said “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges”.

Build Quality

Twenty-four people said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Dp Review said “Lovely solid build”. Website Newegg.com wrote “Nothing better than a solid "click" when typing or gaming” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Solid frames and temps.” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Website Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Reliable metering” in their review of this digital camera. Website Amazon.co.uk scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “Aluminum organic polymer capacitors- these tend to be much more reliable than traditional electrolytic caps”.

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Good Flash

Four owners who reviewed it said that it had a good flash. Ted scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “The flash diffuser works well” in his review of the Fujifilm XQ1. Two years ago Rupp said “Built in flash is very handy for fill”. Braceman wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “There is no inconvenient clip on flash”.

1080 60 Video

Four people who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned “1080 60 video”. Shane said in his review of this digital camera “Even nice video quality”. Drabina wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Video is good too (not sure why the camera gets some bad reviews regarding movie mode?”.

Good Viewfinder

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm XQ1 had a good viewfinder. Website Amazon.co.uk scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said three years ago “Has a viewfinder”. Wil wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The HYBRID VIEWFINDER is pretty sweet, especially the little tiny one in the bottom right”. Drabina mentioned “The viewfinder is great” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Pc Mag rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Sharp rear display”. Website Newegg.com wrote “Nice screen, good keyboard touch, very fast boot time” in their review of this digital camera. Vince said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The new screen is bright and clear which makes reviewing pictures better than previously” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Sharp 1.8 Lens

Fifteen customers who reviewed the Fujifilm XQ1 thought it had a good lens. Website Ubergizmo.com said four years ago “Lens Modulation Optimiser” . Pixel Dude wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The lens is sharp and versatile”. Rich Geada Photography said “Perfect marriage of top notch lens and sensor” .

Ten people said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Laminarman said in their review of this digital camera “The manual focus is certainly a weak link”. Linus wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Lightning fast focus and capture with great looking files” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Vince mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “With MORE! The upgraded viewfinder is beautiful and the focus check square in the corner is amazing”.

Seven owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Manual Zoom” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Rupp mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The 24-118 zoom, brilliant electronic view finder” . Braceman rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said also two years ago “The 28 -112 zoom enabled me to enjoy the sites without having to change lenses”.

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Very Low Image Noise

Fourty-four customers said in their reviews that the Fujifilm XQ1 was able to produce good images. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera “This computer is VERY VERY well built, is powerful, has amazing sound and picture” . Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Excellent Image quality”. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “Melds them into a sleek, impressive image capture device”.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review mentioned “Good resolution mid aperture range”. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Great Resolution”. Drabina mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Refresh rate and resolution are very good” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers thought this digital camera had a good image sensor. Shortwave wrote in April last year “It is simply perfectly matched to the sensor and abilities of the camera” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers concluded that this digital camera was good in low light. Three years ago website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light”. Drabina mentioned “The only weak spot is low light where camera hunts a lot.”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a relatively average weight (187 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm (180g).

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Compact

Twelve owners who reviewed it thought it was compact. Three years ago website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Small Compact” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The result is impressively compact and is capable of capturing great photos”. Four years ago expert review site Photographybay.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is very light and really the perfect size for a compact pocket camera”.

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. P Lee wrote “Its metal construction feels just heavy enough to tell you that it's solid” in their review of this digital camera. Carlos gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The only downsize it is a little bulky for a compact camera.” in his review of the Fujifilm XQ1. Apaasch said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Heavy and large”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good structurally. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Sturdy Construction” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “It has a very solid construction” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm p10nc11770a, fujifilm fxxq1b, 62309181
Barcodes 00000016410594, 00000016410609, 00074101023626, 00074101023633, 00616348088886, 00616348088893, 04547410263305, 04547410263312, 04547410263534

Fujifilm XQ1 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm XQ1 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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