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Fujifilm XQ2

Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and 2 year old compact camera
Compact 12MP 4x Yes Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Fujifilm XQ2 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Fujifilm XQ2 number 694 across all digital cameras.
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122 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" from Ephotozine and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The XQ2 is missing some features:
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Very small optical zoom
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

Fujifilm XQ2 Video Reviews


How Big is the Fujifilm XQ2?

The Fujifilm XQ2 is 100mm wide and 58.5mm tall. It is 33.3mm deep and weighs 187g.

Fujifilm XQ2 front dimensions

Fujifilm XQ2 size in context

Fujifilm XQ2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Fujifilm camera received a "Recommended" award from website Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.

The writer at one other expert review site decided that this camera was very good. 01net.com gave this Fujifilm digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 78 out of 100 based on 22 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 100 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is outstanding. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that owners think this Fujifilm camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,158 expert and user reviews (including 2,689 verified purchases), Fujifilm has very good ratings for its cameras. Fujifilm also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The Fujifilm XQ2's sensor megapixels of only 12MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm XQ2's optical zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Fujifilm XQ2 of 1.8 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Fujifilm XQ2 of 187g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Fujifilm XQ2 features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm XQ2's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm XQ2's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.5", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Fujifilm XQ2's image sensor size of 0.667" is fairly big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm XQ2's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is in the shortest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Fujifilm XQ2 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 8 more values. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm XQ2's maximum aperture number of only 4.9 is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Fujifilm released the XQ2 in February 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm xq2silver, fujifilm xq2white, fujifilm fxxq2s, fujifilm xq2b
Barcodes 00000016455075, 00074101026085, 00074101026139, 00636983056927, 04547410298154, 04547410298178, 04547410298222, 04547410298246, 04547410298314

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