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Fujifilm XQ2 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Limited zoom range
Unacceptable noise level
88 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Cnetfrance.fr and Mac World the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 78%.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


No Touch Screen

Two people said in their reviews that it did not have a good screen. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “No touch screen” .

Limited Zoom Range

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it did not have a good zoom. Three years ago Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Limited zoom range”.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good lens. Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lens lacks sharpness and homogeneity”. They also wrote “Lens and sensor not up with the very best in its class” in their review.

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Zoom Noise in Videos

Four people who bought the product agreed that it was not good for video recording. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “And video quality is just OK”. They also said “Limited video functions” in their review. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Sound Is Bad For Video”.

Very Low Image Noise

Five owners said in their reviews that the Fujifilm XQ2 was able to produce good images. Three years ago Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very low image noise”.

Four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Techradar mentioned “Fast burst shooting” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “It has a satisfying mix of manual and automatic shooting options and plenty of things with which to experiment” in their review. And also wrote “High resolution screen”.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Techradar said “Good value for money”. Matthew Campbell-Mcbride wrote “Bought this a little while ago as the cheap pair of headphones i had broke”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when this low megapixel camera was released.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners reckoned that it was noisy. Three years ago Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Loud under load”. They also said “Zoom noise in videos” in their review.

Loud Under Load

Two owners reckoned that it was noisy. Three years ago Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Loud under load”. They also said “Zoom noise in videos” in their review.

Features Noise Reduction

The Fujifilm XQ2 features noise reduction. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm XQ2 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners reckoned that the Fujifilm XQ2 had a good battery life. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Good Battery Life”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Businesss users won't be too bothered about a little extra thickness to get hold of full day of battery life (we'd bet that plenty of consumers” in their review of this digital camera.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera which do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the Canon S110 which both of have better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, and the Canon 230 HS which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera 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 across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 that were released around the same time as it.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, and the P7700 both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99) are also worth considering.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the SX220 HS, and the SX130 IS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 are also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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12 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 12MP cameras currently available including the XQ1, or the XF1 (£140) both from Fujifilm which and both of have better reviews.

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

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95), and the LUMIX GF3K both from Panasonic or the Canon 230 HS are also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a relatively average optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 4x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm XF1 (£140), the Panasonic DMC-LX7, or the Sony DSC-W310 (£110.16).

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

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm XQ2 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 4.9) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm. The Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 3. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a self-timer.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Fujifilm XQ2 features histogram. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an HDMI, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm XQ2 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 187 grams, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 187g cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm XQ1 which has better reviews.

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Large Sensor for a Compact Camera

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Techradar said “Large sensor for a compact camera” in their review of this digital camera. Website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of the Fujifilm XQ2 “Small Compact”. Three years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “We recently got some hands on time with Fujitsu's compact Lifebook S904 notebook at VMworld 2014”.


Design

Excellent Image Quality

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “High image quality overall”. They also mentioned “Excellent image quality” in their review. Matthew Campbell-Mcbride scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said three years ago “I must admit they are fantastic, excellent sound quality and vibration if you want it, leading to a great gaming experience” in his review of this digital camera.

Attractive Design

Three customers said in their reviews that it was well designed. Techradar wrote “Attractive design” . They also said “Modular bay design” in their review. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “The 13.3-inch business machine caught our eye for its sleek design and the company's claim that its battery can run for up to 24 hours before giving up the g”.

Customisable Control Ring

Four customers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Techradar mentioned “Customisable control ring” in their review of this digital camera. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Ease Of Use” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Brooke R said in her Fujifilm XQ2 review “Point and shoots can be frustrating for photographers who are used to having control” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Techradar wrote “Intuitive menu system” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Easy access to image settings” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

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

Fujifilm XQ2 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm XQ2 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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