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Fujifilm XQ1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Fujifilm XQ1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and image quality are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the contrast and viewfinder. Views about the focus and reliability are different.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

battery, color, shutter, viewfinder, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm XQ1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm XQ1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Fujifilm XQ1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and design are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the shutter, and there are some mixed views about the focus.

portability, performance, usability, design, battery

shutter

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm XQ1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Fujifilm XQ1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and image quality are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the contrast and color get critical comments. The battery and design get mixed comments.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

reliability, focus, viewfinder, color, contrast

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Fujifilm XQ1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Fujifilm XQ1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 review

 

The Fujifilm XQ1 is the smallest member of Fuji's premium styled X range

Manual control ring ; Good low-light performance ; Digital effects

No handgrip ; Tiny buttons and scrollwheel

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 review

 

When we first saw the Fujifilm XQ1 we were rather excited. This dinky, pocketable compact promised a good slice of the greatness that its big brother X20 model offers, albeit in a smaller package that ought to bring a yet wider appeal. The Fujifilm XQ1...

Small size, physical lens ring, solid build quality, decent image quality, effective image stabilisation, competitive aperture range

Autofocus is hit and miss, no touchscreen, can’t shoot particularly close-up to subject, so-so battery life, JPEG processing a little rough

The Fujifilm XQ1 is on the cusp of great things, but it’s not the same calibre as the bigger brother X20 model. And that leaves us almost a little disappointed because, and despite all its potential, we don’t feel that the XQ1 is the Canon S120 killer...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Fujifilm XQ1 review - Pocket-lint

 

Fujifilm continues to push into the more affordable, yet tech savvy market space with the introduction of its latest X-series camera, the XQ1. Think Fujifilm

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Damien Demolder (techradar.com)

Fuji XQ1 review

 

Fuji's X20 sensor in a tiny body

Lovely solid build ; Super-fast power up and shot-to-shot times ; Good colours and colour controls ; Good resolution mid aperture range

F/1.8 is rarely available ; Quite noisy images ; Limited dynamic range ; Lens ring moves too easily

A fun camera, but we can't help feel it fails to live up to its promises, and with the falling cost of models such as the Canon Powershot G16/G15 and GX1 and the Panasonic Lumx DMC-LX-7, it might find standing against the competition rather difficult.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Fujifilm XQ1: the enthusiast compact camera the XF1 wanted to be?

 

Equipped with the latest X-Trans sensor, the XQ1 is priced for folks who want better-than-snapshot photo quality but won't miss a viewfinder.

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (itreviews.co.uk)

Fujifilm XQ1

 

The Fujifilm XQ1 takes the X-Trans image sensor from the excellent X20 and puts it in a body that's sized like the XF1. The result is impressively compact and is capable of capturing great photos.

The XQ1 starts and shoots in about 1.5 seconds, which is a good time for a camera of this class, and records a very short 0.03-second shutter lag. If you shoot JPG you’ll be able to shoot at 12.3fps in burst mode, but only for 10 shots before the XQ1...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 Review

 

The Fujifilm XQ1, announced in October 2013, is a premium compact camera which has a 12 megapixel 2/3 inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, fast f/1.8 4x optical zoom lens and full 1080p HD video recording. It is available in black or silver for £349.99.

Fast f/1.8 lens, Large sensor for a compact camera, Built-in Wi-Fi, Excellent image quality, Easy access to image settings, High resolution screen, Great value for money

Focusing struggled very occasionally, Short battery life, Struggled to shoot near 12 fps, Zoom noise in videos

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 Review

 

Fujifilm XQ1 Review – The Fujifilm XQ1 is a stylish premium X-series compact which shares the same sensor as the impressive X20. Does it deliver similar performance?

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm XQ1

 

The Fujifilm XQ1 takes the X-Trans image sensor from the excellent X20 and puts it in a body that's sized like the XF1. The result is impressively compact and is capable of capturing great photos.

Sharp f/1.8 lens. X-Trans image sensor. Good high ISO image quality. 1080p60 video. Speedy. Sharp rear display. Wi-Fi. Sleek design.

Limited zoom range. Aperture narrows to f/4.9 at maximum telephoto. No hot shoe or EVF option. Pricey. External charger not included.

Wi-Fi is built into the XQ1. At this point, it's an expected feature, especially for a $500 camera. Fujifilm's implementation is pretty basic. You can transfer JPG images to your iOS or Android device using the free Fujifilm Camera App. The app...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

It's difficult to talk about the XQ1 without referencing the 'shirt pocket' enthusiast compacts it so closely resembles, most notably the Canon S-series PowerShots and the Sony RX100. There are plenty of other interesting cameras in this sector too,...

Oct, 2013
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