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Fujifilm XQ1 12MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • 12.0 MP 2/3" X-Trans II CMOS Sensor with Phase Detection and EXR Processor II
  • Bright Fujinon 4x F1.8-4.9 Optical Zoom Lens (25-100mm)
  • 3.0" 920K-dot TFT color LCD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Full HD Movies @ 60fps
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Optical Zoom 4 multiplier x 4 multiplier x 4 multiplier x 4 multiplier x
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel) LCD None
Max Resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (70, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (120 fps), 320 x 112 (200 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Image Stabilization Optical Optical Optical Optical
Battery Description Lithium-Ion NP-48 rechargeable battery & charger Lithium-Ion NP-50 rechargeable battery NP-95 lithium-ion battery & charger Lithium-Ion NP-50 rechargeable battery & charger
Display Size 3 inches 2.8 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Dimensions 2.32 inches x 3.94 inches x 1.3 inches 2.76 inches x 4.61 inches x 2.24 inches 2.83 inches x 4.69 inches x 2.36 inches 2.44 inches x 4.25 inches x 1.3 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 1.3 x 2.3 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: 16410609
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,567 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 17, 2013

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

XQ1 Digital Camera with 12.0 MP 2/3" X-Trans II CMOS Sensor with Phase Detection and EXR Processor II.

From the Manufacturer

  • 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 speed response at the world's fastest 0.06 seconds*
  • Elaborate and high-quality trimmed body design and control ring
  • Wireless transmission capable through the touch of a separate button, without ID and Password

Sensor: 2/3-inch "X-Trans CMOS II"ser
Effective Pixels: 12M
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch (920K-dot)
Sensitivity: ISO 12800


Superb build quality

Available in solid black and solid silver, the FUJIFILM XQ1's all-metal body is of the highest quality. With a stylish upper control deck, the black body has a crepe touch, while the silver body is fully anodized with a single tone finish matching the upper control deck. This high quality texture lets users feel the joy of holding the camera in their hands.

X series Image Quality


X-Series Image Quality

To maximize the power of the lens, Fujifilm has removed the optical low-pass filter from its X-Trans™** CMOS II sensor. In addition, the camera features a "Lens Modulation Optimizer," which minimizes diffraction and chromatic aberrations by digitally processing images to improve sharpness and clarity. Extraordinary resolution can be experienced with simple shooting in JPEG format.

Large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II Sensor

Featuring Fujifilm's bespoke pixel array, the FUJIFILM XQ1 captures high quality images with its large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor. And you'll be able to enjoy high-speed continuous photography and Full HD movie shooting thanks to the high OLPF-less architecture and 2/3-inch 12M X-Trans CMOS II sensor processing capture your world with crystal clarity.

Large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II Sensor

Originally developed by Fujifilm for the FUJIFILM XQ1, the 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor inherits the same architecture and features of the high performance sensor found in the acclaimed FUJIFILM X-Pro1 flagship model. Adoption of BSI (backside illumination) technology enables the successful incorporation of phase detection pixels into the array without affecting sensitivity performance- the key to FUJIFILM XQ1's high-speed AF.

Advanced technology and processing help transfer the power of the lens into true to life photos.
Advanced technology and processing help transfer the power of the lens into true to life photos

X-Trans CMOS II adopts an original color filter array with a highly random pattern, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution. This lets the sensor directly capture the high resolution performance of the FUJIFILM XQ1 lens. Also exploiting the enhanced performance of the EXR Processor II, Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are calculated to compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur that occur when light passes through the lens and then are applied to produce images with amazing sharpness.

Bright F1.8 lens

The FUJIFILM XQ1 features a Fujinon 4x optical zoom that covers 25-100mm***. The adoption of highly-refractive aspherical lenses facilitates the F1.8 brightness at the widest point. Clear images are captured even in low-light thanks to 3.0-stop* 4 image stabilization and multi-layer coating technology unique to Fujinon.

XQ1 Control ring


Easy setting selection via the control ring

The control ring offers operability similar to analog cameras. You can set your preferred functionality in advance and then use the control ring to finely adjust settings, without going to the menu screen. The user can set functions such as the aperture, exposure compensation and ISO of their choice.

Parameters displayed on the LCD
Control ring that lets you operate with your instincts in both auto and manual modes.

The control ring around the lens mount can be customized to 1 of 13 settings in advance. This makes it feel more like analog camera. Functions can be set with the E-Fn button on the back. If it is set to "Default", it will automatically choose the setting recommended for whichever mode you are in.

Parameters displayed on the LCD screen directly reflect ring operation for intuitive operation. With original operating tones, users enjoy sophisticated and comfortable use of the camera every time.


The world's fastest phase detection AF speed of 0.06 seconds* that captures any photo opportunity.

Integration of phase detection pixels into the advanced sensor. The world's fastest AF speed of 0.06 seconds* has been achieved with the on-sensor phase detection AF which brings subjects into focus in an instant with the phase detection sensor. Thanks to the synergy of phase detection AF and contrast AF bringing you precision even in low light, your subject can be captured quickly and accurately in many settings. In AF-C mode, once the focus point has been set, the movements of the subject will be accurately tracked, offering you multiple photo chances.**

Double the processing speed of a conventional image processor - EXR Processor II

The high-performance image processing engine "EXR Processor II" has sped up the shooting response time. With a start-up time of 0.99 seconds, shooting interval of 0.3 seconds*** and shutter time lag of 0.015 seconds, response performance competitive to that of DSLR cameras supports smooth photography.

Maximum High-Speed Continuous Shooting Speed of 12.0 fps (max. approx. 9 frames)

High-speed continuous shooting that lets you capture both movement and your best shot possible.

Effortless and wireless camera-to- smartphone photo transfer.


Effortless and wireless camera-to-smartphone photo transfer.

You can easily transfer images wirelessly from the FUJIFILM XQ1 to your smartphone or tablet after installing the free FUJIFILM Camera Application app. There are no troublesome ID and password settings; just press the Wi-Fi button of the top of the camera and then add the images instantly to your blog or share them with friends on your social networking site. You can also use the FUJIFILM XQ1's built-in Wi-Fi to save your photos to your PC.

Browse the pictures on the camera from your smartphone or tablet, and select just the photos you want to download to your smart device.

*"FUJIFILM Camera Application" for iOS may not be able to save certain movie file sizes / formats that cannot be played back on the smartphone. Please try a movie mode setting of HD (1280 x 720) or lower.

Select and send up to 30 photos at a time.

Highlight up to 30 images and transfer them to your smartphone. You can send them in the existing photo size or choose the "3M compressed image" option.

* Maximum multiple image transfer is 30 photos or 2GB.

"Location Search" lets you find photos using location data downloaded from your smartphone to your camera

Just install the free "FUJIFILM Camera Application" in your smartphone, and you can download location data from the smart device and tag your photos with the data.

Share images with a friend with the free app "Photo Receiver"

Just have your friend download and install the app in their smartphone or tablet. No passwords or other troublesome steps. Photo Receiver makes it simple to send your photos to anyone.

Automatically transfer and save photos on your PC via Wi-Fi
Automatically transfer and save photos on your PC via Wi-Fi

Turn on your personal computer and select "PC AutoSave" in your camera for automatic and effortless backup of your photos to your home PC.

* Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Customer Reviews

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Sound quality is good in general.
Matt Eye
Picture quality is much better than the S120.
The XQ1 works great in low light.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Book Reader on November 29, 2013
Color Name: Black
I so much wanted to like this Fuji XQ1 but have returned mine:

* Excellent low light auto-focus
* Pocketable but lens ring protrudes and size was larger than I expected, closer to a Sony RX100 than a Canon S120
* Good JPEG color and range of film simulations, but pictures were a little oversharp for my taste - this can be adjusted

* Battery life worse than X20 (which many thought was already extremely poor). Fuji appear to have used an even smaller, new battery (NP-48) in the XQ1! However, there are no additional batteries available for purchase anywhere which suggests this product may have been rushed to market.
* Flimsy plastic cover for micro USB port. There is no external battery charger provided so you have to charge batteries in-camera and open a flimsy plastic cover on the side of the camera to connect the charger cable provided. Given the poor battery life I am concerned this cover will not stand repeated use. As for additional batteries, there are no external chargers yet available for the new NP-48 battery so you have no choice but to use in-camera charging.
* Memory Card Read Errors with in-camera Playback. I bought a brand new SD card (for the benefit of the person who asked in the comments whether this was an "el-cheapo" card, it was not: Transcend 16GB UHS-1 600X Ultimate), formatted this in the XQ1 and could not playback pictures on the camera, instead I received a memory card error. A different memory card (also not "el-cheapo" - a SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro) worked fine for a few pictures then repeatedly came up with a read error when I attempted to playback pictures in camera. Posts in fuji camera forums show others have reported similar memory card read errors with Fuji cameras. I may have just been unlucky, and others may not have this experience, but I did not want to run the risk that even with repeated reformatting or new cards this problem would appear again so returned the XQ1.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Matt Eye on December 22, 2013
Color Name: Silver
*** Some comparisons mentioned regarding Sony RX100 and Nikon P7700/P7800 in this review. ***

The Fujifilm XQ1 does not compare to Sony RX100 (after all, the CyberShot is quite a bit pricier--good for the price and compact). However, it has phase detection + contract detection autofocus for the photography, but the video quality and performance is a different story, why the product given four out of five stars. Image quality is close to the Nikon P7700 (have the P7800 and sold the predecessor recently). However, at base ISO, in good outdoor lighting conditions; Nikon's out of camera JPEG images look cleaner (not 'jagged') and thus better detail through ISO 800, something that Fuji's X-Trans sensor without the optical low-pass filter proves more hype than actuality. Autofocus has a tendency to fail when lighting is too even (especially placed on a table indoors, when shooting through a window, etc.). An icon appears on the screen, followed by a beep, where the camera warns the autofocus is not phasing properly (the red square in the middle of the display).

Yes, videos look noisy and plagued with triangular-style dithering compression (hey, that's my eyes), and the zoom motor gives an unwanted scratchy motor noise. Sound quality is good in general.

Controls and features. Menu system is average, similar to Nikon. It has only two internal microphones, HDMI socket on bottom next to battery/memory card compartment, and USB socket on right of camera. On top of camera, dedicated movie record button (you can shoot one decent still in video mode but will not be at full-resolution; not several as you can with RX100). Shutter button has two levels--press down to focus, and down further to take the shot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brett on August 11, 2014
Color Name: Silver
I bought this camera from the Japan Amazon site after several weeks of physical and use comparisons, even borrowing my friends' Sony rx100 iii and Canon S120, as well as the XQ-1 to evaluate what to purchase. Needless to say with my 5 star rating I really like the camera for my purposes which is for "religiously carry and use it as a daily pocket camera". Some points of my own as well as counterpoints to some of the points in the reviews here:

1. Batteries and charging:

- Battery life - certainly could be improved, however I find it travels well with me all day, and I've used it for a couple hundred shots in a day. I guess it depends on how much you rely on the LCD for focus and framing - if you're a careful, slow composer than it might consume more battery than I use in a typical day. In any case for extended shooting sessions I normally carry a spare battery anyway. There are also 3rd party replacement batteries available (inexpensive) which although aren't "approved" do carry 1350 mAh of power (compared to the 1000 or so in the stock battery). Also you can get external chargers (both Fuji brand and 3rd party).

- External charger - isn't included (but you can get external chargers (both Fuji brand and 3rd party).

- USB charging - the camera has a USB port, which has a rubbery plastic cover. I find the cover to be fine, while others commented it is flimsy. Its not as sturdy as for example the port cover on my Nikon D800, but for a P&S consumer camera its fine. Besides, I can use the USB port to charge from just about anywhere (PC, laptop, iPhone charger, etc.) which makes it VERY useful for travel situations and optimizing my entire kit weight.
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