Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Fujifilm XQ1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 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. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas the focus and reliability get mixed views. Some have doubts about the contrast and viewfinder.

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 46 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 40 of 46 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (21)

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. Comments about the battery and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the focus. There are some negative comments about the shutter.

portability, performance, usability, design, battery

shutter

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

Dec, 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. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The usability and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the contrast and color. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and design.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

reliability, focus, viewfinder, color, contrast

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

Dec, 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 really like the performance.

performance

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

Dec, 2019

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 : Andrew Westlake (dpreview.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 First Impressions Review

 

The 'enthusiast compact' sector has rather exploded in recent years, with every major manufacturer now offering models which offer photographer-friendly manual controls and Raw format recording. In general these cameras fall into two distinct types -...

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

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

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.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm XQ1

 

The XQ1 is powerful and compact, offering two customizable controls that make settings easy to access. You get fast phase-detection auto focus, fast burst modes (even in RAW format) and good performance in low light. If you can live with the clumsy...

High image quality ; Good low light performance ; Fast phase-detection auto focus ; Fast burst modes, even in RAW format ; Four-way dial eases menu navigation ; E-Fn button quickens settings changes ; Maximum aperture of f/1.8 at wide angle ; Control...

Control ring is clumsy at zooming ; Max. aperture of f/4.9 at telephoto is limited ; Flash can't be used in burst mode ; LCD is fixed and doesn't articulate ; No flash shoe ; No filters or effects in playback mode ; Battery must be charged in camera

The XQ1 is powerful and compact, offering two customizable controls that make settings easy to access. You get fast phase-detection auto focus, fast burst modes (even in RAW format) and good performance in low light. If you can live with the clumsy...

Feb, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 Review

 

The Fujifilm XQ1 is an advanced compact camera that offers a 12 megapixel 2/3-type X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase Detection pixels and no low-pass filter, a 4x, 25-100mm, f/1.8-4.9 zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and a control...

The new XQ1 is clearly designed to take on the all-conquering Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 (our Compact Camera of the Year in 2012) and the popular Canon PowerShot S-series. It essentially offers image quality somewhere between the two at a very...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Fujifilm XQ1 Review

 

The high-end pocket camera market continues to heat up with Fujifilm's latest X-Series camera -- the Fuji XQ1. This ultra-portable, high-end compact digital camera is one of Fuji's smallest X-Series cameras, with a design that looks like the merging of...

Pricing, availability and accessories. The Fujifilm XQ1 is set to round out Fuji's premium compact X-series lineup and will not be replacing the XF1 or the X20, residing somewhere in the middle. Introduced alongside the camera is a set of accessories...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Rankings REVIEW SUMMARY STORE PRICING Hands-On Review: Fujifilm XQ1 COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS Fujifilm Reviews

 

Fujifilm's popular X-Trans sensor has arrived in a compact form--but can this little shooter compete?

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Fuji XQ1

 

Fuji XF1. Both these are small, barely larger than a typical ultra-compact digital camera.

Ultra-Bright F/1.8 Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom, Very low image noise, Good dynamic-range, Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations, Excellent center-sharpness, Reliable metering, Very quick and accurate autofocus

Below average auto white-balance, Strong edge-softness, Some optical distortion, Does not wait for autofocus to lock, 2s Filming delay, Very short battery-life, Poor tripod mount placement

The Fuji XQ1 packs an excellent 12 megapixels X-Trans CMOS II sensor in a conventional premium compact digital camera design. Its dual control-dials, traditional mode-dial and complete manual-controls, make it one capable yet pocketable camera. The...

Oct, 2013

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
1
2

Price comparison for Fujifilm XQ1

  Store     Price
MPB US Fuji Used Fujifilm X-T10
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a stylish mirrorless camera with a robust yet lightweight Magnesium Alloy body. It...
$244.00 TO SHOP
MPB US Fuji Used Fujifilm X-T10
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a stylish mirrorless camera with a robust yet lightweight Magnesium Alloy body. It...
$279.00 TO SHOP
MPB US Fuji Used Fujifilm X-T10
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a stylish mirrorless camera with a robust yet lightweight Magnesium Alloy body. It...
$279.00 TO SHOP
MPB US Fuji Used Fujifilm X-T10
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a stylish mirrorless camera with a robust yet lightweight Magnesium Alloy body. It...
$279.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II 20.1 MP Digital Camera...
Beauty and style outside. Advanced technology inside. Whether you're snapping an unforgettable moment on...
$379.00 TO SHOP
MPB US Canon Used Canon PowerShot G7 X II
With a 1.0 type sensor, bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens and superior DIGIC 7 processing this pocket-sized...
$439.00 TO SHOP
MPB US Canon Used Canon PowerShot G7 X II
With a 1.0 type sensor, bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens and superior DIGIC 7 processing this pocket-sized...
$439.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Sony DSCRX100M3/B Digital Camera - Black - 20.1MP f1...
"f1.8-2.8 24-70mm Carl Zeiss lens, 3"" LCD large 1"" CMOS sensor makes for low noise and exceptional...
$598.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Sony DSCRX10/B Digital Camera- 20MP, f/2.8,28-200mm...
"3"" Multi Angle, Wi-Fi, NFC light-sensitive f/2.8 Zeiss 24-200mm zoom lens,large 1"" CMOS sensor makes for...
$698.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Nikon D610 DSLR Body Only- 24.3MP, 1080p, 6fps, 39...
6fps, 39 focus pts, WiFi w/opt WU-1b 24.3-megapixel full-frame (35mm size) CMOS image sensor,optional Wi-Fi...
$1,596.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.

Top 5 Digital Cameras