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Fujifilm XQ2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Fujifilm XQ2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the reliability and low light performance are mixed, while many are negative about the exposure and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm XQ2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm XQ2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Fujifilm XQ2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and focus are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the zoom.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm XQ2 Silver Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCDFujifilm XQ2 Silver Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Fujifilm XQ2 review

 

Even higher-end camera lines need an entry-level model.

The Fujifilm XQ2 is an attractive advanced compact with a fast f1.8 maximum aperture and good low-light photo quality. It has a satisfying mix of manual and automatic shooting options and plenty of things with which to experiment. There's ample direct...

The XQ2 has limited Wi-Fi functionality; no built-in neutral density filter; it's essentially the same as its predecessor, the XQ1; and video quality is just OK.

The Fujifilm QX2 doesn't improve much on its predecessor, but with its larger image sensor, bright lens and fast performance even in low light, this stylish pocket camera is an excellent step-up from your smartphone or average point-and-shoot.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm XQ2

 

The Fujifilm XQ2 is a pocket-friendly camera that is capable of capturing excellent images.

X-Trans image sensor. Good high ISO image quality. 1080p60 video. 12.6fps burst mode. Fast focus. Raw capture.

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

Performance and Conclusions The XQ2 starts and shoots in about 1.3 seconds, and focuses almost instantly. It has a Super High burst mode that works in JPG only and can capture a 10-shot burst at 12.6fps. It does pause after ten shots, and requires...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm XQ2

 

The new Fujifilm XQ2 is a pocket-sized digicam with an F1.8 maximum aperture, 4x optical-zoom lens, Full 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound, and a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II image sensor that is "designed to control moiré and false...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Fujifilm XQ2

 

Fujifilm XQ2 premium compact camera : Fujifilm is proud to present the super-compact and ultra-lightweight XQ2 digital camera. This premium X-Series camera is a deceptively powerful device offering advanced image quality and functionality in a very...

The Fujifilm XQ2 price is set at $400 / £330. Prices may vary from country to country. Available in luxurious black, silver or white finishes, it is the perfect premium compact for discerning photographers. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will...

Feb, 2015

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm XQ2 Review

 

The Fujifilm XQ2 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 3-stop optical image stabilisation and a...

Calling the Fujifilm XQ2 a modest upgrade is something of an understatement - it's identical to the original XQ1 camera, except for a faster image proccesor, new Classic Chrome film simulation, new white colour-way, and a slightly lower official price...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Gannon Burgett (imaging-resource.com)

Fujifilm XQ2 Review

 

Fujifilm has unveiled the XQ2, an ultra-portable, high-end pocket camera that keeps both form and function a top priority. Part of their X-Series, the Fuji XQ2 is a successor to the company's XQ1, a powerful, pocketable beast in its own regard.

The Fujifilm XQ2 is set to be released in February 2015 in black, white or black and silver with a suggested retail price of US$399.95.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (tomsguide.com)

Fujifilm XQ2 Bridge Camera Review: A Good Bargain

 

The reasonably priced XQ2 has a lot to offer photographers with modest needs. If you have outgrown a point-and-shoot camera but aren't willing to go beyond a P&S budget and size, this camera's features and advanced controls could deliver the more...

High image quality overall ; Fast burst shooting ; Customizable buttons ; Strong built-in flash ; Easy Wi-Fi photo transfer to smartphones

Unreliable autofocus in dim lighting ; Grainy low-light shots ; Thumb dial can be awkward to operate ; No touch screen

The XQ2 is a high-quality compact camera for the money, and has lots of controls and easy-to-use Wi-Fi, but it struggles a bit in low light.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Fuji X-Q2

 

Fuji XQ1 with an identical feature set except for the addition of a new Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode. These are small digital cameras, barely larger than a typical ultra-compact.

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

Cannot enter Playback mode while saving, Strong edge-softness, Some optical distortion, Does not wait for autofocus to lock, 1s Filming delay, Very short battery-life, Poor tripod mount placement

The Fuji XQ2 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...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Lizzie Shepherd (techradar.com)

Fuji XQ2 review

 

Fuji's smart-looking compact camera is tiny but tough, and a delight to use

Pocketable and well designed ; Intuitive menu system ; Good focal length range ; Excellent film simulation modes

Lens and sensor not up with the very best in its class ; Dynamic range a little limited ; Noisy at higher ISOs ; No tilting screen

A thoroughly enjoyable camera to use. It does everything pretty well but falls short of challenging the very best in its class – a 1-inch sensor, better lens and a tilting touch-screen would potentially make the difference.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Fujifilm tweaks XQ2, $400 advanced compact camera

 

Even higher-end camera lines need an entry-level model.

The Fujifilm XQ2 is an attractive advanced compact with a fast f1.8 maximum aperture and good low-light photo quality. It has a satisfying mix of manual and automatic shooting options and plenty of things with which to experiment. There's ample direct...

The XQ2 has limited Wi-Fi functionality; no built-in neutral density filter; it's essentially the same as its predecessor, the XQ1; and video quality is just OK

The Fujifilm QX2 doesn't improve much on its predecessor, but with its larger image sensor, bright lens and fast performance even in low light, this stylish pocket camera is an excellent step-up from your smartphone or average point-and-shoot.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):240
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-48
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DPOF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing
Languages support:Multi
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Flower, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):920000
Field of view:100

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed
Flash range (tele):31.5 - 106.3
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 291.3

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - 3.0
Macro focusing range (wide):0.03 - 3.0
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.252 - 1.01
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Maximum aperture number:4.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.94
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Auto, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:66
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Software CD:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Software CD:Y
User guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:2/3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12
Sensor Type:CMOS II
Still image resolution(s):4000 x 3000, 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, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:14.5

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Printed user guide: Yes
Self-timer: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.31
Height:2.3
Weight:6.6
Weight (including battery):7.27
Width:3.94