• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ1 advantages over Fujifilm X30

  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 423g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Fujifilm X30 advantages over Fujifilm XQ1

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for its class; Very good optical performance from the bright f/2-2.8 4x lens; Quick autofocus, even in very low light; Fast burst modes; EVF fixes the flaws of optical viewfinder in X20; Tilting high-res LCD screen; Excellent feel in the hands; Very good battery life.

  • Top shutter speed is only 1/1000s when lens is wide open; No built-in ND filter; 28mm eq. may not be wide enough for some; Shallow buffer depths; Default NR processing a bit heavy-handed.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm X10
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $339
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XF1
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm XF1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm X20
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm X20
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XQ1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X30
Olympus XZ-10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon S120

Fujifilm XQ1
Canon S120
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X30
Canon S120
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
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