• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1248.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ1 advantages over Pentax XG-1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 96 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 567g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Pentax XG-1 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,248 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XF1
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm XF1
  • $994
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $994
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XQ1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Pentax XG-1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $994
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $994
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Pentax XG-1
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $994
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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