The black Fujifilm XQ1 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 12 megapixel, 2/3", X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II to provide high quality imagery. The combination of the image sensor and processor enables a sensitivity range to ISO 12800 and also gives quick performance abilities to all aspects of the camera. Fujifilm's proprietary X-Trans sensor uses a unique randomized pixel array in order to avoid the use of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, therefore providing images with the utmost sharpness and clarity. This imaging system is benefitted by the Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which uses both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly and accurately.
The built-in, 4x optical zoom, Fujinon, f/1.8-4.9 lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-100mm, covering wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of conditions. Aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements are integrated into the optical design to minimize aberrations and produce sharp, clear imagery and an HT-EBC coating has been applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting. Benefitting the reach of this lens is lens shift-type optical image stabilization, which provides three shutter speed steps worth of camera shake reduction to ensure sharp imagery when working with longer shutter speeds or focal lengths.
For live view monitoring, image review, and menu navigation, a large 3.0" 920K-dot LCD monitor is available and features a wide viewing angle to better support use from varying positions and in bright conditions. A physical mode dial furthers the intuitive usability of the camera and a dedicated Wi-Fi button is also integrated into the XQ1's design to support direct sharing of imagery to an Android or iOS mobile device for instant sharing online.
Full HD 1080p movie recording in multiple frame rates is possible and full-time continuous focusing is supported while taking video, as well as the use of Film Simulation modes. Film Simulation modes make use of Fujifilm's history of producing traditional films and allow you to apply those films' characteristics to your digital imagery to better suit your intended look.
The X-Trans sensor also pairs well with the EXR Processor II to provide highly effective noise reduction and a clean signal-to-noise ratio. This enables smoother-looking imagery that becomes especially apparent when photographing in low-light situations with a maximum native sensitivity level of ISO 12800.
Benefitting the lens and especially low-light shooting, a lens-shift type optical image stabilization (OIS) system is integrated into the design to counter the effects of camera shake up to three stops. This OIS system also enhances image sharpness when working as closely as 1.1" / 3cm in Macro mode.
When working with manual focus, Focus Highlight Peaking is available and enables a more objective system of focusing by way of highlighting sharp edges and lines of contrast once they are in focus.
Eight Advanced Filters are also available to creatively enhance the look of imagery, and include: High Key, Low Key, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Color, Dynamic Tone, and Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple).
- An in-camera RAW converter lets you record your images in the RAF RAW format and process them prior to computer-based editing procedures. This process enables you to modify the exposure, white balance, and other controls directly through the menu interface. Additionally, for more thorough processing of files, RAW File Converter software is included for RAW image processing on your computer.
- Multiple exposure mode gives you the ability to overlay imagery in-camera. When working in this mode, subsequent exposures can be paired and the final appearance can be previewed on the LCD or in the EVF before making the final exposure.
- Motion panorama mode allows you to record expansive views up to 360° wide in a seamless, sweeping manner.
- Four different auto bracketing modes are available: Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, AE, and ISO Sensitivity.