Small and beautifully-designed, with the quality you know and love from the X series cameras: This was Fujifilm’s winning formula for the XF1, and now they use it again for the new XQ1.
This small compact camera is supposedly capable of offering an image quality comparable to the X20’s, since it also features the same 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch CMOS X-Trans II sensor. Though it offers 4 levels of zoom (equivalent to 25-100 millimeters) and luminosity of f1.8-4.9, its zoom is controlled in a more “traditional" fashion.
The new EXR II processor and a sensor without low-pass filter mean this is the most powerful X series camera to date, along with Canon’s PowerShot S110 and Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LF1.
RAW and Wi-Fi
The XQ1, as expected, has many manual controls and is fully capable of shooting in RAW format. Of course, it also features lots of useful automatic modes and filters. It’s also capable of recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 60 frames per second.
It also features a 3-inch, 920000-pixel screen and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to automatically transfer your pictures to your mobile devices –though it lacks remote controlling via Wi-Fi -.
According to Fujifilm, the XQ1 will cost around 499 Dollars.