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Fujifilm XQ1 Compact Camera Press Release, Specification and Videos

Fuji-XQ1-image-1Newly announced pocket size XQ1 features F1.8 4x zoom lens, 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase +  contrast detection AF System, and the EXR Processor II that delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its category of up to 0.06 only, the XQ1 features ISO range of 100 to 12800, other major advantage of XQ1 is no Optical low-pass filter, The advance X-Trans CMOS II removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution, take a look at the major specification below

Fujifilm XQ1 Major Features

  • 12MP 2/3″ X-Trans CMOS Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Fujinon 4x Optical Zoom f/1.8-4.9 Lens
  • 25-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 920K-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting up to 12 fps
  • Film Simulation and Advanced Filters

Fuji-XQ1-image-2The Fuji 4X zoom lens is built up of f four aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to deliver ultimate image quality, Full HD 1080p video recording with Full-time AF tracking is supported in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps with recorded stereo sound. Other Camera Features include Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, in-camera RAW converter, Multiple exposure mode and Four different auto bracketing mode.

Press Release


Pocket-sized XQ1 features bright F1.8 4x zoom lens, 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor and amazing 0.06 second AF speed

Valhalla, N.Y., October 18, 2013 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM XQ1, a premium pocket-sized digital camera with a bright FUJINON F1.8 4x zoom lens, an advanced 12 Megapixel 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II*1 sensor with phase detection, and the EXR Processor II that delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its category of up to 0.06*2 seconds.

“The XQ1 combines the amazing image quality of the Fujifilm X Series with ultra-portability that makes taking beautiful pictures enjoyable anywhere,” said Manny Almeida, senior vice president and general manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Imaging and Electronic Imaging Divisions. “The XQ1 is the most portable X-Series camera ever developed, and people can now experience a premium compact that easily slips into a pocket or purse.”

X-Series image quality and advanced focusing
The FUJIFILM XQ1 uses the 12 Megapixel 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor that is designed to control moiré and false color generation by using an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement. This technology removes the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) that degrades resolution. The image quality in the XQ1 is further enhanced by using a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for stunningly sharp pictures, as well as a 3.0 stop*3 Optical Image Stabilization for shooting in low light situations.

The newly developed FUJINON F1.8 4x zoom (25-100mm*4) is constructed with 4 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion lenses and each lens surface is coated with HT-EBC to reduce flare and ghosting. The XQ1 also has a wide sensitivity range from ISO100 to ISO12800 so you can take realistic and vibrant images even in low light.

The EXR Processor II in the new XQ1 more than doubles the processing speed*5 of the previous generation, and it easily captures the information taken from over 100,000 phase detection pixels incorporated in the X-Trans CMOS II to deliver astonishing images.

Superb shooting speed and premium compact design
The XQ1 boasts that world’s fastest AF of 0.06 seconds, a shooting interval of just 0.3 seconds*6 between shots, and a shutter lag of 0.015 seconds to capture even the most fleeting and memorable moments.

With its auto switching AF, the XQ1 combines contrast AF with an improved phase detection AF algorithm that provides accurate capture of low-contrast subjects in low light as well as high-speed responsiveness. The XQ1 also gives users Focus Highlight Peaking that outlines high contrast areas of subjects during focusing, which helps users focus accurately for picture results that look fantastic on-screen and in print.

The XQ1 is made with outstanding craftsmanship and the classic design that the X-Series is known for, all within an ultra-small body that is 3.93” (w) x 2.3” (h) x 1.3” (d). With a sharp 920,000 dot LCD screen made of anti-reflective glass, the XQ1 gives photographers an amazing 85°vertical and horizontal viewing angles as they frame every shot.

Improved movie performance
The FUJIFILM XQ1 shoots full HD video with up to 60fps and AF tracking performance for quick and smooth focusing that records clear subjects, even when moving the camera body thanks to its dedicated image stabilization.

Easy Image Transfer with WiFi® button
The FUJIFILM XQ1 includes a WiFi button that lets users transfer high quality photos and movies*7 to smartphones, tablets and computers for easy sharing on social media sites.

To connect the XQ1 to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera Application” to their iPhone™ / iPad™ or Android™ smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the XQ1. The app also lets users download movies, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera.

Once paired, users can press and hold the WiFi button to begin sharing images and movies immediately to their smartphone or tablet.

The XQ1 also has an Advanced Filter function and Film Simulation modes to give users a range of creative filters and film effects to apply and achieve unique and artistic looks.

FUJIFILM XQ1 key features list:
• 12 Megapixels 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
• EXR Processor II
o Start-up time of 1.0
o Shutter lag time of 0.015
o Shooting interval time of 0.3
• AF speed 0.06 seconds
• F1.8-F4.9 4x optical zoom equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm format
• 4x Intelligent Digital Zoom (16X combined with optical zoom)
• Lens Modulation Optimizer for improved image quality
• 3” (920,000 dot) premium clear LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)
• Built-in Super Intelligent pop-up Flash
• ISO100 – 12800
• Full HD Movie
• In-camera RAW converter
• Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Sepia and Monochrome)
• Artistic features: Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Color Selection of Bracketing functions (AE/ISO/Dynamic Range &Film Simulation)

FUJIFILM XQ1 accessories list:
• Bottom leather case (Black BLC-XQ1 BC and Brown BLC-XQ1 BW)
• Waterproof case WP-XQ1 for depth to 40 meters
• O Ring Kit ORK-XQ1
The FUJIFILM XQ1 will be available in October 2013 for $499.95 in both all-black and all-silver.

*1: X-Trans is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation
*2: FUJIFILM research as of September 2013. Compared with other digital cameras equipped with 2/3-inch sensor or larger, based on CIPA standards, and using internal measurement methods under high performance mode
*3:  CIPA standard
*4: 35mm format
*5: Compared with the EXR Processor Pro
*6: In High Performance Mode
*7: FUJIFILM Camera Application for iOS can save movie files up to 1280 x 720

Fujifilm XQ1 Specification

Number of effective pixels 12.3 million pixels
Image sensor 2/3-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 66MB)card
SD/ SDHC/ SDXC(UHS-I) memory card
File format Still Image JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 ), RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie: Movie File Format : MOV – Movie Video Compression : H.264 – Audio : Linear PCM Stereo
Lens Fujinon 4 x optical zoom lens
Focal Length f=6.4 – 25.6mm, equivalent to 25-100mm on a 35mm format
Aperture Range F1.8 (Wide) – F4.9 (Telephoto)
Constitution 7 lenses in 6 groups (4 aspherical glass molded lenses included)
Digital zoom Intelligent digital zoom approx. 4x (up to 16x when combined with optical zoom)
Aperture F1.8-F11(Wide) – F4.9-F11(Telephoto) 1/3EV step (controlled 6-blade aperture diaphragm)
Focus distance: Macro Normal : Wide: Approx. 50cm / 1.6ft. to infinity – Telephoto: Approx. 80cm / 2.6ft. to infinity
Macro: Wide: Approx. 3cm – 3.0m / 1.1in. – 9.8ft. – Telephoto: Approx. 50cm – 3.0m / 1.6ft. – 9.8ft.
Sensitivity AUTO (Control available up to ISO3200),
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/ 5000/6400/12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure Mode Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Shooting modes ADVANCED SR AUTO, AUTO, Filter (Advanced Filter), P, S, A, M, C, SP, Adv.(Advanced mode)
Image stabilizer Lens shift type
Face detection Yes
Exposure Compensation -3.0EV – +3.0EV 1/3EV step
Movie mode : -2.0EV – +2.0EV
Shutter Speed (Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/3000 sec. , (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
*up to 1/4000sec. at small aperture, up to 1/1000sec. at full aperture
Continuous shooting – Top Super High: approx. 12.0 fps (max. 9 frames)
High:approx. 9.0 fps (max. 11 frames)
Middle: approx. 6.0 fps (max. 14 frames)
Low: approx. 3.0 fps (max. 200 frames)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 10” or higher.
* Max. number of frames can be shot in JPEG setting
Others Best Frame capture :
Super High: approx. 12.0 fps (max. 8 frames)
High: approx. 9.0 fps (max. 8 frames)
Middle: approx. 6.0 fps (max. 8 frames)
Low: approx. 3.0 fps (max. 8 frames)
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV
Film Simulation Bracketing : (Any 3 types of Film Simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing : 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO Sensitivity Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV
Focus – Mode Single AF / Continuous AF MF
Focus – Type Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF/ TTL phase detection AF), AF assist illuminator available
Focus – AF frame selection Multi, Area, Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset : Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color temperature selection
Self-timer 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay x 460,000 dots
Flash Auto flash (super intelligent flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO (800))
Wide : Approx. 50 cm – 7.4 m / 1.6 ft. – 24.2 ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 80 cm – 2.7 m / 2.6 ft. – 8.4 ft.
Flash modes Red-eye Removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Red-eye Removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
*Red-eye removal is active when Face Detection is set to ON.”
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 920K-dot TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage
Movie Recording 1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with stereo sound
Optical zoom (manual) can be used.
Photography Functions ADVANCED SR AUTO, Face Detection, Auto Red-eye Removal, Film Simulation, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Best frame capture, High Speed Movie (80/150/250 fps.?, Electronic level, Advanced Anti Blur, Pre-AF, Control ring setting, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, E-Fn (extended function) Button Custom Setting
Playback Functions Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Voice memo, Histogram display, Exposure warning, Photobook assist, Image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, RAW conversing
Wireless transmitter IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)
Wireless function Geotagging, Wireless communication (Image transfer), View & Obtain Images, PC Auto Save
Video Output NTSC / PAL selectable with Monaural sound
Terminal Digital interface:
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HD output:
HDMI Micro connector
Power supply NP-48 Li-ion battery (included
Battery life for still images approx. 240 frames
Dimensions (W x H x D) 100.0 (W) x 58.5 (H) x 33.3 (D) mm / 3.9 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 1.3 (D) in. (Minimum depth: 23.3 mm / 0.9 in)
Weight Approx. 206g / 7.3 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 187g / 6.6 oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0°C – 40°C
Operating Humidity 10% – 80% (no condensation)
Optional Accessories Li-ion battery NP-48
Battery charger:BC-48 Leather case BLC-XQ1
Waterproof case:WP-XQ1
Remote release RR-90

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