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Fujifilm XQ1
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Fujifilm XQ1 Digital Camera

12MP 4x CMOS II Nov 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- High Image Quality Of The FUJIFILM X Series In A Pocket Size - Maximum Resolution And Description Power With The Bright F1.8 Lens And "Lens Modulation Optimizer " Function. - A Comfortable High... More
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Four Industry Awards

Digital camera experts rave about this compact camera digital camera and have given it four awards.

The experts at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Ljudochbild.se all thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The expert at one additional expert review site decided that this Fujifilm camera was good. This camera received a "Good Buy" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100. This puts this Fujifilm digital camera in the top 8% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 33 owner reviews the average owner rating of this compact camera digital camera is 84 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few Fujifilm XQ1 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. M. P. H. Williams said on Amazon “The shots were much better quality”. This month Wayne Vaughan gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The picture quality for a compact is very good” in his review of the Fujifilm XQ1. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review of the Fujifilm XQ1 on What Digital Camera “Decent overall performance; it looks good and it's certainly well made”.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Two years ago Dipper said on Amazon “Pictures were very good.”. M. P. H. Williams mentioned “Takes very very good photos” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave the Fujifilm XQ1 a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Melds them into a sleek, impressive image capture device”.

Some Fujifilm XQ1 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Wayne Vaughan said “The lens and sensor are clearly a league above any other compact or smartphone I've ever used” . Expert website Pcmag.com wrote three years ago “The Fujifilm XQ1 takes the X-Trans image sensor from the excellent X20” and scored it 4 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Fujifilm XQ1, announced in October 2013, is a premium compact camera which has a 12 megapixel 2/3 inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, fast f/1.8 4x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Several Fujifilm XQ1 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Dp Review said on DP Review “Good resolution mid aperture range”. Two years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The camera also delivers fast burst shooting, up to 12fp”.

Several Fujifilm XQ1 reviewers who bought the Fujifilm XQ1 concluded that it was good in low light. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review mentioned “Good high ISO image quality”.

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Good Size

A number of Fujifilm XQ1 owners agreed that the Fujifilm XQ1 was compact. David mentioned on Amazon “Very, very quick compact”. David also said “This camera has amazing performance for a compact”. David also said “If you are frustrated trying to capture the action with your existing compact, this is probably the solution”.

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. One Fujifilm XQ1 reviewer thought it was good physically.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Fujifilm XQ1 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good lens. Dp Review said on DP Review “Sharp 1.8 lens”. Dp Review also wrote “Lens ring moves too easily”.

Five Fujifilm XQ1 owners concluded that it had a good autofocus. Dipper said on Amazon “Took more pictures ensuring camera confirmed focus lock before fully pressing shutter” in their review of the Fujifilm XQ1. Dp Review said on DP Review “Speedy PhaseDetect autofocus”. Dp Review also mentioned “Very quick and accurate autofocus”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Dpreview.com wrote “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the a” in their review.

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Easy to Use

A few Fujifilm XQ1 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. M. P. H. Williams rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Once I switched to the other functions using the camera became more fun” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer reckoned that it had a good interface. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “A simple and easy-to-use control interface and decent overall performance; it looks good”.

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Good Connectivity

Two Fujifilm XQ1 reviewers wrote that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com said in their review on expert review site Ephotozine “It also has built-in Wi-Fi for easy transfer of images to a smartphone, tablet or PC”. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Technical Features

Three Fujifilm XQ1 owners considered that this digital camera had good features. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave the Fujifilm XQ1 a score of 4 stars and said on expert website What Digital Camera “It has a good range of features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Fujifilm XQ1 is an easy to use camera which packs lots of useful features such as a fast f/1.8 lens” in their Fujifilm XQ1 review. Three years ago expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Packed with features including full manual-controls, manual-focus”.

Good Support

A number of Fujifilm XQ1 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Howard Stansfield wrote on Amazon “Full manual mode control”. Howard Stansfield also said “Full manual mode critical for good shots”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com wrote in their Fujifilm XQ1 review “Fujifilm announced its point-and-shoot XQ1 and its mid-tier X-E2 earlier this month as two products that help expand its popular X Series”.

Robust

A number of customers who bought the product thought it was well made. Two years ago Dp Review mentioned in their Fujifilm XQ1 review on DP Review “Lovely solid build”. Dp Review also said “Small size, physical lens ring, solid build quality, decent image quality, effective image stabilisation, competitive aperture range”.

One customer who bought the Fujifilm XQ1 reckoned that it was reliable. Two years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Reliable metering” in their review of the Fujifilm XQ1.

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Good Battery Life

One person considered that this digital camera had a good battery life. Wayne Vaughan said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery life is decent and charges very quickly via USB” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Fujifilm cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Video Capture

One Fujifilm XQ1 reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Fujifilm XQ1 Review – The Fujifilm XQ1 is a stylish premium X-series compact which shares the same sensor as the impressive X20” in their review.

One Fujifilm XQ1 owner who bought the product concluded that it was a good design. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm XQ1 on DP Review “Sleek design”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Fujifilm XQ1 owner concluded that this digital camera had a good screen. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Sharp rear display”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the XQ1 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Fujifilm XQ1 supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Lumix DMC-FT4 both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Lumix DMC-TZ60, or the Lumix DMC-TZ60 both from Panasonic.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm XQ1 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the XQ1 which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Fujifilm XQ1 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 which is cheaper.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Fujifilm XQ1 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Fujifilm camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of this age and type.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm XQ1 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the XQ1 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Fujifilm XQ1 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XQ1, the maximum aperture of the Fujifilm XQ1 of 11 is one of the smallest. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XQ1 the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the XQ1 range from 3 to 52,000. At 12,800, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XQ1.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1864, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360 and 1920 x 1080 and 1536 x 1536. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the XQ1 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XQ1 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly high display resolution (920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the XQ1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the XQ1.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of cameras that are a comparable age to the XQ1 is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9. At only 1.8, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a very small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XQ1.

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14 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it thought it was not noisy. Dp Review mentioned in their review “Quite noisy images”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Fujifilm XQ1 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the XQ1 do support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras that are a comparable age to the XQ1 is 2x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ1 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (20x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the XQ1 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of only 12 megapixels, the Fujifilm XQ1 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) (16.3MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (18.1MP), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (18.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS II sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Fujifilm XQ1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the XQ1 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm XQ1 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 are also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Fujifilm XQ1 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 810x. The Fujifilm XQ1 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (40x and higher rated).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm XQ1 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 16 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the XQ1. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have combined zoom of between 3x and 1,600x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 100 millimeters, the Fujifilm XQ1 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the XQ1. The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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Only Supports One ISO Speed

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The ISO speeds 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Thick

The thinnest compact camera digital camera that came out more than two years ago is 13mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The Fujifilm XQ1 is quite thick (33.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the XQ1.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm XQ1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the XQ1.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F660 which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm XQ1 has a relatively typical weight (187 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix F660 (217g and cheaper), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 (175g and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 62309181, fujifilm fxxq1, fujifilm fxxq1b, fujifilm p10nc11770, fujifilm p10nc11770a
Barcodes 00000016410594, 00000016410609, 00074101023626, 00074101023633, 00616348088886, 00616348088893, 04547410263305, 04547410263312, 04547410263534

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