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Fujifilm XQ2 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Unacceptable noise level
Focusing struggled occasionally
89 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on two expert reviews from sites including Mac World and Cnetfrance.fr.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 8,671 expert and owner reviews (including 192 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm XQ2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Features

Good Features

One owner concluded that it had good features. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their Fujifilm XQ2 review “Amazing Custom Features”.


Smart TV

Versatile Connectivity Options

One customer said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Mac World said “Versatile connectivity options”.


Design

Reliable Metering

One owner who purchased the product concluded that it was reliable. Techradar wrote “Reliable metering”.

Customisable Control Ring

Four people who reviewed the Fujifilm XQ2 concluded that it was easy to use. Techradar wrote three years ago “Customisable control ring”. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Ease Of Use” nonetheless they only scored it 20 out of 100. Brooke R wrote in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Point and shoots can be frustrating for photographers who are used to having control” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Three owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Techradar said “Easy access to image settings” in their review of this digital camera but they only rated it 1 stars. Techradar also said “Intuitive menu system” in their review. Techradar also mentioned “Elegancka i lekka obudowa, wygodna i intuicyjna obsuga, wygodne w obsudze menu funkcyjne, duy i czytelny ekran LCD, uyteczny zakres ogniskowych, dobra rozdzielczo zdj JPEG, dobre odwzorowanie kolorw z” in their review.

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Excellent Image Quality

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Techradar mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm XQ2 “High image quality overall” although they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Techradar also mentioned “The Fujifilm X 2 is an attractive advanced compact with a fast 1.8 maximum aperture and good lowlight photo quality” in their review. Techradar also wrote “Good high ISO image quality” in their review.

Attractive Design

Five customers reckoned that the product was well designed. Techradar said “Attractive design”. Techradar also wrote “Modular bay design” in their review. Techradar also mentioned “Pocketable and well designed” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Beautiful Fuji Colors” in their Fujifilm XQ2 review.

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Strong Built-In Flash

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash. Techradar wrote “Strong built-in flash” in their review of this digital camera.

QHD Display

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Techradar wrote in their review of the Fujifilm XQ2 “Bright, highcontrast screen” but even so they only gave the product a score of 14 out of 100. Techradar also wrote “QHD display” in their review. Techradar also mentioned “High resolution screen” in their review.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Excellent Viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

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Very Low Image Noise

Eight customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was able to produce good images. Techradar said “Easy Wi-Fi photo transfer to smartphones”. Techradar also wrote “Very low image noise” in their review. Techradar also said “X-Trans image sensor” in their review.

Four people said that the product had a good picture resolution. Techradar wrote “Fast burst shooting”. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Great Resolution”. Two people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good in low light. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

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Focusing Struggled Occasionally

Three people who reviewed the Fujifilm XQ2 thought it did not have a good autofocus. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Does not wait for autofocus to lock” . Techradar also said “Unreliable autofocus in dim lighting” in their review. Techradar also said “Focusing struggled occasionally” in their review.

Two owners thought the product did not have a good zoom. Techradar mentioned “Limited zoom range”.

Two customers agreed that it did not have a good lens. Techradar wrote “Lens lacks sharpness and homogeneity” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar also mentioned “Lens and sensor not up with the very best in its class” in their review.

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Zoom Noise in Videos

Five people who bought the product agreed that it was not good for video recording. Techradar said “Bassa qualit video, schermo non articolato e non touch” in their Fujifilm XQ2 review. Techradar also said “And video quality is just OK” in their review. Techradar also mentioned “Limited video functions” in their review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support Wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon S110, or the Panasonic DMC-LF1.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon SX50 HS, or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($419.95) which has better reviews.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm camera have still image resolution(s) 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. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS ($274.99), the 500, or the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi all from Canon.

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Power

Very Good Battery Runtimes

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Techradar mentioned three years ago “Very good battery runtimes”. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of the Fujifilm XQ2 three years ago “Good Battery Life” . Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Businesss users won't be too bothered about a little extra thickness to get hold of full day of battery life (we'd bet that plenty of consumers” in their Fujifilm XQ2 review.


Audio

Loud Under Load

Three people said in their reviews that it was noisy. Techradar wrote “Loud under load”. Techradar also wrote “Zoom noise in videos” in their review. Techradar also said “Noisy at higher ISOs” in their review.

Features Noise Reduction

The Fujifilm XQ2 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm XQ2 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people said in their reviews that it was noisy. Techradar wrote “Loud under load”. Techradar also wrote “Zoom noise in videos” in their review. Techradar also said “Noisy at higher ISOs” in their review.


Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a self-timer, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a hand strap, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm XQ2 has an HDMI. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm XQ2 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Fujifilm XQ2 features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivities

The Fujifilm XQ2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 640 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00), and the 230 HS both from Canon or the Nikon P330 is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.8, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. The average minimum aperture number of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 3.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The maximum aperture numbers of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 22.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 230mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm. The Fujifilm XQ2 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), or the LUMIX GF3K ($459.95) both from Panasonic or the Canon 1100 which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the XQ1, the X10, or the XF1 ($156.39) all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (24x and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95) (24x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Support

It Has a Satisfying Mix of Manual and Automatic Shooting Options

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Techradar mentioned three years ago “It has a satisfying mix of manual and automatic shooting options” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk said “Manual Capability” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Large Sensor for a Compact Camera

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Large sensor for a compact camera”. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Super Compact” in their Fujifilm XQ2 review. Techradar.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Techradar “We recently got some hands on time with Fujitsu's compact Lifebook S904 notebook at VMworld 2014”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and said “A slightly bulky chassis doesn't detract from the Lifebook S904's charms too much” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 187 grams, the Fujifilm XQ2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 187g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ1.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm xq2silver, fujifilm xq2white, fujifilm fxxq2s, fujifilm xq2b
Barcodes 00000016455075, 00074101026085, 00074101026139, 00636983056927, 04547410298154, 04547410298178, 04547410298222, 04547410298246, 04547410298314

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