Fujifilm XQ1 features
The XQ1 features a 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II 12 megapixel image sensor controls moiré and false colour generation without need for an Optical Low Pass Filter. The EXR Processor II also more than doubles the previous processing speed so noise is controlled and image clarity maintained, meaning greens, blues, and skin tones are all beautifully reproduced. Sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 so you can take natural and clear images even in low light environments. Through the in-camera RAW development function, a RAW image can be converted to JPEG without additional software and a Personal computer.
Taking pictures with the XQ1
The newly developed F1.8 4x zoom (25-100mm) is constructed with 4 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion lenses, with all lens surfaces covered in Fujinon original HT-EBC coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The bright F1.8 aperture gives the background a natural bokeh effect for a beautiful contrast with the main subject. Image quality is further enhanced by the Lens Modulation Optimiser. It corrects even marginal optical defects and diffractions caused when the lens aperture is narrowed. This maximises the resolving power of the lens for edge-to-edge image clarity. 3-stop optical image stabilisation is extremely useful when using the camera in low light conditions.
Luxury digital camera
A quality performance is matched by the XQ1’s luxury looks and first class handling. Settings from Advanced Filters to high level manual focusing, aperture, and shutter speed can all be changed by turning the machined aluminum high texture control ring fitted around the lens. This avoids the need to go into the menu. Plus, it’s easy to access your own preferred functions too, using the expansion function (E-Fn) button on the back of the camera. Movies can be filmed in Full HD at 60fps and the dedicated image stabilisation function helps keep things smooth when shooting handheld. If you want to explore the movie director in you, then try out the Film Simulation Modes to give your creativity a distinctive look.
Fujifilm XQ1 price
The Fujifilm XQ1 price is set at $999 USD. Prices may vary from country to country. It is available for retail around November 2013 in a stylish Black or Silver colour bringing an essential stamp of luxury and making it the perfect premium compact for discerning users. Visit the Fujifilm website for additional product information and availability of optional XQ1 accessories.