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Old 11-21-2015   #1
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Thoughts on Fuji xQ1 camera

Same sensor as x20 in a very compact package. Have to chance to pick one up used in LN condition tomorrow for $110 Cdn.

Looks good on paper for the type of camera it is. One that can always be in your pocket.

Anyone have one?
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No owners? No thoughts? Here's a link to a review:

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/f...1-review-23519
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No opinion, but for that amount I think it's a safe buy. I'd be surprised if you couldn't sell it on if you didn't take to it.

It's the kind of camera I would use a digital sketch book if nothing else, taking notes of locations/scenes I would want to come back to.
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If it helps, I had the x20 for a while.
It was great for what it was. Killer ergonomics. Good iq.... But boring.
Images not good enough to justify the carry of a "real" camera.
May as well use a smartphone .

The zoom is tempting but the x100 models are even more tempting.
The Lumix LX100 is the most attractive zoom compact... Check that baby out Frank
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Thank you for your thoughts guys.
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i'd stick with the xm1 & 27...
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Oh, I will. But there are times, just yesterday in fact, when I was puttering around fixing a gate in the yard when the xm1/27 with neckstrap over one shoulder, kept getting in the way. This xq1 will fit unobtrusively in a pocket. What I'm trying to say is that sometimes even the xm1 is too big.
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i feel incomplete with a p&s...
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I feel incomplete without a camera.

This Fuji has pretty comprehensive controls.
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Doesn't look one can buy an LX100 for $110CDN ... just sayin'
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I feel incomplete without a camera.

This Fuji has pretty comprehensive controls.
but a 2/3 sensor...
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How big was the sensor in the Nikon you recently sold?

Edit: got it, 1 inch
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My brother in law has an X10 and his pics look pretty good.
He's created photo books from family vacations.
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I wouldn't bother with a sensor smaller than 1", you might as well stick with a smartphone. The Sony RX100 series and the Canon G7X or G9X have one, and decent image quality and are the bare minimum, but of course you aren't going to get one for $110. So is the Ricoh GR. LX100 is too large to be pocketable, but then again I keep a Sony RX1 or a Fuji X100S as my everyday-carry.
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Smartphones don't handle like cameras, even considering that you're still composing on an LCD screen. As much as I admire the output of my iPhone 6s, it's not as easy to use as a compact P&S.
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Well, for $110 it'll be a fun toy.
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I got one for my wife. Average image quality.
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I have one Frank. Bought it from Fuji UK refurb about four months back. Carry it everyday and it has replaced my GR to some extent purely for its size. The GR is better though. Liking the High Dynamic mode for some colour shots. The wide 25mm lens is handy. Nice size for your pocket. I'm gonna be celebrating my 35th wedding anniversary this weekend and as I'll be suited and booted the tiny Fuji is the one I'll have with me.
Over the four months of owning it I've never felt like it's not good enough, whether I'm shooting parties, street or touristy shots. Yes I have cameras with better, bigger sensors but this is the one that's handier. I've only printed small prints from it so far but they were fine.

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Oh, I will. But there are times, just yesterday in fact, when I was puttering around fixing a gate in the yard when the xm1/27 with neckstrap over one shoulder, kept getting in the way. This xq1 will fit unobtrusively in a pocket. What I'm trying to say is that sometimes even the xm1 is too big.
I think the Q1 is spot on. I had an X20 while traveling in Israel last year. It performed wonderfully. I was very pleased. (My other rig was an M6). So the Q1 would be a nice "always with you" camera. IMHO.
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Wow Paul, those are some great shots! Thank you for giving me something to aspire to.

I picked it up this morning and it looks new. I think it will be perfect for those times when I can't be bothered carrying a camera. I've got lots of iPhone shots that I'm happy with, and this will give technically better shots in a camera format with camera controls.

Pics coming soon.
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Really nice examples Paul..

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Jpeg1 from this camera is good for family vacation albums, yes. Printed at Walmart at small size which is next after wallet size, I guess.
And if you find pictures as above acceptable it is fine as well.
Camera itself is very nice and fast to focus.
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Picture of cameras is with iPhone 4s. I'm hoping for better from xq1.
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Yes, I know, it was about pictures from xq1 provided above. You'll get better ones for sure, just not as good as from two you have already.
Size of the sensor is really matter.
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Yes, I know, it was about pictures from xq1 provided above. You'll get better ones for sure, just not as good as from two you have already.
Size of the sensor is really matter.
Kuvvy's photo's show it's the camera in the hand's more than the camera itself. These photo's are very acceptable in my eye. Especially if all you wish is to post photo's on the internet.
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I bought the XQ2, which is a minor update, a few weeks ago to serve as a back pocket camera (as opposed to a Back Alley camera ). With a 2/3 inch sensor and 12 mp, I figure the photosite density on the XQ2 sensor is actually less than on a 1 inch 20 mp sensor.

Here is a recent example - OOC BW jpg with yellow filter:

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https://kirkh.smugmug.com/Urban/Wash...ht/i-BHngMZz/A

With images of 3000 x 4000 pixels, you can produce a very nice 11x14 print using an Epson (360 dpi) printer. Of course you should aim to keep the ISO at 400 or lower, 800 in a pinch.

Great camera to have in your back pocket.

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That's just great, Kirk!
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Looks like a great family.

While I love the always with me of my iPhone 5, the feel is not that of a camera. She looks like an excellent pocket camera. My guess is that the menu layout and controls are pretty similar to it's larger siblings.

Please share how she handles and some of your results.

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Pics of my darkroom with the XQ-1:
Just record shots but you can see the technical quality, keeping in mind they were handheld.
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