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Fujifilm XQ2

Release Date : 15 January 2015
Price : $ 399.95
Color : Black | White | Silver

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Key features

The XQ2 is a deceptively powerful camera offering advanced X Series image quality and functionality in a very small package. Suited to both amateurs and enthusiasts, the XQ2 is compact enough to carry with you at all times, captures superb shots and offers plenty of creative effects.

Unique sensor design and X Series image quality

The XQ2’s 2/3-inch X-Trans™ CMOS II sensor has a unique, random pixel array which controls moiré and false colors without the need for an optical low-pass filter. This enables light from the lens to pass straight to the sensor delivering excellent resolution and low noise.

Bright F1.8 lens

The ultra-bright lens on the XQ2 has a wide-angle maximum aperture of F1.8, and a 4x zoom (25-100mm*4) and constructed with four aspherical and three extra-low dispersion elements, with all lens surfaces covered in Fujinon’s unique HT-EBC coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The bright F1.8 aperture allows a natural bokeh effect in the background, creating a beautiful contrast with the main subject, and the lens’s 3.0 stop*5 optical image stabilization keeps pictures sharper when using the camera in low-light conditions.

In addition, Fujifilm’s unique “Lens Modulation Optimizer” image processing technology maximizes lens performance by correcting optical effects like diffraction, based on the unique light-gathering performance and characteristics of each lens setting.

Speedy and responsive shooting

With its instinctive focusing and quick start-up time, the XQ2 won’t let you down when you need to capture a fleeting moment. It boasts the world’s fastest AF of just 0.06 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.3 seconds until the next shot can be taken, while shutter lag is an almost unnoticeable 0.015 seconds.

Using an evolved algorithm to boost performance, the AF system examines each subject and scene, and automatically switches between Contrast AF mode, which is accurate even in low light, and Phase Detection AF mode, which is faster for shooting moving subjects. This ensures speedy and accurate autofocus for any type of scene or subject. The new Multi AF automatically selects up to nine focus areas for accurate focusing across the frame and the ability to detect human faces enhances AF accuracy even further.

Easy operation and great handling

The premium finish of the camera body and its ease of operation give the XQ2 a truly sophisticated feel. From its Advanced Filters to manual focusing, or setting the aperture and shutter speed, a variety of functions can be set by turning the control ring, textured and machined aluminum, fitted around the lens. This tactile control avoids the need to go into the menu and speeds up operation, plus it’s easy to access your own preferred functions, using the extended function (E-Fn) button on the back of the camera.

Transfer images wirelessly

Wireless image transfer is simple from the XQ2 to a smartphone or tablet once the free FUJIFILM Camera Application has been installed. There are no troublesome ID and password settings; just press the Wi-Fi®*6 button on the camera and instantly add the images to your blog or share them with friends via social networking sites. Users can also set the XQ2 to read its location from smartphones and tablets, enabling them to keep a record of where they took their shots. Wi-Fi transfer also enables wireless backup of photos and movies onto your computer*7 and printing is easy, too – just send images to an Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1 for Instax instant film prints.

Focus and review in comfort

The XQ2’s 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD makes viewing easy, even in bright conditions thanks to its high-contrast, anti-reflective glass and 85° vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The LCD also helps users achieve critically sharp shots when using manual focus, thanks to its Focus Peak Highlight mode, where in-focus areas of the subject can be instantly recognized by a high-contrast outline.

Perfect colors and creative options

Fujifilm’s unprecedented image quality has been cultivated through the development of photographic films over the past 80 years, reproducing warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich greens in trees and grass, just as photographers remember the scene. Building on this extensive expertise, the XQ2 features the new, “Classic Chrome” Film Simulation mode, which delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction. Classic Chrome is just one of nine different modes that simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films, including color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA), monochrome filters (MONOCHROME, Ye filter, R filter and G filter) and SEPIA.

A separate Multiple Exposure function offers users the chance to combine two separate subjects into one photo. For further creative control, the camera’s aspect ratio can be switched between 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 (square) to accommodate a wide range of photographic styles. The XQ2 also features an ADVANCED SR AUTO mode, which recognizes faces and scene types, letting users shoot everything from portraits to landscapes and even moving subjects while the XQ2 optimizes the focus, exposure, ISO and other settings.

Intelligent flash

The built-in Super Intelligent Flash accurately controls the flash power required for any shooting situation, so natural-looking indoor portraits, macro subjects, or food images can all be taken while over-exposure is carefully controlled. The same function means that strongly backlit subjects, like portraits, will also be beautifully and naturally illuminated bringing out all the detail you want from shadow areas.

Process RAWs on the move

Through the in-camera RAW development function, a RAW image can be converted to JPEG without the need for additional software and a computer.

Shoot HD Movies

Movies can be filmed in Full HD at 60fps and the dedicated image stabilization function helps keep videos smooth when shooting handheld. If you want to explore the movie director in you, then try out the Film Simulation Modes to give your videos a distinctive and creative look.

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Detail Specification

Model Name FUJIFILM XQ2
Number of effective pixels 12.0 million pixels
Image sensor 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II with primary color filter
Total number of pixels : 14.5 million pixels
Storage media
  • Internal memory (approx. 66MB)
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card*1
File format still imageJPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2, RAW (RAF format), RAW + JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)movieMovie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM Stereo
Number of recorded pixels L : (4:3) 4000 x 3000 / (3:2) 4000 x 2664 / (16:9) 4000 x 2248 / (1:1) 2992 x 2992
M : (4:3) 2816 x 2112 / (3:2) 2816 x 1864 / (16:9) 2816 x 1584 / (1:1) 2112 x 2112
S : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 / (3:2) 2048 x 1360 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080 / (1:1) 1536 x 1536<Motion Panorama>
360° Vertical 1624 x 11520 Horizontal 11520 x 1080
180° Vertical 1624 x 5760 Horizontal 5760 x 1080
120° Vertical 1624 x 3840 Horizontal 3840 x 1080
Lens nameFujinon 4x optical zoom lensfocal lengthf=6.4 – 25.6mm, equivalent to 25 – 100mm on a 35mm format.

full-aperture

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
(from lens surface)
NormalWide : approx. 50cm / 1.6 ft. to infinity
Telephoto : approx. 80cm / 2.6 ft. to infinityMacroWide : approx. 3cm – 3.0m / 1.1 in. – 9.8 ft.
Telephoto : approx. 50cm – 3.0m / 1.6 ft. – 9.8 ft.
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-zone metering, Multi, Spot, Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Speed Priority AE / Manual exposure
Shooting modes ADVANCED SR AUTO, AUTO, Filter (Advanced Filter), P, S, A, M, C, SP, Adv.(Advanced mode)SP : Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, UnderwaterFilter : Toy camera / Miniature / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
Adv. : Motion panorama360 / Pro focus / Pro low light / Multiple exposure
Image stabilizer Lens shift type
Face detection Yes
Exporsure 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 1/4000 sec. at small aperture, up to 1/1000 sec. at full aperture
Continuous shooting TOPSuper High : approx. 12.0 fps (max. approx. 9 frames)
High : approx. 9.0 fps (max. approx. 11 frames)
Middle : approx. 6.0 fps (max. approx. 14 frames)
Low : approx. 3.0 fps (max. approx. 200 frames)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with or higher.
* Max. number of frames can be shot in JPEG settingBest Frame captureSuper 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)
* Max. number of frames can be shot in JPEG setting
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 modeSingle AF / Continuous AF / MFtypeIntelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF), AF assist illuminator available

AF frame selection

Multi(Multi Target), 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
Flash Auto flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO)
Wide : approx. 50cm – 7.4m / 1.6 ft. – 24.2 ft.
Telephoto : approx. 80cm – 2.7m / 2.6 ft. – 8.8 ft.
Flash modes Red-eye removal OFFAuto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.Red-eye removal ONRed-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.
Hot shoe
Viewfinder
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 920K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p / 30p Continuous recording : up to approx. 14 min.
HD 1280 x 720 60p / 30p Continuous recording : up to approx. 27 min.
640 x 480 30p Continuous recording : up to approx. 115 min.
with stereo sound
Optical zoom can be used.
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with or higher.
Photography functions Movie Scene Recognition, High Speed Movie (80/150/250 fps.), Face Detection, Auto Red-eye Removal, Color, Sharpness, Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone, Noise Reduction, Dynamic Range, Electronic level, Histogram display, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Advanced Anti Blur, Pre-AF, Control ring setting, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, Date Stamp, E-Fn (extended function) Button Custom Setting
Film simulation PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA
Playback functions Face Detection, Auto Red-eye Removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Histogram display, Exposure warning, Photobook assist, Image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase Selected Frames, RAW Conversion
Wireless transmitter StandardIEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)Access modeInfrastructure
Wireless function Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / PC Auto Save / instax Printer Print
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode
Terminal Video output-Digital interfaceUSB 2.0 High-Speed

HDMI output

HDMI Micro connector

Power supply NP-48 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 100.0mm (W) x 58.5mm (H) x 33.3mm (D) / 3.9 in. (W) x 2.3 in. (H) x 1.3 in. (D)
(Minimum depth : 23.3mm / 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)
Battery life for still images*3 Approx. 240 frames
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-48
AC power adapter AC-5VT
Plug adapter
Hand strap
USB cable
CD-ROM*4
Owner’s manual