Fuji Announces Pocketable XQ1

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Today Fuji announced the addition of the XQ1, a pocketable point and shoot. The camera has an f1.8-f4.9 4x zoom lens (25-100mm in 35mm format), 12 Megapixel 2/3″ X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and the EXR Processor II which promises the world’s fastest autofocus speeds for this genre of cameras. 

Just like the new X-E2, the XQ1 has an X-Trans CMOS II sensor that uses an original color filter array with a highly randomized pixel arrangement. This camera does not have an optical low pass filter. This camera also utilizes the Lens Modulation Optimizer for sharper imagery. An in-camera Image Stabilization system is available for shooting in low light situations. The camera has an ISO range from 100 to 12800. 

The QX1 also has an auto switching AF just like the X-E2. This combines contrast AF with phase detection AF to insure better images in low light conditions. The XQ1 has Focus Highlight Peaking for manual autofocusing.

The camera sports an ultra-small body that is 3.93″ (w) x 2.3″ (h) x 1.3″ (d). It has a 920,000 dot LCD screen made of anti-reflective glass.

The XQ1 shoots full HD video with up to 60fps. The camera also includes a Wi-Fi button for easy transfer of photos and movies to smartphones, tablets and computers.

The FUJIFILM XQ1 will be available in October 2013 for $499.95 in both all-black and all-silver.

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