Featuring Fujifilm's bespoke pixel array, the FUJIFILM XQ1 captures high quality images with its large 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor. And you'll be able to enjoy high-speed continuous photography and Full HD movie shooting thanks to the high performance CMOS element of the sensor.
Originally developed by Fujifilm for the FUJIFILM XQ1, the 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor inherits the same architecture and features of the high performance sensor found in the acclaimed FUJIFILM X-Pro1 flagship model. Adoption of BSI (backside illumination) technology enables the successful incorporation of phase detection pixels into the array without affecting sensitivity performance- the key to FUJIFILM XQ1's high-speed AF.
X-Trans CMOS II adopts an original colour filter array with a highly random pattern, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution. This lets the sensor directly capture the high resolution performance of the FUJIFILM XQ1 lens. Also taking advantage of the enhanced performance of the EXR Processor II, Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are calculated to compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur that occur when light passes through the lens and are then applied to produce images with amazing sharpness.
The bright F1.8 lens lets you capture quality pictures not normally possible with a compact camera. Noise is kept to a minimum without boosting sensitivity, while camera shake and subject motion due to high shutter speeds are prevented. And thanks to the large aperture, you can also create attractive "bokeh" blurred background effects.
Featuring state-of-the-art technologies including aspherical elements and high refractive index glass, the FUJIFILM XQ1's lens boasts a fast F1.8 maximum aperture and a slim profile that would be virtually impossible with conventional lens designs. Another important feature is Optical Image Stabilization, which shifts one group of four elements to minimize camera shake without compromising resolution around the edges of the image, a common problem with conventional stabilization systems.
The slim-line lens achieves its aperture of F1.8 with a construction that features 7 lens elements in 6 groups (4 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion lenses).
By using 4 high-performance aspherical lenses, the FUJIFILM XQ1 delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration.
Three ED lenses have been employed for their low dispersion and effective reduction of chromatic aberrations. By preventing colour fringing and reducing contrast, the FUJIFILM XQ1 lens captures images with superb accuracy across the zoom range from wide angle to telephoto.
Across the zoom range, and from the centre of the image to the edges, the FUJIFILM XQ1's optical performance is designed to capture images with exceptional sharpness of detail and colour fidelity in every scene.
With its built-in 3.0-stop* optical (lens shift type) image stabilization function, the FUJIFILM XQ1 will correct your image of any blurring that occurs when photographing moving objects. You will get a clear image without blurring in many kinds of scenes.
With 4x optical zoom and intelligent digital zoom up to a max. of 16x, the XQ1 offers flexible telephoto photography equivalent to 400mm** at maximum.
High Transmittance EBC (Electron Beam Coating) is FUJINON's unique wide-band technology developed for FUJINON broadcast-use lenses. The FUJIFILM XQ1 is the first compact camera to use the High Transmittance EBC on both sides of all glass lenses. Because highly refractive glass bends light rays more sharply than conventional optical glass, it creates greater potential for reflections which can cause ghosting and flare. HT-EBC technology effectively minimizes this stray light, assuring sharp, clear images under even the most demanding conditions.
With a maximum aperture of F1.8 at the wide angle setting and a six-blade aperture diaphragm, the FUJIFILM XQ1's lens delivers beautiful defocused blur. Together with macro capabilities to within just 3cm of your subject, that means huge photographic potential in a highly compact body.