LCD and Viewfinder
Fujifilm XQ2 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
XQ2 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Fujifilm XQ2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately XQ2 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Fujifilm XQ2 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations.
Fujifilm XQ2 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Fujifilm XQ2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Fujifilm XQ2 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
XQ2 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Fujifilm XQ2 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Fujifilm XQ2 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect XQ2 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Fujifilm XQ2 is powered by NP-48 battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Fujifilm XQ2 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Fujifilm XQ2 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Fujifilm XQ2 is $299.00