LCD and Viewfinder
Fujifilm XQ1 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.
XQ1 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Fujifilm XQ1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately XQ1 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Fujifilm XQ1 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations.
Fujifilm XQ1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Fujifilm XQ1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Fujifilm XQ1 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.
XQ1 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Fujifilm XQ1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Fujifilm XQ1 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( Image playback/sharing, geo-tagging) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect XQ1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Fujifilm XQ1 is powered by 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 XQ1 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Fujifilm XQ1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Fujifilm XQ1 is $119.99