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Fujifilm’s New XQ2 Premium Compact is Essentially an XQ1 With a Firmware Update



Fujifilm announced a new premium compact camera called the XQ2 today. Specs-wise, the camera appears to be an almost perfect clone of its predecessor, the XQ1, except the XQ2 has an additional film simulation mode in its firmware.

If you’re the owner of an XQ1, the specs will be strangely familiar: the XQ1 also has a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS sensor backed by an EXR Processor II. ISO goes from 100 to 12,800.

The lens on the front is a 4x optical zoom f/1.8-f/4.9 lens that’s the equivalent of a 25-100mm in 35mm terms. On the back is a 3-inch 920K-dot LCD screen.


Other features include a 1 second startup time, 0.015s shutter lag, 0.3s shooting interval, 0.06s autofocus, 3 stop optical image stabilization, a popup flash, HD movie recording, a stereo microphone, and Wi-Fi.


The one item on the spec list that’s different is the new ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode, something that was added to a number of existing cameras through a simple firmware update.


You’ll be able to purchase the new Fujifilm XQ2 starting in February 2015 for $400. It will be available in black, white, and silver varieties.