Fujifilm XQ2: an ultra-compact camera packed with features

Fujifilm is back again with yet another camera, the XQ2. There's a lot to like about this camera, with its maker aiming to combine the best of both worlds: premium quality and tiny size. The end result was this ultra-compact and super light camera and the features it brings. Photographers are able to shoot in RAW, utilize integrated filters, and wirelessly transfer images and video to other devices using the built-in WiFi functionality. Joining the camera are both leather and waterproof cases.

The XQ2 features a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, as well as an EXR Processor II image engine. There's an F1.8 – F4.9 lens with x4 optical zoom (the camera also offers x4 digital zoom); there's also a Lens Modulation Optimizer. ISO ranges from 100 through 12,800.

On the rear of the camera lies a 3-inch LCD display with 920k-dot and 85-degree horizontal/vertical viewing angles. The RAW images can be converted to JPEG using an in-camera converter, and can be decked out with one of several filters or effects like Soft Focus, Miniature, Pop Color, High/Low Key, and more.

The camera is also able to record Full HD video at 60 frames-per-second with stabilization to keep the resulting videos shake-free. There are a total of nine Film Simulation modes to complement this, allowing users to add effects like Monochrome, G filter, Astia, Classic Chrome, and more.

SOURCE: Fujifilm