Object of Desire: Fujifilm XQ2

May 8, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

The new XQ2 is a speedy advanced compact from Fujifilm capable of autofocusing in as little as 0.06 seconds, thanks to the use of phase-detection sensors on its image sensor. You’ll enjoy a rapid startup time of 0.015 seconds, a shot-to-shot interval of 0.3 seconds and continuous shooting at up to 12 fps for a total of nine full-resolution frames from the camera’s EXR Processor II engine. The burst mode tops off at a slower-but-still-respectable 4.7 fps when continuous AF is engaged. The XQ2 features a 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and an f/1.8–4.9 4X optical zoom lens (25–100mm, full-frame equivalent). The QX2’s optical image stabilization system offers up to three stops worth of shake reduction, according to CIPA standards. The camera’s native sensitivity range of ISO 100–12,800 gives you some decent low-light capability, and you can draw on the full complement of Fujifilm’s film simulation modes, including the new Classic Chrome mode that debuted last year. There’s also Wi-Fi for remote control and sharing images with mobile devices. You’ll find a 3-inch, 920K-pixel display on the back of the XQ2 (sorry selfie fans, it’s fixed) in addition to 1920×1080 movie recording at 30 fps. It will be sold in white, black and silver, and black.

Price: $400


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