I had written that I was interested in FUJIFILM XQ1, but I ended up purchasing it on November 23, the day it went on sale.
The X20 of the same Fujifilm is competing with it in terms of price at a little over 50,000 yen, but since I have always written that I am particular about digital condensers (X20 is also a member of the digital condenser category, but its size is still a little big…), I decided not to buy the X20. X20 is attractive, but… X20 doesn’t fit in the pouch where I hang my digital camera, so I thought it would be inconvenient to carry it around. It would be meaningless unless I could easily carry it around and take pictures with it.
Looking around, I saw the Canon PowerShot S120 and the Sony CyberShot RX100, which I have written about several times, in the same price range and in a compact size.
Among them, I dare to choose the XQ1 because…
I have already had the PowerShot S95, so I didin’t thought to interest to buy the S120, which has the same characteristics as the PowerShot S95. I have felt that the operability has improved a lot when I touched it in the store the other day, but the picture direction has evolved since it is the same manufacturer and in the same series.
I was not satisfied with the CyberShot RX100, because I had the NEX-5N, which is probably similar in picture tuning. And there has also a successor, the RX100MK2. I was initially interested the video performance, but since the XQ1 can also shoot 1080/60P (H.264, but…), I was not sure if I would like it. However, I found that iPhone 5S is also quite good for video, so the significance of searching for a camera in terms of “video” has diminished.
In this respect, I was attracted to the XQ1 because it seemed a little different from the cameras I own. I was intrigued by the film simulation function. The same is true of the higher grade X series, and the XF1, which corresponds to the previous model, also has it, but I was curious in the sense that I was using a Fujifilm camera for the first time. I felt as if I dared to take and see pictures with color. The sensor size is 2/3, a little larger than the S95, but smaller than the RX100, so I was more interested in the performance of the X-Trans CMOS II, which has the same reputation as the X20, than the sensor size. I was curious to see how the X-Trans CMOS II, which has the same reputation as the X20, would perform.
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