As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Fujifilm XQ2 is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. The Fujifilm XQ2's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220) and Fujifilm (such as the XQ1 and the X70)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm XQ2 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection), is newer (january 2015 vs august 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 320 shots), doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
1 year older
$120

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the XQ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the XQ2)

  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the XQ1 and XQ2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
4 months older
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the XQ2)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the X30 and XQ2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
1 year older
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the XQ2)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the XQ2)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the P340 and XQ2

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 months older
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the XQ2)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the XQ2)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the G7 X and XQ2

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
2 years older
$395

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the XQ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the XF1 and XQ2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
4 years older
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the XQ2)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 240 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the XQ2)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the XZ-1 and XQ2

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm XQ2 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.8 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 0.8 fps).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (100×59×33 mm) vs super compact (100×53×23 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (206 g vs 150 g).

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the XQ2)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the XQ2)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the SD980 IS and XQ2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm XQ2 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 2.5 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 270 shots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year older
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the XQ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and XQ2

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
1 year newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the XQ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and XQ2

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SH-2

Olympus Stylus SH-2
similar age
$480

Significant advantages of the SH-2 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SH-2 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SH-2 and XQ2

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the XQ2)

  • Longer battery life: 295 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and XQ2

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
similar age
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the XQ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/1.8
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SX610 HS and XQ2

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
1 year older
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the XQ2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and XQ2

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm XQ2 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 8 fps), is thinner (1.3" vs 1.7") and is slightly lighter (206 g vs 340 g).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm) and has a significantly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 330 shots).

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
1 year newer
$1,365

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the XQ2)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the XQ2)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the X70 and XQ2

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 340 g vs 206 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm XQ2 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (january 2015 vs march 2014).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20.5 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much shorter battery life (240 shots vs 650 shots) and has a built-in lens.

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
10 months older
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the XQ2)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the XQ2)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Mini and XQ2

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 154 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.3"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm XQ2 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (100×59×33 mm) vs professional size (125×87×110 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 7.4 fps).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 60x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a much shorter battery life (240 shots vs 540 shots).

Samsung WB100

Samsung WB100
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the WB100 (vs the XQ2)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 22 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the WB100 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the WB100 and XQ2

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 403 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years older
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and XQ2

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the XQ2)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and XQ2

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 206 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
1 year older
$244

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the XQ2)

  • More zoom: 64.6x vs 4x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and XQ2

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 206 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and XQ2

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the XQ2)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the XQ2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (100×59×33 mm)
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and XQ2

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 206 g