From the Manufacturer:
The XQ1 offers superb performance that lives up to its X series DNA, all bundled into a truly pocketable body. The smallest camera in the X series provides high-definition image quality, expressive power achieved from its bright lens, and premium photographic features that will not disappoint. It exceeds the limits of a compact camera and will appeal to any enthusiast looking for a high quality pocketable compact camera. It offers the convenience of fast start-up times and AF speeds and also a control ring which can be customized to suit your shooting style.
Superb build quality
Available in solid black and solid silver, the XQ1's all-metal body is of the highest quality. With a stylish upper control deck, the black body has a crepe touch, while the silver body is fully anodized with a single tone finish matching the upper control deck. This high quality texture lets users feel the joy of holding the camera in their hands.
X series Image Quality
To maximize the power of the lens, Fujilm has removed the optical low-pass filter from its X-Trans CMOS II sensor. In addition, the camera features a "lens modulation optimizer," which minimizes diraction and chromatic aberrations by digitally processing images to improve sharpness and clarity. Extraordinary resolution can be experienced with simple shooting in JPEG format.
Bright F1.8 Lens
The XQ1 features a Fujinon 4x optical zoom that covers 25-100mm (35mm format equivalent). The adoption of highly-refractive aspherical lenses facilitates the F1.8 brightness at the widest point. Clear images are captured even in low-light thanks to 3.0-stop image stabilization and multi-layer coating technology unique to Fujinon.
Easy setting selection via the control ring
The control ring offers operability similar to analogue cameras. You can set your preferred functionality in advance and then use the control ring to finely adjust settings, without going to the menu screen. The user can set functions such as the aperture, exposure compensation and ISO of their choice.
World's fastest .06 seconds Phase Detection AF
With its impressive phase detection AF speed of 0.06 seconds, it is the fastest in the world. Fujilm's EXR Processor II, the latest image processing engine, offers high-speed performance that captures any photo opportunity with a start-up time of 0.99 seconds, shooting interval of 0.3 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.015 seconds and continuous shooting of 12.0 fps (continuous shooting of max. 9 frames).
Transfer images to your smartphone with one push of a button
With the "Wireless Image Transfer" function, images are easily transferred to smartphones and tablets simply by pushing the Wi-Fi button. Users can set the camera up to read its location from smartphones and tablets enabling you to keep tabs on where you took your photos. By using PC Auto Save, a backup of your pictures can be saved to your PC in just a few seconds.