Barrelling is something of an issue at the widest 25mm focal length setting of the zoom – making straight lines near close of the edges of the frame bend outwards in the middle. Some pincushion is evident at the longer setting too. See the full resolution image here.
Noise becomes clearly evident in images shot at ISO 400 and above, but only reaches a dangerous level at ISO 3200. The upside of Fuji's low-impact noise reduction is that resolution is preserved at higher ISO settings. See the full resolution image here.
The XQ1's auto white balancing system is surprisingly good, and is often a better bet than the limited pre-set options. The auto mode took nothing away from this sunset. See the full resolution image here.
There is no evidence, even at the extremes of the frame, of chromatic fringing in images shot at the wider focal lengths. See the full resolution image here.
The XQ1 provides pretty good in-camera raw processing, allowing us to add film 'looks' to image post-capture, and to alter contrast and colour settings. See the full resolution image here.
Exposures tend to be on the bright side, as with most compact cameras. Here using -1EV has produced much richer colours and a better representation of how we saw the scene. See the full image resolution here.