Fujifilm unveils Finepix XP200 rugged compact camera with Wi-Fi










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Fujifilm has launched the XP200 rugged compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi. It is waterproof to a depth of 15m, shockproof for drops of up to 2m, freezeproof to -10°C and dust/sand proof. It is based around a 16MP CMOS sensor and 28-140mm equivalent lens. The camera’s Wi-Fi capability allows users to share photos via the ‘Fujifilm Camera Application’ app for iOS and Android devices. The XP200 will be available in black, yellow, blue and red from May 2013 at a suggested retail price of $299.95 / £229.99.

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FUJIFILM FINEPIX XP200 COMBINES EXTREME DURABILITY WITH EASY WIRELESS IMAGE TRANSFER FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS

XP200 sets a new standard for rugged cameras that deliver sharp images in any environment

Valhalla, N.Y., March 22, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the latest addition to the popular rugged XP Series, the FinePix XP200. The new XP200 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor for enhanced image quality, a reinforced 5x FUJINON lens, and is Waterproof to 50ft (15M), Shockproof to 6.6ft, Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof*1. The XP200 also has a newly redesigned battery door lock with double seals for enhanced protection so that users are certain to get their most adventurous shots, all with an attractive camera body that is easy to use for the whole family.

“The new XP200 is the ultimate outdoor camera for every extreme athlete and outdoor enthusiast who wants to capture their adventures and share them quickly and easily online,” said David Troy, Director of Marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “By creating a camera that handles serious depths, ice, sand and drops, the XP200 is designed to inspire confidence and deliver clear, sharp images and full HD video wherever you go.” 

Superior image quality

The FinePix XP200 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization to capture images that are sharp and clear, even in challenging low-light conditions. It also incorporates an internal 5x optical FUJINON zoom lens (28-140mm*3) that allows users to get close to the action, even under water. And with its Intelligent Digital Zoom, the XP200 can double its zoom range to 10x while still offering optimum image quality. 

Enhanced Wireless Image Transfer Function

The XP200’s new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies *3,from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds.

To connect the XP200 to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera Application” to their iPhone™ / iPad™ or Android™ smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the XP200. The app also lets you download movies*3, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera. 

With its Wi-Fi capability, the XP200 also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer. Users simply install the free “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” software onto their computer and select which folder they want the photos to back up to, and then by linking a Wi-Fi Router and the XP200, the camera will automatically backup photos to their home computer.

Pictures stored on the XP200 can be viewed and selected for download on large smartphone or tablet screens for a smooth viewing experience. No wireless LAN access point or complicated ID or password entry is required, and once pictures have been downloaded to the smartphone, it is simple to upload them to social networking sites.

High Speed for Real Life

The FinePix XP200 has all the speed users need to capture their fast action including two high speed shooting modes, 10fps*4 continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 9 frames) and an ultra-high speed continuous shooting at up to 60fps*4 (max 70 frames in 16:9, S size only). The XP200 even has a dedicated “Burst Mode Button” placed on the top of the camera that lets users utilize this mode instantly without having to fumble through menu options to activate…a camera specifically designed for action.

Full HD Movies Made Easy

The FinePix XP200 allows users to shoot amazing action-packed HD videos delivering full HD 1080i (60fps) movie capture as well as a high speed movie recording at up to 240fps for incredible slow motion playback. The XP200 also features advanced in-camera movie editing including, “movie editing” and “movie join” to seamlessly pull together multiple video clips into a single movie.

Bright Screen, Easy Viewing

The XP200 has bright and vibrant 3.0” 920K-dot LCD monitor which has an anti-reflective coating that makes viewing images and data on the camera easy and crystal clear, even in bright sunlight. The screen features an automatic brightness adjustment feature which can be optimized to monitor brightness to account for ambient lighting, which saves battery power without sacrificing clarity.

Advanced Filters

The XP200 features an Advanced Filter option that lets users enjoy a variety of photographic expressions. The XP200 artistic effects include:

  • Pop Color – great for boosting contrast and saturation
  • Toy Camera – adds vignetting for a 70’s retro look
  • Miniature – blurred top and bottom sections for a tilt-and-shift effect
  • Partial Color – selects one color and takes the rest of the shot in black and white ((choose from red, purple, yellow, green, blue and orange)
  • Soft Focus – create a soft focus effect evenly throughout the whole image
  • High Key – increases overall brightness and reduces contrast
  • Cross Screen – adds starbursts around bright objects 

FinePix XP200 key features:

  • Waterproof to 50ft/15m*1
  • Shockproof to 6.6ft/2m*1
  • Dustproof*1
  • Freezeproof to 14°F/-10ºC*1
  • 1/2.3” 16MP CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom (10x total using Intelligent Digital zoom)
  • CMOS-shift image stabilization
  • 3.0” LCD screen with anti-reflective coating
  • Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones and tablets
  • Full HD movie recording and a dedicated ‘Movie Recording Button’
  • 10fps*4 continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 9 frames) with dedicated ‘Burst Mode Button’
  • High speed multi-frame processing – record two shots or more at different exposures and then combine them to achieve High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots with natural contrast that preserves details in the highlights and shadows.
  • Motion Panorama 360 – create a 360º panoramic shot by selecting the mode, pressing the shutter button and spinning around in a circle.
  • Individual Shutter 3D – create fun images with a 3D effect by combining two shots taken from slightly different angles.

Pricing and Availability

The FinePix XP200 will be available in May 2013 at the price of $299.95, and will be available in black, yellow, blue and red.  

*1 Dust proof: IP6X (Ingress Protection Rating)
Water proof: IPX8 (up to 15m, within 120min.) (Ingress Protection Rating)
Anti-shock: Method; MIL-STD-810F-516.5 Fujifilm standard 2.0m

*2 35mm format equivalent

*3 FUJIFILM Camera Application for iOS can save movie files up to 1280 x 720

*4 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards

Fujifilm FinePix XP200 specifications

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Comments


pancromat

nice design work here on this “lens/led/flash/micro-cluster”.


DVN

Why doesn’t anybody make a “rugged” camera with raw capture? How hard is it to do? The first company that does will get my business.


dbo

+1
Was my first thought, too.
And why not giving it their 2/3 sensor?


stevens37y

Sensor shift stabilisation. Whether it will have overheating problems?


MuMinded

Yep, I’m having me one of these.. Fujifilm makes another winner.


LukeDuciel

I was thinking the same, before reading this:”Maximum aperture F3.9 – F4.9”. That, combined with the 1/2.3″ sensor, is really a pity on such a seemingly fun camera.

I am a canon D10 user. if you really want to use these compact cam during water activities like snorkeling, you really need high shutter speed in medium~low light.


dbo

What’s wrong with the max aperture?

This camera is just a fun thing man gonna use in 98% of the cases outdoor where enought light should be available.
Except if you are caves-diver… :-)

For serious photographing you need some other gear.


DanCee

I see this more to underwater camera.. so larger maximum aperture is better. The LED light is a nice addition


trekkeruss

Is that an LED chip between the flash and the lens?


Chaitanya S

yes, it is an led light between flash and lens.


llamacide

I thought it might be an optical view finder…..
Bummer, I was excited that it might have been….

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