Fujifilm XP120 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Resolution: 16.40 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
(6.2mm x 4.6mm)
Lens: 5.00x zoom
(28-140mm eq.)
Viewfinder: No / LCD
Native ISO: 100 - 3200
Extended ISO: 100 - 6400
Shutter: 1/2000 - 4 seconds
Max Aperture: 3.9
Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.1 in.
(110 x 71 x 28 mm)
Weight: 7.2 oz (203 g)
includes batteries
Availability: 02/2017
Manufacturer: Fujifilm
Full specs: Fujifilm XP120 specifications
16.40
Megapixels
5.00x zoom 1/2.3 inch
size sensor
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Fujifilm XP120 Review -- First Impressions

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Following up on their FinePix XP90, Fujifilm has announced a new rugged camera for outdoor photographers, the Fujifilm FinePix XP120. The camera shares many features and specs with its predecessor, but is even more ready for adventure.

Even more rugged than its predecessor

The Fuji XP120 looks very similar to the XP90. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to tell them apart. However, if you look closely, there is an important difference between the two. Whereas the XP90's body said "15 m / 50 ft water proof," the XP120 is instead waterproof to 65 feet (20 meters). That extra 15 feet might not matter to many users, but it does make the XP120 very well-suited for deep dives and underwater photography. Waterproof is great, but the XP120 has more durability tricks up its sleeve. It is shockproof to 5.8 feet (1.75 meters), freeze proof to 14° F (-10° C) and dust proof.

On the rear of the camera, there is a large 3-inch LCD monitor which has 920K dots and a special anti-reflective coating. The display is designed to be easily viewable not only in bright conditions, but also when using the camera underwater. To the right of the display are an array of buttons, all designed to be usable even when wearing gloves or using the camera with one hand.

The camera is quite compact with dimensions of 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches (109.6 x 71.0 x 27.8 millimeters) and a weight of only 7.2 ounces (203 grams) with an SD card and battery inserted.

Fuji XP120 Shooting Features: same sensor and lens, new mode

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Autofocus and Metering

The Fujifilm XP120 uses a contrast-detect AF focusing system and offers center, multi and tracking autofocus frame selections. There is single and continuous AF drive modes to choose from. The camera uses a TTL 256-zone metering system and the only exposure mode available is automatic, although there is +/- 2 EV of exposure compensation available. Shutter speeds range from 4 seconds to 1/2,000s.

Shooting Modes

Continuous shooting speeds are said to top out at 10 frames per second when recording at full resolution, but there is also a super high shooting mode which captures small 16:9 (1920 x 1080) images at 60fps. This corresponds with the XP120's video specifications, which allow for Full HD video recording at up to 60fps. Additionally, there is a wind filter setting for recording video outdoors.

The camera has a variety of special shooting modes, including motion panorama up to 360° and various artistic effects. In total, there are 11 filter effects when shooting still images and 7 when recording video. The XP120 offers a brand-new "Cinemagraph" mode which introduces moving elements into otherwise still images. Further, there's a time-lapse recording mode which allows you to select from 10fps, 30fps or 60fps frame rates and three different movie sizes, including Full HD.

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Wireless

Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, the Fuji XP120 can transfer images to a compatible smartphone or tablet using the Fujifilm Camera Remote App. You can also remotely control the camera and capture images. If you own an Instax SP-2 printer, the XP120 can communicate with that and wirelessly print images too.

Connectivity, media and battery

The Fuji XP120 doesn't have much by way of ports and connections. It has a Micro USB 2.0 port and Type D Micro HDMI port. The camera records media to SD/SDHC/SDXC cards and has approximately 96MB of internal memory. The camera uses a proprietary NP-45S lithium-ion battery and has battery life of approximately 210 frames when using Auto mode.

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Pricing and availability

The Fuji XP120 will be available in late February for US$230 (CAD$240) in four colors: blue, green, sky blue and yellow.

 

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