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Fuji XP150, XP100, XP50: Rugged FinePix cameras in triplicate
posted Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM EDT
We've already mentioned nine digital camera models from Fujifilm today, and we've barely reached the halfway point, with three new models for the rugged FinePix XP-series: the Fuji XP50, XP100, and XP150.
The Fuji XP50 is the most affordable of the trio, with an expected price of approximately US$200 when it ships this March. Dustproof, waterproof to 16.5 feet, shockproof to five feet, and freezeproof to 14 degrees fahrenheit, the Fuji FinePix XP50 is designed to handle whatever Mother Nature has to throw its way. Sensor resolution is 14 megapixels from a CMOS image sensor, and a Fujinon-branded 5x optical zoom lens boasts a 28mm wide angle. The XP50's lithium-ion cell has a lifetime of 220 shots on a charge, and ships in black, blue, orange, silver and green variants.
For an extra $50, the Fuji FinePix XP100 increases battery life to 330 shots on a charge of its li-ion battery pack. It's also even more rugged, with the same level of dust- and freezeproofing, but shockproofing increased to 6.5 feet, and waterproofing to 33 feet. The Fuji XP100 has the same image sensor and lens as the XP50, will be available in black, blue, orange, silver and green versions, and likewise ships from March 2012.
Finally, the FinePix XP150 tops the line, with much the same feature set as the XP100, and the addition of a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and electronic compass. Priced at around US$280, the Fuji XP150 ships from March in black and orange versions.
An accessory kit will be offered for all three cameras later this spring, including an adjustable float strap, protective silicone skin and a neoprene sports case.
The Fuji XP50 is waterproof to 16.5 feet, and shockproof to five feet.
Image provided by Fujifilm North America Corp.
Fujifilm Introduces All New Rugged And Durable FinePix XP150, XP100 And XP50 Digital Cameras That Take Your Outdoor Photography To New Heights
Extreme “Four-Way Protection” Refines What a Durable, Stylish Outdoor Camera Should Be
Valhalla, N.Y., January 5, 2012 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of the all new FinePix XP150 (with GPS) and XP100 (without GPS) digital cameras that take rugged protection and durability to a whole new level. Now, they are Waterproof to 33ft (10M) and Shockproof to 6.5 ft (2M), Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof. In addition, the all new XP50 also fights water, shocks, cold and debris by being Waterproof to 16.5ft (5M) and Shockproof to 5 ft (1.5M), Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof. With all this protection, you are certain to get your most adventurous shots, all with an extremely attractive camera body that is easy to use.
As a follow up to the highly successful XP-Series and its definitive “Four-Way Protection” each camera has been redesigned to deliver a brighter LCD screen, faster auto focus speeds, better ergonomics, and advanced functionality for all weather conditions.
The new durable FinePix XP-Series now feature the powerful and performance-driven 14-MegaPixel CMOS sensor, faster start-up and shot-to-shot times, up to 10 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting, a 2.7” anti-reflective, high-contrast LCD that has been brightened for clear viewing even in direct sunlight, and the high-precision, FUJINON 5x wide angle optical zoom lenses (28-140mm) with a reinforced hardened glass lens barrier and water repellent coating.
“Active families have redefined the uses for a digital camera, and Fujifilm’s versatile and durable XP-Series lets consumers capture images in more places,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “The XP150, XP100 and XP50 thrive in elements that most cameras are afraid of, and allow users to capture photos and movies in new and unique ways, even underwater.”
The FinePix XP150 and XP100 are Fujifilm’s most rugged and durable digital cameras that are perfect for mountain biking, hiking, skiing, surfing, and anything else that defines an extreme adventure. Both the XP150 and XP100 are Waterproof to 33ft (10M) and Shockproof to 6.5 ft (2M), Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof.
The XP50, also extremely tough and stylish, is perfect for active families on the go that want a camera they can take anywhere without worrying about its safety. Consumers can drop them, soak them, freeze them, and even cover them in dirt and mud, and the XP-Series will come out unscathed and taking great pictures. The XP50 is Waterproof to 16.5ft (5M) and Shockproof to 5 ft (1.5M), Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof.
Newly Redesigned Double Locking Door
The ergonomically-designed cameras are housed in a metal uni-body chassis for durability, and now feature a totally redesigned double locking door that seals and protects the battery and memory card slots, along with the USB and micro-HD ports. This new, heavy-duty door keeps the XP-Series cameras watertight and locks out dust and debris in any situation that you can throw at it.
The Fuji XP100 is waterproof to 33 feet, and shockproof to 6.5 feet, and has a longer-lasting lithium-ion battery pack.
Image provided by Fujifilm North America Corp.
The FinePix XP150, XP100 and XP50 all offer stunning movies in full 1080p HD – even underwater – with sound at 30fps with one-touch ease. Many consumers are happy to enjoy HD movies on their PC, but with the optional HD Player accessory kit, with wireless remote control (HDMI cable not included), families can gather around their home HDTV to enjoy amazingly detailed stills and high resolution movie playback.
Advanced Image Stabilization
The XP-Series all have a powerful sensor shift Dual Image Stabilization (CIS) system. CIS works as the photo is being taken as it combines a mechanically stabilized sensor with high ISO to combat camera/hand shake and subject movement for improved low light shooting. The result is an expanded range of shooting situations where the cameras can be used without the need of a tripod or other support. With CIS working in the background, you can capture sharp, colorful scenes and portraits underwater or at night.
Tracking Auto Focus (AF)
Created specifically to capture an action shot, the AF function tracks fast moving subjects so they don’t escape from the frame in a blur. Subjects will be tracked automatically for as long as it is kept in the frame and the shutter is half-pressed; when users fully press the shutter button your subject will be in the centre of the photo in perfect focus.
GPS and Geo-Tagging (XP150 only)
The FinePix XP150 features a high sensitivity GPS antenna that is now quicker and easier to pinpoint your location, no matter where you are in the world. The FinePix XP150 also includes an electronic compass, Photo Navigation and GPS Geo-Tagging
In addition to these innovations, the cameras are loaded with the following features:
360° Motion Panorama Mode: Automatically creates a stunning panoramic (horizontal or vertical) picture.
Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO): This mode intelligently identifies the scene type and necessary shooting conditions to optimize picture perfect potential.
Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal:To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the XP-Series cameras are fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery: The XP150 and XP100 both feature an extended-life rechargeable Li-ion battery with charger for up to 330 shots per charge. The XP50’s rechargeable Li-ion battery delivers up to 220 shots per charge. Either way, the XP-Series allows users to shoot all of their images without worrying if the camera is going to last for the duration of their trip.
Movie Editing Mode and Blog mode: Get creative and add finishing touches to movies and images, among others, you can choose from black and white, Sepia, or you can even add a dynamic lighting effect, all this in-camera.
The Fuji XP150 is similar to the XP100, but with the addition of a GPS receiver and compass.
Image provided by Fujifilm North America Corp.
The FinePix XP150 and XP100 will be available March 2012 at $279.95 and $249.95, respectively. The XP150 will be available in black and orange, while the XP100 will come in black, blue, orange, silver and green.
The FinePix XP50 will be available in March 2012 for $199.95 and will also come in black, blue, orange, silver and green.
An accessory kit for the new XP-Series containing an adjustable float strap, protective silicone skin and a neoprene sports case will be available in spring 2012.
NOTE: For more information, please go to: www.FujifilmUSA.com/CES2012.
For complete camera specifications, please go to:http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/.
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