Fujifilm announces waterproof FinePix XP130: What’s new in the latest rugged compact?
posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:15 AM EST
Fujifilm has announced a new waterproof digital camera, the FinePix XP130. This new camera follows up on last year's XP120 and shares many of the same features, including the same sensor and lens. There are some new features in the XP130, so let's take a look.
The XP130 is the first in the rugged XP series to include Bluetooth connectivity. This allows users to instantly transfer their images to a compatible smartphone. To improve the shooting experience, the XP130 also now includes an electronic level and the viewfinder now has eye detection.
Looking at what has stayed the same, the list is long. The XP130 utilizes the same 16.4-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor as its predecessor, which is paired with the same 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent). The body remains very tough. It is waterproof up to 65 feet (20 meters), shockproof to 5.7 feet (1.75 meters), freeze proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius) and dust proof. On the back of the camera is a 3-inch anti-reflective LCD monitor. The XP130 is designed to be a pocketable compact companion for your outdoor adventures, no matter the season.
Regarding performance, the XP130 can shoot full-resolution images at up to 10 frames per second and records Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second. Further, the camera includes a "cinemagraph" mode and can record 360-degree motion panoramas.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 will be released in March in five colors: blue, green, silver, white and yellow. It will retail for US$229. For more information on the XP130, stay tuned to Imaging Resource.