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Fujifilm unveils Finepix XP200 rugged compact camera with Wi-Fi

Mar 22, 2013 at 05:00 GMT

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:

FinePix XP200 key features:

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

Price
MSRP$299.95
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 1840, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceNo
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–140 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF3.9 - F4.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
Digital zoomYes (2x)
Manual focusNo
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots920,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT color LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • SR Auto
  • Auto
  • Low-Light
  • Motion
  • Dynamic Range
  • Motion Panorama 360
Built-in flashYes
Flash range3.10 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive3 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, delay, Group Timer)
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Storage included39 MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion NP-50A rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)232 g (0.51 lb / 8.18 oz)
Dimensions116 x 71 x 30 mm (4.57 x 2.8 x 1.18)
Other features
GPSNone

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