Fujifilm releases FinePix XP50 tough compact camera
Pre-CES: Fujifilm has released the FinePix XP50 tough compact camera with 14MP CMOS sensor. The XP50 it's not as durable as the XP150 and XP100 but, being waterproof to a depth of 5m and shockproof from a height of 1.5m, it's still a lot more resilient than most compacts. It's built around the same 28-140mm equivalent zoom as its tougher brothers and, thanks to its use of the same CMOS sensor, is able to capture 1080p movies.
Fujifilm FinePix XP50: Takes everything life can throw at it
The FinePix XP50 is the latest model in the XP series of all-weather compact cameras and follows on from the popular FinePix XP30. The XP50 offers better image quality for both stills and movie capture, an LCD screen with improved visibility and a body with ergonomic styling for no loss of grip, even when wet. Plus, with a 14.4 megapixel CMOS sensor optimised for rapid response times – the FinePix XP50 is ideal for all-action photography on land or sea.
Built to last
Like its predecessor, the FinePix XP50 is outstandingly durable. It’s waterproof to a depth of 5m and can capture both movies and still images underwater. The camera’s casing will withstand shocks or drops from a height of 1.5m and cold environments, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C. Dust is also brushed aside as all of the camera’s access points are specially sealed for ultimate protection.
Unlike many ‘tough’ products, maximum durability doesn’t lead to a compromise in image quality. The FinePix XP50 boasts a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor and a new image processor for impressive pictures. With ISO sensitivity up to 3200 and CMOS Shift Image Stabilization users’ shots remain crisp and sharply focused, even when capturing pictures in low-light environments. Plus, the FinePix XP50 also has a micro HDMI output to connect the camera to an HD ready TV to see both images and movie in High Definition.
Never miss a shot again
In addition to the premium image quality offered by the FinePix XP50’s sensor and processor, the camera’s lens system will support users in their pursuit of the holiday photos.
A 5x wide-angle Fujinon optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent to a 35mm camera) gives plenty of picture taking versatility, plus the 9cm minimum focus distance lets photographers fill the frame with detail and vibrant colour.
And it’s not just the camera’s tough casing that’s built to survive: the lens also has a special water repellent coating to help minimize water droplets that can obscure or blur images.
In addition to high-resolution 14 megapixel stills, the FinePix XP50 can capture 1080p HD movies at 30fps for super smooth playback with the new processor helping to minimize distortion. Want to pack more into a single picture? The FinePix XP50 also has Fujifilm’s Motion Panorama 360 mode, which automatically stitches together individual images captured in a single sweep across a scene to create one panoramic picture. The user can choose to capture still images continuously at a rate of up to 10fps to ensure that every moment is recorded in detail.
Ready for action
As well as the camera’s durability, several other features make the FinePix XP50 the perfect partner for action-filled adventures or extreme holidays. On the back of the camera, the super-bright 2.7-inch LCD is easy to view even on a sunlit beach. In addition to the improved brightness levels a unique Anti Reflection Coating protects the LCD screen to reduce distracting reflections. A double lock on the access hatch keeps the memory card, battery, USB and mini HDMI cable connection ports safely protected from water, dust or dirt.
Available in black, blue, green, orange and silver, the FinePix XP50’s exterior has also been updated for both a more stylish appearance and an improved, easy to hold surface that make it easy for users to maintain control over the camera’s features even when both the camera and user are underwater.
- 14 megapixel CMOS sensor
- 5x optical Fujinon lens (28-140mm equivalent to a 35mm camera)
- Waterproof to a depth of 5m
- Shockproof to height of 1.5m
- Freezeproof to -10°C
- Waterproof access port with double locks
- CMOS Shift Image Stabilisation
- 1080p HD movie capture
- Motion Panorama 360
- Super-bright 2.7-inch LCD with Anti Reflection Coating
- Improved styling and ergonomic design
|Max resolution||4608 x 3072|
|Other resolutions||4320 x 3240, 4320 x 2432, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1532, 1920 x 1080|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||14 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||No|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Digital zoom||Yes (6.8x)|
|Normal focus range||60 cm (23.62″)|
|Macro focus range||9 cm (3.54″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Flash range||3.10 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||3.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Format||H.264, Motion JPEG|
|Storage types||SD/ SDHC/ SDXC|
|Storage included||95 MB|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof)|
|Battery description||Lithium-ion NP-45A rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||220|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||175 g (0.39 lb / 6.17 oz)|
|Dimensions||99 x 68 x 26 mm (3.9 x 2.68 x 1.02″)|
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