Fujifilm's budget FinePix XP90 rugged camera makes a splash
Fujifilm has released the FinePix XP90, a relatively minor update to last year's XP80 rugged camera. As with its predecessor, the XP90 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, shockproof from 1.8m/5.8ft, freezeproof and dustproof. The only major new feature is the LCD, which received a bump in both size and resolution (3" vs 2.7" and 920k vs 460k-dot).
It sports a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and F3.9-4.9, 28-140mm equivalent lens with image stabilization. The camera has numerous special effects modes and can take HDR and panoramic photos. Video can be captured at 1080/60p or at frame rates of up to 480 fps (at lower resolutions). Naturally, Wi-Fi is also built in.
The XP90 can also serve as an action cam, with support for standard mounts and a dedicated mode which turns off the LCD for extended battery life. An optional 18mm equivalent wide-angle conversion lens is also available.
The FinePix XP90 will available in yellow, blue, orange and green for $229.95.
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO THE X-SERIES LINE OF CAMERAS AND LENSES
X-Pro2, X-E2S, X70 and XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR join the X-Series; all-weather FinePix XP90 gets the shot from sand to slopes
Valhalla, N.Y., January 14, 2016 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a leader in digital imaging, today announced new additions to the award-winning X-Series line of premium fixed and mirrorless cameras, and ultra-high quality lenses, including: the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, FUJIFILM X-E2S, FUJIFILM X70 and FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. Fujifilm also introduced the new rugged and waterproof FinePix XP90, perfect for capturing amazing images everywhere, from underwater to mountain tops.
The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 is the new flagship range-finder style camera in the award-winning X-Series line. The X-Pro2 is the pinnacle of X-Series photography, and gives professional photographers an innovative Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder capable of instantly switching between optical and electronic finders, a new 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor for truly remarkable image resolution, and a new X-Processor Pro that delivers dramatically improved response times for unmatched performance.
By combining these features with the ultra-high image quality of FUJINON X-Mount lenses and the world-renowned color reproduction technology refined over more than 80 years as a photographic film leader, the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 delivers the best ever results from an X-Series camera.
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 key features:
- World’s first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder with 2.36 million dots and maximum speed of 85 frames per second
- Diopter correction mechanism with an eye point of 16mm and a telephoto bright frame with enlarged focal length of 140mm
- 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
- Fast AF of up to 0.08 seconds
- Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second
- Start-up time of 0.4 seconds
- Shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds
- Shooting interval of 0.25 seconds
- Focal plane shutter top speed of 1/8000 second
- Flash sync speed up to 1/250 second
- Dust and splash-resistant body with more than 61 points of weather sealing and freeze resistance to 14°F
- High-precision 3” rear display with 1.62 million dots
- Dual memory card slots (Slot 1 compatible with UHS-II Standards)
- New monochrome ACROS film simulation for smooth tones, deep blacks and rich textures
- New Grain Effect mode for images reminiscent of old film photos, especially when printed
- Maximum ISO performance up to 12800 sensitivity; Extended ISO ISO100, 25600, 51200
- Improved electric charge transfer rate for ultra-fast readout speeds
- Interval timer for shooting time-lapse sequences of one second to 24 hours, up to 999 frames
- Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application and Wireless Communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi
- Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer
- Full HD video 1080p at 60fps; bit rate of 36Mbps for clear capture of delicate movements; frame rates of 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
- Advanced creative filters
- Optional accessories:
- Hand Grip MHG-Xpro2 - improves grip and retains access to battery and SD card, and compatible with an Arca Swiss plate
- Leather Case BLC-XPRO2 – genuine leather bottom case elegantly shows off the X-Pro2’s classic design while protecting the camera body with battery access
The new FinePix XP90 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m., freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C and dustproof*,**. It features a 16.4MP CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi® connectivity for one touch transfers to smartphones and tablets, and captures full HD movies at 1080p, even underwater.
FinePix XP90 key features:
- 16.4MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
- Waterproof to 50ft./15m, Shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, Freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C and Dustproof
- Complies with IP68 standards
- 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting
- 3” LCD with anti-reflection coating
- Wireless connectivity for instant image and movie sharing
- Action Camera mode
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Full HD movie capture at up to 60 frames per second
- Interval Timer Shooting and Time-Lapse Movie function
- 480 frames per second slow motion mode
- 11 Advanced Creative Filters
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture
- Motion Panorama 360°
- Available in Blue, Yellow, Graphite with green, and Graphite with orange
The FinePix XP90 will be available in February 2016 for USD $229.95 \ CAD $239.99.
* Waterproof and dustproof protection standards of products, stipulated by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
** Measurement method of MIL-Standard 810F Method5 16.5-Shock of the “MIL Standard”, a standard stipulating the durability of supplies procured by the American military, set by the United States Department of Defense
FinePix XP90 specifications
|Body material||Metal, composite|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||4:3 (3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536), 3:2 (4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2304 x 1536), 16:9 (4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1840, 1920 x 1080), 1:1 (3456 x 3546, 2432 x 2432, 1728 x 1728)|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-3200, 6400 available at lower resolutions|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||No|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2X)|
|Normal focus range||60 cm (23.62″)|
|Macro focus range||9 cm (3.54″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Flash range||4.40 m (with Auto ISO)|
|Flash modes||Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, group)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (waterproof to 15m/50ft, shockproof to 1.8m/5.8ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F, dustproof)|
|Battery description||NP-45S lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||210|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||203 g (0.45 lb / 7.16 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 71 x 28 mm (4.33 x 2.8 x 1.1″)|
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