Fujifilm has announced the new rugged FinePix XP200, a point-and-shoot camera which will become available as of May 2013.
Fujifilm has noticed that the summer is coming soon, therefore it has decided to announce a ruggedized camera for adventurous people.
Fujifilm FinePix XP200 ruggedized camera will make sure your adventures will be recorded
It is called FinePix XP200 and it can withstand some of the nature’s harshest conditions, such as freezing. However, this point-and-shoot camera can follow a photographer through any environment, without the risk of becoming damaged.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 is freezeproof of up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius, shockproof from 6.6 feet falls, waterproof to depths of 50 feet, dustproof, and sandproof.
The new camera is packing other interesting features, including a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens and a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, with the so-called Shift Image Stabilization technology for taking enhanced pictures in low-light conditions.
Fujifilm’s rugged camera employs a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD screen with anti-reflective coating, which displays “crystal clear” images, even when the sun is very bright, says the company’s press release.
The display also sports a brightness adjustment system, which modifies brightness levels depending on ambient light, in order to preserve battery life.
Immediately transfer your photos to a smartphone, tablet or PC using the camera’s integrated WiFi function
One of the most interesting features of this camera is the built-in WiFi function, which allows photographers to transfer their photos to iOS and Android devices, with the help of an app called Fujifilm Camera Application.
Additionally, the camera can be connected to conventional WiFi routers, meaning that users can back-up their photos and videos on a computer, though, for that to happen, an application called Fujifilm PC AutoSave needs to be installed on the target PC.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 features a Burst Mode button, which actives its continuous shooting mode. The camera can capture 10 frames per second at 16-megapixel for nine consecutive times. The feature can be expanded at 60 frames per second for 70 captures, but the resolution will decrease.
The rugged camera is capable of recording HD movies at a resolution of 1080i at 60fps. A special movie capture mode allows photographers to capture 240fps at a decreased resolution, but opening up the possibility of creating artistic slow motion films.
Edit photos directly from your FinePix XP200 when it becomes available this May
Several in-camera Advanced Filters are available, such as Toy Camera, Miniature, Soft Focus, and Pop Color. Images can be stored on the 39MB integrated memory and on a SD / SDHC / SDXC card.
The camera packs a maximum aperture of f/3.9 at minimum focal length and f/5.9 at the maximum focal length. Its shutter speed range sits between 1/2000 and 4 seconds, while a built-in flash is available for lighting up the environments.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 release date is May 2013 and its price tag will stand at $299.95. The camera will be available in several colors, including Black, Blue, Red, and Yellow.