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The Fujifilm Finepix XP130 should handle whatever weather you can throw at it or throw it into

Create: 01/26/2018 - 19:27
Fujifilm Finepix XP130

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bluetooth connectivity allows photo sharing with smart phones and tablets
  • Waterproof, dustproof and shockproof
  • Intended buyer: Outdoor enthusiast and those who need a camera that can stand up to hard use

If the Fujifilm Finepix XP130 seems familiar, it’s because we’ve seen this camera before when it was known as the Fujifilm Finepix XP120.

Feature for feature, the small point and shoot Finepix XP130 is nearly identical to the Finepix XP120, with a few new items on its list. Among them is Bluetooth connectivity, which allows the Finepix XP130 to share images with your phone or smart device.

The Finepix XP130 is among the “rugged” camera category that most digital camera makers offer today. Like its competitors, this one is designed to make it easy to use one handed or with gloves and in inclimate conditions.

With a price less than US$230, it is inexpensive when compared with the cost of many of the popular smartphones. It’s a better choice for venturing into rainy, snowy or muddy conditions. It’s built to withstand hard use, and a drop into a muddy pond or hard knock against a rock wall or tree shouldn’t phase it.

The Finepix XP130 is now available in five colors compared with the four for the Finepix XP120.

WHAT HASN'T CHANGED

The specifications for the Finepix XP130 are unchanged:

  • 16.4-MP 1/2.3-inch backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with a sensitivity of 100-6,400.
  • 5x optical zoom lens with a range of 28-140mm (full-frame equivalent).
  • Fixed 3.0-inch LCD monitor. There is no optical viewfinder.
  • Available shutter speeds run from 1/4 to 1/2,000.
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization.
  • Waterproof up to 65 feet (20 meters) and dustproof with a double-locking mechanism for the battery.
  • Shockproof up to 5.7 feet (1.8 meters).
  • Can operate in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C)
  • Built-in electronic flash

Photos and movies are saved to a single SD memory card. The Finepix XP130’s video capability allows it to record Full HD movies, which are saved as .MOV files. Class 10 memory cards are required when shooting video.

The Finepix XP130 can shoot as quickly as 10 frames per second for 20 shots.

OTHER NEW FEATURES

Also new to the XP series:

  • Electronic Level. This helps you keep horizons straight. This appears on-screen as a straight green line that runs horizontally across the middle of the screen.
  • Eye Detection. This camera focus on the eyes for sharp photos of people.

Its lithium-ion rechargeable battery has a capacity of about 240 shots before it needs to be recharged.

The Finepix XP130 is 4.3 x 2.7 x 1 inch (109.6 x 71.0 x 27.8mm) and weights 7.3 ounces (207.4 grams).

The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 will be available in March 2018 US$229.95.

About the Author

Mike Elek is a longtime journalist and was one of the original editors for The Wall Street Journal Online. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Vineland, N.J.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; New York City; and Hong Kong. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He shoots with film and digital cameras.