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The Fujifilm FinePix XP170 is the latest addition to the tough XP series of cameras. The14 megapixel XP170 is waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10°C and dust and sandproof. It also features a 5x optical zoom (28-140mm) with sensor shift image stabilization, wireless image transfer to both Android and Apple devices, full HD movie capture, and an ISO range of 100-3200.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP170 will be available in June 2012 for $279.95 in blue and orange. An accessory kit for the new XP170 containing an adjustable float strap, protective silicone skin and a neoprene sports case will also be available at launch.
Fujifilm Press Release
FinePix XP170 — shooting and sharing in extreme conditions
Fujifilm is proud to announce the launch of the FinePix XP170 - the latest edition to the tough XP series of Fujifilm FinePix camera. The FinePix XP170 offers all the same extreme photo taking capabilities, whilst allowing for high quality images to be shared on social media platforms.
The FinePix XP170 has Wireless Image Transfer function which means you can connect to Android™ smartphone/tablet or iPhone™/iPad™ with the camera and upload high-quality images to social networking sites as soon as a picture is taken. The amazing picture quality of the camera means that friends, family and followers can see exactly what you’ve been shooting.
Tough design for the great outdoors
The solid build, rubberized coating and riveted metal handgrip make this the toughest FinePix yet! Underwater photographers can dive twice as deep with a FinePix XP170, compared to the FinePix XP50, which means they can keep shooting to depths of 10m. Walkers, bikers and extreme sports enthusiasts will be assured that the FinePix XP170 can survive the drops and knocks. If you like to take pictures of skiing, snowboarding or any other sub-zero activities, the FinePix XP170 will keep functioning all the way down to -10°C. Plus the camera is dust and sand proof, meaning you can take pictures at your favorite beach or when tackling the great outdoor wilderness, you don’t have to worry about the sand clogging up the camera.
What’s more, the Fujinon 5x wide optical zoom lens comes with a water repellent coating to prevent water droplets spoiling your shots and even the battery/memory cover comes with “the Double Lock” for ultimate protection from the elements.
Wish you were here? Share the experience with easy image transfer to social media networks
With the FinePix XP170, fast image upload to social networking sites no longer means low quality pictures. The camera can be connected with any Android™ smartphone/tablet or iPhone™/iPad™ via the simple download of the “FUJIFILM Photo Receiver” free app to their device, which includes easy to follow instructions to get them quickly connected.
To start uploading, users simple push one button and the images can be transferred to Android™ smartphone/tablet or iPhone™/iPad™ ready for uploading to social networking sites.
Despite the advanced imaging technology contained within the FinePix XP170, the camera’s menu system is designed to be both intuitive and easy to operate.
In short, whatever your active lifestyle throws at the FinePix XP170, it’ll keep on coming back for more and you can show off instantly on your social media platforms, to all friends and family!
Great pictures made easy
The FinePix XP170 isn’t just simply built to take the most extremes of what life can throw at it. The FinePix XP170 is a high quality picture-taking machine that is designed to deliver superb results time after time.
That process starts before you’ve even pressed the shutter release, with improved start up and focusing times over previous FinePix XP models ensuring that you’ll never miss a shot. The 2.7-inch LCD is also now brighter than previous models and has an anti-reflection coating that makes it easy to compose images, even when you’re in bright sunshine on the beach.
Image quality is assured thanks to the 14-mega-pixel CMOS sensor and 5x optical zoom lens that provides a focal range of 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) for a wide variety of shots. The FinePix XP170 also offers CMOS sensor shift image stabilization to reduce camera shake, have a wide ISO range from 100 to 3200. Couple this to a wide range of shooting modes plus continuous shooting at up to an impressive 10fps and you’ll soon realize what a tough but sociable, customer the FinePix XP170 is.
But the cameras will also appeal to budding movie makers. The FinePix XP170 has full HD1080p movie capture at 30fps and with the underwater movie function, you can capture life under the waves in superb quality. Watching your video back on an HDTV is simple, too, thanks to the micro HDMI connection that allows a quick, simple hook-up for instant reviews.
The FinePix XP170 has an NP-50A Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which is capable of delivering up to 300 pictures per charge. The long-life battery keeps up with most active itineraries.
Available in two colors: orange and blue.
Fujifilm FinePix XP170 : key features
14.4 mega-pixel CMOS sensor
5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent to a 35mm camera) with water repellent coating
Waterproof to 10m
Shockproof to 2m
Freezeproof to -10°C
Wireless Image Transfer (For any Android™ smartphone/tablet or iPhone™/iPad™)
Full HD movie capture and underwater movie mode
High speed movie — 80/160/240 fps
Continuous shooting — max 12 frames (3/5/10 fps)
Improved 2.7-inch LCD with anti-reflection coating
Double Look for the battery chamber cover.
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