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The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 is a new rugged camera with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, 3” 920k-dot LCD screen and integrated Wi-Fi. Waterproof to 15m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10°C and dustproof; the Fujifilm FinePix XP200 boasts a new and improved Image Stabilisation system to help users get the most of its 28-140mm equivalent Fujinon lens. It also offers a 10fps continuous shooting speed at full resolution for a maximum of 9 frames. With the fast read-out and high speed processing of the CMOS image sensor and processor, the XP200 can record Full 1080i HD movies at 60fps (with high speed recording available at reduced resolution at frame rates of up to 360fps). The Fujifilm FinePix XP200 will be available in the UK from the end of April with a guide price of £229.99.
Fujifilm Press Release
FUJIFILM launches a new ultra-resilient XP camera with Wi-Fi®*1
FUJIFILM today introduces a new camera to its XP outdoor range. The FinePix XP200 is set to define new standards for all-weather digital compacts (15m Waterproof, 2m Shockproof, Sand/Dustproof and -10°C Freezeproof)*3; and builds on the success of FUJIFILM’s previous XP models.
The ultimate camera for the outdoor enthusiast and extreme adventurer; whether you’re into climbing mountains or diving in the oceans, the FinePix XP200 has what it takes to deliver high quality still shots and Full HD movies, whatever the conditions. Its CMOS sensor empowers continuous shooting at up to 10fps*4 (max. 9 frames) with a dedicated “Burst mode” button which lets you instantly switch to continuous shooting mode. And with the XP200’s new Wi-Fi®* PC Auto Save function, FUJIFILM is offering a simple and very useful means of automatically backing up your photos to your home PC.
This camera will be available in the UK from the end of April with a guide price of £229.99.
1. A Born Survivor!
Waterproof*3 - the XP200 captures still shots and records videos underwater, up to a depth of 15 metres, with crystal clear quality. There’s even a double seal over the battery chamber for increased protection
Shockproof*3 - walkers, climbers and mountain bikers will all benefit from the camera’s shockproof capabilities that mean it can survive a drop of up to 2m
Dustproof*3 - getting sand inside the camera is not an issue due to the thoroughly sealed access ports, protecting both the lens and the sensor and ensuring optimum quality images
Freezeproof*3 - if you like to shoot in the coldest of climates, the XP200 will keep functioning all the way down to ?10°C
2. Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones and computers
The XP200’s new wireless feature lets you transfer your photos and videos*5 from the FinePix XP200 to smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
For first time, via Wi-Fi®*, FUJIFILM is able to offer a simple means to back up your photos to your home PC. Just install the free “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” software onto your PC and select which folder you want the photos to back up to, and then by linking your Wi-Fi Router and the XP200 camera you will have set up a very simple to use backup for your photos on your home PC. Both incredibly useful and a big timesaver, this new feature has proven very popular.
To connect to smartphones and tablets you will need to download the free dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera Application” to your iPhone, iPad, or Android™ smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the FinePix XP200. The app also lets you download movies*5, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera. Pictures stored on the camera can be viewed and selected for download on large smartphone or tablet screens for a smooth download experience. No wireless LAN access point or complicated ID or password entry is required, and once pictures have been downloaded to the smartphone, it’s a simple task to upload them to social networking sites.
High-quality pictures and movies*5 can be transferred hassle-free to the smartphone or tablet of anyone who has downloaded the free “FUJIFILM Camera Application”.
3. A high speed shooter
Capture high speed action with the XP200’s 10fps*4 continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max. 9 frames). You can also shoot ultra-high speed continuous shooting at up to 60fps*4 (max. 60 frames*6). With a dedicated “Burst mode” button placed on the back of the camera it’s simple to switch to continuous shooting mode, and ever so easy to capture fast paced action shots.
4. Superior image quality
At the very core of the XP200 is the camera’s 1/2.3-inch 16 million pixel CMOS sensor. With ISO sensitivity up to 6400*7 and CMOS Shift Image Stabilisation, image capture is handled with ease ensuring that sharp, clear pictures are produced, even in challenging low-light conditions. Details in shadow and in bright light can be lost on cameras with conventional sensors; however, the XP200’s CMOS sensor ensures that beautifully balanced pictures are taken.
5. Seeing is believing
The XP200 has a bright and impressive 3.0”, 920K-dot LCD screen with an anti-reflective coating which makes looking at images and data on the back of the screen really easy, even in bright sunlight. The screen features an automatic brightness adjustment feature which can be optimised to monitor brightness to account for ambient lighting, saving battery power without sacrificing clarity.
6. Get closer to the action
The well-designed XP200 features an internal 5x optical FUJINON zoom lens (28 - 140mm*8), which means that you can zoom right up to the action, even underwater. Blur free pictures are achieved through the CMOS Shift Image Stabilisation which corrects the effects of any slight shake of the hand when pressing the shutter. The technology continues to impress with the added application of Intelligent Digital Zoom. The XP200 combines its 5x optical zoom with Intelligent Digital Zoom which results in double the zoom range (10x) whilst offering optimum image processing to counteract the degradation that has traditionally occurred when digital zooms are used.
7. Rugged looks and wide appeal
The XP200 is a well-designed rugged camera with an excellent core specification that will withstand the wear and tear of your adventures. It’s got extra grip in case your hands are wet and is incredibly simple to operate, even if you’re wearing ski gloves.
8. Capture your adventures in Full HD
The XP200 allows you to take action-packed HD videos of all your escapades, perfect to show friends and family on the TV back at home what you’ve been up to. With the fast read-out and high speed processing of the CMOS image sensor and processor, the XP200 can record Full 1080i HD movies at 60fps (with high speed recording available at reduced resolution at frame rates of up to 360fps).
A new and improved Image Stabilisation system is employed when recording videos to ensure crisp results*9. And a one touch “Movie Recording” button on the back of the camera makes it just as easy to shoot videos as it is stills. Recording starts quickly at a press of the button, with just another press to stop recording.
Additional features such as FUJIFILM’s Scene Recognition Auto now also work when recording videos. Plus, advanced in-camera movie editing is available including features such as “movie trimming” to edit out unwanted footage and “movie join” to seamlessly pull together multiple video clips into a single movie.
9. Transform your photographs with special artistic filters
You can really get creative by applying FUJIFILM’s “Advanced Filters” to your photos. Just preview them on the LCD before you take your shot.?
Pop Colour - Emphasises contrast and colour saturation
Toy Camera - Creates shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
Miniature - Adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect
Partial Colour - Retains one selected original colour and changes the rest of the photo to black and white. Colours can be selected from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple for dramatic effect
High Key - Enhances brightness and reduces contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
Soft Focus (NEW) - Creates a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image
Cross Screen (NEW) - Creates starbursts around bright objects
? “Miniature” and “Soft focus” cannot be previewed on the LCD but can be viewed post-capture in playback mode
10. Creative photography
The XP200 features a number of advanced features allowing greater creative flexibility. High speed multi-frame processing lets you record two shots or more at different exposures and then combine them to achieve High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots with natural contrast that preserves details in the highlights and shadows. Motion Panorama 360 lets you create a 360º panoramic shot just by selecting the mode & pressing the shutter button and spinning round in a circle. This is simple to use and the effect is superb, particularly for landscape shots. Individual shutter 3D lets you create fun images with a 3D effect by combining two shots taken from slightly different angles.
11. FinePix XP200 Key features list:
Waterproof to 15m*3 / Shockproof to 2m*3 / Dustproof*3 / Freezeproof to -10ºC*3
1/2.3-inch 16 million pixel CMOS sensor
5x optical zoom (10x Intelligent Digital Zoom)
CMOS-shift image stabilisation
3.0-inch, 920K-dot LCD screen with anti-reflective coating
Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones & tablets
Wi-Fi®* connectivity to PCs (for easy image backup)
Full HD movie recording with dedicated Video button
10fps*4 continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max. 9 frames)
Dedicated “Burst mode” button
Available in Blue, Yellow, Black, and Red
Approx. 300 shots*4 per battery charge
*1 Wi-Fi(R) is registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
*2 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Protected Setup mark is an identifier mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi(R), Wi-Fi Alliance(R), Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, WPA™, WPA2™, and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
*3 Dust proof: IP6X
Water proof: IPX8 (up to 15.0m, within 120min.)
Anti-shock: Method;MIL-STD-810F-516.5 Fuji’s standard;2.0m
*4 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards.
*5 “FUJIFILM Camera Application” for iOS may not save movie files if your smartphone cannot play them. Please try using a movie mode at less than HD(1280 x 720).
*6 16:9 S size only
*7 ISO 6400 is effective in image size M or S.
*8 35mm format equivalent
*9 Compared to the FinePix XP100 / XP150 / XP170