Fujifilm FinePix XP90 Review

June 13, 2016 | Jack Baker |


Judged on image quality alone, the Fujifilm FinePix XP90 would be a disappointing camera with little going for it. Most modern high-end smartphones will trounce it for detail capture, dynamic range, and even high ISO performance. They’ll also lay bare the XP90’s substandard low light focussing, as will a decent regular compact camera in the same price range as the Fujifilm. The latter is also likely to outlast the XP90 when it comes to battery life.

But you can’t have it all for this kind of money. Sure, cameras like the Olympus Tough TG-4 and Panasonic Lumix FT5 produce noticeably better image quality, but they cost significantly more. Where the Fujifilm makes a case for itself is by providing respectable toughness specs with useful extra features like Wi-Fi, a decent screen and sound ergonomics at an accessible price.

If you’re on a tight budget and need a rugged waterproof camera, the Fujifilm FinePix XP90 is a good value option, providing you accept its image quality will be average at best.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4
Value for money 4