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Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Review - Verdict

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Value For Money

The Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is available for £179 from Amazon UK. This makes it seem good value compared to the competition. The nearest competitors are the cheaper Nikon Coolpix W150 (£150) designed for kids and families, or for more money, the Olympus Tough TG-5, at around £335.

The Olympus TOUGH TG-5 only offers 15m waterproofing compared to 25m and 4x optical zoom compared to the XP140's 5x optical zoom, however the TG-5 offers a brighter f/2.0 lens, and a 12mp sensor for improved low-light performance, as well as 4K video at 30fps. Another area where the Olympus outshines the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is in the macro department. If this is important to you then it may make sense to pay the extra cash for the Olympus. 

 


Looking for a different camera for your holidays? Have a look at the Top 10 Best Waterproof / Tough Cameras for more options, or for travel have a look at our Top 12 Best Pocket / Travel Zoom Cameras. You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

 

Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Verdict

Overall, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 offers a good package of features for the price, with 4K (15fps) video, OIS, a 5x optical zoom, 16-megapixel sensor and waterproof capability down to 25m. Images taken with the camera offer good colour in landscapes and portraits in good lighting, but the camera can struggle to focus close-up and details seem a little soft when photos are enlarged. The camera also struggles in low-light, due to a slow f/3.9-4.9 aperture on the lens, and this will hamper any real underwater photography, unless you're shooting in bright sunny conditions.

If you want a point and shoot with a lot of shooting options and one which offers a deep waterproof depth in the compact camera market then the XP140 may well suit your needs, but bear in mind that image quality can suffer in certain situations, and the 4K video mode is best avoided. 

Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Pros

  • Good colours 
  • Waterproof to 25m
  • Ergonomic layout
  • 4K (15fps) video
  • Lots of shooting options

Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Cons

  • Images are on the soft side
  • Struggles with close-up subjects
  • 4K video only 15fps

Features4/5
Handling3.5/5
Performance3/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict

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