Fujifilm has launched the FinePix XP70, a new tough all weather camera.
The camera features a 16.4 megapixel sensor and is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof. It also has wireless connectivity for simple sharing with a smartphone or tablet along with a host of powerful picture taking features.
The FinePix XP70 will be available from February 2014 with an SRP of £169.99.
Ideal for snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking and other outdoor leisure activities, the FinePix XP70 complies with IP68 standards. This means it is waterproof to 10 metres, can withstand a drop of up to 1.5m, will still operate in temperatures as low as -10°C and is dustproof to prevent the intrusion of dust or sand. Further protection from the elements is offered by the double-lock mechanism on the battery/memory card compartment that prevents accidental opening, plus there’s a front grip and thumb rest for assured handling.
The FinePix XP70 comes equipped with wireless functionality for simple image sharing via a smartphone or tablet. The built-in Smartphone Send function allows users to select images or movies to be transferred without the need for any time-consuming ID or password creation.
Given that the FinePix XP70 is likely to be used in bright, sunny conditions as well as inclement weather, an anti-reflection coating is applied to the rear LCD so it’s still easy to view or compose images on the beach or in snow. The LCD monitor also has an auto brightness function that adjusts according to the ambient light levels, which cuts down unnecessary battery consumption so users can keep shooting for longer.
The XP70 offers a 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28mm*2 wide-angle setting for sweeping landscape and scenic shots. The optical zoom range can be doubled to 10x with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, while the camera’s Optical Image Stablisation function ensures that any effects from camera shake are minimised.
The XP70 boasts a 1/2.3-inch 16.4 megapixel CMOS sensor for impressive results in a wide range of conditions. Coupled with a powerful processor, the camera delivers a rapid performance, capturing images at up to 10 frames-per-second at full resolution and an incredible 60 frames-per-second at reduced resolution (2MP). Users wanting to take advantage of these blistering speeds can do so quickly and easily thanks to the dedicated continuous shooting button on the back of the camera.
Further picture-taking versatility is offered by the Scene Recognition mode that rapidly determines the scene being captured before optimising focus, exposure and shutter speed for the best possible result. Underwater and underwater macro functions are also available to underline the XP70’s all-action credentials.
Further creativity is offered by 10 Advanced Filter functions (see list below), while multi-frame processing is used to capture two or more shots for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image that preserves detail in both shadows and highlights. Finally, the Motion Panorama 360° function offers the chance to capture superb panoramic shots at the touch of a button.
FinePix XP70 key features:
Waterproof to 10m, Shockproof to 1.5m, Freezeproof to -10°C and Sand/dustproof
1/2.3” 16.4 megapixel CMOS sensor
5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting
Wireless connectivity for instant image and movie sharing
Full HD movie capture
Action Camera mode
Optical Image Stabilisation
10 Advanced Filters
High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture
Motion Panorama 360°
For more information, take a look at the Fujifilm website