Fujifilm FinePix XP170: A Short Preview
1. Wireless Image Transfer function
2. Manages to capture quick 10 frames per second in burst-mode shooting
3. LED illuminator on the front of camera.
1. Although wireless, it lacks GPS capabilities
2. Absence of gesture control feature
The latest offering FinePix XP170 by the Japanese camera maker Fujifilm is a rugged device boasting a 14 megapixel CMOS censor, a 5x optical zoom lens and wireless connectivity option. With its capability to capture speedy 10 frames per second in burst-mode shooting, the camera is really impressive. The camera appears to be a promising device, albeit only a proper glance over it will enable us to determine – whether it is truly impressive or not. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the traits of FinePix XP170.
Fujifilm FinePix XP170 camera is indeed a rugged device with very strong and bold cues, well built body and tough specification. The tough specifications featured by the camera include waterproof up to 10m depth, freezeproof up to 10 degree Celsius, shockproof up to 2m and dustproof.
The placing of the buttons, lens and the new LED illuminator on the camera is very well done. The shape of the body is comfortable to handle and gives a feel of it being a tough camera.
The FinePix XP170 comes loaded with some really good features like the new Wireless Image Transfer function, LED illuminator and a 5x optical zoom lens.
With wireless image transfer function, camera is capable of wirelessly connect to iOS as well as Android based devices such as smartphones and tablets using the free Fujifilm Photo Receiver app. So, the camera users can enjoy hassle-free transfer of the images.
Moreover, the LED illuminator on the front of the camera on implementation allows evenly exposure of the subjects while capturing close-up shots. Also, the optical lens enables the photographer to zoom from 28mm up to 140mm.
However, the camera misses out the GPS capabilities even after featuring wireless connectivity options. The gesture control feature that allows the amateur photographers with gloves on to make camera selection without pressing any buttons is also absent from the camera.
Some other features incorporated in the phone include 360 degree Motion Panorama mode, face detection and automatic re-eye removal.
With its 14 megapixel CMOS sensor, the Fujifilm FinePix XP170 is capable of capturing 10 frames per second in burst-mode shooting. Normally, the rugged cameras are able to capture at the most 3 to 5 frames per second in burst-mode shooting. Moreover, the camera offers great durability being water, shock, dust and freeze proof. Also, its Li-ion battery can deliver up to 300 shots on a single charge.
All in all, XP170 is a good compact camera featuring rugged looks, strongly built body, wireless connectivity option and good performance. The camera will be available with the colour options of blue and orange, and will bear a price tag of $279.95 in United States. This camera is expected to go on sale in the Asian countries from the next month.