Fujifilm’s last announcement of the day consists of the FinePix XP80 rugged compact camera, which can withstand almost anything nature can throw at it.
It has been a busy day for Fujifilm as the Japan-based company has revealed the X-A2 mirrorless camera, the XC 16-50mm OIS II and XC 50-230 OIS II lenses, the XQ2 compact camera, and the S9900W / S9800 bridge cameras so far.
There is one more announcement and it involves a different type of camera. The new FinePix XP80 is a rugged device that is resistant to water, shocks, dust, and freezing temperatures, meaning that it is aimed at adventurers.
WiFi-ready Fujifilm XP80 is a new sturdy compact camera for action photographers
The rugged Fujifilm XP80 is the perfect camera for all-action photography, as it is waterproof down to 15 meters / 50 feet, shockproof to drops from 1.75-meter / 5.8 feet heights, freezeproof to temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius / 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof.
Using this camera, users can capture photos and videos underwater, while raining or snowing. Fuji says that users will not have to worry about accidentally dropping the camera or opening the SD card’s hatch, which comes with a double-lock mechanism.
The shooter comes with an Action Camera mode, which turns off the LCD in order to preserve battery life and allow users to capture photos without using their hands.
Fuji’s latest action camera features integrated WiFi, so photographers can remotely control the FinePix XP80 with the help of a smartphone or tablet.
Fujifilm FinePix XP80 comes packed with a 16.4-megapixel sensor
The specifications list of the Fujifilm XP80 includes a 16.4-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CMOS image sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens, that offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-140mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.9-4.9.
The camera can capture only JPEG photos, while its maximum video recording quality stands at 1920 x 1080 resolution and 60fps. A slow-motion mode is available, too, being capable of capturing 480fps.
Fuji has added a continuous shooting mode into the FinePix XP80, which allows the camera to capture up to 10fps at full resolution and 60fps at 2-megapixel resolution.
If you want to get creative, then you can do so with 11 advanced filters and multiple modes, such as High Dynamic Range and Motion Panorama 360.
More FinePix XP80 specs and availability details
Fujifilm XP80 employs an image stabilization technology and a 2.7-inch 460K-dot LCD screen on the back. Photos and videos can be stored on a SD/SDHC/SDXC card.
This rugged camera measures 104.1 x 66.5 x 25.9mm / 4 x 2.6 x 1-inches, while weighing 179 grams / 6.3 ounces including the battery and its memory card.
The device will be released in March 2015 for a price of $229.95 and it is up for pre-order right now at Amazon. Fuji will release the FinePix XP80 in black, blue, yellow, and purple colors.