The FinePix XP200 from Fujifilm uses an improved 16-megapixel CMOS sensor for enhanced image quality, a reinforced 5x (28-140 mm equivalent) Fujinon lens, and is waterproof to 15 metres (50 ft), shockproof to 2 metres (6.6 ft), freezeproof to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.
The XP200 also has a newly redesigned battery door lock with double seals.
That camera has Shift Image Stabilization and Intelligent Digital Zoom, the latter doubling the lens focal length.
The XP200’s new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds.
To connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “Fujifilm Camera Application” to their iPhone / iPad or Android smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the XP200. The app also lets you download movies.
Wi-Fi also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer via the free “Fujifilm PC AutoSave” software.
There are two high speed shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 9 frames) and an ultra-high speed continuous shooting at up to 60fps (max 70 frames in 16:9, S size only). The XP200 has a dedicated “Burst Mode Button”placed on the top of the camera that lets users utilize this mode instantly without having to go through menu options to activate.
The camera will capture full HD 1080i (60fps) video and also handle high speed movie recording at up to 240fps for slow motion playback.
The XP200 also features in-camera movie editing including “movie editing” and “movie join” to seamlessly pull together multiple video clips into a single movie.
The camera has a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating for viewing images and data even in bright sunlight. The screen features an automatic brightness adjustment feature which can be optimized to account for ambient lighting, which saves battery power without sacrificing clarity.
Advanced Filter option delivers: Pop Colour; Toy Camera; Miniature; Partial Colour; Soft Focus; High Key; and Cross Screen.
The camera also offers high speed multi-frame processing; record two or more shots at different exposures and then combine them to achieve High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots with natural contrast.
Motion Panorama 360 create a 360º panoramic shot by selecting the mode, pressing the shutter button and spinning around in a circle.
Individual Shutter 3D delivers a 3D effect by combining two shots taken from slightly different angles.
The FinePix XP200 will be available in May at the price of $300.00; available in yellow and blue.