Fujifilm FinePix XP120

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fuji-xp120Fujifilm has announced the FinePix XP120, with a 16.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 3.0 inch LCD monitor. The camera is waterproof to 65 ft \ 20 m, shockproof to 5.7 ft \ 1.75 m, freeze proof to 14°F \ -10°C and dust proof.

The XP120 features an improved grip design for firm one-handed holding and a double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment.

Its Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens (28-140 mm) can be doubled to 10x with Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, and optical image stabilization minimizes camera shake.

The monitor inhibits light reflection, so the company says you are able to check composition and pictures taken under bright daylight or underwater.

The operation buttons were created in pursuit of optimal size and position, Fujifilm notes, enabling smooth operation even while wearing gloves or holding with one hand.

The XP120 offers an all-new Cinemagraph mode that produces still images with moving elements. Cinemagraph is a novel photographic approach that creates an image somewhere between a still and video, which makes a stark contrast against the rest of the still image so that it appears as if time has been frozen. Additional features include Burst Mode of up to 10 fps, smooth full HD video recording of 60 fps, and time-lapse recording.

Other features include: Scene Recognition Mode which quickly determines the scene before optimizing focus, exposure and shutter speed; underwater and underwater macro functions; Remote Shooting function which allows for wireless connection from the XP120 to a smartphone or tablet for remote camera operations such as releasing the shutter or zooming in and out; Wireless LAN connectivity, Smartphone Transfer and Camera Remote app; transfer photos and videos from the camera to your smartphone or tablet, or directly to the Instax Share SP-2 printer; for quick, high-quality prints; Motion Panorama 360° function for panoramic shots, and the Advanced Filter function to create advanced artistic effects; 11 filters when taking pictures or 7 filters during video recording.

The FinePix XP120 will be available in four colours and will be released in late February for $239.99.

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