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Fujifilm Finepix XP10 review

Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof – what else does the Fuji Finepix XP10 have going for it?

Our Verdict

For

  • Good rugged design
  • Dedicated movie button
  • Price

Against

  • Image quality
  • Not many shooting modes
  • Basic controls

The Fujifilm Finepix XP10 is a bit of a strange-looking compact camera. Without classic looks, the rounded edges and bulbous design hides a rugged camera that is water, shock, dust and freeze proof.

The buttons, as you'd expect from a camera designed to be dunked underwater, are rubberised, but they're not too difficult to push. The shutter release requires a heavy push, presumably so that it doesn't actually take pictures when you throwing it round a mountain.

Simplicity is the order of the day, and there's not a huge amount of buttons on the back of the camera, but all the basics are present and correct. It's good to see a dedicated movie button, as for the situations this camera is specifically designed for tend to rely on quickness.

The menu system isn't the most attractive we've seen, but it is fairly easy to navigate and understand, and everything makes sense. There's a minimal amount of modes on offer, but it does include Program AE, Auto, Scene Recognition, Natural Light and a number of the usual scene modes (i.e. landscape, portrait, party etc) with underwater also thrown in to make use of its waterproof capability.

Screen-wise, this isn't the best LCD we've seen on a compact by some way, but given that it's designed to be rugged, this is hardly a surprise. Still, it does the job perfectly well and is easy enough to use in bright sunlight.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyFinePix XP
Image StabilizationElectronic
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom6.3x
Brand NameFujifilm
DurabilityWater Proof, Freeze Proof, Dust Proof
FeaturesFace Detection
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Flash Memory Capacity13 MB
Minimum Focus Distance90 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height63.8 mm
Width95.6 mm
Depth23.2 mm
Product SeriesXP
Focal Length6.40 mm to 32 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelXP10
Product NameFinePix XP10 Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC02380A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

Whereas some cameras would quake in their cases, the gallant FinePix XP10 would charge to battle. Shockproof (1m), Waterproof (3m), Freezeproof (-10°) and Dustproof, this little camera is as hard as nails!

Package Contents
  • FinePix XP10 Compact Camera
  • Battery NP-45A
  • Charger BC45B
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Manual Booklet
  • Warranty Card
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year