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Fujifilm FinePix XP150
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Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Digital Camera

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14.4MP 5x Apr 2012
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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29 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site decided that this Fujifilm camera was marvellous and gave it one of their highest awards. This digital camera received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

Easy to Use

Three Fujifilm FinePix XP150 reviewers who bought it thought it was easy to use. Expert website Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a fast and easy to use camera that should survive all manner of outdoor pursuits wit” .

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Photo Answers.co.uk wrote “Doesn't handle dark settings well” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Answers.co.uk also mentioned “Easy menu navigation”.

One Fujifilm FinePix XP150 owner considered that this digital camera had a good interface. Photo Answers.co.uk said “Easy, quick user interface” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

Some customers who purchased the product wrote that it was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on Trusted Reviews “The Fuji XP150 is the new flagship model within Fuji's XP range of ruggedised compa” in their review. Photoanswers.co.uk said on expert website Photo Answers.co.uk “The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a tough little camera that’s certainly not short on features” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Answers.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Built tough for active outdoors use” in their review.

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Four years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “The Fujifilm XP150 is your cheapest option for a compact that's waterproof to 10 metres” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Answers.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good underwater performance” but despite that they scored the product 3 stars. Photo Answers.co.uk also mentioned “Good underwater flexibility”.

Some customers who purchased it considered that it was well made. Photo Answers.co.uk wrote three years ago “Decent build and design” however despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. One customer who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 thought it was reliable. Photo Answers.co.uk mentioned “Reliable scene recognition”.

One person thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago Photo Answers.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Screen is also easy to scratch”.

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Good Size

Six people who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Ephotozine.com rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote “The XP150 was added to the Fujifilm FinePix range of digital compact cameras in January 2012” in their review. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said in their review “The company has been making tough compact cameras for some time” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 “Fuji’s XP150 is rightfully touted as an all-weather compact camera purpose-built for adventure seekers who regularly frequent the great outdoors” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Video Capture

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Photo Answers.co.uk wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix XP150 review “Full HD video” . Photo Answers.co.uk also said “Sound quality in video mode could be better”. Photo Answers.co.uk also wrote “Graba video en Full HD 1080p) y toma fotografas de 14 megapixeles de resolucin”.

Good Connectivity

Several customers who bought it wrote that it had gps. Photo Answers.co.uk wrote “GPS works well” in their review of this digital camera although they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Photo Answers.co.uk also wrote “Great GPS”.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,935 expert and owner reviews for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews. However we also found that Fujifilm has unexceptional reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm FinePix XP150 owners said that it was able to produce good images. Photo Answers.co.uk said “Image quality quickly falls apart above ISO 400” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com said on Pocket Lint “The real loss is final image quality” in their review although they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Expert website Reviewed.com said “In modern times, tough-cams actually need to take decent pictures” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned that the product had a good battery life. Photo Answers.co.uk said “Fair battery life” although they gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 had good features.

Nice Design

One Fujifilm FinePix XP150 owner reckoned that this digital camera was a good design.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not have a GPS, the FinePix XP150 has a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a GPS currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The FinePix XP150 supports video recording, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the FinePix XP150 supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix XP150 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix XP150.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25[plb_1904999_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix XP150 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25[plb_1904999_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which has better reviews.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix XP150, the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is waterproof.

There are a number of other waterproof digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25[plb_1904999_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix XP150 have optical zooms of between 3x and 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.6x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price].

If the sensor type of this Fujifilm camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25[plb_1904999_price] (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix XP150 is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix XP150 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728 and 3072 x 2304 and 4320 x 2432. Across all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix XP150 the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix XP150 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix XP150. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

At 34 times zoom factor, the FinePix XP150 has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix XP150. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix XP150 the combined zoom range from 10x to 36x, and the average combined zoom is 24x.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 140 millimeters, the FinePix XP150 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix XP150 is 4.7mm and the longest is 270mm.

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Supports One Camera File System

The FinePix XP150 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The FinePix XP150 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras of this type and age displays range from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Supports One Power Source

The FinePix XP150 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix XP150.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera has an average expert rating of 63% based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com. It seems that digital camera experts really don't rate this digital camera very highly.

Poor Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was not good quality. Three years ago Photo Answers.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Focusing, prone to lens flare and lens obstruction, final image quality isn't great”. Photo Answers.co.uk also mentioned “Lowresolution screen is very poor quality”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix XP150, the FinePix XP150 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix XP150 do not support WiFi connectivity. The FinePix XP150 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price].

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The FinePix XP150 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix XP150 that we have assessed, the field of view of the FinePix XP150 of only 96 percent is one of the narrowest. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have field of view of between 96% and 170%.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the FinePix XP150 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has a quite small maximum memory card size (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix XP150. The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix XP150 is 8GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the FinePix XP150 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix XP150. The lowest display resolution of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix XP150 is 150,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix XP150 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900. With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has a quite large minimum aperture (3.9) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum apertures of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix XP150.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-FT25[pl_1904999_price], or the Lumix DMC-FT25[pl_1904999_price] both from Panasonic which is cheaper; or the Lumix DMC-FT5[pl_1943538_price], or the Lumix DMC-FT5[pl_1943538_price] both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The FinePix XP150 has a relatively typical digital zoom (6.8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 10 meters, the FinePix XP150 has a relatively typical maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a camera with a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (13m and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (25m and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 185 grams, the FinePix XP150 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.4 megapixels, the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix XP150.

If this waterproof camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (16MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (16.1MP and higher rated) or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25[plb_1904999_price] (16.1MP and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the FinePix XP150 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix XP150.

If this Fujifilm digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (3" and higher rated), the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a tough little camera that?s certainly not short on features. A particular favourite is the panorama mode, which allows you to simply pan the camera around to capture a... Read more…

Easy to use
Fair battery life
Attractively styled
Easy, quick user interface
Good underwater performance
GPS slow to lock on target
Pricey for a point and shoot
Overall image quality is only average
Color and saturation seem off
Doesn't handle dark settings well
1 August 2012

The Fuji Finepix XP150 sits amidst a range of waterproof compacts that also include the XP170, which adds Wi-Fi functionality, plus XP100 and XP50 models, which omit the XP150's GPS image tagging,... Read more…

The Fujifilm XP 150 makes an affordable tough cam for places you wouldn't venture with a more fragile cam, but doesn't perform well enough to replace a general point-and-shoot camera. Nothing in...

2 July 2012

The Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is affordable, but the real loss is final image quality. It will withstand abuse, but you might not get the shots you want...

29 June 2012

A long time ago, in the year 2009, any ol' waterproof camera was OK, as long as it was actually waterproof. In modern times, tough-cams actually need to take decent pictures.The Fujifilm FinePix... Read more…

19 June 2012

The Fujifilm XP150 is your cheapest option for a compact that's waterproof to 10 metres and has a GPS. Is that enough to make users overlook picture quality that trails behind the competition, a...

23 May 2012

Call it waterproof, call it shockproof, feezeproof, weatherproof, lifeproof etc. or just sum it up in one that essentially covers all of the above: childproof! Yes the XP150 is a versatile and...

Buy-n-shoot.com

9 May 2012

The Fujifilm FinePix XP150's price of £199.99 in the UK and $379.99 in the US is excellent value for a rugged camera with this much technology. The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a fast and easy to use...

The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a durable compact camera that captures crucial action shots across a variety of outdoor conditions. Critical viewing may reveal some loss of tonal gradation, but photos...

13 April 2012

If you're in the market specifically for waterproof compact to take to the beach or on holiday then be sure to take a look at our round-up of the Best Waterproof Cameras . The Fuji XP150 is the... Read more…

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