Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)

Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)

Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green) Rating:
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Product Description

Fujifilm FinePix XP10- 12MP, Fujinon 5x Periscopic Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, New uni-body chassis with a tactile grip finish, 4-Way Protection: Waterproof - 10ft (3M), Shockproof - 3ft (1M) and Freezeproof 14*F (-10*C). Other features include: Face Detection w/ Red Eye Removal, Digital Image Stabilization, High Sensitivity 1600 ISO, 6 Scene - SR Auto Automatic Scene Recognition, One-Touch HD Movie 720p w/ Sound, Thin Metal Body 21.7mm, Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery.

Details

  • 12-megapixel resolution for large, photo-quality prints
  • Four-Way protection: waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof
  • Fujinon 5x periscopic optical zoom lens with reinforced protective lens barrier
  • Capture movies in 720p with sound
  • Movie Editing Mode and Blog mode; Facebook/YouTube Automatic Web Upload function for photos

Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green) out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
FUJIFILM Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green) Fujifilm FinePix XP10- 12MP, Fujinon 5x Periscopic Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, New uni-body chassis with a tactile grip finish, 4-Way Protection: Waterproof - 10ft (3M), Shockproof - 3ft (1M) and Freezeproof 14*F (-10*C). Other features include: Face Detection w/ Red Eye Removal, Digital Image Stabilization, High Sensitivity 1600 ISO, 6 Scene - SR Auto Automatic Scene Recognition, One-Touch HD Movie 720p w/ Sound, Thin Metal Body 21.7mm, Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery. $149.00 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416YtDxXmXL._SL160_.jpg
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10 Responses to “Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Green)”

  1. T. Ingalls Says:

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    I bought this camera for the waterproof feature, for beach and snorkeling photos. I took it to the beach and within 30 minutes it broke. The camera was never more than 2 feet underwater and it never hit anything. Water began leaking in the back display screen and the camera stopped functioning. Water also got in the front lens area and battery. Fortunately I was able to get the photos I had taken off the memory card.

    Picture quality was really nice and the display screen size is large for easy viewing. But if you plan on taking it in the water I suggest buying a different camera.

  2. Edward J. Hendrick, Jr. Says:

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    Just took the new camera on a white water rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. Clearly the camera met the specs for water tightness and shock ability as this type of trip had both. Pictures were of low quality, with little ability to handle a mix of shadows and light. Shutter is slow and unresponsive to the moment. In bright sunshine, or very low evening light, the lack of a view finder rendered most pictures a pure guess. Controls at the top of the camera for on/off and snapping the picture were too low a profile to allow for handling in tough situations. Worst of all was dismal battery life–only able to get about 100-125 pictures, while carefully turning the camera off in between, before battery was exhausted. Overall–very disappointing.

  3. S. Greene Says:

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    I got this camera to replace my previous underwater / shockproof Canon D10, which died after about 8 months for no apparent reason. When I got the D10, it was the only low-cost point-and-shoot I could find for light underwater use, which made it good in its own way, but the electronics and sensor and etc. were already a couple of years out of date on the Canon, plus it was really big and bulky.

    I don’t do serious underwater work, but do want a camera I can take out in the rain and occasionally in a swimming pool or to the beach, without worrying about it. Also with small kids, the likelihood of a camera getting dropped is high, so a sturdy model is key.

    This little Fujifilm advertises the same kind of water- and shock-proof characteristics as the Canon, but it’s a whole lot more modern in its features, and a whole lot smaller, which is great. I haven’t used it underwater yet, but for everyday use it takes good pictures.

    A few issues I have with it. One, the cable connector is nonstandard. It should be mini-USB, like so many other things – I keep a mini USB hanging off my computer anyway, and if I lose a mini USB cable it’s easy to find another, vs. the Fuji cable which doesn’t match anything else I own.

    Second, the mechanicals are not quite as polished as I’d like. The waterproof cover for the cable connector doesn’t seat well – it’s very hard to get in. And the battery cover has a strange hinge device that was confusing to figure out and I fear will not last well, since I have to open it frequently to extract the memory card, because the cable connector is nonstandard and hard to reseal.

    All in all I would still recommend this camera, and I hope these few flaws get corrected in a future model.

  4. JT Says:

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    The reality of my life is that the other members of my family unit consist of two hyper little kids and a clumsy wife. I learned many cameras ago that my cameras MUST be water/drool-proof, shock-proof, nag-proof, and any other proofs they can come up with. Yes, I might sacrifice some picture quality or credit card slim size for my requirements but what good are those other cameras (like a few of my old ones) if they are “accidentally” broken within one month?

    My other digital camera is an Olympus Stylus Weather/Shock that is a few years old. I must say that so far after a month’s usage I prefer the Fuji XP10 over my other camera.

    What I like about the Fuji:

    -Good size and form factor. Thumbs up to the large display screen.

    -I like that it takes a standard memory card (which was included). My Olympus takes strange size memory card (=expensive, hard to find).

    -Easy to use (point and shoot). Picture quality seems decent enough though not as good as some of the high end cameras

    -Did I mention it is weatherproof and shockproof? Hasn’t broken yet. I do give my other Olympus camera a thumbs up for surviving several years.

    -Value for the price.

    What could be better:

    -Battery life hasn’t seemed that great to me as of yet, but does come with a charger. Battery life still better than my Olympus though.

    -Battery hatch hard to open. I consider myself fairly good with gadgets but I actually had to read the instructions to figure out how to open the battery hatch = there will be questions/complaints/nags about this from my wife & kids.

    In summary, this camera fulfills my mandatory requirement of weatherproof/shockproof. Second most important to me is size/wearability and this camera is good in that area. Decent pictures are expected as a given and delivered by this camera. Price for what you get is a good value. = 5 stars by me (so far). Will it survive the perils of life with my family?…only time will tell…if it breaks within one year I will add an update to this review.

  5. J. Sweaney Says:

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    i actually own a fujifilm finepix z33wp so i thought id do alittle comparison with the xp10. first off theyr both water proof and shock proof the z33wp has a plastic body while the xp10 has a metal body. making it a bit bigger and heavier. both hav been dropped by accident a few times and the z33wp got a crack on the corner where it hit. did not effect it in anyway and still works underwater fine. the xp10 got some scratches in the metal and some faint came off but otherwise fine. the z33wp is 10 megapixels and the xp10 is 12 megapixels but the picture quality is about the same. tho the lcd screen on the xp10 is very clear and looks really well compared to the z33wp still good. both suffer from shutter making it hard to capture action shots. but no biggie i personally dont take the best of care with my z33wp but it holds up well. i even abused the xp10 alittle to thrashing it around in the water and banging it against the boat not hard just to simulate dropping it or accidently hitting it while getting in and out and at the end of the day i opened the battery compartment and both had absolutely no water inside the seal. the z33wp records in normal 480p and the video quality is pretty good and the xp10 records in hd forget the number i think he said something like 1080 but can only get a few minutes off that. have not seen video he took so cannot vouch how well it looked. hes not going to use hd video mode to much space. o yea and the button layout on the z33wp is very simple and easy to use cause all the buttons are big and rubberized vs the xp10 layout now the main buttons like zoom and video and menu are rubberized and big but the rest are in a circle and plastic and small. but having used the camera i can say that when you need to use those buttons its not to bad. overall both are excellent cameras. the z33wp is cheaper though

  6. M. Mostov Says:

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    The photos produced by this camera have unusually poor contrast and unusually high noise level, even at low ISO. I took this camera on a trip where my friend was shooting pretty much same scenery with Canon SD800 under the same lighting conditions, yet the difference in quality is striking, almost every photo I took with XP10 went straight to trashcan. BTW, I am quite experienced with digital photography, over the last 10 years owned 5 P&S and 3 SLRs – I know how to use cameras and what to expect from them.

    The picture quality, IMO, is enough to strike this camera off anybody’s wishlist, yet this doesn’t end the list of problems:

    1) Camera has exceptionally long shutter lag. I don’t know how to measure it precisely, but it seems like a whole second, maybe more, passes after you press the button and before camera finally snaps a photo.

    2) LCD monitor is impossible to use on the sunny day – it’s a nearly perfect mirror, as you try to compose the photo all you can see is the reflection of your own frustrated face.

    3) Buttons are poorly placed – as you hold the camera, the palm of your hand is pressing against super-sensitive control buttons and as you press the shutter, it’s the other buttons that get inadvertently pressed – instead of taking a photo, camera switches to a different mode.

    4) waterproof – didn’t test it personally, but beware: the manual states that to maintain waterproofness you are supposed to replace rubber parts every

    year or so. This sounds like too much hassle and additional expense. I used to own Pentax waterproof P&S in the past – it was maintenance-free.

    5) The lens is uncovered – for a camera that supposedly designed to withstand abuse, this is a risky design decision. I’d think that uncovered lens would get scratched soon.

    6) The video quality turned out to be as bad as picture quality if not worse. When trying to shoot a clip in low-light conditions I got back basically a black screen.

  7. Colorado Says:

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    I purchased this camera to take pics of our 18 month old who loves the water. We have an DSLR and a very nice point and shoot but I worry about taking those cameras on the boat or to the pool. The first day we had it my wife dropped it on the sidewalk getting out of the car, no problem. This past weekend we took it out on the boat, I used it in and around the water, works better than expected. Only problem we found was we got sun tan lotion on the front blurring the images, easily fixed with a towel….I even took a quick video of my daugher jumping in the water, video quality is better than our Flip video. Can’t wait to take it along when we go hiking in the mountains.

    I would recommend this camera to anyone who already has a nice digital camera, if it is going to be your only camera you might want to look at the Panasonic.

    Pros:

    Worry free (only cost $150)

    Waterproof

    Rugged

    Cons:

    No lens cover

    Doesn’t float (use wrist strap)

  8. Melissa Kissell Says:

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    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R138L884QYLZKS Seems like several people aren’t happy with this camera. I was showing my husband the reviews on here and we were really surprised by how many are disappointed with their camera. Maybe I don’t expect enough however, I did drop it and it didn’t break; it took great pictures in and out of the water and the video works nicely as well.

    I bought this for $139 at a local warehouse club and I think it’s worth every penny for the underwater pictures and video alone. We’ve had a blast using it!

    BTW, the video image isn’t grainy. Their are water sprinklers that shoot over the pool, so what you are seeing is sprinkles and not a bad video. I uploaded this video to FB and for whatever reason the FB looks clear while the same video on Amazon looks pixelated. Go figure.

  9. Kent Wheeler Says:

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    Pros:

    Great outdoor pics!

    Great under water!

    Tough

    SR Auto works well

    Indoor pics are fine for parties

    720p HD video!

    12mp!!

    5X optical zoom

    Cons:

    Battery life!!!

    Software kind of sucks

    Not crisp indoor/lowlight pics (please read more about this below – it’s not so bad)

    So I got this camera as soon as it came out. This is my first camera actually. I never bought one before bc anytime that I want a camera I am at the beach, river, fishing, pool, drinking, etc (i live in FL). I couldn’t bring myself to buy a camera that i know would break with my lifestyle. I liked the D10 but it’s so expensive and I’m not gonna carry that egg thing in my pocket. The previous WP Fuji camera got pretty good reviews and I liked the sample pics people uploaded from them the most. Even more than the Olympus or Pentax. The new XP10 was about to come out with better resolution etc so I pre-ordered it.

    I am very happy with this camera! It looks real nice (silver), fits in my pocket, is super tough (i’ve thrown it around), the waterproof is great, 5X opt zoom (great for video), HD video, and the pics look real good for my purposes. I wasn’t sure about the buttons behind rubber(?) before but they click when you press them so it’s nice.

    I’m not a pro photographer, i’m not making posters of landscapes or anything. These pics are for facebook basically. I wouldn’t have any pics at all if it weren’t for a tough waterproof camera. My sister’s SLR takes much better pictures indoors of my aquarium and food (we like to take pics of food we make). But this is still an awesome camera.

    The battery does suck on this camera. It will only last for one day of fun. The next day it will die pretty quick if you try to keep going on it. So i’m gonna have to buy another battery or hope for an extended life one to come out :/ I’ve used friends’ cameras that last weeks on a charge. But, they’re not WP. I’ll deal.

    The other thing – low light pics. They don’t come out crisp at all. It’s not a big deal to me bc it’s usually at parties when i’m drunk so it kind of captures the moment being a little warm and blurry looking. People actually seem to kind of like it. But just a warning.

    Overall this is a great camera for most every situation and is a good deal at $200 (mine came with a 4gb memory card). I highly recommend :]

    I can’t wait to try it on my next ski trip!

    I will upload sample pics.

  10. Gadgester Says:

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    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/RBALABS3LFOWQ The Fujifilm Finepix XP10, newly available in April 2010, is a stylish little ultra-compact camera that invites you to have fun outdoors while taking pictures. It:

    - is waterproof to 10 ft. under water, perfect for swimming pools, beach, snorkeling (note: do not use in hot water!)

    - is shockproof up to 3 ft., great for jogging, cycling, or even letting your baby learn to take pictures

    - is freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 Celsius)

    - is dustproof

    - has 12.2 effective megapixels

    - has 5x optical zoom and features a Fujinon lens for great clarity; lens focal length is 36-180mm in 35mm film camera terms

    - takes 720p widescreen, VGA or QVGA video

    - can zoom optically in video mode (but see note on audio recording below)

    - is really small and weighs just a little over 5 oz. with battery and SDHC card

    - uses SDHC memory card, no more xD that was championed by Fuji and Olympus

    I bought a green XP10 because I love spending time in the water. I find that, outdoors during the day, the XP10 takes pictures with excellent clarity and excellent color saturation and contrast. Using fill-in flash in daylight truly enhances the picture. Indoors, because the XP10 lacks Fuji’s legendary SuperCCD technology, picture quality is average for a compact or super-compact camera. It does have two natural-scene modes where it boosts the ISO (light sensitivity of the image sensor) at the expense of increased noise. I bought my XP10 to be used outdoors, in the pool and at the beach, so I haven’t taken many indoor pics.

    Video shooting at 720p yields smooth, clear HD video clips. BTW, video size is limited only by the 2GB FAT32 file size limit — this means even if you pop in a 16GB SDHC card, the longest video clip can only go up to 2GB in file size, due to the limit imposed by the FAT32 file system. Video is recorded as motion JPEG in an AVI container, so it can be played on many, many devices, at the expense of slightly larger file sizes than a more compact format like MPEG-2 or MPEG-4.

    While you can zoom optically — a feature that every digital camera should have — audio recording’s volume level is lowered during zooming. Instead, the camera picks up some noise from the lens mechanism and that noise overwhelms the ambient sounds you want to record, which can be annoying when played back on a large TV. My advise is to use zooming sparingly during video mode. If you want great video recording on a compact digital camera, you should get a Sony or Canon or Panasonic camera (be prepared to pay a lot more for the waterproof feature, though).

    Anyway, my sample video clip shows how the camera works under water. The video resolution was set to QVGA (320×240) for easy upload to Amazon, but you should be able to see the amazing clarity both in and out of water.

    In summary, the XP10 is a great waterproof, shockproof camera that every water enthusiast should bring along to record fun memories.

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