The New Fujifilm XP130 Can Work Underwater Down to 65 Feet

The Fujifilm XP130 is the company’s latest tough camera.

If you’re one of those people who love to go underwater with a digital camera and want something more than your phone, then consider the new Fujifilm XP130. It’s the company’s latest tough camera touting the ability to shoot at 65 feet underwater. You can also drop it from 5.7 feet and expect it to work, as well as shoot with it at -14° F and it will still function according to Fujifilm’s claims. It’s doing all this with a 16.4MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor at the heart. In front of that heart is a 28-140mm f3.9-4.9 lens–which honestly seems pretty slow if you’re going to be shooting underwater. But at least it has image stabilization built in. It’s also just $229.95; which is super affordable for the adventure photographer. More details are after the jump.

Fujifilm XP130 Tech Specs

EMBARGO: January 24, 2018 at 5:00AM GMT/12:00AM EST
Specifications for XP130
Model name FinePix XP130
Number of effective pixels 16.4 million pixels
Image sensor 1/ 2.3-inch CMOS with primary color filter
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 96MB)
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card *1
File format   (still image) JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 *2)
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
                       (movie) Movie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM Monaural
Battery life for still images*3 approx. 240 frames (LCD Power Save ON, AUTO mode)
Number of recorded pixels L:<4:3>4608×3456 <3:2>4608×3072 <16:9>4608×2592 <1:1>3456×3456
M:<4:3>3264×2448 <3:2>3264×2176 <16:9>3264×1840 <1:1>2432×2432
S:<4:3>2048×1536 <3:2>2304×1536 <16:9>1920×1080 <1:1>1728×1728Motion Panorama
360 Vertical:11520×1632  Horizontal:11520×1088
180 Vertical: 5760×1632   Horizontal:5760 x 1088
120 Vertical:3840×1632  Horizontal:3840×1088
Lens     name Fujinon 5 x optical zoom lens
             focal length f=5.0mm – 25.0mm, equivalent to 28mm-140mm on a 35mm format
             full-aperture F3.9(Wide)- F4.9(Telephoto)
             constitution 13elements in 11 groups
(includes 4 aspherical elements)
Digital zoom Intelligent digital zoom:approx. 2× (up to approx. 10 ×, with 5x optical zoom)
Aperture F3.9/F6.2 (Wide) F4.9/F8 (Telephoto)
Focus distance
(from lens surface)
Normal : Wide: Approx. 60cm to infinity/1.9 ft to infinity
Telephoto: Approx. 1.0m to infinity/3.2 ft to infinity
Macro:   Wide: Approx. 9cm – 2.0m / 3.5 in.- 6.5 ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 1.0m – 3.0m/3.2 ft – 9.8ft..
Sensitivity AUTO/ AUTO(400)/AUTO(800)/AUTO(1600)
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*(Standard Output Sensitivity)
*ISO 6400 is effective in image size M or S .
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting modes (Scene Position) Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Under water, Under water (Macro), Party, Flower, Text
Image Stabilizer CMOS shift type
Face/Eye detection Yes
Exposure compensation -2.0EV-+2.0EV  1/3EV step
Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4 sec. To 1/2000 sec.
(All other modes) 4 sec. to 1/2000 sec.
Flash Auto flash
Effective range when sensitivity is set to AUTO is approx. (wide angle) 70 cm–4.4 m/2.3 ft.–14.4 ft. (telephoto) 1.0 m–3.8 m/3.2 ft.–12.4 ft.
Effective range in macro mode is approx. (wide angle) 30 cm–2.0 m/1.0 ft.–6.5 ft. (telephoto) 1.0 m–3.0 m/3.2 ft.–9.8 ft.
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 920K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage for shooting, 100% for playing back
Movie recording Full HD 1920×1080 60p/30p (max 29 min)
HD 1280×720 60p
640×480 30p
with monaural sound, Wind filter .
Zoom function can be used.
*Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class10” or higher.
Wireless transmitter   (Standards) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)
                                         (Access mode) Infrastructure
                                         (Encryption) WEP / WPA / WPA 2 mixed mode
Bluetooth ®                     (Standards) Bluetooth Ver 4.0 (Bluetooth low energy)
                                         (Operating Frequency)
(Center frequency)
2402 – 2480MHz
Wireless function Smartphone sync. Setting (Location setting / Time setting) / Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave / instax Printer Print / Pairing registration / Delete pairing registration / Bluetooth ON/OFF setting / Auto image transfer
Power supply Li-ion battery NP-45S (included)
Dimensions 109.6mm (W) ×71.0mm (H) ×27.8mm (D)/ 4.3 in. (W) × 2.7 in. (H) ×1.0 in. (D)
*excluding projections
Weight approx.207.4g /7.3oz. (including battery and memory card)
approx.190.6g /6.7oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-45S
AC Power adapter
USB cable
Hand strap
Owner’s manual
# *1 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
# *2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
# *3 Approximate number of frames / period that can be taken with a fully-charged battery based on CIPA standard.

FinePix XP130 Key Features:

  • 16.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle setting
    • Intelligent Digital Zoom function extends zoom range up to 10x
  • Four-way protection:
    • Waterproof up to 65 feet/20 meters, shockproof to 5.7 feet/1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F/ -10°C and dust proof
  • Compact lightweight design with 3.0 inch 920K dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective coating
  • Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN connectivity, Smartphone Transfer and the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app
    • Transfer photos and videos from the XP130 to your smartphone or tablet, or directly to the Instax SHARE SP-2 or SP-3 Printer for quick, high-quality prints
  • Scene Recognition Mode quickly determines the scene before optimizing focus, exposure and shutter speed for best possible results

Chris Gampat

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