I’d be telling you a complete lie if I said I wasn’t at all hoping for an X Trans APS-C sensor at the heart of the Fujifilm XP140, but when I saw the rest of the specs I was pleasantly surprised. The camera is rated to be able to shoot in 82 feet of water. Practically speaking, you still have the tiny sensor and you need to consider just how little light there is in the deep, but that tells us exactly how functional it is. What that also means is that it could be a fun camera for street photography in the rain–you know, because we still don’t have that weather sealed X100 camera yet…
The Fujifilm XP140 can also be dropped from 5.9 feet, can survive 14°F temperatures and adds in dustproofing. That’s far more sealed than most other cameras out there. Plus there is a 16.4MP sensor at the heart–which works for the beach.
Important details from the press release are below.:
The compact camera weighing in at only 7.3oz2 (207g) also features powerful image quality made possible with its FUJINON lens, which incorporates Fujifilm’s renowned color reproduction technology and 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The XP140 also comes with variety of automatic functions such as main subject recognition and an easy-to-use interface, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of shooting situations with ease-of-use for photographers of all levels
Four Rugged Features: Waterproof, Shockproof, Freeze-proof and Dustproof
The XP140 complies with waterproof and dustproof protection standards of products, stipulated by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). The XP140 is waterproof to 82 feet, which is 25% improvement from its predecessor XP model. With its stylish design enhanced, the XP140 is easy-to-use during outdoor activities with features including a grip and a double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment. With the XP140, users are able to enjoy capturing their adventures without worrying about water, sand or dropping the camera — making it the perfect camera for users looking for their first, serious camera experience as well.
High-Performance Sensor and Lens for Premium Image Quality
Equipped with a CMOS sensor and FUJINON’s 5x optical zoom lens with the zoom range starting from 28mm (35 format equivalent) on the wide-angle side, the XP140’s optical zoom range will reach up to 10x with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology. The camera also has an optical image stabilization mechanism and output sensitivity as high as ISO12800 (one stop higher than the XP130 model) to produce sharp images free of noise even in low light conditions. Fujifilm’s years of experience are reflected within its color reproduction technology, which ensures beautiful colors in any condition.
Versatile Automatic Shooting Functions to Support Your Photography Experience
With evolved ‘Scene Recognition Auto’ mode, the XP140 can detect a main subject within a scene and automatically optimize the camera setting. The ‘Eye Detection’ feature helps to capture portraits easily by automatically focusing on the eyes of the subject. A variety of other auto-intelligent features such as the self-timer mode – which automatically releases the shutter when detecting a smiling face– helps capture instant moments. The camera also features 17 variations of ‘Advanced Filters’ including the new “Rich & Fine” and “Monochrome (NIR)”. These selections are fully assisted with an implemented unique live-view interface.
Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless Connectivity for Automatic Photo Transfer and INSTAX® Printing
Bluetooth® compatibility allows automatic and instant image transfer to smartphones and tablet devices by easy paring registration. The technology also syncs the time and location information from your device and attaches it to images, as well as enables remote shooting function via application. To utilize this feature, users can download the free “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app to their smartphone or tablet device and easily transfer photos and videos in the camera to the device and download directly. For INSTAX SHARE SP printer users, images can be transferred from the camera directly to the INSTAX SHARE SP printer for quick printout.
Availability and Pricing
The FinePix XP140 will available in yellow or sky-blue in the U.S and available in sky blue, lime, yellow, white and dark silver in Canada. It is anticipated to be released in March 2019 for USD $229.95 and CAD $239.99.