Last Updated (22 May’12):
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Fujifilm XP30 is a 14 MP CCD sensor Digital camera features 5x wide-angle optical zoom, HD video capture; 720p with sound at 30 frames per second with one-touch ease, GPS Geo-tagging function; easy Web upload to Facebook and YouTube, Rugged design is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof, SR AUTO, Face Detection, Auto Red-eye removal, Framing guide, Automatic LCD brightness adjustment, Frame No. memory, and 2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor. The camera measures 99.2(W) x 67.7(H) x 23.9(D) mm / 3.9(W) x 2.7(H) x 0.9(D) in. and weighs Approx. 148g / 5.2oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card).
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Fujifilm XP30 Reviews
Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm XP30 and writes;
“The XP30 is a family camera and family pictures will be looked at on the computer screen or printed to small sizes. For those types of pictures, the image quality is great. Colours are rendered nicely and we’re happy with how the camera produced them.”
Trustedreviews reviews the Fujifilm XP30 and writes;
“Helping in the fight against blur caused by hand shake at lower shutter speeds, the XP30 comes equipped with Dual Image Stabilisation that employs a combination of sensor-shift and automatic ISO-raising to help keep images as sharp as possible.”
CNET reviews the Fujifilm XP30 and writes;
“The images from the XP30 are fine for using at a reduced resolution, such as for web display, but definitely aren’t up to scratch for large prints or cropping extensively.”
Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm XP30 and writes;
“Though stills picture quality has a softened feel to it, particularly at longer focal lengths, colours are flatteringly well saturated, so it’s well suited to portraits and landscapes.”
Fujifilm XP30 User Reviews
Works well while it lasts
“Now for the picture quality – low light performance is average. The SR-Auto setting is useful and recognizes the scenes well and automatically switches from portrait to landscape/scenic to underwater and night light shooting modes. You get good pictures with just point and shoot.” – By M Judd
Fujifilm XP30 Sample Photos
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Fujifilm XP30 User Manual (PDF)
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Fujifilm XP30 Features
The FinePix XP30 is Fujifilm’s first rugged digital camera with GPS Geo-tagging functionality. As follow up to the highly successful XP10 “Four-Way Protection” digital camera, the XP30 digital cameras takes it a step further. Now, it’s waterproof to 16.5ft (5M) and shockproof to 5 ft (1.5M), and still freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and dustproof.
The FinePix XP30 features a 14-megapixel CCD sensor, a 2.7-inch anti-reflective, high-contrast LCD for better viewing in bright sunlight and a high-precision, FUJINON 5x wide angle refractive optical zoom lens (28mm equivalent) with a reinforced hardened glass lens barrier. The ergonomically-designed camera is housed in a metal uni-body chassis for durability. With a riveted front panel and ergonomic body shape featuring a smart two-tone design, the cameras come in a variety of different colors, making it the perfect camera for an extreme outing or just a relaxing night out on the town.
Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Highlights
The FinePix XP30 features GPS Geo-Tagging in a rugged, outdoor model. What’s more, the GPS features on the camera not only tell you where you are in the world, but it also offers additional functions that are essential for outdoor shooting. Locations can be displayed either as longitude and latitude or by place name.
The FinePix XP30 has an embedded list featuring approximately half a million places of interest across the globe. When a shot is taken, the image is tagged with location information, enabling you to quickly find shots of a place you’ve visited. Should users then want to create a photo book of a specific location they can do so using the PhotoBook Assist feature where you can tag images then turn the pages of the book on the camera’s rear LCD.
In addition, if you visit a location that you want to return to but can’t remember which way to go, the Photo Navigation mode is invaluable. Simply find a shot of the location and the FinePix XP30 will not only tell you how far it is from your current spot, it’ll show you the direction you need to travel to get there.
Those wanting to draw up a map of their travels should take advantage of the XP30’s GPS Tracking Data function. With this feature, the camera regularly stores location data and, when you return home and download the shots to a PC, this information can be turned into a map illustrated with the pictures you took along the way.
The FinePix XP30 is perfect for active families on the go that want a camera they can take anywhere without worrying about its safety. Consumers can drop them, soak them, freeze them, and even cover them in dirt and mud, and these cameras will come out unscathed. Not only are they waterproof up to 16.5 feet, but they’re also shockproof up to 5 feet, freezeproof up to 14°F and dustproof. The “life proof” XP30 gives users total confidence that they can take them wherever they go, whatever they are doing, regardless of the conditions.
Easy Web Upload
Sharing photos online has become an everyday activity for many people, so Fujifilm includes the Facebook/YouTube Automatic Upload feature that makes for quicker and easier modes of posting photos/videos on social networking sites. This feature allows users to identify and tag a photo for Facebook or YouTube upload. Once the camera is connected to a PC and MyFinePix Studio software is launched, all marked photos or movies will upload directly to Facebook or YouTube at the press of a button.
The FinePix XP30 also offers stunning movies in 720p with sound at 30 frames per second with one touch ease. Many consumers are happy to enjoy HD movies on their PC, but with the optional HD Player accessory kit, with wireless remote control (HDMI cable not included), families can gather around their home HDTV to enjoy amazingly detailed stills and high resolution movie playback.
Tracking Auto Focus (AF)
Created specifically to capture an action shot, the AF function tracks fast moving subjects so they don’t escape from the frame in a blur. Subjects will be tracked automatically for as long as it is kept in the frame and the shutter is half-pressed; when users fully press the shutter button your subject will be in the centre of the photo in perfect focus.
Advanced Image Stabilization
The XP20 and XP30 have a powerful sensor shift Dual Image Stabilization (CIS) system. CIS works as the photo is being taken as it combines a mechanically stabilized sensor with high ISO to combat camera/hand shake and subject movement for improved low light shooting. The result is an expanded range of shooting situations where the cameras can be used without the need of a tripod or other support. With CIS working in the background, you can capture sharp, colorful scenes and portraits underwater or at night.
* Motion Panorama Mode: Automatically stitches up to three shots to create a panoramic picture
* Movie Editing Mode and Blog mode: Get creative and add finishing touches to videos and images, among others, you can choose from B&W, Sepia, or you can even add a dynamic lighting effect, all this in-camera.
* Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO): This mode intelligently identifies the scene type and necessary shooting conditions to optimize picture perfect potential.
* Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the cameras are fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
* Li-ion rechargeable battery: The long-life rechargeable Li-ion battery with charger (up to 165 shots) allows for extended use without worrying if the camera is going to last for the duration of the trip.