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fuji finepix xp30 waterproof camera reviewFuji Finepix XP30 Review

The yummy colors of the Fuji Finepix XP30 make it popular among the younger generation, but don’t let this digital camera fool you; it has amazing features that makes with one of the best underwater cameras to choose. The Finepix XP30 is a 14 MP camera with a CCD sensor. It has a 5x wide angle optical zoom which is perfect to shoot wide angle panoramic shots.

The design speaks for itself – it is styled to look rugged and tough which it is. The XP30 is waterproof up to depths of 16.5 feet and is shockproof up to a height of 5 feet. You can use it in freezing weather since it can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Dusty and moist terrains are no match with the Fuji Finepix XP30 because it’s compact and air tight design makes it impenetrable to dust, grime and moisture.

What is a Fuji Finepix XP30?
The Finepix XP30 is from Fujifilm, a well-known maker of high-quality cameras, films and camera components and accessories. The Finepix XP30 is the first digital camera from Fujifilm with GPS functionality that can tell wherever you are in the planet. It can also display the coordinates of the place where you are in and place them on the photos you print out. As of this writing, the FinePix XP30 is currently the second most popular underwater camera on Amazon, just behind the much more expensive Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3. At just over $100 (Amazon price) for the FinePix vs. nearly $300 for the Panasonic Lumix, it’s easy to see why this camera is popular.

The Finepix XP30 is also a digital camera that can give you consistent results in any lighting conditions and in any kind of weather. It boasts four-way protection that is very important in an outdoor camera: waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof and dustproof. Features that make great image capture are also what the Finepix XP30 stand out; it has an Advanced Image Stabilization system that allows you to make perfect shots even when you are on the move, it also helps make images sharper, detailed and with colors that are as vivid as in real life.

How does the Fuji Finepix XP30 work?
The Fuji Finepix XP30 is a digital camera that works just like any ordinary camera but with features that lets you take high quality images without the need to make video and image adjustments each time. It has a special feature that lets it stabilize images, make automatic adjustments when it comes to lighting, shadows, glare and uneven colors giving you perfect and clear shots all the time.
The Finepix XP30 also lets you upload files through its Facebook and YouTube Automatic Upload feature. Post more videos and upload more images than ever before with its easy PC connectivity and its exclusive MyFinePix Studio software that will allow users to mark photos and movies with ease and upload them directly online with just a simple press of a button.
Videos are also easy to shoot with the Fuji Finepix XP30. Record HD movies at 720 p and audio at 30 frames per second all in just one simple step; view your files easily with easy connectivity to a high definition television or to any high definition device.

What are the benefits of the Fuji Finepix XP30?
There are so many advantages of getting a Finepix XP30 for your next vacation trip. Here are several reasons why you might choose this waterproof digital camera:
• HD recording will help you record your memories on video as well as in still images.
• The Geo-tagging function allows you to label your pictures with ease. You can even download these images and create a map to illustrate your trip.

Recommendations
The Fuji Finepix XP30 is certainly a fun and creative way to enjoy the outdoors. The special features make the Finepix XP30 is a high end digital waterproof camera without the high end price. It is priced below $120.00 but the features make it priceless for water vacations. It is lightweight, efficient and most of all produces amazing pictures and videos which is very important in an outdoor digital device.

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Fuji FinePix XP30 Reviews

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Fuji FinePix XP30 Underwater Camera Unboxing

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FinePix XP30 Specifications:

Number of effective pixels – 14.2 million pixels
Image sensor – 1/2.3-inch CCD with primary color filter
Storage media
– Internal memory (Approx. 10MB)
– SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card*2

File format
still image

– JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*3
– (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
movie
– AVI (Motion JPEG)
sound
– WAVE format, Monaural sound

Number of recorded pixels
still image

– L : (4:3) 4320 x 3240 (16:9) 4320 x 2432
– M : (4:3) 3072 x 2304 (16:9) 3072 x 1728
– S : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 (16:9) 1920 x 1080

Lens
– Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens
– focal length: f=5.0 – 25.0 mm, equivalent to 28-140 mm on a 35 mm camera
– full-aperture: F3.9 (Wide) – F4.9 (Telephoto)
– constitution: 11 groups 13 lenses
– Digital zoom: approx. 6.8x (up to approx. 34x , with 5x optical zoom)
– Aperture: F3.9 / F6.2 (Wide) F4.9 / F8 (Telephoto)

Focus distance (from lens surface)
Normal
– Wide : Approx. 60 cm to infinity / 2.0 ft to infinity
– Telephoto : Approx. 1.0 m to infinity / 3.3 ft to infinity

Macro
– Wide : Approx. 9 cm – 80 cm / 3.5 in.- 2.6 ft.
– Telephoto : Approx. 40 cm – 80 cm / 1.3 ft.- 2.6 ft.

Sensitivity: Auto / ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Exposure control: TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode: Programmed AE
Shooting modes: AUTO, P, SR AUTO, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Portrait enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Under water, Under water (Wide), Under water (Macro), Party, Flower, Text, Motion panorama
Image stabilizer: CCD shift type
Face detection: Yes
Exposure compensation: -2.0EV – +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Shutter speed: (Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec., (All other modes) 4sec. to 1/2000sec.
Continuous shooting: TOP-3 max. 0.8frames/sec.
Auto bracketing

Focus
mode: Single AF / Continuous AF (SR AUTO)
type: TTL contrast AF
AF frame selection: Center / Tracking

White balance
Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light

Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay, Couple Timer, Group Timer
Flash:
Auto flash (i-flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO)

Normal
Wide : Approx. 70 cm – 3.1 m / 2.3 ft.-10.2 ft.
Telephoto : Approx.70 cm – 2.7 m / 2.3 ft. – 8.9 ft.

Macro
Approx. 30 cm – 80 cm / 1 ft. – 2.6 ft.

Flash modes: Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

Hot shoe

Electronic Viewfinder

LCD monitor: 2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 96 % coverage

Movie recording: 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30frames/sec.) with monaural sound.* Optical zoom can be used.

Photography functions: SR AUTO, Face Detection, Auto Red-eye removal, Framing guide, Automatic LCD brightness adjustment, Frame No. memory, GPS

Playback functions: Face Detection, Photobook assist, Image Search, Erase selected frames, Slide show, Auto red-eye removal, Protect, Crop, Resize, Image rotate, Mark for upload, Multi-frame playback (with microthumbnail), Favorite, Location info, Photo navigation, Panorama

Other functions: PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 languages selection, Time difference, Silent mode

Dust proof : IP6X
Water proof : IPX8 (up to 5 m, within120min.)
Anti-shock: Method;MIL-STD-810F-516.5 Fuji’s standard;1.5 m

Terminal
Video output: NTSC / PAL selectable with monaural sound
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed

Power supply NP-45A Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 99.2(W) x 67.7(H) x 23.9(D) mm / 3.9(W) x 2.7(H) x 0.9(D) in.
(Minimum depth :23.1 mm / 0.9in.)
Weight: Approx. 148g / 5.2oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Approx. 165g / 5.8oz. (including accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature: -10°C – 40°C
Operating Humidity: 10% – 80% (no condensation)
Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation: Approx. 200frames (AUTO mode)

Accessories included
Li-ion battery NP-45A
Battery charger BC-45B
USB cable
Hand strap
CD-ROM
Owner’s manual

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