Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Brief Review



  • Other Features :
  • Weight : 7.3 ounces
  • Battery : Li-ion battery rated at up to 240 frame with Power Save
  • Weather Sealing : Waterproof to 65 feet, shockproof to 5.8 feet, freeze proof to 14 degrees F
  • Screen : 3" LCD
  • GPS : No
  • Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Flash : Built-in, auto modes
  • Video : 1080p at 60 fps (up to 29 minute recordings)
  • RAW : None
  • Image Stabilization : Yes, sensor shift
  • Autofocus System : TTL Contrast
  • Autofocus Points : Info not available
  • Burst Speed : 10 fps (up to 10 frames at full size)
  • Zoom : 5x optical
  • Aperture : f3.6-4.9
  • Shutter Speed : 4 sec. to 1/2000
  • ISO : 100-6400
  • Processor :
  • Sensor : 16.4 megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS
  • Release Date: 2018-03-31
  • Final Grade: 81 4.05 Star Rating: Recommended

The Fujifilm XP130 adds Bluetooth on a budget-friendly waterproof camera
Continuing on their budget waterproof series, the Fujifilm XP130 adds Bluetooth and additional convenience features.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 1/25/2018

Fujifilm's budget waterproof line contains a good mix of features for the price and now the company is bringing a few new features. The Fujifilm XP130 offers the same imaging specs as the earlier XP120 but adds Bluetooth connectivity and extras like a shooting level and eye detection autofocus.

The Fujifilm XP130 uses the standard 1/2.3 sized sensor found in most consumer point-and-shoots with around 16 megapixels. The lens offers a five times optical zoom, but it's not as bright as some of the pricier waterproof options on the market with a f3.6-4.9 aperture.

While many budget compacts sacrifice speed to keep the price low, that's not the case here with a 10 fps burst mode. The autofocus system is the same as the predessor but adds an eye focus setting, which Fujifilm says delivers sharper shots when photographing people. As a basic compact, manual modes and RAW are not included.

But one of the biggest reasons to consider the XP130 is the body. The camera is waterproof down to 65 feet and is also designed to withstand small drops and cold. The weather sealing also helps keep out dust and dirt, which can cause lens issues on unprotected cameras.

The Fujifilm XP130 isn't the best waterproof camera on the market -- but it does have a solid feature list for the price. The pricer $400 Olympus TG-5 offers some manual settings and a birghter lens, but at a price jump. The Fujifilm XP130 is slated for March 2018 availability with a $230 price tag.

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Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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