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.