Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Review

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Review 08/23/2010

Quick Take
Pros
    5x optical zoom lens available while recording video
    Water, Dust, Freeze and Shockproof
    Dedicated video recording button for instant videos
    Good quality images indoors and out
    Great performance for its price range
    Better than advertised battery life
Cons
Flash is not very powerful
Wide end of zoom starts at 36mm
Mono Audio Recording
No HDMI output
Does not export any video without an adapter

Poor battery life (less than 200 shots per charge)
Bottom Line
Fuji's FinePix XP10 is a 12-Megapixel "tough" digicam with a 5x optical Fujinon lens and 720p HD video capture all packed into a case that is ready to take whatever you throw at it. At $179.95, this is one of the most affordable cameras on the market with these capabilities. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Fuji's FinePix XP10 is a built-tough camera made to withstand the rigors of the active lifestyle. With a water, shock, freeze and dustproof construction this camera can go anywhere and withstand anything that you can. Featuring a 12.2-Megapixel imaging sensor, 5x internal optical zoom lens, 720p HD video capture and SR (scene recognition) Auto, the XP10 has not sacrificed any of the features found on normal digicams. Fuji has made this camera available in 5 stylish colors: Black, Silver, Pink, Green and Blue. 

Fuji's features that make it capable of "Wild" activities is its ability to work up to 3m (12ft.) underwater. If water is not your thing, the camera is also able to withstand temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C), falls from up to 3.3ft. (1m) and keeps dust and sand out as well. This allows the camera to go with you on just about any outdoor adventure with no worries.

Fujifilm FinePix Features:
  • 1/2.3-inch, 12.2-Megapixel CCD imaging sensor
  • 5x Fujinon optical internal zoom lens
  • 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen
  • Waterproof to approx. 13ft. (3m)
  • Dustproof
  • Shockproof from up to 3.3ft. (1m)
  • Freezeproof as low as 14° (-10°C)
  • Full Metal Body
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 720p HD video recording
  • One Touch Video Recording
  • SR Auto (scene recognition auto)
  • Face Detection with Face Detection Timer
  • Tracking Auto Focus
  • YouTube and Facebook easy uploading
  • 13MB internal memory
  • SD/SDHC card compatible
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable battery

In the Box:
  • XP10 Digital Camera
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable battery NP-45A
  • Battery Charger
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Owners Manual
  • CD-ROM

The Fujifilm FinePix XP10 is available now with a MSRP of US $179.95.

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