Fuji FinePix XP150 review

A tough all-weather compact with photo-mapping GPS

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The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a durable compact camera that captures crucial action shots across a variety of outdoor conditions. Critical viewing may reveal some loss of tonal gradation, but photos look fine at normal viewing.

A tough piece of equipment, the Fuji FinePix XP150 can take whatever's thrown at it.

We liked

The Fuji FinePix XP150 delivers well on its point and shoot ability to capture live action in both video and still formats. It's easy to use with the least amount of fiddling possible and looks good. The GPS is also a great feature for any outdoor photographer.

We disliked

The Motion Panorama 360 feature fell short of the mark. It's OK if you have time to spend spinning about on the spot, but if you want to capture a 360-degree view of those snowy mountains before you ski off then you might have problems.

Final verdict

The Fujifilm FinePix XP150's price of £199.99 in the UK and $379.99 in the US is excellent value for a rugged camera with this much technology.

The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a fast and easy to use camera that should survive all manner of outdoor pursuits with the adventurous photographer. Reasonably priced and with a wide array of specialised functions, it's definitely a contender in the tough outdoor camera market.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution14.4 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyFinePix XP
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom6.8x
Brand NameFujifilm
DurabilityWater Proof, Shock Proof, Dust Proof, Freeze Proof
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV, Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)185 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3072
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height71.3 mm
Width102.7 mm
Depth27.4 mm
Product SeriesXP
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelXP150
Product NameFinePix XP150 Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Exposure Control

Programmed AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC06820A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

Building on the success of previous XP models, the FinePix XP150 is the ultimate camera for anyone who lives for the great outdoors and wants to be able to document their exploits every step of the way. Whether climbing mountains or diving oceans the FinePix XP150 has what it takes to deliver high quality stills and movies whatever the conditions.

Package Contents
  • FinePix XP150 Compact Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-50A
  • Battery Charger BC-50A
  • Plug Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year