Fujifilm FinePix XP200 tough camera is 'ard as nails

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fujifilm-finepix-xp200-top.jpgFujifilm are today lifting the covers off the FinePix XP200 tough camera, featuring Wi-iI connectivity as well as a sturdy chassis to protect it from bumps and scrapes.

Packing in a 16MP CMOS sensor, the camera has sensor-shift stabilisation behind a 5X zoom lens (28-140mm in 35mm terms). Full HD video capture is also possible, as are burst shot modes of 10fps and 60fps (the later requires a drop in resolution). On the rear sits a 3-inch, 920k-dots preview screen; impressive for a camera with “tough” credentials.

And tough it is! The XP200 is waterproof as low as 15 metres, shockproof for drops from 2 metres, dustproof and freezeproof. There’s also now a double seal on the battery compartment, further protecting from underwater leaks.

The camera also features Wi-Fi connectivity, letting you transfer your shots to a PC, smartphone or tablet whilst on the go, ready to be pushed to your social network of choice. If you’re looking to connect to a mobile device, you’ll have to pick up the relevant app from iOS App Store or Android’s Google Play.

Available from the end of April, the Fujifilm FinePix XP200 will set you back £229.99.

Gerald Lynch