Fujifilm has announced the FinePix XP130, a budget compact camera designed to take a beating. It’s essentially an upgrade to the existing XP120 that introduces a range of electronic upgrades; like the addition of BlueTooth connectivity.
The sensor is a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm equiv. F3.9-4.9 stabilised optical zoom lens. The back-illuminated sensor should help for underwater shots, as the camera can survive being submerged under 20 metres of water. It can also be dropped from heights of up to 1.8m and will function at temperatures as low as -10°C.
The XP130 introduces both Bluetooth and WiFi for easy connectivity between the camera and a computer to offload images. The photos can be stored in the built-in 96MB of memory or on an SD card. Fujifilm claims that the camera can last for 240 shots on a full charge, and the battery can be topped off using USB charging.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 will be available in black, blue, green, yellow and white. Its set to be released in March for US$229.95(RM 890).