Fujifilm releases ‘four elements-proof’ camera
Dubai, September 26, 2011
Fujifilm has rolled out the new FinePix XP30 which is one of the world’s first water, shock, dust and freeze proof, outdoor compatible camera.
Continuing in the tradition set by the XP10 that it replaces, the FinePix XP30 offers a competitively-priced entry into the sector with a specification that will ensure outdoor-loving photographers are well catered for.
In addition to GPS and its rugged build quality, the camera also features 14.2 megapixel resolution with a 5 times wide zoom with optical image stabilisation to shoot sharp image quality in any condition, the company said in a statement.
Not only does the GPS feature give directions, but it also offers additional features that are essential for outdoor shooting.
Locations can be displayed either as latitude and longitude or by place name. It has an embedded list featuring around half a million places of interest across the globe. When a shot is taken, the image is tagged with location information, which enables to find the shot quickly.
Should users then want to create a photobook of a specific location they can do so using the photobook assist function where they can tag images then turn the pages of the book on the camera’s rear LCD.
If the user visits a location and wants to go back, but does not remember where it is, the photo navigation mode is invaluable. This mode will tell the user how far that location is from the current spot and also show the direction to get there, the statement said.
The route logging function helps users to map a route of their travels. The camera also stores location data every 10 minutes and once the images are downloaded to a PC through MyFinePix Studio, a map of the route, along with the pictures taken along the way is created using Google Maps.
With a riveted front panel and rounded body shape featuring a smart two-tone design, the XP30 is waterproof upto 5 metres, shockproof up to 1.5 metres, dust/sandproof and freezeproof upto -10°C, it said.
Sporting a Fujinon 5x wide optical zoom covering 28-140mm (35mm equivalent), the FinePix XP30 is equipped to deliver high quality images. In addition to the fine optical quality, the XP30 features Fuji’s advanced optical image stabilisation system to help combat camera shake. Pictures can be taken and still be blur-free, making it ideal for underwater and night-time shooting.
The camera offers a full range of flash overrides, face detection for perfect portraits and a healthy selection of subject-based scene modes, which includes motion panorama which automatically stitches up to three shots to create a panoramic picture. There are also a number of in-camera retouching functions including crop, rotate and red-eye removal.
While the FinePix XP30 with its GPS features is a great camera for photographers who like to travel outdoor, the company has recognised that not every user requires GPS functionality. For this reason, a second model – the FinePix XP20 – has been introduced, which offers a virtually identical specification, without GPS, it said.
The FinePix XP 30 is now available in the UAE. – TradeArabia News Service
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