Fujifilm recently released a slew of new cameras. The camera that is the most striking design-wise is the XP Series. Fujifilm has decided to deck this camera out in bold colors that will make you want to hold it up high. But, you can’t buy a camera based on looks alone, and this is something that Fujifilm has grasped well. Inside of the XP Series are a number of different features that you’ll want to know more about.
If you are in the market for a new camera, take a look at what Fujifilm is offering with the XP. While there are more expensive cameras on the market, this one provides camera shoppers with both looks and a good price – a winning combo that you’ll have a hard time beating. Without further adieu, let’s take a look inside of the Fujifilm XP Series.
The Series Lineup
It wouldn’t be called a series unless there was more than one camera with the XP notation. Therefore, the Fujifilm XP Series includes the XP100, XP150, and XP50. All of these cameras were meant to withstand a good amount of weather and damage, though some are better than others. The XP100 and XP150 can be used in 14F weather, shouldn’t withstand too much damage if dropped from 6 ВЅ feet, and can be used in up to 33 feet of water. As you can tell, the 100 and 150 were built to last, and at $250 and $280 respectively, these cameras are a great bargain.
The XP50 doesn’t come with as many weather and damage allowances, but you can’t expect all the things that the 100 and 150 offer for the price of the 50 ($200). Seemingly, for just $80 more it makes sense to spend the extra dough on the XP150. This way, you can rest assured that the camera you bring on vacation with you with withstand whatever you throw at it.
Why the XP Series
The XP series cameras aren’t meant for use by professional photographers and they don’t come with complex lenses or any other features you’d expect from a high –end camera. Then again, these cameras are all in the $200-$280 price range, so what you can expect are three cameras that will prove great companions on your next trip. This reviewer was originally drawn to the XP series thanks to the great colors that Fujifilm has given to these cameras. These cameras come in a number of colors ranging from orange to green, and you’ll get a lot of use out of them.
Fujifilm also makes an XP20 and XP30, though these are not part of the new Fujifilm camera lineup. In addition to new XP offerings, Fujifilm has also come out with new X, F, and T cameras (one per each line). Shopping for the right snapshot camera can be somewhat frustrating, but today’s point-and-shoot offerings are far superior to anything that was offered just a few years ago. If you want a rugged camera that will withstand plenty of abuse, the XP150 for $280 is a great deal.