Fuji does a great job producing cameras. Unfortunately, we don't think this is one of their finest. It is durable, but lacks great image quality.
With the introduction of the little Fujifilm Finepix XP170 (the same camera without Wi-Fi - the XP 150 is still available), Fuji is offering consumers the option to buy a genuinely tough camera that can not only slip beneath the waves (down to 33 feet/10 meters), but is also drop proof (Fuji calls it shockproof) to 6.6 feet (2 meters) and freezeproofed to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Centigrade) and dustproof. The Fujifilm Finepix XP170 is aimed directly at the "Extreme Sports" demographic. Many camera users call this class of imaging device underwater cameras or all- weather cameras, but cameras in this class are really designed for Extreme Sports aficionados. Extreme Sports fans skin-dive, snorkel, ski, water ski, snowboard, mountain bike, BMX, and skateboard so they need a different sort of camera - one that's tougher and more durable than most other digicams. However for $200, we have come to expect a little more for our money. The Fuji XP170 has a decent spec list: it is rugged. It is waterproof. It is dustproof. It is freezeproof. But the image quality is lackluster and the video is just acceptable.
Megapixels: 14.4 MP
Weight: 7.2 ounces
Optical Zoom: 5 x
Media Type: SDHC, SDXC, SD
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