Conclusion: Call it waterproof, call it shockproof, feezeproof, weatherproof, lifeproof etc. or just sum it up in one that essentially covers all of the above: childproof! Yes the XP150 is a versatile and tough little unit that is sure to endure all that life, and indeed children, can throw either at or in front of it. Whilst it isn’t without its share of minor issues revolving predominantly around low light conditions, the XP150 generally performs well across the board.
Conclusion: The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a fast and easy to use camera that should survive all manner of outdoor pursuits with the adventurous photographer. Reasonably priced and with a wide array of specialised functions, it's definitely a contender in the tough outdoor camera market.
Excerpt: The Fuji FinePix XP150 is a tough little camera that's certainly not short on features. A particular favourite is the panorama mode, which allows you to simply pan the camera around to capture a horizontal or vertical vista. Care needs to be taken if light is low, as motion blur can appear, but it's a simple way to get great panoramics.
Excerpt: The Fuji Finepix XP150 sits amidst a range of waterproof compacts that also include the XP170, which adds Wi-Fi functionality, plus XP100 and XP50 models, which omit the XP150’s GPS image tagging, this palm-sized contender for your latest ‘outdoor camera’ features an industrial-looking design and comes in the usual range of bold colours.
Pros: Easy to use, Fair battery life, Attractively styled
Cons: GPS slow to lock on target, Pricey for a point and shoot
Excerpt: With plenty of choice in the tough camera market, Fujifilm's latest offering provides a run of features to cater for those who want to get rough with their camera. The company has been making tough compact cameras for some time and the latest models feel a little more premium than some in the past, from the outside at least.
Pros: Good value for money, looks nice, easy to use
Cons: Focusing, prone to lens flare and lens obstruction, final image quality isn't great
Excerpt: The Fuji FinePix XP150 is the latest model in the XP series, designed for those who love to get outdoors and document their adventures. Underwater photographers are now able to dive to up to 10m, twice as deep as with its predecessor, the Fuji XP30.
Excerpt: The XP150 was added to the Fujifilm FinePix range of digital compact cameras in January 2012 and is water, shock, dust and freezeproof. It is available in black, silver, orange, green and blue for £219.00.
Pros: Available in a good range of colours, Very good battery life, Bulit-in GPS, Full 1080p HD video recording, Camera is easy to grip, Good colour reproduction, Impressive panoramas, LED light
Cons: Continuous shooting modes have a limited image size, Minimum focusing distance of 9cm, Noise impacts on image quality from ISO 400