Summary: It's important for the to be tightly sealed against the elements. The last thing you want is to use your camera underwater, only to discover that it wasn't properly built and that it leaks. With the Fujifilm FinePix XP170, you won't have that problem.
Summary: Well…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. However, the image quality is lackluster and the video is just acceptable .
Summary: Another day, another "lifeproof" camera. While they're "tough" specs are roughly the same as they have been in the past, the real improvements are improved start-up and shot-to-shot times, higher quality image sensors, and new social networking features.
Pros: Colorful, sharp design, Camera feels sturdy, Very easy to use, LED illuminator light is helpful in low light shots, either underwater or in normal conditions, Offers built-in wireless connection option to a smartphone, Tough features seem to work pretty well, Lens mechanism completely encased in ...
Cons: Response times are pretty disappointing, especially when using the flash, 5x optical zoom lens is a bit small, Automatic exposure settings get fooled on occasion, leading to poor results, Indoor photos sometimes are a bit dull, Flash photo results are washed out too often, Outdoor photo quality s...
Fujifilm FinePix XP170 – a rugged compact shooter with WiFi
9 May 2012
Conclusion: Fujifilm is selling FinePix XP170 for $279.95 which is a low price point given its immense features and overall satisfying specs. Not only that, it looks good too – a cross between rugged and style.
Conclusion: The XP-series has carried an affordable price legacy. Until now. The XP170’s addition of Wireless Image Transfer hoiks this price point up beyond its XP150 predecessor, acquiring a more sizable £220 asking price.
Pros: Waterproof, tough, easy to use, more affordable than much of the competition, wireless image transfer has its uses for backup and sharing images via a mobile device
Cons: Stiff shutter button, picture quality not great, poor quality LCD screen, wireless image transfer demands price jump, not that different from its predecessor, prone to finger obstructing lens, focusing can be slow