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Fujifilm FinePix XP170

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Fujifilm FinePix XP170 Review

Digital Camera Review
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: 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 .
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Fujifilm FinePix XP170

Steve's Digicams
30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: 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. The Fujigilm FinePix XP170 includes a CMOS image sensor, which bests CCD performance capabilities.
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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. If you are unwilling to spend more than $280 for a compact shooter, we certainly recommend it over Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 and Olympus TG-1 iHS Tough camera priced at $329.99 and $399.99, respectively. We recently reviewed both in a duel of rugged compacts .
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Overall 6

Fujifilm FinePix XP170

Pocket Lint
31 July 2012
  • 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. But the XP170 sees no improvements in optical or image quality performance compared to its predecessor and, as a result, it lacks in the all-important camera department.
  • 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
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Overall 7

Fujifilm FinePix XP170 Digital Camera Review

26 July 2012
  • Excerpt: . Instead of GPS, this new model comes with the addition of a wireless streaming mode that lets you send pictures to a smartphone straight after taking. It is available in orange and blue with an RRP of £219.
  • Pros: Available in a good range of colours, Very good battery life, Built-in Wi-Fi, 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
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