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waterproof camera

See that uncanny looking camera above? Well, its Fujifilm’s latest offering that goes by the name of FinePix XP 200 and packs some interesting specs. Firstly, the camera is ruggedized of course, able to withstand dunking in water up to 50 feet, shockproof to 6.6ft, freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and dustproof. That’s quite a tough camera there. It also packs  16MP CMOS sensor with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization. The sensor is accompanied by a 28-140mm FUJINON lens that delivers 5x optical zoom. Other features include a 3 inch 920k-dot LCD, a 10-frames-per-second continuous shooting mode, 1080/60i video and WiFi to transmit images to your computer or mobile device. Additionally the camera can record movies at 240 fps making  slow motion playback possible.

The camera goes on sale in May for $299.95 in black, blue, yellow and red. If we ever feel like scaling a Himalaya peak without the burden of a DSLR around the neck, we’d definitely pack this camera along.


The other camera that Fujifilm announced is the S8400W superzoom. The camera comes with a 44x (24-1056mm equiv.) optical zoom lens with fast aperture of F2.9 to F6.5. Additionally, it features a  16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 3 inch 460K dot LCD and an electronic viewfinder. The camera is capable of recording 1080i60 videos and offers 10 fps continuous shooting mode. ISO sensitivity goes up to 12,800 and the camera is capable of taking macro shots of objects just 0.39 inch away from the lens. It also features 0.3 second auto-focus speed and manual exposure modes along with WiFi. The camera will go on sale in May for a suggested price of $350 and wouldn’t be as colorful as the XP200, with black being the only color available.