Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Review

Overall 42
Imaging 7
Features 30
Size 86
Price 100

Main Features

  • 14.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.7″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 103 x 71 x 27 mm
  • Weight: 205 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix XP150 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 05, 2012. This model is a Waterproof camera with a resolution of 14.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Waterproof cameras (Top 10 Waterproof Cameras) this model has taken rank #58 out of 73. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #762 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Compared to other Waterproof Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix XP150 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 196 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 14.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix XP150 With Other Cameras in Waterproof Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix XP150. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Waterproof cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has the following external dimensions 103 x 103 x 27 mm (40.55 x 27.95 x 10.63″) with the weight of 205 g.

The typical weight for average Waterproof type cameras is 196g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix XP150, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 27mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix XP150 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 — 300 shots
Min: 150 shots
Average: 274 shots
Max: 380 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 — 27 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 28 mm
Max: 89 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 — 205 g
Min: 110 g
Average: 196 g
Max: 307 g

Fujifilm FinePix XP150‘s body is protected from external threats with its high-quality dustproof and waterproof features.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 boasts of a resolution of 14.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix XP150 has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Fujifilm FinePix XP150. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 features a 14.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix XP150 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix XP150

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix XP150 are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, FinePix XP150 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix XP150, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 allows you to save files in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect FinePix XP150 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix XP150 provides a shooting life of 300, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 274 shots.

Compared to all models in the Waterproof category, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 offers the highest battery life that reaches 300 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix XP150 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix XP150’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix XP150’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix XP150 to the average Waterproof camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP150 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 24. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP150 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 34. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (103 x 71 x 27 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP150 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 52. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 can be called a 52 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (300 shots)
  • Small size (103 x 71 x 27 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP150 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 45. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (205 g)
  • Small size (103 x 71 x 27 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP150 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 50. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP150 can be called a 50 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (14 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix XP150
Announced Jan 05, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 9
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.7″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3.1
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 14.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3072
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof Yes
Dust Proof Yes
Shock Proof Yes
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof Yes
Weight 205 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 71 x 27 mm
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type 300 shots
Battery Model NP-50A
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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