Fujifilm FinePix XP80 digital compact camera : The new 16.4 Megapixel FinePix XP80 all-weather camera comes equipped with wireless functionality for remote shooting. Just download and install the free Fujifilm Camera Remote app, then press the dedicated Wi-Fi button on the FinePix XP80 and users can make the most of wireless LAN communication with the camera, not only shooting remotely from a device, but also zooming in or out to fine-tune compositions and shoot movies, too. In addition to remote shooting, wireless connectivity in the Fujifilm XP80 also allows users to select images or movies to be transferred to a smartphone, tablet, or Personal Computer.
Fujifilm Action Camera Mode
Outdoor activities don’t need to be limited to still image capture with the FinePix XP80, which offers a raft of movie capture functions, including a new Action Camera Mode. Available with the optional Action Camera Lens, which turns the FinePix XP80’s lens into a fixed 18mm, the mode enables hands-free shooting so the camera can be mounted on your body or a piece of sporting equipment to get right to the heart of the action. In Action Camera Mode, the 2.7-inch rear TFT LCD display turns off automatically for extended recording times.
Recording Full HD movies with the FinePix XP80
For more conventional videos, the Fujifilm XP80 FinePix camera offers Full HD movie capture (1920x1080 pixels), plus it has 'Scene Recognition' for optimum settings and 'Advanced Filters' to create eye-catching effects. Wind noise - often a problem with outdoor movie recording - is reduced thanks to the 'Wind Filter' setting. Recording the movies themselves is simple thanks to the dedicated movie record button and there are even some in-camera editing functions, including 'Movie Trimming' for removal of unwanted sections and 'Movie Join' which combines separate movies into one file.
Creative digital photography
Further picture-taking versatility is offered by the 'Scene Recognition' mode that rapidly determines the scene being captured before optimising focus, exposure and shutter speed for the best possible result. Underwater and underwater macro functions are also available to underline the XP80’s all-action credentials. Further creativity is offered by 11 Advanced Filter functions (see list below), while multi-frame processing is used to capture two or more shots for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image that preserves detail in both shadows and highlights. Finally, the Motion Panorama 360° function offers the chance to capture superb panoramic shots at the touch of a button.
Fujifilm FinePix XP80 features
Given that the FinePix XP80 camera is likely to be used in bright, sunny conditions as well as inclement weather, an anti-reflection coating is applied to the rear LCD so it’s still easy to view or compose pictures on the beach or in snow. The 2.7-inch LCD monitor also has an auto brightness function that adjusts according to the ambient light levels. Users wanting to take advantage of these blistering speeds can do so quickly and easily thanks to the dedicated continuous shooting button on the back of the FinePix XP80. Plus there's an Interval Shooting function which automatically fires the shutter at regular intervals defined by the user.
Fujifilm XP80 price
The Fujifilm FinePix XP80 price is set at €199 / $230 / £200. The Fujifilm camera will be available from March 2015 in four different colours: Black, Purple, Blue and Yellow. Visit the Fujifilm site for additional product information and availability of optional FinePix XP80 accessories. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will publish a Fujifilm XP80 review.