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Fujifilm FinePix XP30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix XP30. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the durability and portability are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed views on the reliability and image quality. The low light performance and zoom get critical reviews.

usability, performance, price, portability, durability

battery, lens, focus, zoom, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix XP30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix XP30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the screen and durability.

usability, portability, price, performance, design

image quality, lens, durability, screen

42% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Digital Camera - Silver (14MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDFujifilm FinePix XP30 Digital Camera - Silver (14MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm FinePix XP30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix XP30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability.

durability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix XP30 14 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens and GPS Geo-Tagging Function (Silver)Fujifilm FinePix XP30 14 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens and GPS Geo-Tagging Function (Silver)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (wired.com)

Review: Fujifilm FinePix XP30

 

This shockproof, waterproof, GPS-equipped shooter looks great on paper, but it's an unfortunate klutz in the field.

Waterproof, shock-proof, and dust-proof, the XP30 is equally at home in Aruba or Fallujah. Included GPS lets you plot out your pictures on a map. It’s relatively inexpensive

Default “Scene Recognition” mode exhibits all the good judgment of a drunken sailor. Just about everything from focusing to deleting pictures locking in on GPS satellites was painstakingly slow. Videos were ruined by their audio, which included cracks...

Apr, 2011

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is the world's first water, shock, dust and freeze proof camera to feature built-in GPS. Replacing the XP10 model, the FinePix XP30 is waterproof up to 16.5 feet / 5m, shockproof up to 5 feet / 1.5m, freezeproof down to 14°F /...

For the family in need of a camera to be used in a variety of situations from birthdays to days out and holidays, on the surface, the Fujifilm FinePix XP30 looks perfect with its impressive line-up of features and quality of construction. The build...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : David Plews (connectreviews.com)

Fujifilm Launches Finepix XP30 Weatherproof Camera

 

All kidding aside, this is a solid option for those who are looking for a rugged camera that is still feature rich and takes quality pictures. The 14 megapixel sensor is sure to take brilliant pictures, as well as 720p movies. And undeniably while...

Check it out here.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Fuji Finepix XP30

 

The Fuji Finepix XP30 is one of the few waterproof digital cameras equipped with a built-in GPS. It is waterproof down to 5m, shockproof to drops up to 1.5m and freezeproof down to -10C. This tough exterior protects a very accurate GPS system, a...

Extremely durable build quality, Highly Accurate Waterproof GPS, Very reliable metering, Reasonable Automatic White-Balance, Decent quality video

Extreme softness along image borders, Image noise destroys details from ISO 400+, Poor color accuracy, Noticeable optical distortion, Limited exposure range

The Fuji Finepix XP30 is an interesting offering for its price-point. This is by far the cheapest waterproof camera to include a built-in GPS. Its shockproof body is small enough to slip into most pockets. Its rugged freezeproof construction makes it...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Digital Camera

 

The rugged Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is a fine choice for outdoor enthusiasts, although it trailed the other sport compacts we tested. We liked the great macro focusing for close-up shots and durable-feeling construction. However, consumer testers faulted...

Expert review by (techreviewsource.com)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

 

The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is an easy-to-use digital camera that works really well as a point-and-shoot for times when you're on-the-go. It's also rugged to stand life's bumps and bruises, but if you're in the market for a camera to use as your primary...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

 

This affordable rugged compact doesn't set records for image quality but is a great companion for your outdoor frolics, whatever the weather.

Waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, Cheaper than many tough alternatives, Onboard GPS, Very compact design

Mediocre image quality, Particularly poor high ISO performance, GPS drains battery quickly

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

 

It seems it's not enough these days for a digital compact “just” to be able to withstand a fumbled drop onto the pavement, a dip in the ocean, a spell in the deep freeze, or having sand kicked in its, um, fascia. Considering that with a manufacturer's...

Bargain basement price yet rugged build and latest must have of GPS included

Plastic-y rear buttons, soft images due to camera shake, aversion to water

Considering that with a manufacturer’s asking price a penny shy of £200 the XP30 can be picked up for a bargain £150, this has “active young family camera” written all over it.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 review

 

A handsome little camera that's built to withstand water, impacts and cold. Sadly, image quality is astonishingly bad.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 camera with GPS functionality

 

180. Also in other colours.

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP - 45A / NP-45A
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

Album organization: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / EXIF 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Single image, Slide show / Slide show
Direct printing: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CZE, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUS, SWE / ARA, CZE, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUS, SWE, UKR / ARA, CZE, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, RUS, SWE / ARA, CZE, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUS, SER, SWE, UKR / ARA, CZE, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, SWE / ARA, DAN, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, SWE / ARA, DAN, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, RUS, SWE / ARA, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUS, UKR / ARA, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, NOR, POL, RUS, SWE / ARA, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUS, SWE, UKR / ARA, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, RUS, SWE, UKR / ARA, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUS, SWE / ARA, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, RUS
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Scene modes:9.14.2010 / Ada Rapoport-Albert / Backlight, Beach, Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Panorama, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Panorama, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Panorama, Party (indoor), Self-portrait, Snow, Sports / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Panorama, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Panorama, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Close-up (macro), Documents, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Close-up (macro), Documents, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Documents, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Documents, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Documents, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Underwater / Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater
Self-timer:2 / 2, 10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2 / 2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Program
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Manual, Sunny / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / auto, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Manual / Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Orange / Silver / White
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Freezeproof up to:-10
Splash proof: Yes
Waterproof up to:196.9

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100 / 96
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed / Auto, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed / Auto, Manual / auto, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, suppressed / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed
Flash range (tele):27.6 - 106.3
Flash range (wide):27.6 - 122

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:A6 (105 × 148): 7 sec/page 300 dpi, (89 × 50 mm): 3 sec/crd 300 dpi / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Selective Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.4 - 0.8 / 0.40 - 0.80
Macro focusing range (wide):0.09 - 0.8 / 0.09 - 0.80
Manual focusing range (tele):1 - ~ / 1 - ∞
Manual focusing range (wide):0.6 - ~ / 0.6 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.6 - ∞ / 0.6 - ∞/1 - ∞ / 0.6 - ∞/1.0 - ∞ / 0.60 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.6 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:34
Digital Zoom:2 / 6.4 / 6.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 0.984
Lens structure:13/11
Lens structure (elements/groups):13/11
Maximum aperture number:4.9 / 6.2 / 8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):5.51
Minimum aperture number:3.9
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto / Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:10
Maximum memory card size:8

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 5.51
Aperture range (F-F):3.9 - 4.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Dust-resistant: Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 5.51
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Fujinon
Light exposure rating:256
Power supply type:BC-45B / NP-45A
Shock proof:No / Yes
Splash proof: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video memory capacity:1hr. 56min.
Weight:0.326 / 0.364

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4320 x 3240
Megapixel:14 / 14.2
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720 / 1824 x 1368,2048 x 1536,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304,4320 x 2432 / 1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304,4320 x 2432 / 1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304,4320 x 2432,4320 x 3240 / 1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,3072 x 1728,4320 x 2432,4320 x 3240
Supported aspect ratios:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

AV output:
Connection to PC:
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:4

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: No
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI / AVI, M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI / AVI,M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480 / 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.941
Height:2.67
Weight:5.22 / 5.82
Weight (including battery):5.82
Width:3.91