FujiFilm FinePix XP130; New Affordable Rugged Camera Released by Fuji to Begin 2018

It’s been a tradition for FujiFilm to release new product on the spring time. And for the spring days of 2018, Fuji has released its popularly rugged and affordable camera called FujiFilm FinePix XP130. This is the newest product in Fuji’s XP camera line which is aimed as the successor of the latest XP120. Coming up again with rugged concept, this new XP camera is perfect to support your outdoor activity. Even though we think that there is no significant difference compared to the previous XP 120, but this camera is promising especially with its affordable price tag. FujiFilm FinePix XP130; - camera front face

Design of FujiFilm FinePix XP130

There is no significant design upgrade on FujiFilm FinePix XP130. The design is really identical with the previous XP120. In fact, there is not much changing on the FujiFilm XP camera line in term of design since its first release on 2010 with XP10. However, some aspects have been improved consistently year by year in every release of the successor.

FujiFilm FinePix XP130; - camera back sideLooking back on the XP10, the camera has been featured by weatherproofing capability. It’s been offered with freezeproofing to -10ᵒ C (14ᵒ F), and shock proofing capability for 3 foot drop and ten foot of immersion. Besides, the XP 10 body has been sealed to prevent water and dust to slip in into the camera body. This is a big offer at that time and makes this camera famous among outdoor activity enthusiasts.

Fuji has consistently improved these weatherproofing capabilities for over years. And the latest XP130 has updated its shock proofing to be able to survive from 6 feet of drop, and 65 feet of immersion. While for the freezeproofing, the XP30’s limit still stays on 14ᵒF, and the dustproofing capability is still there too. Furthermore, other notable thing from the design comes from the display of the camera. Now it uses 3.0 inch anti-reflective LCD screen with 920K-dot resolution. This screen is clear and bright so that it could be a good screenfinder as this Camera doesn’t offer view finder.

FujiFilm FinePix XP130 Features

As an affordable camera, there is nothing extravagance offered in FujiFilm FinePix XP130. The image capturing relies on 1/2.3-inch back illuminated CMOS sensor with 16.2 Megapixel of resolution with Optical Image Stabilization. This sensor is quite a jump since originally, the XP series was mostly has 12 or 14 Megapixel sensors with 36-180mm zoom lens. However, after 2013, the company has declared its ideal to be 16 Megapixel, which is nice. To complete this sensory work, the 5x Optical Zoom capability is also added.

FujiFilm FinePix XP130; - camera sideMaximum aperture is f/3.9-4.9, and this camera can shoot in 10 fps of maximum speed with 1/2000 sec of max shutter speed. The Focusing system uses Contrast Detection Autofocus with face detection features, where the camera can identify faces inside the frame, then lock the focus point on it. Even though FujiFilm FinePix XP130 doesn’t have hot shoe to attach external flash, user still can rely on the built in flash in it to shoot in low light area.

ISO performance is not that bad. It ranges from 100 all the way up to 6.400. However, the maximum ISO is only available when user shoots in small or medium size photos. Other features including interval timer and burst shooting that reaches up to 10 fps. Panorama 360, Cinamagraph, and time-lapse shooting are also available here. While for the video recording capability, this rug camera can record maximumly 29 minutes in Full HD 1080 (1920 x 1080 resolution) at 60p. User can also use 11 interesting filters to add more artistic touch for the video.


FujiFilm FinePix XP130; New Affordable Rugged Camera Released by Fuji to Begin 2018In the connectivity sector, user can employ WiFi or Bluetooth Low Energy on the XP130 for various purposes. Mainly used for file transferring or to connect the camera with personal device such as smartphone or tablet, this WiFi and Bluetooth can also be used to synchronize time and location.

Moreover, remote shooting is also available over the Bluetooth or WLAN connection by employing Fujifilm Camera Remote app for iOS and Android. In addition, printing the captured photo on FujiFilm’s Instax Share Printers can also be done over the wireless connectivity or connect the camera to the printing device wiredly through USB 2.0 port with 480 Mbit/sec speed or HDMI port.

FujiFilm FinePix XP130 Specification

Model name FinePix XP130
Number of effective pixels 16.4 million pixels
Image sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS with primary color filter
Total number of pixels: 16.76 million pixels
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 96MB)
SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card *1
File format still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM Monaural
Number of recorded pixels L : (4:3) 4608 x 3456 / (3:2) 4608 x 3072 / (16:9) 4608 x 2592 / (1:1) 3456 x 3456
M : (4:3) 3264 x 2448 / (3:2) 3264 x 2176 / (16:9) 3264 x 1840 / (1:1) 2432 x 2432
S : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 / (3:2) 2304 x 1536 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080 / (1:1) 1728 x 1728
<Motion Panorama>
360° Vertical : 11520 x 1632 Horizontal : 11520 x 1088
180° Vertical : 5760 x 1632 Horizontal : 5760 x 1088
120° Vertical : 3840 x 1632 Horizontal : 3840 x 1088
Lens name
Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens
focal length
f=5.0mm – 25.0mm, equivalent to 28 – 140mm on a 35mm format
F3.9 (Wide) – F4.9 (Telephoto)
13 elements in 11 groups
(includes 4 aspherical elements)
Digital zoom Intelligent digital zoom : approx. 2x (up to approx. 10x, with 5x optical zoom)
Aperture F3.9 / F6.2 (Wide)
F4.9 / F8.0 (Telephoto)
Focus distance Normal
Wide : approx. 60cm to infinity / 1.9 ft. to infinity
Telephoto : approx. 1.0m to infinity / 3.2 ft. to infinity
Wide : approx. 9cm – 2.0m / 3.5 in. – 6.5 ft.
Telephoto : approx. 1.0m – 3.0m / 3.2 ft. – 9.8 ft.
Sensitivity AUTO / AUTO(400) / AUTO(800) / AUTO(1600)
Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400*(Standard Output Sensitivity)
* ISO 6400 is effective in image size M or S.
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting modes Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Under water, Under water (Macro), Party, Flower, Text
Image stabilizer CMOS shift type
Face detection Yes
Exposure compensation -2.0EV – +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/2000 sec., (All other modes) 4 sec. to 1/2000 sec.
Continuous shooting TOP
H : approx. 10 fps max. 10 frames (Size L, M) / max, 20 frames (size S)
M : approx. 5.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L, M) / max, 20 frames (size S)
L : approx. 3.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L, M) / max, 40 frames (size S)
SH : approx. 60 fps max. 70 frames (Size S 16:9 only)
H : approx. 10 fps max. 10 frames (Size L, M) / max, 20 frames (size S)
M : approx. 5.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L, M) / max, 20 frames (size S)
L : approx. 3.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L, M) / max, 20 frames (size S)
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with
or higher.
* The frame rate and the recorded number of frames varies with shooting conditions.
Focus mode
Single AF / Continuous AF
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Center / Multi / Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Under water
Self-timer 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay, Group Timer
Interval shooting Yes
Time-lapse movie Yes
Flash Auto flash (i-flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO)
Wide : approx. 70cm – 4.4m / 2.3 ft. – 14.4 ft.
Telephoto : approx. 1.0m – 3.8m / 3.2 ft. – 12.4 ft.
Wide : approx. 30cm – 2.0m / 1.0 ft. – 6.5 ft.
Telephoto : approx. 1.0m – 3.0m / 3.2 ft. – 9.8 ft.
Flash modes Red-eye removal OFF
Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON
Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 920K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage for shooting, 100% for playing back
Movie recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p / 30p (max 29 min)
HD 1280 x 720 60p
640 x 480 30p
with monaural sound, Wind filter.
Zoom function can be used.
* Use a card with SD Speed Class with
or higher.
Photography functions SR AUTO, Program AE, Cinemagraph, Action camera mode, Pro low-light, HDR, Natural Light& with Flash, High Speed movie(120/240 fps), Advanced Filter for still image : Toy camera / Miniature/ Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft Focus/ Cross Screen/ Fish-eye / Partial color / Sketch, Advanced filter for movie : Toy camera / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Fish-eye / Partial color, Framing guide Frame No. memory, Date stamp, Motion panorama360, Automatic LCD brightness adjustment
Playback functions Multi-frame playback (with microthumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Photobook assist, Image search, Red eye removal, Copy, Print order(DPOF), Wireless communication, PC auto save, Favorites, Panorama, Erase selected frames, Movie edit, Create cinemagraph
Wireless transmitter (standard) Standards
IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)
Access mode
WEP / WPA / WPA 2 mixed mode
Bluetooth® Standards
Bluetooth Ver 4.1(Bluetooth low energy)
Operating frequency
2402 – 2480MHz
Wireless function Smartphone sync. Setting (Location setting / Time setting) / Geotagging / Wireless communication (Image transfer) / View & Obtain Images / Remote camera shooting / PC Autosave / instax Printer Print / Pairing registration / Delete pairing registration / Bluetooth ON/OFF setting / Auto image transfer
Other functions Exif Print, 35 languages selection, Time difference, Silent mode
Dust proof: IP6X
Water proof: IPX8 (up to 20.0m, within 120min.)
Anti-shock: Method;MIL-STD-810F-516.5 Fuji’s standard;1.75m
Digital interface
Micro USB 2.0 High-speed
HDMI output
HDMI Micro connector (Type D)
Power supply Li-ion battery NP-45S (included)
Dimensions 109.6mm (W) x 71.0mm (H) x 27.8mm (D) / 4.3 in. (W) x 2.7 in. (H) x 1.0 in. (D)
* excluding projections.
Weight approx.207.4g / 7.3oz. (including battery and memory card)
approx.190.6g / 6.7oz. (excluding battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature -10°C – +40°C (+14°F – +104°F)
Operating Humidity 10% – 80% (no condensation)

Price and Impression of FujiFilm FinePix XP130

In term of weather-sealing, FujiFilm FinePix XP130 will be something we can depend on. It performs good weather sealing with the shock-proofing, freeze-proofing, waterproofing, as well as dust-proofing capabilities. However, compared to other competes such as Olympus TG series, these capabilities seem to be basic.

Moreover, the 16.2 Megapixel sensor is also good. It performs nicely in taking picture. But, in taking video, we believe there are many other more interesting options in the market for the same price range. Not only that the resolution is just ”fine”, but the absence of microphone jack makes the voice quality of the camera is not that good since we can’t add the external microphone on it. FujiFilm FinePix XP130; camera variants

But overall, this camera is nice interesting choice, especially for outdoor activity. It takes good pictures, and the weather-sealing capabilities are great. So, for you who wants to afford this rugged colorful camera, the FujiFilm FinePix XP130 will be start shipping on March 2018 with affordable price around 240 USD. This price is even more interesting with various colors Fuji offers: Sky Blue, Dark Silver, Lime Green, Yellow, and White.

Author: Eko Prasetyo

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