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Fujifilm XP170 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.4MP 5x Jul 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Poor expert reviews
Poor product quality
10 Reviews
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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 60 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Pocket Lint and digitalcamerareview.com. That puts this camera in the bottom 20% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec.

Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 8,047 expert and user reviews (including 165 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One Fujifilm XP170 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “This would be forgivable if it was a budget model, much like its pred”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two Fujifilm XP170 owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote “The Fujifilm FinePix XP170 is a brand new rugged compact camera which is an alternative to the”. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The XP170 is neither a particularly compact nor an especially stylish digicam - rather it sports a kind of blocky utilitarian industrial look” in their review of the Fujifilm XP170.

Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Fujifilm XP170 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Design

Poor Product Quality

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was not good quality. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The overall picture quality is poor, as is the rear LCD” and scored the product 60 out of 100.

Robust

Several Fujifilm XP170 reviewers who bought it thought it was strong and durable. Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned “It's been the summer of the rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot camera” in their Fujifilm XP170 review. Gizmodo.com also mentioned “The worst rugged camera weve reviewed this year”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au wrote “It's been a year of rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras” in their Fujifilm XP170 review.

One customer who reviewed the Fujifilm XP170 wrote that it was well made. Five years ago expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The Fuji XP170 is built around a 14 megapixel CMOS image sensor that offers sensitivities from ISO 100 to ISO” however they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

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Nice Design

One Fujifilm XP170 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was good looking.

Waterproof

The Fujifilm XP170 is waterproof, as are most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620, the Coleman C5WP, or the Polaroid IE090.

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Dustproof

The Fujifilm XP170 is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2012.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm XP170 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm XP170 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620, the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS, and the Nikon Coolpix AW110 are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm XP170 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm XP170 supports video capability. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include the Olympus TG-620, the Nikon AW130, or the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XP170 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620, or the Polaroid IE090.

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm XP170 features face detection. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature face detection.

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Shock Proof

The Fujifilm XP170 is shock proof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also are shock proof.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm XP170 has an HDMI port. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm XP170 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XP170 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Olympus TG-620, the Nikon Coolpix S32, or the Polaroid IE090.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4320 X 2432 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm XP170 has a 4320 x 2432 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728 and 3072 x 2304 and 4320 x 3240. The best still image resolution of all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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14.4 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.4 megapixels camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14.4MP cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Fujifilm XP50 (£118).

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Stylus Tough TG-830 (£232.79) (16MP and higher rated), or the Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16MP and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Polaroid IS525 (£38.97) (16MP and higher rated).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 6.8 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 6.8x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the XP50 (£118), or the XP150 (£173) both from Fujifilm which and both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the WG-3 (7.2x and higher rated), the WG-3 (£230) (7.2x and higher rated), or the WG-30 (7.2x and higher rated) all from Pentax.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm XP170 has one of the bigger optical zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the optical zooms range from 1x to 7.1x, and the average optical zoom is 4x.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Olympus TG-620, the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS, and the Fujifilm XP50 (£118) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 8, the Fujifilm XP170 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 2.7 to 13, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.4.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 140 millimeters, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 110mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4mm to 200mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 35mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Fujifilm XP170 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Fujifilm XP50 (£118).

If this Fujifilm camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Stylus Tough TG-830 (£232.79) (3" and higher rated), or the Stylus TG-2 (3" and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Canon PowerShot D20 (£199.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 96 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The field of views of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 96% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm XP170 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Fujifilm XP170 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm XP170 has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm XP170 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00547410215144, 00547410215168, 04547410215144, 04547410215168

Fujifilm XP170 Review Sources

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