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Fujifilm XP170 Digital Camera

14.4MP 5x Jul 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
4-way Protection X "Wireless Image Transfer " Function Easily send any scene to your smartphone! The XP170 is waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 2m, sealed against dust and sand, and even... More
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Fujifilm Finepix XP170 Unboxing Review and H2O Submersion
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23 Reasons For

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.

Good Brand

Fujifilm has unexceptional reviews for its waterproof cameras, however it has good average reviews when measured across its entire camera range.

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”.

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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Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

At 0.6 meters, the Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the XP170. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XP170 have normal focusing ranges (wide) of between 0.05m and 0.6m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.42m.

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Nice Design

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

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm XP170 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm XP170 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the XP170 do not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider include the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm XP170 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT25[plb_1904999_price], or the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm XP170 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the XP170.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price] which has better reviews.

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Waterproof

The Fujifilm XP170 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XP170 also are waterproof.

We compared this digital camera to all the other waterproof digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro[plb_1827508_price], and the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.7x. With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the XP170.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro[plb_1827508_price], or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price], and the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627900_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the AW130[pl_1147127_price] (CCD), or the 31[pl_1721874_price] (CCD) both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 95 megabytes, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of cameras that came out around the same time as the XP170 is 7.9MB and the biggest is 700MB.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm XP170 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Fujifilm digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728 and 3072 x 2304 and 4320 x 2432. Waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the XP170 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this age and type range from 2.7 to 38. With a maximum aperture number of 8, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Fujifilm XP170 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Fujifilm digital camera also 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm XP170 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Fujifilm digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 140 millimeters, the Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XP170. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar age and type to the XP170 is 120mm.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm XP170 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the XP170.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Pocket Lint and digitalcamerareview.com the average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 60 out of 100. Experts don't rate this camera very highly.

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.

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XP170 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Fujifilm XP170 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Fujifilm XP170 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the AW130[pl_1147127_price], or the Coolpix AW110[pl_1721867_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the XP170 are not 3D. The Fujifilm XP170 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix AW110[plb_1721867_price].

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm XP170 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Fujifilm XP170 has one of the narrower field of views (only 96 percent) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average field of view of cameras of this type and age is 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the XP170. The average display resolution (numeric) of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XP170 is 510,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Fujifilm XP170 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the XP170.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Fujifilm XP170 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the XP170 is 2 and the largest is 8.5.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm XP170

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the TG-620[pl_383816_price], or the TG-620[pl_383816_price] both from Olympus or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly standard digital zoom (6.8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6.8x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XP50[plb_1505416_price].

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the WG-4[pl_2173526_price] (7.2x and higher rated), or the WG-4 GPS[pl_2626383_price] (7.2x and higher rated) both from Ricoh or the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x and higher rated).

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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 cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XP170.

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Average Megapixel

The Fujifilm XP170 has a fairly typical megapixel (14.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XP170.

We compared all the other 14.4MP cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XP50[plb_1505416_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS525[plb_2957342_price] (16MP), the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (16MP), or the Pentax WG-3[plb_2680803_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XP50[plb_1505416_price].

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Pentax WG-3[plb_2680803_price] (3"), the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (3"), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Face Detection
Frame

Expert Reviews

(10)
31 December 2012

The Fujifilm Finepix XP170 is the top dog in Fuji's "Extreme Sports" lineup (the almost identical XP150 is also still available). Many camera users call this class of imaging devices "underwater...

30 October 2012

With camera manufacturers tending to lean toward releasing models that offer something more than your standard point-n-shoot cameras, the market has really seen growth in a few different...

8 August 2012

It's been the summer of the rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot camera, and there have been some really good ones. Fuji wants in on the rough and tough action, but can it hang with the others? We... Read more…

8 August 2012

Absolutely not. We've come to expect good products from Fuji, it's somewhat baffling that the XP170 is, without question, the worst rugged camera we've reviewed this year. It's cheaper than the...

7 August 2012

Absolutely not. Weve come to expect good products from Fuji, its somewhat baffling that the XP170 is, without question, the worst rugged camera weve reviewed this year. Its cheaper than the...

31 July 2012

The Fujifilm XP170 succeeds in its tough and waterproof tasks, but lacks the core camera abilities. It works fine enough, but the overall picture quality is poor, as is the rear LCD. This would be...

26 July 2012

If we were to base the review of the XP170 on image quality alone it wouldn't score particularly well. Detail in images isn't great even at the lowest of ISO settings, but if you aren't going to...

15 May 2012

The FinePix XP170 is an up-to-date version of the FinePix XP20 that is really becoming an evolving process and this time it comes quick since the FinePix XP100 and FinePix XP150 showed up just... Read more…

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 14,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 2,7 cala i zoomem optycznym 5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Waterproof
Shockproof
Dustproof
Freezeproof
Waterproof, tough, easy to use, more affordable than much of the competition, wireless image transfer has its uses for backup and sharing images via a mobile device
Maximum aperture is too slow
Images are soft in the corners
Image quality is below average
Stiff shutter button, picture quality not great, poor quality LCD screen, wireless image transfer demands price jump, not that different from its predecessor, prone to finger obstructing lens, focusin
20 September 2012

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fuji xp170, fuji xp170o, fuji xp170or, fuji xp170ora, fuji xp170oran, fuji xp170orang, fuji xp170orange
Barcodes 00547410215144, 00547410215168, 04547410215144, 04547410215168

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