Fujifilm's 2012 FinePix lineup already had three rugged models in it, so what's one more, right?
The camera maker announced the XP170 today, which is a lot like Android smartphone or tablet, or the iPhone or iPad using the free Fujifilm Photo Receiver app. To start uploading, users press the XP170's connect button to join to a device, then the images will be transferred.As for the rugged claims, it's waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof to 6.5 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof -- just like the XP100 and XP150 that are already available. The difference between those is the XP150 has built-in GPS. The XP170 drops the GPS for Wi-Fi. The XP100 doesn't have either. , but has Wi-Fi built in for sending photos to your smartphone. It can be connected to any
As for the camera hardware, you'll find a 14-megapixel CMOS, a 5x, f3.9-4.9 28-140mm lens with sensor-shift image stabilization, and a 2.7-inch LCD.
Available in blue or orange, the FinePix XP170 will be available in June 2012 for $279.95. You can find more details on Fujifilm's site.