Fujifilm XP170 rugged Wi-Fi point-and-shoot joins lineup

The FinePix XP170 is as rugged as Fujifilm's XP150/100 models, but has Wi-Fi for sending to Android and iOS devices.


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 two of the pre-existing XP models, but has Wi-Fi built in for sending photos to your smartphone. It can be connected to any 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.

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.

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