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Fujifilm fine-tunes rugged FinePix XP90 camera

It's just as tough as its predecessor, the XP80, but has a couple of new features to legitimize the update.

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The FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50 feet (15 meters).

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With camera manufacturers focusing more on their top-end models and not on their less profitable point-and-shoots, 2016 already looks like its going to be another incidence of very small upgrades to existing compact camera lines. Case in point is the rugged Fujifilm FinePix XP90, which is basically the same as last year's XP80.

Like the previous model, the FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50 feet (15 meters), shockproof from 5.8 feet (1.75 meters), freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 Celsius) and dustproof. It has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor tucked behind its 5x zoom 28-140mm lens with optical image stabilization, and records movies at 1080p at up to 60 frames per second.

What's new physically is that the LCD on its back is slightly larger, going from 2.7 inches to 3 inches. For shooting features, the camera's interval shooting timer is joined by a time-lapse movie option, and you can now record slow-motion clips at 480 frames per second. The latter is incredible for a point-and-shoot, but since Fujifilm neglects to mention the resolution it does this at, I'm going to guess that it's pretty small.

Other features include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Action Camera mode for hands-free use when body-mounting the camera
  • 11 creative filters
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture
  • Motion Panorama 360-degree image capture

The FinePix XP90 will be available in February for $230, with international pricing announced at ‎£180 for the UK and AU$300 in Australia.

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