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Fujifilm XP140 Review

The Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is a rugged compact camera suitable for the whole family. It has a 16.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 28-140mm), and can record movies in 4K resolution. It is dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius, and waterproof up to 25 meters.

A maximum sensitivity of ISO12800 (one stop higher than its predecessor, the XP130), better Scene Recognition Auto mode, Eye Detection, a new CPU, increased durability, and a redesigned user interface are some of the other new features included in this year’s model.

Fujifilm XP140 Build Quality

Do you want to challenge your digital camera or smartphone to a level of photographic peril that would cause them to hide away and shed digital tears? The Fujifilm XP140 is a toughened point-and-shoot compact announced in the spring of 2019. It arrives on the test bench of the Photography Blog hot on the heels of our recently reviewed Ricoh WG-6 model, which offered 20 pixels from its 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, in contrast to this Fuji’s more modest 16.4 megapixels from its back-lit chip. The Ricoh model was reviewed here on the Photography Blog.

While the Ricoh was a hard-to-miss bright orange, our Fuji XP140 arrives in an equally arresting luminous green and black (officially ‘Lime’) energy-drink-like combination that would be hard to miss even if it were dropped to the bottom of a pool or if it tumbled out of a pocket onto the snow while skiing. Yellow, graphite, and sky blue are three more color choices for the body.

We’ve brought up both of these recently released cameras that are resistant to water, drops, and freezing temperatures (to which you could also add Olympus’ TG Tough series) because there’s a good chance that if you’re interested in one, you’ll also be thinking about the other.

Fujifilm XP140 Image Quality

The JPEG option with 16 megapixels was used to capture the sample photographs for this evaluation. This setting results in an average image size of around 7 megabytes.

Even though purple fringing can occasionally be seen between areas of high contrast, what stands out here are Fuji’s colors, which can be said to ‘pop’ even when the camera is left on its Standard setting. This means that you and your friends and family will appear in good health, while the greens and blues of landscapes will appear particularly lush and verdant.

This is a hassle-free camera that you can take up and start shooting with right away — for those times when you want to be focused on the action, rather than simply the camera settings.

Despite the relatively mediocre maximum aperture of f/3.9 that is available, we discovered that the camera performed very well in low light and even at night thanks to a backlit sensor that was included in the package.

We were able to gain a good enough grasp on the Fuji XP140 to prevent the blurring effects of camera shake, even though the camera itself may have a relatively small total weight.

When shooting at the widest possible angle, there is a possibility that we will lose some definition and that there will be some visible softening at the very edges of the frame. However, this is only noticeable if you are specifically looking for such instances.

Once again, this is respectable for a camera in the same class as the Fuji, as it allows you to get close-ups of your subject from as little as 9 centimeters away.

Fujifilm XP140 Specs

Body typeUltracompact
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ISOAuto, 100-12800 (highest ISOs at lower resolution)
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceNo
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
Focal length (equiv.)28–140 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF3.9–4.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (2x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range9 cm (3.54″)
Macro focus range9 cm (3.54″)
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots920,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityNo
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeNo
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.40 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, group shot)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 15p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage typesInternal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage included90MB
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes
DurabilityWaterproof, Shockproof
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-45S lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)240
Weight (inc. batteries)207 g (0.46 lb / 7.30 oz)
Dimensions110 x 71 x 28 mm (4.33 x 2.8 x 1.1″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

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