While our smartphones are more than capable of snapping some beautiful and properly rendered photographs, one of the drawbacks is that our phones aren’t very durable. When dropped it can sometimes lead to the case cracking, or worse still, the display itself. So if you’re in the market for a rugged camera that will be able to withstand a couple of drops, knocks, bumps and maybe a dip in the way, Fujifilm has announced the FinePix XP200 camera. This is a camera that will be part of Fujifilms’ XP series of rugged cameras and will be shockproof from heights of 6.6 feet, freezeproof down to temperatures of -14F, dustproof and waterproof up to depths of 50 feet.
Apart from that, the XP200 will also sport a 16MP SMOS sensor and a 5x Fujinon lens (28mm-140mm) that according to Fujifilm, will be able to double its zoom range up to 10x while maintaining the quality of the photo. Somewhat bold claims but we guess we would have to test it for ourselves to see if it actually does as advertised. Other features include video capture at 1080p Full HD quality, a 3” LCD display, motion panorama, and even comes with WiFi capabilities, allowing you to transfer photos from the camera to a device like a smartphone or tablet (there will be an accompanying app for iOS and Android devices). Available in May 2013, it will be priced at $299.95 and will come in a host of different colors for customers to choose from.
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