Inputs and Outputs Notes
5x Zoom Lens: The Fujifilm FinePix XP150 is equipped with an
F3.9-4.9 Fujinon lens with a
5x optical zoom. It has a focal length of 28-140mm (35mm equivalent). Combined
with the digital zoom of 6.8x, the total zoom is 34x.
The XP150 has a 2.7" color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 230,000 dots and approximately 96% horizontal
and vertical coverage in the shooting mode.
Rugged Build Quality: The XP150 features a rugged build
quality that meets standards for water, dust, and shock resistance (through
in-house testing). It complies with JIS Class 8 water resistance (to 32.8 feet), and JIS Class
6 (IP68) dust resistance standards. It has also passed Fujifilm drop tests,
surviving a drop from a height of 4.9' onto 2" thick plywood (compliant with
MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5: Shock). The camera is also freeze-proof to 14°F.
GPS: The camera has a built-in GPS receiver, which allows
you to record GPS data with your photographs. During shooting, GPS data is
displayed in the monitor, including the current location by place name or its
coordinates. During playback, pictures for which GPS data exists are indicated
by a GPS icon, and the data is displayed for a few seconds. The GPS feature can
be used in Geo-tagging, Photo Navigation, and Route Tracking Logs. You can use
the GPS data with both Google Maps and Microsoft Earth.
Note: Because GPS data is received from overhead satellites, you must be
in an outdoor location with relatively few obstructions in order for the GPS
to work properly.
The FinePix XP150 features a 1/2.3-inch, square-pixel CCD image sensor with
14.4-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Still images and movies
can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The XP150 also has an internal memory of approximately
47 MB to allow you to store a few more
images in case your memory card is full.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix XP150 records still images
in JPEG format in 4:3, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios. You can set the image
quality to Fine (low compression) or Normal (high compression). The image sizes
for each aspect ratio are as follows:
|4:3 Aspect Ratio
||16:9 Aspect Ratio
||3:2 Aspect Ratio
|L: 4320 x 3240
M: 3072 x 2304
S: 2048 x 1536
|L: 4320 x 2432
M: 3072 x 1728
S: 1920 x 1080
|L: 4320 x 2880
HD/SD Movies: The XP150 can record high definition (16:9)
and standard definition (4:3) movies in MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with
monaural audio. Individual HD movies cannot exceed 29 minutes in length, while
SD movies cannot exceed 115 minutes. A Class 4 SD card or better is recommended
when shooting HD movies. The following options are available:
- Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (1080i), 30 fps
- HD: 1280 x 720 (720p), 30 fps
- VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps
High Speed Movies: High speed movies up to 30 seconds in
length can be shot at high speeds of up to 320 frames per second (fps). The
higher the speed, the smaller the size of the images. No sound is recorded with
High Speed movies. The available speeds and sizes are as follows:
- 640 x 480 @ 80 fps
- 320 x 240 @ 160 fps
- 320 x 112 @ 320 fps
Shooting Modes: You can set the camera to suit your level and
style of photography. The shooting mode choices include: Scene Recognition,
Auto, Program AE, Pro Low-Light, D-Range Priority, Natural and Flash, Natural
Light, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Motion Panorama 360, Sport,
Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Underwater (Wide),
Underwater (Macro), Party, Flower, and Text.
Intelligent Face Detection: When Face Detection is On,
the camera automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame and sets the
focus and exposure for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. This mode will
prevent the camera from focusing on the background when taking group portraits
or self portraits. Intelligent Face Detection also offers a red-eye removal
option for removing the red-eye effects caused by the flash.
Image Stabilization (Dual IS): When shooting in a poorly lit
area, any degree of camera shake can cause blurry pictures. In this case,
Stabilization can be activated to reduce the effect of the camera
shake. You can choose whether the image stabilization is performed at all times
(Continuous) when the camera is in the shooting mode, or only when the shutter
button is pressed halfway (Shooting Only). Image Stabilization can be turned off when
using a tripod.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200. The Auto settings will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at
reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in
more noise in the recorded images.
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, and Incandescent light.
Auto Exposure: The FinePix XP150 automatically sets the aperture and shutter speed
according to the shooting conditions. The shutter speed can range from 1/4
second to 1/2000 second in the Auto Mode, and 4 seconds to 1/2000 in other
modes. The aperture can range from f/3.9 to f/6.2 in wide angle and f/4.9 to
Exposure Compensation: You
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in the Program AE shooting mode only.
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of
pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. In "Normal" continuous mode, the
camera takes up to 12 pictures while the shutter button is pressed. In "Final"
continuous mode, the camera takes up to 40 shots while the shutter button is
pressed, and records the last 12 pictures. In each case, the frame rate depends
upon the image size:
- Large: Up to 3 fps
- Medium: Up to 5 fps
- Small: Up to 10 fps
camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer. In addition,
you can take pictures of yourself with others using the Couple Timer or Group
Timer. With the Couple Timer, the camera starts the timer when it detects two
portrait subjects close together. You can also vary the proximity of the two
persons (near, close-up, super close-up). When the Group Timer is used, the
camera starts the timer when the selected number of portrait subjects (1-4) is
Auto Focus: In most cases, the XP150 uses contrast-detection TTL (through the lens) Auto Focusing.
You can choose between two AF Modes: Center and Tracking. In the Scene Recognition mode, the camera continuously focuses on the
subject(s) in the frame, increasing the drain on the battery.
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 2.0'
to infinity (wide angle) and 3.3' to infinity (telephoto). In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 3.5" to 2.6' (wide angle) and 1.3' to 2.6'
Flash Modes: The
FinePix XP150 has a built-in flash with an effective range of 2.3' to
10.2' (wide angle), 2.3' to 8.9' (telephoto), and 1.0' to 2.6' (macro). Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
Flash Off: You can close the pop-up flash when flash
photography is prohibited, or to capture natural lighting under dim light.
The XP150 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following
frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), a side-by-side two-frame display
(with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3)
and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid
views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search
pictures by the following criteria:
- Date: Viewing images by date makes it easy to locate specific
events or occasions.
- GPS Location Name: Search for photos alphabetically by location
- Face: Portraits can be selected based on composition: groups,
couples, or solo portraits.
- Favorites: Search for photos by rating
- Scene: Pictures shot in Auto or SR Auto modes can be replayed
according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene, or macro.
- Type: You can easily search your pictures according to the type
of photos: still photos, edited images, or movie footage.
- Upload Mark: Search for pictures selected for upload to
a specified destination.
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can
enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size).
After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition,
you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio
of 4:3, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select
"Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. You can select normal playback, or with a Fade, Slide, or Wipe transition.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
FinePix XP150 is powered by the supplied NP-50A Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
A fully-charged NP-50A is good for approximately 300 shots. The supplied BC-50A
battery charger will charge an NP-50A battery in about 180 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off
when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
and Outputs Notes
USB Multi-Connector: The FinePix XP150 features a single
proprietary jack for connecting either the supplied USB cable or an optional A/V
cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer via
USB, or view your photos on a TV.
Note: The video output can be set to
NTSC or PAL.
System Requirements: The
FinePix XP150 is equipped with Software for MyFinePix Studio Version 2.1 for Windows and FinePix Viewer Version 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have the following
- Windows: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows
- Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9-10.6 (Mac OS X
version 10.7 and later not supported.)