FUJIFILM XP140, you’re probably interested in a rugged camera, Fujifilm FinePix XP130 was last year’s model. FUJIFILM has introduced a brand new model this year called the XP140. In this post, we’re gonna talk about some of the new features that this camera offers.
Fuji XP140 is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and even freezeproof. This camera is perfect for cold weather conditions. XP140 is resistant to minus 10 degrees for operations. Keeping the batteries pretty warm is going to help with the longevity of using in cold weather conditions.
Overview: Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Review
Fujifilm XP140 Case
The Fujifilm XP140 digital camera does come in various nice bright colors (White, Dark Silver, Yellow, Sky Blue, Lime).
Some of the new features of Fuji XP140 are it does have a better waterproof seal. The waterproof level is now down to about 82 feet (25 meters). Also, the Fujifilm slightly improved the shockproof to about 5.9 feet (1.8 meters). This means, basically the camera can be dropped without being damaged.
On the side of the Fujifilm XP140, like most of the XP cameras, has a really great seal of a door. You really can’t accidentally take this off. If you’re going underwater you’re gonna have to push the button, twist it out. The battery door has a great little rubber seal that protects it from moisture and water from getting into the camera.
Inside that battery door is where you would have your SD Card, rechargeable battery, the HDMI port, and a USB port for charging.
On the back of the Fuji XP140, you have a 3″ LCD screen. The screen has an anti-reflective coating which makes it a little bit easier to see in brighter situations. There is a directional pad, wide and telephoto zoom controls to control the optical zoom.
On the top side of Fujifilm XP140, it does have a shutter button that’s a little bit easier to press especially using gloves bigger than traditional shutter buttons. You got an on-and-off switch, and you got a dedicated movie recording. So if you wanted to do up to full HD 1080p at 60 frames per second it’s a great little on-and-off switch that allows you to quickly record videos on the fly.
Like its predecessor, the Fujifilm XP140 does carry a lot of it other features over. You got still the 5x to an optical zoom lens that starts out 28mm. You got the 16 megapixel BSI sensor as well which is great for low-light. The ISO goes up to 12,800 which is an improvement over last year’s model.
With this new processor, you have new features now incorporated into the Fuji XP140. You got things like 4K burst shooting mode that makes it very simple to kind of shoot a 4K video burst and kind of pick images from that really quickly making it easy to capture the action. You got things like 4K time lapse. Included with that, of course, is the interval timer settings that allow you to do time-lapse shots and then after it’ll create a 4K time lapse video in-camera for you so you don’t have to use a software on the computer. You also got a new Advanced SR+ Auto mode similar to what’s found on the X-T100 and the X-A5.
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Now on the back of the camera, you have your directional pads. There’s kind of assigned to be like the exposure compensation the flash and the self-timer.
In the self-timer mode, there are a couple of new self-timer features added to it including smile detection which of course every time you smile it’s going to take a picture for you. You also got like face self-timer shot so that once it recognizes a face it will automatically take that picture.
In addition to that, of course, this camera offers us things like face detection and eye detection which makes it so simple just to pick up this camera and not think about it and get focused shots you know every single time.
So back to the directional pad there is a function button but this year you now can configure that directional pad to do other functions. If you hold down the display back button for a few seconds it brings up a little menu and you can customize menu. You can choose what you like beyond just you know the self-timer, flash or even the exposure compensation choices that printed on that dial.
Another nice improvement to the XP140 is the menus. Fujifilm reduced the menus to be very similar to those found in X-A5 and X-T100. You got multiple sections for the photo settings and multiple sections now for the settings themselves. Making it much easier to change and to jump from this FUJIFILM camera to other X series cameras in our lineup.
Other Photography Features
Aside from the 4K burst shooting mode there’s also continuous shooting modes up to about 10 frames per second. On the back of the camera you have a dedicated continuous button you can push and bring up that will bring up the menu for you to set that up. In addition to that that’s where you’ll also find functions like 4K burst as I mentioned. As well as HDR. Aside from the SR+ Auto mode that’s again upgraded from past models using similar technology found on cameras like the X-A5 and X-T100. You also got scene shooting modes the standard ones you’ll find in most cameras. Also you got motion panoramic which allows you to basically do a nice panoramic stitch just like you would find it in most smartphones and tablets it’s also here on this camera.
So let’s talk quickly about the video functionalities on this camera. You’re probably going to go to the beach and might be in the water for diving etc. You know it’s not just about photos you probably want to do some videos as well.
This camera can shoot up to 4K but it’s only at 15fps so really not that of a useful feature. What I find really useful of course is that it does offer Full HD videos up to 60fps. By shooting on a faster frame rate in the post when you do some edits you can actually slow that down. Making for some really nice slow-motion footage. It is really gonna be this very slow dramatic footage that you can kind of capture and use that sort of as B-roll in your vacation video that you might want to post on YouTube or share it with family and friends.
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