Fujifilm‘s latest models serve as a reminder that while smartphone imaging capabilities may have grown in technological leaps and bounds in the recent years, in some situations, it is still a real camera that you need.
Fujifilm is making this point, literally. It has just launched a new WiFi-enabled, shock-resistant, waterproof camera. Its new FinePix XP90 is shock-resistant and waterproof up to a depth of 15 meters.
It will also keep working at temperatures as low as -10°C, making it as appealing to climbers as divers. In terms of imaging specs, it’s got a 16.4-megapixel sensor, a decent optical zoom and can shoot full HD at 60 frames per second and has a dedicated slow-motion setting too. It is WiFi enabled for fast image and video transfer, and this connectivity means that it can also be used with a remote control app.
It is cheaper than a host of flagship smartphones and a lot more robust too. It goes on sale this month.