Fujifilm FinePix XP140 waterproof compact camera gets tougher

Fujifilm FinePix XP140

Fujifilm has beefed up its ultra-rugged FinePix XP compact camera family with the XP140. The beach-friendly pocket camera replaces the XP130 which is currently one of our top ten in our best waterproof cameras.

The XP140 can now taken 25m underwater - 5m deeper than its predecessor.  It can be dropped from a height of 1.8m, that's an increase in shockproof capability of 5cm. It is dustproof too, and is freezeproof being capable of functioning at -10°C.

The key new feature is the introduction of 4K video shooting, whilst retaining a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Also improved is the ISO range - with the maximum sensitivity improve a stop to ISO12,800.

Choice of five colors

Available in five different colors (see the swipeable gallery above) the camera's Fujinon lens has a 5x zoom range, equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm terms, and boasts a built-in optical image stabilizer. 

Other features include 10fps burst shooting and a newly installed electronic level, together with optical image stabilisation that's designed to keep images crisp and videos stable. 

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have also been included on the XP140, which allow the camera to sync with smartphones and tablets and take advantage of the Fujifilm Camera Remote app that's available for iOS and Android.

The camera weighs 207g with battery and memory card, and measures 109.6x71x27.8mm.

Fujifilm XP140 price and release date

The FinePix XP140 will be available from March priced at £179 (that is £20 less than the XP130 originally went on sale for a year ago). The US price will be $230.

Fujifilm tells us that over six million XP cameras have been sold to date – of which the XP140 is the 14th family member.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.