Fujifilm XP130

Fujifilm FinePix XP130 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 207g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Released January 2018
  • Replaced the Fujifilm XP120
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm XP130 summary

Fujifilm XP130 is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera originally revealed on January of 2018. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm released this camera in order to replace the earlier Fujifilm XP120 (Read Full Comparison)

The Fujifilm XP130 is positioned #5 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and overall #545 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your custom factors.

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The following is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm XP130 family

The Fujifilm XP130 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP130 front thumbnailFujifilm XP13028-140mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP120
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP80
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP70
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP60
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP200
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z110 front thumbnailFujifilm Z110
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm Z110
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP50
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP150
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP150
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm XP30
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Fujifilm-FinePix-J30 front thumbnailFujifilm J30
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm J30
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z33WP front thumbnailFujifilm Z33WP
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm Z33WP
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z300 front thumbnailFujifilm Z300
Fujifilm XP130 vs Fujifilm Z300

Fujifilm XP130 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm XP130 based on factors which are generally regarded as important in a camera.

fairly wide (28mm)
flash built-in
great minimum ISO (100)
has bluetooth
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has manual focus
in built zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
includes HDMI out
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
nice clear screen (920 thousand dots)
provides face detect focus
provides tracking focus
screen size is good (3 inch)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
weather proofing
doesn't have headphone support
doesn't have microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly display
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW files
manual mode not available
no aperture priority mode
no external flash support
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f4.9)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
terrible battery life (240 CIPA)
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Fujifilm XP130 Sensor specifications

The sensor measurement in the Fujifilm XP130 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. This ISO can also be widened electronically to a high of 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the Fujifilm XP130's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm XP130 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP130 dimensions

Fujifilm XP130 weighs around 0.46 lb (207 gr / 7.30 oz) and features exterior measurements of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195 gr so the Fujifilm XP130 is similar compared with its rivals.

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Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm XP130 with a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix XP130 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the Fujifilm XP130.

Fujifilm FinePix XP130 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP130 Lens specifications

The Fujifilm XP130 houses a built-in lens and a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all very good nevertheless it will probably be handy in a few conditions.

At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.9 which is really slow and not good in low light conditions and you will probably struggle to capture good bokeh. You could also need to increase the ISO leading to noisy files. On the tele end, 140mm comes to f4.9 making it really sluggish and you will need to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP130 Connectivity

The Fujifilm XP130 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Certain applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm XP130 Video specifications

The highest possible video resolution in the Fujifilm XP130 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for quality vs file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket so you have got no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to order an alternative model if you want better audio in your video clips.

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Fujifilm XP130 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP130 comes with weather proofing making it a very good selection to use for tricky climates. This is particularly handy in case you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP130 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP130 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Please note that the display offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm XP130 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful for sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm XP130 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm XP130 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Fujifilm XP130 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm XP130 has got only built-in flash lacking external flash support.

Fujifilm XP130 Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm XP130 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which makes it useful for portraits.

It also features Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Fujifilm XP130 supports manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you need more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm XP130 Battery life

The battery life in the Fujifilm XP130 is designed to last for 240 shutters according to the CIPA benchmarks which is less as compared with its rivals. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life for this group of cameras.

Below is a number of Waterproof cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Fujifilm XP130 for different categories of photography

The following diagram gives a outline of the Fujifilm XP130 for different categories of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm XP130 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm XP130 has a points tally of 42 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not good to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and capability to use off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
good MP (16MP)
comes with face detect focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Fujifilm XP130 as a Street photography camera

Getting a above average points total of 62, the Fujifilm XP130 is a very decent option for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Fujifilm XP130 as a Sports photography camera

A moderate sports photography points total of 46 means the Fujifilm XP130 is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera needs great tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proof
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery (240 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm XP130 Travel photography info

Portability is pretty important in picking a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm XP130 gets a very good 69 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent option to buy for your travels.

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weather proof
has bluetooth
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
low battery pack (240 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XP130

If you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm XP130 with it's reasonable score of 50 for a landscape camera is reasonably suitable among it's competition.

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you can focus manually
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
bad battery pack (240 shots)

Fujifilm XP130 Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm XP130 is not good for vlogging as it comes to a dreadful score of 33.

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relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone jack

Fujifilm XP130 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the Fujifilm XP130, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Waterproof.

The chart underneath will give you a summary of the Fujifilm XP130 vs it's highest rated competitors suggested earlier.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Fujifilm FinePix XP130
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focus range
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Resolution of display
920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.40 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings
Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video data format
Microphone support
Headphone support
YesUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
207 grams (0.46 lb)
110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1")
Battery life
240 shots
Battery style
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots
Price at release