Fujifilm XP150

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 205g - 103 x 71 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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  • Alternatives

Fujifilm XP150 summary

Fujifilm XP150 is FujiFilm's Waterproof digital camera initially launched on January of 2012. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3072.

The XP150 is scored #46 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and overall #862 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your customized requirements.

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The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm XP150 history

The Fujifilm XP150 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP130 front thumbnailFujifilm XP130
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP120
XP150 vs XP120
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
XP150 vs XP90
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
XP150 vs XP80
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
XP150 vs XP70
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
XP150 vs XP60
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
XP150 vs XP200
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
XP150 vs XP50
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP15028-140mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
XP150 vs XP30
FujiFilm-FinePix-XP10 front thumbnailFujiFilm XP10
XP150 vs XP10
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Fujifilm XP150 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm XP150 based on factors which are normally considered essential in a digital camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
built in lens has zoom (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
environment proof
good minimum ISO (100)
has tracking autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes HDMI support
MP count decent (14MP)
really wide (28mm)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone jack
does not have headphone jack
does not have Timelapse mode
external flash not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
manual focus not available
max frames per second low (3.0 frames per second)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.9)
no manual exposure
no phase detect auto focus
no RAW files
no shutter priority
screen does not articulate
small screen (2.7 inch)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Fujifilm XP150 Sensor specs

The sensor dimension in the Fujifilm XP150 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3072 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the XP150's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The XP150 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 sensor size Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP150 dimensions

Fujifilm XP150 has a weight of 0.45 lb (205 grams / 7.23 ounces) and features outside measurements of 103mm x 71mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 grams so the Fujifilm XP150 is very much the same compared to its competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Fujifilm XP150 next to a softdrink so you can have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the XP150.

Fujifilm FinePix XP150 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP150 Lens details

The XP150 comes with a built-in lens giving a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be great however it could be valuable in certain circumstances.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.9 making it very sluggish and not ideal in low light events and you will probably find it hard to capture good bokeh. You would also need to boost your ISO which results in noisy images. At the long end, 140mm comes with f4.9 which is very slow and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP150 Connectivity

The XP150 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

A few apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm XP150 Video details

The max video resolution in the Fujifilm XP150 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance in video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body does not have a mic or headphone port so you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to consider a different model in case you need decent audio in your videos.

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Fujifilm XP150 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP150 comes with environment proofing which makes it a great pick to use in rough places. This is particularly helpful when you are uncertain about the elements you might encounter in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP150 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP150 has a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder details regarding Fujifilm XP150 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.

Fujifilm XP150 Shutter details

Fujifilm XP150 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Fujifilm XP150 Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm XP150 includes just integrated flash without external flash support.

Fujifilm XP150 Autofocusing details

Fujifilm XP150 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Fujifilm XP150 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus ability is good in low light conditions or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Fujifilm XP150 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-50A) for the Fujifilm XP150 is made to last for 300 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications making it about average when compared to its competitors. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the maximum (380) battery life in this range of cameras.

Below is a collection of Waterproof cameras which have the highest battery life:

Fujifilm XP150 for varying styles of photography

The following illustration presents a outline of the Fujifilm XP150 for varying styles of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm XP150 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm XP150 gets a rating of 30 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not good to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support plus the potential to use external lighting.

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good MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Fujifilm XP150 Street photography details

Coming in at a nice score of 62, the Fujifilm XP150 is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Fujifilm XP150 as a Sports photography camera

A dreadful sports photography score of 44 suggests the Fujifilm XP150 is not good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
low frames per second (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF

Fujifilm XP150 Travel photography factors

Size is extremely important when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm XP150 gets a above average 67 as a travel camera which is a fine option to take with you on your travels.

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environment sealing
resolution is good (14MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)

Fujifilm XP150 Landscape photography details

When you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm XP150 with it's dreadful rating of 41 as a landscape camera is not good within the current marketplace.

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rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
weather proof
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function

Fujifilm XP150 Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm XP150 is not good for vlogging as it comes to a dreadful score of 32.

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quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing microphone jack

Fujifilm XP150 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the XP150, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Waterproof.

The chart below shows you a bird's eye view of the XP150 vs it's top rated competitors listed above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might consider as alternate options. To check out a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm FinePix XP150
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3072
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7 inch
Screen resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
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
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.10 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
205 gr (0.45 lbs)
103 x 71 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.8" x 1.1")
Battery life
300 images
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
Storage slots
Price at release