Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 203g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Released January 2016
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm XP80
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives

Fujifilm XP90 overview

Fujifilm XP90 is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera first introduced on January of 2016. It has a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm launched this camera in an effort to upgrade the older Fujifilm XP80 (Read Full Comparison)

The XP90 places at #9 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & all around #557 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personal factors.

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Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm XP90 family

The Fujifilm XP90 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP130 front thumbnailFujifilm XP130
XP90 vs XP130
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP120
XP90 vs XP120
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP9028-140mm
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
XP90 vs XP80
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
XP90 vs XP70
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
XP90 vs XP60
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
XP90 vs XP200
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
XP90 vs XP50
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP150
XP90 vs XP150
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
XP90 vs XP30
FujiFilm-FinePix-XP10 front thumbnailFujiFilm XP10
XP90 vs XP10
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Fujifilm XP90 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm XP90 based on things that are generally seen as useful in a camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
does have HDMI port
good resolution screen (920 k dot)
good zoom range (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
has face detect focusing
has tracking focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
very good min ISO (100)
weather proofing
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
cannot use external flash
display is not selfie friendly
fixed screen
lack of manual mode
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect AF
lacks RAW format
low battery power (210 CIPA)
manual focus not available
no aperture priority
no headphone port
no microphone port
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
sluggish at full zoom (f4.9)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Fujifilm XP90 Sensor features

The measurement of the sensor in the Fujifilm XP90 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. The ISO can be extended digitally to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The picture below illustrates the XP90's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The XP90 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

Fujifilm XP90 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP90 dimensions

Fujifilm XP90 weighs about 0.45 lbs (203g or 7.16 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 196g so the Fujifilm XP90 is very similar as compared to other rivals.

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Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm XP90 besides a soft drink so you can get a feel for its size.

Fujifilm XP90 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button layout on the XP90.

Fujifilm XP90 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP90 Lens features

The XP90 includes a built-in lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be outstanding nevertheless it will definitely be handy in some scenarios.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.9 making it quite sluggish and not good for low light conditions and you will likely struggle to get good bokeh. You will also have to up your ISO setting giving you noisy photographs. With the long end, 140mm comes with f4.9 making it very sluggish and you would have to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP90 Connectivity

The XP90 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can send pictures and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

Some apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm XP90 Video features

The highest video resolution in the Fujifilm XP90 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance in quality versus file size but FULL HD won't give you any room to downsample. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to get an alternative camera should you need better sound for your video clips.

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Fujifilm XP90 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP90 comes with weather sealing making it a good option for use in tough climates. This is particularly helpful whenever you are unsure about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP90 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP90 has a 3" fixed display screen having a resolution of 920k dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder details for Fujifilm XP90 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders can be very valuable.

Fujifilm XP90 Shutter features

Fujifilm XP90 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Fujifilm XP90 Flash and Hot shoe features

Fujifilm XP90 comes with just built-in flash with no external flash ability.

Fujifilm XP90 Autofocus features

Fujifilm XP90 comes with only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be handy for portraits.

It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Fujifilm XP90 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good in low light scenarios or you need more exact control on depth of field.

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Fujifilm XP90 Battery life

The battery power (NP-45S) for the Fujifilm XP90 is fashioned to last for 210 photos based on the CIPA standards which is lesser in comparison with it's competitors. The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the highest (380) battery life in this class of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Waterproof cameras with the highest battery life:

Fujifilm XP90 for different forms of photography

The following graph indicates a overview of the Fujifilm XP90 for different forms of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm XP90

The Fujifilm XP90 gets a points total of 37 which is low, meaning that it is simply not very good to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and ability to use off-camera lighting.

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MP count good (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Fujifilm XP90 Street photography factors

Coming in at a very good rating of 62, the Fujifilm XP90 is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Fujifilm XP90 Sports photography information

A decent sports photography score of 46 means the Fujifilm XP90 is relatively suitable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
environment proof
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
low battery power (210 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF

Fujifilm XP90 Travel photography highlights

Portability is really critical in choosing a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm XP90 gets a nice 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit for your holidays.

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environment proof
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XP90

For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm XP90 at it's decent score of 47 as a landscape camera is reasonably adequate within the current market.

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fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
weather proof
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
low battery power (210 shots)

Fujifilm XP90 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm XP90 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a low score of 33.

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quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone port

Fujifilm XP90 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the XP90, here is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall into the class of Waterproof.

The chart here provides you an overview of the XP90 versus it's highest ranking rivals mentioned previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm XP90
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
Display resolution
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
4.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash settings
Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
203g (0.45 lbs)
Physical dimensions
110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1")
Battery life
210 images
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, group)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
Price at launch