Fujifilm FinePix XP90 Brief Review



  • 16.4 megapixel 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom
  • f3.9-4.9 maximum aperture
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Macro focusing to 3.5” (9cm)
  • 10 fps burst speed
  • Waterproof to 50 ft. (15m)
  • Freezeproof to 14 degrees
  • Shockproof to 5.8 ft. (1.75m)
  • Dust proof
  • Time lapse mode
  • 3” LCD
  • 1080p HD video at 30 fps
  • Wi-fi
  • Li-ion battery
  • Weighs 7.1oz (203g)
  • Release Date: 2016-01-15
  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

Fujifilm XP90 sees upgraded screen, time lapse mode
Not too much has changed about Fujifilm's budget waterproof model, but it's still a good option for the price.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 4/27/2016

Fujifilm didn't change much when they updated the waterproof XP80. The Fujifilm FinePix XP90 offers a higher resolution LCD screen and a new time lapse capture mode.

The headlining feature for the camera is still the 50 feet waterproofing, well, that and the $229 list price. It's also shock, freeze and dust proof. That durability is wrapped up in a pretty compact camera that comes in four different color options.

A 16 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor captures the images from the XP90. The camera offers a 5x optical zoom, with a f/3.9-4.9 lens. The XP90 also offers a nice 10 fps burst speed for capturing action.

While the Fujifilm XP90 is a good option for the price, there are a few better (though more expensive) options. The lens on the XP90 isn't as bright as the Olympus TG-4 and Ricoh WG-5--and a bright lens is a big advantage for shooting underwater. But, when there's no more room in the wallet, the XP90 is a durable little shooter that will get the job done.

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Being among the first creators of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the world's most significant imaging and photographic companies. Fujifilm launched the DS-1P in 1988, gaining credit for the first real digital camera widely available.

Most of their latest advanced cameras use an X-Trans sensor, which eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter by reducing moire with the arrangement of pixel units instead. Eliminating the optical low pass filter means there's less between the lens and the sensor, which translates into better resolution and detail.

Fujifilm digital cameras are famous for their natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. It's hard to go wrong with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. Models like the X-M1 have an affordable price, yet sacrifice the right features in order to reach that price. Models like the X-T1, on the other hand, are packed full of the latest, greatest features on the market.

Fujifilm is about more than mirrorless though, offering several fixed lens cameras that are good options as well. Their super zoom cameras are usually a pretty good bet. They also offer a waterproof XP line, but they're more of a budget camera than a best-in-class option.

Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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