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- Fujifilm FinePix XP150
- This waterproof, shockproof, GPS-equipped tough-cam is a crummy point-and-shoot in expensive clothing. Skip it.
Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Digital Camera Review$279.95
Speed and Timing
Despite the CMOS sensor inside, the XP150 is very slow by current standards.
It offers no full-res continuous shooting mode, only a handful of reduced-res modes—six of them to be exact, though they're really just variations on the same theme.
Since there's no continuous drive mode, we performed our speed test by shooting single pictures as rapidly as we could muster. We measured an average of about 1.5 seconds between shots, or roughly 0.67 frames per second. That's absolutely glacial by current standards, where even the "slow" cameras can crank out at least two frames per second.
The self-timer options are pretty standard: 2-second and 10-second options, plus a few group-shot options using the camera's face-recognition technology. Pretty straightforward, except that the XP150 reset the timer to zero after every single shot.
Focus is reasonably quick in good lighting, though not as reliable as it should be. Speed and reliability drop off more in dimmer lighting.