Fujifilm FinePix XP60 Review
The Fujifilm FinePix XP60 is the latest in a growing trend of cameras designed to give the user the opportunity to take them anywhere they go. The days of cameras only being large and fragile objects are over because photographers want the options to take good quality pictures without the risk of breaking a $600 piece of equipment. In addition, cell phone users are no longer satisfied by the quality of the camera on their phones and thus they want something small and lightweight to carry around which takes great pictures. The Fujifilm FinePix XP60 meets all these demands and more. Its rugged build allow the user to take it just about anywhere on the planet, and its ability to take quality photographs make it a great choice for users who want quality pictures along with portability.
Design and Build
The XP60 is a 16.4 megapixel camera armed with CMOS () technology. This allows the user to take high resolution images of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This is combined with a 2X digital/5X optical/ 10x total zoom. This means the typical XP60 user can take advantage of its portability without sacrificing image quality. The camera only weights about 5.8oz, features a 2.7″ color display, measures 2.6 inches in height, and has a depth of 1 inch. When it’s all said and done, this camera is small. It won’t take up a large space in your diaper bag, pocket, or backpack. The XP60 also has a nice Lithium-ion battery (NP-45A) which will give you the battery life to take around 200 pictures before it needs a recharge. The internal memory is 95MB with the option to increase that through an expandable card slot.
It’s not the picture quality and battery life alone that make the XP60 such a quality camera though. The XP60 is just about resistant to anything you can do to it. Its waterproof design allows the user to take underwater photographs if they want and the camera comes with a float strap so it won’t sink to the bottom of the swimming pool. In addition to being water-resistant, the camera is built sturdy enough to take a fall in the mud, sandbox, or the concrete. This makes the camera ideal for lovers of the outdoors who will have the peace of mind it won’t break if it takes a fall during your hike.
Again, not limited to just being a water-resistant camera, the FinePix XP60 has a litany of features which make it a good camera regardless of its durability. Users can take high quality 1080i videos instead of taking photos if they wish. The camera also features a image stabilization feature to keep those action shots from getting blurred. Combine this with the variety of shooting modes—which include: portrait, sport, advanced filters, and night—and the user will be getting very high quality images from this powerful little camera.
The XP60 also features a number of creative effects specifically targeted to the types of people who will be attracted to a small, durable, and quality camera. It begins with a number of effects which give the user the option of sprucing up images which might be lacking something and creating something totally new from their images. This camera also has the popular Burst photo option allowing the user to take multiple images quickly so that they can catch that action photo just right. These features guarantee the XP60 users will have the best photos to post to their social media timeline.
The FinePix XP60 is a very dependable camera which is ideal for active users who don’t want to sacrifice camera quality for durability. Its quality design and build along with its bevy of features make it a great choice for this camera niche.