Fujifilm XP 60 The Fujifilm XP 60 is still a popular selling waterproof camera on Amazon despite the upgrade to the new XP 70 and it is being shown as discontinued on some online sites including the manufacturer’s site. I have written a review of the Fujifilm XP 70, you can review it on the blog here. You will find that there is not much difference in the two cameras. The obvious upgraded features on this model include an increase of water depth from 20 to 33 feet, Wi-Fi with geo-tagging, offers three colors instead of five, an increase in internal memory, Advance Filters for customizing photographs & movies and Action camera mode.

The Finepix XP 60 is part of the tough series line of products. It has four protective features, waterproof to 20 feet, shockproof from 5 feet, freezeproof (up to 14 degrees F) and dustproof. It has a 16MP CMOS Sensor and Optical Image Stabilization, 2.7 inch LCD monitor, 5x optical zoom, full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080). The LCD monitor has been treated with an anti-reflective coating to ensure visibility, even in bright sunlight. LCD monitor brightness is automatically adjusted in response to lighting conditions for optimal visibility and to prevent battery drain.

Most of the reviews for this model were good because of picture and video quality, and functionality. Users were also impressed with how the camera performed while underwater. However, some of the biggest complaints from buyers were inoperability due to water leakage, a part malfunctioned, damage after dropping the camera from less than 5 feet high and customer service issues. Other negative reviews included poor picture and video quality. Comments regarding this complaint indicate it may be a settings issue. Some users state the XP 50 was a better camera than the XP 60.

Fujifilm Finepix XP 60 Features

• 2.7-inch, approx. 230K dots, TFT color LCD monitor
• 16MP CMOS Optical Sensor
• Waterproof to 20 ft., Shockproof to 5 ft., Freeze proof to 14°F and Dustproof
• 5x optical zoom lens with approx. 2x digital zoom (up to approx. 10x, with 5x optical zoom)
• Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080p) with a dedicated Movie Recording Button and Burst Mode Button (Continuous shooting)
• High Speed Video Recording (Record Slow Motion Video)
• Battery life: 200 photos
• Built-in Memory, 95MB
• Memory  Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
• Connectivity: USB, micro-HDMI
• Dimensions:   2.6 inches x 4.0 inches  x 1.0 inches
• Weight: 6.4 oz
• Camera Colors: Black, Blue, Yellow, Green and Red

What’s In The Box

  • Fujifilm XP 60
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Li-ion Battery
  • CD-ROM Software
  • Owner’s Manual

Fujifilm XP 60

 

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Feature Descriptions

Tough Features

The XP 60 is built to be rugged for those involved in active lifestyles. On the exterior, the camera looks as if it is covered with thick rubber padding not only to protect the outside, but also to not compromise its waterproof capabilities. It does look as though it is impenetrable, however some consumers have reported leakage despite their attempts to secure the camera properly. Although, it may look bulky, users describe this model as lightweight and compact while still being able to carry it around in your pocket or small carry bag.  The tough features include Waterproof to depths of 20ft (6m), Shockproof to height of 5ft (1.5m), Freezeproof to 14°F(-10°C), and Dustproof.

2.7 inch LCD Monitor

The device’s display monitor has an anti-reflective coating that makes viewing images and movies with clarity, even in bright sunlight. The screen features an automatic brightness adjustment feature which can be optimized to monitor brightness to account for ambient lighting, which saves battery power without sacrificing clarity.

16MP CMOS Sensor and Optical Image Stabilization

16 million pixels CMOS sensor makes even dark scenes bright for high-quality images.  The bright LCD monitor features an anti-reflective coating that makes the monitor easy to read even in very light conditions. It is also equipped with CMOS Shift Control Stabilization that captures images that are sharp and clear, even in challenging low-light conditions. There is also the internal 5x optical zoom lens that allows users to get close to the action, even under water.  Fujifilm also has what it calls Intelligent Digital Zoom, which can double the zoom range to 10x without the loss of  image quality.

Burst Mode Button for Ease in Taking Action Shots

The XP60 supports continuous shooting mode when you come across action shots you want to capture.  There is a dedicated “Burst Mode Button” on top of the camera that allows users to switch to this mode instantly without having to search through menu options to activate it.

Full HD Movie Recording (1080i/60fps)

Users will enjoy video recording in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) and also be able to display them on a HD ready monitor.  There is also a dedicated movie recording button that makes it easy to switch to movie recording mode with a single touch. Additionally, what’s also neat is that the XP60 can perform high-speed video recording, which means you can record slow-motion video.  High Speed Movies can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 240fps (320 x 120 pixels), 160fps (320 x 240 pixels), 80fps (VGA 640 x 480 pixels).

1080P vs 1080i

This description of video is all about how it comes across your television set. Both the 1080p and 1080i have the same resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, but are not the same.  The difference between the two is how the HDTV resolution lines appear on the screen.  The 1080i is considered old technology and was replaced with 1080P.

The 1080p video is called “progressive scan.” In this format, 1,920-by-1,080-pixel high-definition movies are progressively drawn line after line, so they are not interlaced.  What you see are images that look sharper and more defined than 1080i, especially during scenes with a lot of fast action.  Sometimes,1080p is called  “full HD” or “true HD,” to distinguish it from 1080i or 720p video.

1080i video is referred to “interlaced.” This means the odd-numbered lines appear on the screen followed by the even-numbered lines. The HDTV “interlaces” the lines together to produce an image. This happens faster than your eyes can detect, so you only see the full image. This process contributes to a sense of motion and reduces perceived flicker.

3D Shooting with “Individual Shutter 3D”

The XP 60 comes with the ability to produce 3D photos. Two exposures of the same scene are saved in Multi-Picture Format (MPO) to create images that appear to have been shot in real 3D. An overlapping guide on the LCD screen makes it easy for users to create 3D effects. The camera also comes with Motion Panorama 360” mode, users just press the shutter button and sweep the camera to pan the scene and capture that panoramic view.

Consumer Reviews

This camera had an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5, 81% (includes 3 star ratings) of consumers rated the Fujifilm XP60 as an acceptable camera for land and underwater use.  Of course, the higher the rating the better the review. The consumers that rated the XP 60 3 stars didn’t complain so much about image quality, but other issues that went wrong with the camera. For example, the time it takes for the camera to focus, water getting under the lens glass, short battery life and zoom and macro features.  Click here to read more consumer reviews for this model.

 Average Consumer Rating On Amazon: 4.0

 

PROs

  • Land and underwater photos clear and in focus
  • Liked all the colors it comes in; features: Panorama mode, HDR, & image stabilization
  • Have a lot of fun with this camera, takes great pictures
  • Super easy to use and durable; awesome for white water rafting and tropical snorkeling
  • Easy to seal the camera and even easier to make sure the door is shut and sealed
  • Great point and shoot camera; great battery life, used 3 batteries over 9 nine; took 600 photos, great value

CONs

  •  HD movies this camera creates instead of being in a normal 1080p/30 format are in a 1080i/60 format. For the most part interlaced movie formats have been obsolete for years. What this means is that if you wish to use these movies for anything other than basic playback where most media players will automatically de-interlace the format, then you will have to convert them using software such as handbrake to a standard format; this is  time consuming and tedious
  • Camera is very slow when trying to take back to back pictures; also, some pictures come out blurry if taken too fast
  • LCD screen was hard to see underwater, and in low lit situations, but overall good enough
  • No full manual control, shutter speed longer than four seconds, so time exposures not possible
  • Photos taken from a distance lack any detail
  • Customer service

Fujifilm XP 60

Accessories

Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case
Chums Waterproof Camera Float

Summary

The Fujifilm Xp 60 debuted January 2013, as of now it has been replaced with the Fujifilm Finepix XP 70. You can read my review  on the XP 70 by clicking here.  Although, the manufacturer has the newer camera, some users still wish for the XP 50 which is difficult to find except on Amazon. I imagine it has been discontinued by now.

The XP 60 like other digital cameras is considered to deliver what it says it will for a low affordable cost. Most buyers liked the features and functionality of the camera because they felt they were getting a good deal because of the price of the camera. When the XP 60 was launched it was probably a good camera at the time.  Consumers are still purchasing this model because of the features and functionality. Most consumers feel they are getting a quality camera for the price.

The photos from the XP 60 are of good quality and so is the video. I think sometimes buyers may purchase a lemon, become disappointed in the manufacturer and swear off purchasing additional products. Because of this, although the camera may operate effectively, it gets a bad rap because of the experiences of a few.

You will find that the XP 60 is  more expensive than the new XP 70 on Amazon. I think that is because of  its 3D photo capability and High-Speed Recording.    If you want a camera that will function at an acceptable level this is your camera. If you want to take advantage of the new technology, I would upgrade to the XP 70 with WiFi or the XP 200.

In performing price comparisons, you may find the XP 200 listed as being more expensive than the new XP 70. I believe it is because of the following features:

  • 3 inch LCD display monitor
  • 3D photo capability
  • High Speed Video Recording
  • Waterproof Depth of 50 feet
  • Wi-FI with no geo-tagging ability for transferring photos and video to social media sites

Video

In this video, the Fujifilm XP 60 is being reviewed. It features a compact and portable body with some good features that allows users to save their special memories in video or photo. It is easy to use for casual shooting and outdoor adventures whether on land or underwater. Checkout the Fujifilm XP 60 Waterproof  digital camera video below.

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