The Fuji Finepix F60fd is an economical, feature-rich point-and-shoot with manual overrides, if you need them, that is suitable for the less serious amateur shooter, who requires a little more quality in a camera and the images it produces.
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Fujifilm FinePix F60fd
It is unusual to find a compact camera in this price range that has Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and a three inch 230,000 pixel LCD, but the Fuji Finepix F60fd has all that. And with fourteen Scene Presets, five Autofocus modes, shutters speeds from 8 to 1/2000 seconds, ISOs from 100 to 6400, and two 30 fps video modes, it will be the rare situtation that it can’t capture images.
Its Fujinon 3X 8-24mm f2.8-5.1 lens, while modest in zoom range (35-105mm 35 equivalent), is quality glass with very low distortion across the entire zoom range. It focuses to 17.7 inches in normal mode and 2.75 in macro. Mated with Fuji’s own 12 megapixel (effective) SuperCCD HR VII image sensor, it produces sharp, contrasty images with good color balance and little, if any, digital artifacting at lower ISOs. Noise is well controlled and unlike most small sensor point-n-shoots, images are very good up to ISO 800. However, above that noise increases and resolution falls dramatically to the point of uselessness, and should only be considered for emergencies.
So, if you’re looking for an inexpensive, well built digital camera that delivers good image quality even at higher ISOs, and is small enough to carry all the time, but not so small that it’s uncomfortable to operate, then the Fuji Finepix F60fd should be considered.
- +Low image noise
- +Build Quality
- +Face Detection AF
- +Aperture/Shutter Priority
- +3" LCD
- +Battery Life
- -Auto white balance poor indoors
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Fujifilm FinePix F60fd
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|Product||Fujifilm FinePix F60fd|
Close Effective Sensor Resolution The Effective Sensor Resolution tells you the total number of pixels that are recorded when you take a picture. The units are MP, which stands for megapixels or millions of pixels. For outstanding fine compression prints, 3MP is required for 5x7's, 7.1MP for 8x10's, and 10.9MP for 11x14's. The effective sensor resolution is only one of many important factors that will determine the quality of the photograph when displayed or printed at different sizes.
Close Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) The 35 mm equivalent focal length is a measure that indicates the angle of view of a particular combination of a camera lens and the sensor size. The term originates from the time when the vast majority of photography was done with 35 mm film. On any 35 mm film camera, a 30 mm or less lens is considered a wide-angle lens.
Close Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) The 35 mm equivalent focal length is a measure that indicates the angle of view of a particular combination of a camera lens and the sensor size. The term originates from the time when the vast majority of photography was done with 35 mm film. Larger max focal lengths make distant objects appear more magnified.
|Image Stabilization Type||Optical (sensor shift)|
|Min ISO Setting||100|
|Max ISO Setting||6400|
|Aperture Priority Mode Available||Yes|
|Shutter Priority Mode Available||Yes|
|Full Manual Exposure Mode Available||No|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
Close Face Detection Available Face detection technology will try to set the focus, exposure, and color balance so that faces appear sharp, well-exposed, and with the proper color.
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0 EV|
Close LCD Screen Size The LCD Screen Size is the length of the miniature LCD monitor measured diagonally.
|LCD Screen Resolution||230000 pixels|
|Size (W x H x D)||3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.|
|Weight (with batteries)||7.2 oz|
|Battery Life||230 shots|
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