Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Review

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd icon Fujifilm Finepix F60fd is an update version of Finepix F50fd, they are almost identical digital point-and-shoot cameras. The main different of F60fd are a 3.0-inch LCD monitor, Face Detection3.0 and Auto- Scene Recognition.

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd front Fujifilm FinePix F60fd back
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd 45 Degree

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd 45 Degree

Compare Fujifilm Finepix F50fd, F60fd, F100fd

Honestly, we did not expect a F60fd, because F100fd is just a few months old, and the spec of F60fd is also identical to F50fd. Other than the 3.0-inch LCD monitor, we can say F60fd is just a “software update” of F50fd.

One really new feature is the Auto-Scene Recognition which helps you detect and automatically select the suitable scene mode / setting. This feature is becoming a “common” feature, you can find the similar feature on Panasonic digital cameras (e.g. Lumix DMC-FX37)

Fujifilm Finepix F100fd

Fujifilm Finepix F100fd

Here is a spec compare of F50fd, F60fd and F100fd:

Fujifilm Finepix F50fd Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Fujifilm Finepix F100fd
Sensor • 1/1.6 Super CCD VII HR • 12 million effective pixels • 1/1.6″ SuperCCD VII HR • 12 million effective pixels • 1/1.6 ” Super CCD HR VIII • 12.0 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 4000×3000 • 4224×2816 • 2848×2136 • 2048×1536 • 1600×1200 • 640×480 • 4000×3000 • 4224×2816 • 2848×2136 • 2048×1536 • 1600×1200 • 640×480 • 4,000 x 3,000 • 4,224 x 2,816 (3:2 format) • 2848×2136 • 2,048 x 1,536 • 1,600 x 1,200 • 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @25fps • 320 x 240 @25fps • 640 x 480 @ 25fps • 320 x 240 @ 25fps • 640 x 480 pixels @30fps • 320 x 240 pixels @30fps
Lens • 3x optical zoom • 35 – 105 mm (35 mm equiv) • F2.8 – 5.1 • 3x optical zoom • 35 – 105 mm (35 mm equiv) • F2.8 – 5.1 • 5x optical zoom lens • 28-140mm (35 mm equiv) • F3.3 – 5.1
Image stabilization Dual-IS (High ISO + CCD Shift) Dual-IS (High ISO + CCD Shift) Dual-IS (High ISO + CCD Shift)
Metering TTL 256-zone metering TTL 256-zone metering TTL 256-zones metering
ISO sensitivity • Auto • Auto (ISO 1600) • Auto (ISO 800) • Auto (ISO 400) • ISO 100 • ISO 200 • ISO 400 • ISO 800 • ISO 1600 • ISO 3200 (6MP) • ISO 6400 (3MP) • Auto • Auto (ISO 1600) • Auto (ISO 800) • Auto (ISO 400) • ISO 100 • ISO 200 • ISO 400 • ISO 800 • ISO 1600 • ISO 3200 • ISO 6400 • Auto • Auto (3200) • Auto (1600) • Auto (800) • ISO 64 • ISO 100 • ISO 200 • ISO 400 • ISO 800 • ISO 1600 • ISO 3200 • ISO 6400* • ISO 12800* (* 3M recorded pixels or lower)
Face Detection Face Detection 2.0 Face Detection 3.0 Face Detection 3.0
LCD monitor 2.7-inch 3.0-inch 2.7-inch

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd lens test

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd test photo 1 Fujifilm FinePix F60fd test photo 2

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd sample photos

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd sample photo @ 35mm

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd sample photo @ 35mm

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd sample photo @ 115mm

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd sample photo @ 115mm

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd sample photo - macro

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd sample photo - macro

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd ISO / sensitivity test

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso100

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso100

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso200

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso200

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso400

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso400

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso800

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso800

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso1600

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo - iso1600

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd ISO / sensitivity test – 100% crops – position #1

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso100, P1
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 100
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso200, P1
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 200
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso400, P1
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 400
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso800, P1
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 800
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso1600, P1
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 1600

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd ISO / sensitivity test – 100% crops – position #2

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso100, P2
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 100 @ P2
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso200, P2
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 200 @ P2
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso400, P2
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 400 @ P2
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso800, P2
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 800 @ P2
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso1600, P2
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 1600 @ P2

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd ISO / sensitivity test – 100% crops – position #3

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso100, P3
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 100 @ P3
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso200, P3
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 200 @ P3
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso400, P3
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 400 @ P3
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso800, P3
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 800 @ P3
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd iso test photo 100% - iso1600, P3
F60fd ISO Test Photo – ISO 1600 @ P3

Conclusion

I started using Fujifilm Finepix F series since F30 because of its high ISO performance was one of the best at that time. I am currently using F100fd and I am quite satisfy with F100fd’s photo quality, and the 28mm wide angle lens is quite convenient.

Since the price different between F60fd and F100fd is very little (as of the time of this writing); the buying decision would be purely base on the F60fd’s 3.0-inch LCD + Auto-Scene Recognition vs F100fd’s 28mm wide angle lens + 8th generation Super CCD sensor.

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Posted in Fujifilm | 3 Comments » August 25th, 2008

3 Responses
  1. BangMovie.net Says:

    I own an F31fd. I must say Fujifilm’s rush into the megapixel race has sacrificed one of their strongest selling point: the high-iso performance. Fuji super CCD has the tendency to smear things up at the high iso, perhaps due to the noise reduction algorithm. These are the 2 weakness of Fujifilm F series. Nevertheless, Fujifilm makes good camera with stunning colour and low light performance.

  2. Digital Cameras - Photokina 2008 | Digital Camera User Says:

    [...] update FinePix F50fd to FinePix F60fd. F60fd has a few step-up from F50fd: 3.0” LCD display, Auto-Scene Recognition mode. F60fd [...]

  3. France Says:

    the main drawback to the f100fd is that there is no manual setting. (or aperture or shutter speed priority, which the f60fd has).

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