Fujifilm Finepix F60fd

Last updated (16 June’09):
– Review by GoodGearGuide

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd is the successor to the Finepix F50fd features 12 Megapixel Super CCD Sensor, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm), Face Detection, Dual Image Stabilisation, Full manual control, ISO 100-1600, and a 3.0″ LCD screen. The camera measures 92.5(W) x 59.2(H) x 22.9(D)mm / 3.6(W) x 2.3(H) x 0.9(D) in. and weighs Approx. 163 g / 5.7 oz.
[Download Brochure]

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Reviews

GoodGearGuide reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“The FujiFilm Finepix F60fd is a decent compact digital camera let down by its high noise levels and unwieldy menu layout. Despite these faults, it remains a reasonable option for beginners thanks to its superb auto modes.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ImagingResource reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“There is a loss of detail due to noise suppression in even ISO 100 shots, and an overall softness to the left side of the frame, though most people won’t notice it unless they’re making prints at 11×14 or larger.”
Rating: N/A

ITReviews reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“this feature-packed successor is worth the price of the significantly improved Face Detection and the new SR Auto functions alone, making the F60fd one of the finest all round ultracompacts on the market.”
Rating: N/A

TechRadar reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“Image quality is excellent at ISO 100, with bright colours and plenty of fine detail. ISO 200 isn’t bad either, despite shadows becoming slightly mottled and minor loss of detail.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CameraLabs reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“it remains one of the best cameras to take out for shots of friends and family…As such, we can recommend it, but as always would advise thinking carefully about what features mean the most to you, and comparing it closely against the competition.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“If you take mainly impromptu photos of family and friends, you’ll find the Fujifilm FinePix F60fd a breeze to use”
Rating: ★★★½☆

InfoSync reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“Overall, the Fujifilm Finepix F60fd cranked out a solid performance, but there were some recurring themes that held it back from playing in the big leagues.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

ePhotozine reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“If you want an easy to use point and shoot compact that you’ll use for taking pictures of people in bright weather, then this could be the camera for you.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PhotogaphyBlog reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“…we can highly recommend it as an intuitive, attractive, competitively priced pocket camera that takes pictures that are every bit the equal of its more expensive rivals.”
Rating: ★★★★½

TrustedReviews reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
The F60fd is a well made, attractive-looking camera with excellent handling.It has phenomenal low-light focusing ability, but unfortunately it doesn’t have the high-ISO image quality to match… “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“I like this camera. It does what it sets out to do and does it well. Picture quality is good with vivid colours and plenty of detail….”
Rating: ★★★★½

DCI reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“Likes: Handsome design, Good resolution scores, Innovative Natural and Flash mode, Fast, effective face detection. Dislikes: Problems with image noise, timing tests, Confusing menu system, Slightly bulky, Mediocre video performance”
Rating: N/A

Pocket-Lint reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“Overall though, we are pleased with the performance…. If you are looking for your camera to do virtually everything for you bar press the shutter button this is worth checking out.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“The good: Aperture- and shutter-priority modes; sensor-shift image stabilization; accurate automatic scene recognition. The bad: Slow; cramped controls; visible image noise even at low ISO sensitivities. The bottom line: Fujifilm’s FinePix F60fd is a nice full-featured compact camera, if you can overlook its slow shooting.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DCR reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“Some fine grain begins to inch in at ISO 200, but things stay pretty consistently clean as high as ISO 800, even, with plenty of color retention and very little edge softness. In short, I’d have no hesitation about using the camera’s default Auto/800 setting…”
Rating: N/A

CNET.uk reviews the Fujifilm F60fd and writes;
“its solid styling, big screen and very decent pictures are all big pluses — but it’s just so fiddly to use. The controls are counter-intuitive and confused. While we’d probably get used to them if we owned this camera..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Samples

Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ InfoSync
Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ DCI
Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos @ DCR
– Fujifilm F60fd Sample Photos: 1, 2, 3 @ Fujifilm

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd User Manual (PDF)

Click to view or right click and select Save Target As..(Firefox) or Save link as.. (IE) to download

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd User Manual (PDF – 3.5MB)

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Press Release

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of the new FinePix F60fd, joining the existing range of high-tech, high-quality F-series cameras. Succeeding the hugely popular FinePix F50fd, the FinePix F60fd features a larger 3.0″ LCD screen, Face Detection 3.0 and brand new, proprietary, Scene Recognition technology.

Working Smarter and Harder
Beneath its stylish exterior, the FinePix F60fd utilises the combination of high resolution and high sensitivity to produce images of breathtakingly beauty. Loaded with a 12 Megapixel Super CCD sensor, Dual Image Stabilisation (CCD-shift with high ISO), ISO sensitivity of 1600 (6400 at 3 MP), and a Fujinon 3x zoom (35-105mm equivalent), the FinePix F60fd is a worthy successor of F-series classics like the FinePix F40fd or F50fd.
For users who like to have creative control over their compact and who want more than point-and-shoot photography, the FinePix F60fd has the option of full photographic control. Equally, the FinePix F60fd suits those consumers who are happy to rely on auto mode for simple, fuss-free photography. Available black the FinePix F60fd is due out this September as a sister model to the FinePix F100fd.

Scene Recognition-AUTO (SR AUTO) with Real Photo Technology
Most compact digital cameras feature scene modes where the user selects the scene they are photographing before they take the shot. In a first for Fujifilm cameras, the FinePix F60fd is equipped with Scene Recognition technology which cleverly detects a scene without the need of pre-selecting the mode on the camera. Having identified the most commonly photographed subjects, Fujifilm has developed technology to automatically identify and recognise different scenes – Portrait, Night, Landscape, and Macro. Once the scene in the frame has been detected, the camera will optimise the settings to capture the most stunning photo of your chosen subject. Real Photo Technology – the combination of the unique Super CCD sensor, RP Processor and Fujinon Lens – will work together to offer you stunning results. Natural skin tones for portraits, clear pictures with less noise for night scenes, pictures in detail for landscape and crisp pictures for macro. From now, don’t think. Let the camera work with the setting with SR AUTO and achieve striking results with FinePix F60fd.

Face Detection 3.0
First featured in the FinePix F100fd, the FinePix F60fd is equipped with Face Detection 3.0 technology, which goes one step further by recognising faces at more extreme angles. As with the original version of Face Detection, it can detect up to 10 faces in a scene in as little as 0.036 seconds, automatically correcting focus, exposure, and white balance, regardless of where subjects are located within the frame. Face Detection 3.0 can register faces with up to 90O movement in either direction for profiles,
and with rotations of up to 360O. After the shot is taken, the system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.

Dual Image Stabilisation
As well as offering class-leading high ISO performance for avoiding subject blur when shooting in low light, the FinePix F60fd also features CCD-shift image stabilisation for avoiding the effects of camera shake at longer shutter speeds. The combination of high ISO and CCD-shift stabilisation offers a complete system for avoiding blur caused by hand shake or subject motion. Never before has a compact camera offered such a comprehensive solution for avoiding blurred results while retaining high-resolution photographic quality.

3.0″ LCD and other useful functions
The FinePix F60fd is fitted with a class leading 230,000 pixel 3.0″ TFT monitor fitted with Fujifilm’s Wide View Film, which enables easy viewing of pictures at oblique angles to the screen. Further to this, a new sort by date system has been added. The FinePix F60fd also features another feature so popular in previous F-series models – Portrait Enhancer mode. The FinePix F60fd’s powerful automatic retouching system gives skin tones a silky-smooth texture and removes blemishes such as spots and wrinkles.

Real Photo Technology
The secret to the FinePix F60fd’s class-leading image quality is Fujifilm’s unique Real Photo Technology (RPT). The guiding principles behind RPT are simple; to set the highest possible standards for overall image quality, to expand digital photography opportunities and to give users fewer wasted shots.

RPT is an umbrella term for the combination of cutting edge technologies such as the Super CCD sensor, Real Photo Processor and Fujinon lens, all optimised to work together to produce the most natural, beautiful results in any conditions. As one of the largest imaging companies worldwide, Fujifilm is in a position to develop and to manufacture these components themselves, and it is this control over the design of the entire system that makes RPT so powerful.
Real Photo Technology cameras are designed from the ground up to capture ‘real’ photographs with stunning quality – giving users the power to capture the moment exactly as the eye sees it, no matter how challenging the shooting conditions.

With the human eye as the ideal, RPT continues to evolve and to set even higher standards for digital photography.

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Digital Products, said: “Fujifilm’s FinePix F50fd has been a big seller this year and Fujifilm have returned with the FinePix F60fd to follow in its foot steps. The FinePix F60fd features some notable improvements which will appeal to photographers of all levels. The new SR AUTO is an exciting new feature that will no doubt be a hit with consumers. The camera will also appeal to enthusiasts who will appreciate the camera’s manual controls. But what will really score is the superb image quality, thanks to the quality lens, processor and Super CCD HR sensor.”

Availability & Pricing
The FinePix F60fd will be available from September 2008. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of the launch.

Leave a Reply