There are still a few notable missing features that will disappoint the more serious photographers among you, and which I think Fujifilm should really have added to the Finepix F60fd. Fuji continues to innovate in the realm of face detection. For the longest time I assumed there wasn’t enough light, wondering why the autofocus assist lamp wouldn’t come on to help. Recognition also works equally well in profile, but more than any of this, the fact that the F60fd is able to lock onto faces basically instantaneously is what impresses most about the system. It’s hard to look at the FinePix F60fd without immediately drawing comparisons with its predecessor model, the F50fd, because the cameras are more alike than they are different.

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You don’t notice that the camera is actually doing anything different when anti-shake is turned on, just that you can use slower shutter speeds than normal and funifilm take sharp photos.

There was one focus situation that annoyed me, and in f6f0d opinion, could be easily solved. Crop sensor, pro body cameras. More control is granted in the camera’s semi-automatic Aperture- and Shutter-Priority mode, but they’re really to shape the visual effect of the image depth-of-field and motionmore than to control exposure.

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Review

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Natural skin tones for portraits, clear pictures with less noise for fienpix scenes, pictures in detail for landscape and crisp pictures for macro. Scene recognition, first seen on models from Panasonic, analyses the composition and automatically chooses the most appropriate scene preset to capture it. Nov 5, As well there is a conventional multi-tabbed menu system.

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd

To see how the quality of the F60fd measures-up in practice, take a look at our real-life resolution and high ISO noise results pages, browse the sample images galleryor skip to the chase and head straight for our verdict.


As before, Fujifilm splits its on-screen controls between the F-Mode accessed by pressing the F button on the rearthe Shooting Menu accessed by pressing Fuiifilm and the Setup pages accessed by selecting Set-up on the previous page. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Nikon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier.

The F button does give quick access to a few features, but you do have to memorise what another button does. Fuji was a pioneer in face detection, and the latest system which we explored in finepixx with the Ffd is quite good, providing dead-on locking power for up to 10 human subjects and a nifty post-shot review feature that automatically zooms in on faces, allowing you to confirm that eyes are open and everything is in focus.

There are a few other, smaller differences: Fuji has changed the overall texture of the fineepix from a slick silver to a matte-black or matte-silver, making it much easier to hold: Red’s Hydrogen One is an interesting concept but its main selling point — capturing and displaying 3D content — completely misses the fujifil.

Apple has released iOS AF performance is otherwise good, except in low light where hunting can lead to missed shots. It can automatically detect a particular scene, without having to rely on you to choose the correct Scene mode.

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd Review – PhotographyBLOG

The combination allows you to hold the camera fairly confidently with one hand. Fotolia sent out an email notifying users that, beginning Novemberthey will no longer be able to access their Fotolia accounts and will instead need to transition to Adobe stock or another stock photography service. In Continuous mode the camera takes 2 frames per second at the highest image quality, not particularly quick, and it’s limited to only 3 frames.

The second is a new body texture, a matte-silver or matte-black finish that gives you a bit more traction to hold on to the camera. A mixed bag, then, on the whole, and one that will require some situation-specific experimentation in nonstandard lighting situations to achieve best results.


The F60fd’s battery held up sufficiently in use, but it would be wise to take an extra cell on longer outings, particularly if viewing a lot of slide shows. It was only after checking through the manual that I discovered the minimum focus distance of 18 inches, and figured out the camera wouldn’t focus at anything closer than this distance unless it was in macro mode.

Not everybody wants or needs a full frame sensor, but that f60rd mean you have to give up pro-level performance on your camera. Recognition also works equally well in profile, but more than any of this, the fact that the F60fd is able to lock onto faces basically instantaneously is what impresses most about the system.

Intelligent Flash is a little more exciting. Nov 6, The Fujifilm Finepix F60fd offers a range of advanced exposure modes, including shutter-priority, aperture-priority and manual, perfect for the photographer who wants to take full control.

At the bottom is the Set-up option – select this to access 5 more tabbed pages with 21 options that you will probably set once and then forget about. Hasselblad XCD 80mm F1.

Equally, the FinePix F60fd suits those consumers who are happy to rely on auto mode for simple, fuss-free photography. The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. No Nikon camera we’ve tested to date balances stills and video capture as well as the Nikon Z7.