Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 9
Features 45
Size 85
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expands to 6400)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 110 x 71 x 28 mm
  • Weight: 203 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced by Fujifilm XP130.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix XP120 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 05, 2017. This model is a Waterproof camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Fujifilm has replaced this product with their most recent model XP130.

In Waterproof cameras (Top 10 Waterproof Cameras) this model has taken rank #36 out of 73. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #547 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Compared to other Waterproof Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix XP120 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 196 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix XP120 With Other Cameras in Waterproof Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix XP120. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Waterproof cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 has the following external dimensions 110 x 110 x 28 mm (43.31 x 27.95 x 11.02″) with the weight of 203 g.

The typical weight for average Waterproof type cameras is 196g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix XP120, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix XP120 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 28mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix XP120 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix XP120 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 — 210 shots
Min: 150 shots
Average: 274 shots
Max: 380 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 — 28 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 28 mm
Max: 89 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 — 203 g
Min: 110 g
Average: 196 g
Max: 307 g

Fujifilm FinePix XP120‘s body is protected from external threats with its high-quality dustproof and waterproof features.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix XP120 has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 6400.

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Fujifilm FinePix XP120. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix XP120 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix XP120

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix XP120 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, FinePix XP120 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, FinePix XP120 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix XP120, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix XP120 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

FinePix XP120 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, FinePix XP120 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect FinePix XP120 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix XP120 provides a shooting life of 210, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 274 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix XP120 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix XP120’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix XP120’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix XP120 to the average Waterproof camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP120 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 50. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP120 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP120 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 30. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP120 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (110 x 71 x 28 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP120 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP120 can be called a 68 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (210 shots)
  • Small size (110 x 71 x 28 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP120 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 46. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP120 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (203 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix XP120 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 62. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix XP120 can be called a 62 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix XP120
Announced Jan 05, 2017
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 9
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 4.4
Flash Modes Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO 6,400
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof Yes
Dust Proof Yes
Shock Proof Yes
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof Yes
Weight 203 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 71 x 28 mm
Battery Life 210 shots
Battery Type 210 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

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