Excerpt: If you like your ultra compacts small, sturdy and light, we've got a nifty little camera that's right up your alley. I'm talking about the Fujifilm FinePix F60fd – Fujifilm's ultra compact that's both tiny (92.5 x 59.2 x 22.9 mm) and weighing in at just 155 grams, pretty light as well. Build The body is composed of a brush metal finish plastic frame with a few metallic parts, giving it an overall slick yet industrial look.
Summary: Fujifilm’s FinePix F60fd is a good, solid performer with some neat features which allow it to stand out from the crowd. Impressively it’s one of the few compacts at any price point with full Aperture and Shutter Priority. It also takes a sensible approach to people photography with great face detection, natural-looking flash results and a mode which takes shots with and without the flash just to make sure.
Pros: Control over aperture and shutter., Sensible approach to people shots., Great face detection., Auto Scene recognition.
Cons: Lacking true wide angle coverage., Stabilisation not as good as rivals., Screen bettered by top rivals., Minor benefit to 12 Mpixels over 10.
Summary: On the one hand, Fuji hasn't changed much in the basic FinePix F-camera formula for this latest model. If you've moved through the entire review waiting for that exciting curveball, we're regret to report that you're not going to find it here. Upgrades to the camera's automatic, consumer friendly functions form the basis for what's new about the new F60fd, with the salient performance numbers and image quality evaluations all looking pretty familiar.
Pros: Still the high-ISO leader among small cameras, High-end build and styling with a moderate price, Excellent SR Auto, face detection technologies, Aperture/shutter priority modes
Cons: Have to trade battery life for best LCD performance, Auto white balance off indoors, Short zoom range a limiting factor
Conclusion: The Fuji Finepix F60fd offers a good quality alternative to other, perhaps better known brands such as Canon and Sony. I found it hard to find fault with this camera and I have enjoyed using it.
Pros: Colours - detail in photos - shutter lag speeds
A 12-megapixel FujiFilm digital camera with advanced auto controls
Good Gear Guide.au
22 August 2009
Summary: 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.
Pros: Reliable SR Auto and face detection modes, attractive and compact design, ISO 6400
Cons: High noise levels, unintuitive user interface
Summary: If a camera can detect faces in your shots, then why shouldn't it find flowers and mountains too? The 12Mp Fujifilm FinePix F60fd adds automatic scene recognition to the face-detection abilities of its predecessor, the Finepix F50fd.
Excerpt: This is a 12-megapixel camera with a 35-105mm (film equivalent) zoom lens. Image stabilisation is by CCD shift and, in dual mode, ISO increase. There is face recognition and in-camera red-eye removal. There are limited manual controls, but in use we found that the N setting on the mode dial ("retains natural ambience without flash") gave consistently good results.