Summary: The F60fd is a well-made, attractively styled camera with good handling and some useful features, but the limited zoom range is a handicap. Low light focusing is outstanding, but it lacks the high-ISO quality of its predecessors.
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.
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
Excerpt: The FinePix F60fd shares the same design as the ageing F50fd, with what Fujifilm terms an‘˜Aero curve' design and finished in a matt black to give a perceived high-end look. Like the F50fd, the F60fd has a resolution of 12Mp - probably about the upper limit for a sensor of this physical size.
A 12-megapixel FujiFilm digital camera with advanced auto controls
Good Gear Guide.au
28 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.
Summary: This is a digital camera that is easily small enough to fit in a pocket or purse but this does not mean it is lacking in features. It is a 12M P offering that has scene recognition, face detection and auto red eye removal to mention just three.
Conclusion: If you need a little hand-holding when taking your pictures, the F60fd is an ideal choice. It has more (and more useful) automatic features than almost any camera out there. In fact, it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo with it, even if you want to. Delve into the menus on its bright 3-inch screen, though, and you’ll find manual features to let you take control of the shutter, colours, sharpness and more.
Pros: Virtually all cameras have scene modes to deliver good pictures of summer landscapes, snowy mountains and night-time parties. But the F60fd goes one better, automatically analysing and recognising the scene in front of it without you even having to think about it. The metal-bodied compact also has fantastic Face Detection that works from the side (or upside down!) to keep your portraits pin-sharp. Image stabilisation and a high 1600 ISO setting are also on board.
Cons: There’s little to criticise with the F60fd , except that it’s far from the slimmest (at 23mm) and lightest (at 165g) camera aiming to slide into your life. The standard 3x lens is nothing special, and all those clever features do slow it up slightly.