Fujifilm XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 203g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Released January 2017
  • Successor is Fujifilm XP130
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm XP120 overview

Fujifilm XP120 is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera initially revealed on January of 2017. The camera has got a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm launched the newer Fujifilm XP130 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this camera.

The Fujifilm XP120 is positioned #7 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and all round #574 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized factors.

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The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm XP120 family

The Fujifilm XP120 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP130 front thumbnailFujifilm XP130
Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP130
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP12028-140mm
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP80
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP70
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP60
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
Fujifilm XP120 vs Fujifilm XP200

Fujifilm XP120 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm XP120 based on features which are generally viewed as important in a camera.

built-in flash
environment sealing
good min ISO (100)
high resolution screen (920 k dot)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
includes HDMI support
MP count good (16MP)
nice screen size (3 inch)
offers face detect focus
offers tracking focus
relatively wide (28mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW files
lack of aperture priority mode
manual mode not available
max zoom aperture not good (f4.9)
missing headphone jack
missing mic jack
no shutter priority mode
not so great battery (210 shots)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Fujifilm XP120 Sensor features

The specification of the sensor on the Fujifilm XP120 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can also be extended digitally to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.

The picture underneath shows the Fujifilm XP120's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm XP120 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 sensor size Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP120 dimensions

Fujifilm XP120 weighs about 0.45 lb (203 grams or 7.16 oz) and features external proportions of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Waterproof camera is 195 grams and the Fujifilm XP120 is on par compared to other competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm XP120 with a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm XP120.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP120 Lens features

The Fujifilm XP120 houses an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be very good however it can be very helpful in some situations.

At it's widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f3.9 and that is fairly sluggish and not ideal in low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to up your ISO setting giving you noisy photographs. With the long end, 140mm comes with f4.9 making it very sluggish and you will have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP120 Connectivity

The Fujifilm XP120 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and usually change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Some apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

Photography Glossary

Fujifilm XP120 Video features

The maximum video quality on the Fujifilm XP120 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance between quality and file size but FULL HD won't give you much room to crop. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket so you have zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to order an alternative model in case you require good audio in your video clips.

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Fujifilm XP120 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP120 comes with environment sealing which makes it a excellent candidate to use during tricky climates. This can be especially beneficial if you are not sure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP120 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP120 has got a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 920k dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm XP120 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are very handy during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Fujifilm XP120 Shutter features

Fujifilm XP120 can shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm XP120 Flash and Hot shoe features

Fujifilm XP120 includes just in-built flash without external flash ability.

Fujifilm XP120 Autofocus features

Fujifilm XP120 includes only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be useful for portraits.

It also features Tracking AF for moving objects. Fujifilm XP120 features manual focus when required during low light or you need to have more precise focus control.

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Fujifilm XP120 Battery life

The battery in the Fujifilm XP120 is fashioned to last for 210 images with respect to the CIPA requirements which is less as compared to its rivals. The general Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 offers the highest possible (380) battery life within this class of cameras.

Here is a collection of Waterproof cameras having the best battery life:

Fujifilm XP120 for different kinds of photography

The following graph presents a analysis of the Fujifilm XP120 for different kinds of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm XP120 Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm XP120 gets a rating of 42 which is lousy, meaning that it is not very good for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos along with the capability to use off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Fujifilm XP120 Street photography factors

Having a above average score of 62, the Fujifilm XP120 is a fine option to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

Sports photography with Fujifilm XP120

A reasonable sports photography points tally of 46 suggests the Fujifilm XP120 is relatively suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
low battery (210 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm XP120 Travel photography features

Weight is super important in selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Fujifilm XP120 gets a nice 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine choice to take with you on your trips.

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environment proof
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
bad battery power (210 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)

Fujifilm XP120 Landscape photography advice

If you are looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm XP120 at it's modest score of 50 as a landscape camera is reasonably suited within the current marketplace.

Photography Glossary
has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
terrible battery life (210 shots)

Vlogging with Fujifilm XP120

A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm XP120 is not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 33.

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really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone jack

Fujifilm XP120 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the Fujifilm XP120, here is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Waterproof.

The chart underneath will give you a summary of the Fujifilm XP120 vs it's top scored competitors mentioned above.

Here are a few more cameras you may consider as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focus range
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inch
Resolution of display
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.40 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes
Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
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
Video format
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
203 gr (0.45 pounds)
110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1")
Battery life
210 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots
Retail cost