- 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
- Size Comparison
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 #577 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
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.
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Fujifilm XP120 Gallery
You can view the Fujifilm XP120 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm XP120 with a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm XP120.
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.
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.
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.
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
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.
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.
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 vs TG-4380 yesnono
Fujifilm XP120 vs TS6370 noyesno
Fujifilm XP120 vs TS5370 noyesno
Fujifilm XP120 vs AW130370 nonono
Fujifilm XP120 vs TG-1 iHS350 nonono
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.