Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80 front

Fujifilm XP80 summary

Fujifilm XP80 is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera originally released on January of 2015. The camera comes with a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm released this camera as a way to update the older Fujifilm XP70 (Read Full Comparison) & then launched the more recent Fujifilm XP90 (Read Full Comparison) to replace this camera.

The XP80 is placed #27 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #709 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personalized factors.

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Here is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm XP80 family

The Fujifilm XP80 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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XP80 vs XP130
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP120 front thumbnailFujifilm XP120
XP80 vs XP120
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Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
XP80 vs XP90
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP8028-140mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
XP80 vs XP70
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
XP80 vs XP60
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
XP80 vs XP200
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
XP80 vs XP50
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP150
XP80 vs XP150
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
XP80 vs XP30
FujiFilm-FinePix-XP10 front thumbnailFujiFilm XP10
XP80 vs XP10
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Fujifilm XP80 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm XP80 based on aspects that are oftentimes considered useful in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built-in flash
does have HDMI socket
environment proof
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
includes face detect focus
includes tracking focus
MP count good (16MP)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
bad battery pack (210 shots)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have mic socket
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW format
low resolution screen (460 thousand dots)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.9)
no aperture priority mode
no articulating screen
no external flash support
no shutter priority mode
screen is small (2.7 inches)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Fujifilm XP80 Sensor info

The dimension of the sensor on the Fujifilm XP80 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 16MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below shows the XP80's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The XP80 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

Fujifilm XP80 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm XP80 dimensions

Fujifilm XP80 is 0.39 lb (179 gr / 6.31 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 104mm x 67mm x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 gr and the Fujifilm XP80 is very much the same as compared to other competitors.

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Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm XP80 besides a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm XP80 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the XP80.

Fujifilm XP80 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm XP80 Lens info

The XP80 has an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all outstanding however it is going to be helpful in a few scenarios.

At the widest 28mm, it has an aperture of f3.9 which is kind of slow and not the best for low light circumstances and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to increase the ISO giving you noisy files. At the tele end, 140mm comes at f4.9 making it really sluggish and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm XP80 Connectivity

The XP80 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy photos and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm XP80 Video info

The max video quality on the Fujifilm XP80 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in quality vs file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with any room to crop. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone port which means you have got little control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to look into another camera if you require better sound for your video clips.

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Fujifilm XP80 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm XP80 comes with environment proofing which makes it a good option for use in tough places. This can be especially valuable whenever you are not sure about the conditions you may face in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm XP80 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm XP80 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm XP80 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful in bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Fujifilm XP80 Shutter info

Fujifilm XP80 can shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Fujifilm XP80 Flash and Hot shoe info

Fujifilm XP80 has only in-built flash with missing external flash support.

Fujifilm XP80 Autofocus info

Fujifilm XP80 has just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & accurate when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which makes it handy for portraits.

It also features Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Fujifilm XP80 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be useful in low light occasions or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Fujifilm XP80 Battery life

The battery pack (NP-45S) in the Fujifilm XP80 is designed to last for 210 shots as per the CIPA standards which is less when compared to it's competitors. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the maximum (380) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Waterproof cameras that have the highest battery life:

Fujifilm XP80 for different kinds of photography

The following illustration shows a outline of the Fujifilm XP80 for different kinds of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.

Fujifilm XP80 Portrait photography details

The Fujifilm XP80 gets a score of 36 which is lousy, and means the camera is simply not very good for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.

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good resolution (16 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Street photography with Fujifilm XP80

With a above average points tally of 63, the Fujifilm XP80 is a very decent fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Fujifilm XP80 Sports photography details

A reasonable sports photography rating of 46 suggests the Fujifilm XP80 is reasonably adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
environment proofing
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (210 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm XP80 Travel photography highlights

Size is extremely critical in buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Fujifilm XP80 gets a above average 65 for a travel camera which makes it a good pick to take on your journeys.

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weather proof
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
terrible battery power (210 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)

Fujifilm XP80 Landscape photography highlights

When you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm XP80 with it's lousy rating of 41 for a landscape camera is simply not very good amongst it's competition.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
not so great battery (210 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse function

Fujifilm XP80 Vlogging highlights

A vlogging camera really should have a moving screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm XP80 is simply not very good for vlogging as it receives a lousy rating of 34.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone port

Fujifilm XP80 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the XP80, here is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Waterproof.

The diagram below gives you an overview of the XP80 vs it's top scoring rivals suggested previously.

There are more cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm XP80
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Display resolution
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
4 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
4.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options
Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Hot shoe
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution
Video data format
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
179 grams (0.39 lbs)
Physical dimensions
104 x 67 x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0")
Battery life
210 images
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, group)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots
Retail cost