Fujifilm FinePix XP80
Its shiny, sleek design doesn’t feel very durable, but the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 is rated for up to 50 feet underwater and can survive drops of nearly 6 feet. The 2.7-inch display is easy to use as well.
The XP80 has a maximum image resolution of 16 megapixels and the ISO ranges from 100-6400, so you can use it in all kinds of light. The shutter speed of up to 1/2000 of a second is standard and the number of pictures it can take on a single charge – 210 – is enough for most activities. Like most of the cameras we reviewed, the XP80 has several additional features including a self-timer, Wi-Fi compatibility, image stabilization and video recording in 1080p. This camera’s image quality is average. Underwater colors weren’t very vibrant, and blues showed up a little purple in our dry tests. We also experienced some graininess with zoomed-in photos. That being said, this camera is substantially less expensive than others we reviewed. If you’re looking for a device that takes pretty good photos without costing a fortune, this is a good option.
- It is an inexpensive option.
- The 16.4 megapixel resolution is the highest of any camera in our lineup.
- It comes with 96 MB of internal storage.
- Other cameras took better quality photos.
- Using zoom causes further image distortion.
- It’s lacking in battery life.