Looking for opinions on Fujifilm Finepix XP20/30

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Mayfly Aviator, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Mayfly Aviator

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    Anyone out there have experience with this camera? Would like to hear opinions.

    Thanks,

    Sam :thumb:
     
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    Love it! I used it to take pictures of clients while guiding in Southeastern Alaska and it was outstanding. Took great pictures and was easy to use. Can't tout it enough. Even took some awesome underwater video with it. I abused it probably more than most (dropped it, kicked it, sat on it, etc) It is probably one of the best fishing cameras I have ever seen.

    Has a good screen and super design. It does take some getting used to when you're aiming at fish underwater. Running it is simple and you don't have to take your gloves off to take pictures. Which is a plus when it's raining sideways in October. Ask me anything about it.
     
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    Thanks man! I picked it up for a 14 day trial period and hope to take it out this weekend.
     
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    Sam,

    We are expecting a report.
     
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    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Have to agree with MFF, it's a great camera. Especially for the $.

    LB
     
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    So far, it's not bad. Indoor shots are lacking but that's not what I purchased it for. The video runs smooth and crisp. I won't be leaving the DSLR at home for scenic trips but it will be a good camera with enough protection to save itself from me. I've destroyed a few cameras the river and the trend was starting to get expensive.

    Prior waterproof camera was the Pentax Optio W80. In comparison I prefer the XP20's controls and features. I'll put up some pics once I get back on the water.
     

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