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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on 10 September 2013
I bought this camera specifically for our holiday and delivery was prompt as usual from Amazon. We opted for the safe black colour although I regret not being brave enough to choose yellow. Out of all the 'tough ' cameras we looked at, the Fuji was far and away the best looking camera and quite tough too compared to the competition. 15 metre waterproof, and 2 metre shock proof with added dust and freeze proofing made this a very tough cookie! Although I don't think I'll ever need the 15 metre waterproofing, I take the view of 'better safe than sorry' argument. The camera was advertised as being wifi but upon reading further, the wifi works in conjunction with an app which I had to install on my iPhone /iPad. Once the camera and iPhone synced, picture transfer was very quick and smooth. We used the camera in the resort's swimming pool and was very impressed with the picture quality. Colours were vibrant and with the built in art filters we were able to add some creativity into our shots without having to break out Photoshop Elements. Being waterproof meant normal holiday snaps suddenly had a new dimension in terms of being able to take the camera right into the pool and snap care free without the fear of damaging the camera. The movie function also worked well, I especially liked the one touch record button on the back. The camera has a rubber/plastic surround to absorb the knocks and bumps and the battery compartment had a very secure locking system to ensure it remains waterproof. Bad points? Not really bad and certainly not a deal breaker, I would have liked to seen a touch screen rather than a standard LCD, also more zoom would have been nice but all the other tough cameras seem to peak at 5x. Would I recommend this camera ? A full fat yes. Great styling, excellent picture and video quality and super tough.