Read the full Fujifilm FinePix XP30 review

The XP30 is a keenly priced and stylish addition to the burgeoning tough compact market. Easy to use and thoughtfully laid out in terms of controls it's capable of decent, if not great, results. The addition of GPS functionality is a fun, if somewhat battery depleting, feature too. Our only real concerns are with lens sharpness and image noise. It's to be hoped that the next model in the series will address these issues by dropping the megapixel count down to something more manageable. In the meantime, the XP30 is certainly worth a look if you're in the market for a tough compact on a budget.

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Peter 15

April 11, 2011, 4:04 pm

I bought one and sent it back after a week. Average picture quality and shocking battery life.


April 12, 2011, 12:47 am

The street photos looks surprisingly good,
but the ISO test reveals its limit at around 200.
At around ISO 400 things starting to get snowy.
But, under good lighting conditions the XP30 seems to be performing reasonably well.


April 14, 2011, 9:31 pm

Thanks for your feedback, Money. I think I may have been guilty of choosing the 'best' images from the XP30's memory card. I shall, of course, endeavor to select a more 'representative' batch in my next review.


March 28, 2012, 11:33 am

Just a word of warning about Fuji underwater products - I have tried the earlier XP10 twice now, and twice I have gone home after a much looked forward to snorkelling trip at a beautiful area with much coral etc with no pics after water somehow got in and wrecked the camera. *not* my 'carelessness' or anything, I am very careful with things like this - it may have been the on-off-shutter switch area, as one of the buttons seemed unnaturally 'soft' aterwards, but I can't get a straight answer about anything here in Thailand, so it remains a mystery. My lack of pictures from a dead XP10 is a fact, however. Just a word of warning. It takes quite good pictures - until it dies.

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