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Cruising with FUJIFILM FinePix XP80 Waterproof Camera Review and Giveaway



Recently I took my very first couples cruise aboard the Carnival Conquest but before I left I had booked an underwater excursion. We were excited about the Reef and Rays excursion because we were sure to see beautiful coral reef and fish and we wanted to document it for our family back home. FUJIFILM offered the FinePix XP80 Waterproof Camera to take along for a review and it couldn’t have been a better fit.


We decided to test out the FUJIFILM FinePix XP80 Waterproof Camera for the first time on our snorkeling adventure, off the coast of Grand Turk where we ported for the day on our cruise. I was worried the camera would be lost in the water but realized quickly the secure wrist strap and size of the camera made it easy to take along without concern. The current was a bit strong on this excursion which made it a little difficult to stay still for pictures; thankfully the stabilizer feature of the camera helped grab a few fun shots, like this one of me waving hello in my lovely snorkel gear.



Capture and share extreme scenes in places a tablet or smartphone can’t go and optically zoom in tight – even for movies. This is our toughest camera yet for extreme weather protection in extreme places, whether sea, sand, snow or time with kids. The FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C, dustproof** and features a 16.4MP CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi® connectivity for one touch transfer to smartphones and tablets as well as remote capture. It also shoots full HD movies at 1080P, even underwater!




I’ve owned a waterproof camera in the past and admit that I was a bit concerned that the quality on land wouldn’t be the same as underwater but I knew from my past experience with the FUJIFILM X-A2 that the quality had to be stellar. I tested this camera out in several settings, from land to sea and the quality remained the same.


On our walk along Eagle Beach, Aruba we found this little crab just hanging out waiting for the next big wave. I used the FinePix XP80 about one foot in front and took a closeup to show the kids when we went home; you can even see the little hairs on his legs.




My husband, Cory, and I took some video footage using the FinePix XP80 while we were out exploring and having fun in the water. Take a look at the video below to see how much fun we had with this little camera.

Being out in the sun and with reflection off the water, we didn’t have to worry about the glare on the screen with an Anti-Reflective Coating. It was a bit windy which you can hear in the video but we had forgotten to use the wind filter on the camera settings. Make sure to set that in the noise reduction settings before you head outside.


Cory and I had a lot of fun with this camera; it was nice to be able to document some of our activities. This camera makes it a perfect choice for an active lifestyle or for vacationers who want to document those hard to photograph destinations.



Advanced Filter Mode

Before you take the image, turn the main dial to Adv. and up will pop a series of choices. If you go through the options you will see several filters and the the colour choices, blue and green and being two. Select the colour and proceed to take your picture.



Frame your shot and SR AUTO intelligently recognizes the scene and selects the ideal settings.

Check out how the focus is on me in this picture below where the foreground beverage is slightly out of focus.


Some of my favourite features of this camera:

  • Underwater Macro and underwater reproduction – produce pictures like you see them with your own eyes.
  • Interval Timer Shooting – perfect for time-lapse photography; take the same picture at different times of the day for a unique display.
  • HD Movie – take quality action packed video footage with scene recognition and in-camera movie editing options.

  • Size, safety and colour – I look for a lightweight colourful camera that I feel secure in active environments when I think about a waterproof camera. This camera has it all.
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Wireless remote shooting and instant image or movie transfer

Take the XP80 everywhere your smartphone or tablet can’t go and still share just as easily! A single push of the Wi-Fi button transfers photos to your smartphone or tablet without having to enter an ID or password, allowing you to share photos with friends or upload to social media.

Remotely shooting photos from your smartphone or tablet allows you to adjust zoom settings or switch to movie recording, making it a particularly useful feature when shooting wildlife that is difficult to approach or in tough wilderness conditions.


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Enter to WIN a FUJIFILM FinePix XP80 Camera

I’m excited to announce that FUJIFILM Canada has partnered with This Lil Piglet to give away 1 FUJIFILM FinePix XP80 waterproof camera to one lucky Canadian winner! Open to Canada residents of age of the majority in their province, excluding Quebec.


It’s easy to enter, just tell me where you would like to take this camera in the comments below and fill in the form for a chance to win. Good luck!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post; I was provided product for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own.

130 comments on “Cruising with FUJIFILM FinePix XP80 Waterproof Camera Review and Giveaway”

  1. I’d like to take this camera up to the beach in Parksville! The water up there is amazing and so warm when it comes in over the hot sand!

  2. I would take it to the pool with my kids.

  3. I would take this camera to the Mexican Riviera!!

  4. I would take it to the beach

  5. I would take it to the beach.

  6. We’d use the camera at a hotel first as my husband is taking a course for work this winter so we stay at the hotel with him . We’re also planning a vacation to the Caribbean in April so we could really have fun with it there! Last year we took photos in the pool as my eldest learned to dive and swim underwater for the first time. We’re hoping the youngest will learn this year, but our waterproof camera broke!

  7. I would like to take it to Cuba 🙂

  8. I have a wedding to attend in the new year so I’d take it there first.

  9. To the river with my family

  10. I would love to take this camera on a trip to San Diego!

  11. I’d let our grandson use it at the beach.

  12. A new camera would be the perfect excuse to head off to Hawaii!

  13. I would love to take this to the pool and get pics of my son in the water this would be so nice thanks for the chance

  14. Swimming at my cottage!!!

  15. Oh I love this camera! I’ll be taking this bad boy to Cancun!

  16. I would take this to Mexico to lounge at the beach and poolside. Brilliant idea!

  17. I’d first take this camera to our local pool and document our newborns first swims from all angles. Underwater baby shoot would be so amazing!

  18. To the bottom of the local pool as it would be a great way to try it out!

  19. I would love to take this camera to Vancouver Island this summer.

  20. I’d Iike to take this camera to a cottage on a lake.

  21. I would take it on our next holiday with my family. We’re hoping to go somewhere warm in the New Year.

  22. I would like to take it on our anniversary trip next year to turks and caicos! Would be fabulous.

    Diana C

  23. I would take this on vacation to Florida !

  24. I would take this camera to the Caribbean.

  25. To a relative’s backyard pool and take fun pics under water. Gotta try that waterproof feature!

  26. I’d love to take it snorkelling somewhere tropical!

  27. I would bring this to the Philippines!

  28. I would take it to the beach

  29. I’d take it with me when I visit my in laws out in Kamloops!

  30. I’d love to take this camera to some beach in Florida for the winter!

  31. I would take it to the lake with the grandkids

  32. Id take this outside to take pictures of my daughter!!

  33. I would take it Florence

  34. I would like to take this camera on our trip to Mexico

  35. Wow! I really like the look of this camera and I LOVE the quality of the pictures it takes!! Some of those pics could be postcards.. Love the little crab!! Everything just looks so crisp and clear! I would definitely take this to the beach or up to my Mom’s trailer! I bet it takes nice snowy shots too! Awesome giveaway!! I’d love to win!! Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone!! ?

  36. to Cuba or somewhere I’m fishing at

  37. If I won, I would take it whale watching in Cape Breton this summer. Wouldn’t have to worry about whales splashing it!

  38. I’m going on vacation in January so i would take it with me then.

  39. I would take it to City Park.

  40. I would love to take this camera to the ice rink and take pictures of my son skating.

  41. I would take it to the beach and hiking.

  42. I would like to take it to Jamaica.

  43. downtown Ottawa 😀

  44. To the beach

  45. We are planning our first trip Ever! Don’t even have a destination yet, but having a great camera to take along would be awesome.

  46. Id love to take this camera to St. Lucia

  47. I’d love to take it out to the woods.

  48. I would like to take it on our next vacation, hopefully a cruise.

  49. I would take it to the beach

  50. I would take it to the pool

  51. I would love to take this up to Whistler.

  52. My next hike to one of our many waterfalls.

  53. I would like to take this camera on our next vacation.

  54. Id take on our next trip!

  55. I would like to take it to the mountains when the kids are skiing or tobogganing.

  56. EVERYWHERE! 🙂 Thanks!

  57. to the beach and get some amazing shots

  58. I would take it to our Christmas party with the family

  59. I would take this camera to Hawaii.

  60. I’d take pictures of my daughter on a beach in Florida.

  61. I would love to take the camera to the Caribbean or Mexico – if I could!

  62. This summer I would love to enjoy this gift at the lake with the kids!

  63. I would like to take this camera skiing.

  64. Would love to win to take to Cuba this coming year!!

  65. I would take it to the local beach and take pics in the tidal pools!

  66. I would take it to the beach with my kids

  67. on vacation

  68. I would take it while walking through the parks trails and get some beautiful nature shots

  69. I would take it on vacation to Cuba

  70. would take it to the pool with my kids

  71. I would like to take this FujiFilm Finepix xp80 waterproof camera first to our family christmas celebrations indoors and outdoors!

  72. I would take it to thre stadium to take pics of my boy playing hockey

  73. The Vegas pools in April!

  74. I would like to take it on a cruise, not sure where yet.

  75. On vacation to Hawaii.

  76. Id love to take this camera with me to Mexico this winter 🙂

  77. To my kids christmas concert

  78. I would take it to the beach

  79. Would love to take it on all my kids adventures

  80. I would take it to Cuba with us in February!

  81. waterproof cameras are so epic 🙂 thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing your family video 🙂

  82. I plan on taking some photos of ice off the coast of PEI where I live and water resistant camera equipment would be great!

  83. I would like to take this to the cottage where all the family gets together

  84. to the beach

  85. To Mexico! We will be headed there for our 1 year anniversary in April, as it is also where we got married!

  86. I actually have a much earlier model of this camera from a few years ago, the FujiFilm FinePix XP50. It’s cute & blue as well as being water/shock/dust/freeze proof. It’s like the poor-mans Go-Pro. I’ve taken it tobogganing, swimming, snorkeling & on many trips & weekend adventures. It’s an amazing camera & I would buy it again in a heartbeat! The pictures are beautiful no matter where they are taken & it’s simple to use.
    I love the new features on the XP80, the wireless transfer came out on the next model after mine & I love the idea of the wireless remote shooting!
    …a little tip, it will sink like a stone if you give it the chance but I got around it by cutting off a 2″ slice of pool noodle & looping the handle through the hole so now if I drop it while passing it to someone else or jumping off a wakeboard ramp it’s not gone for good & will bob right back up…trust me! lol

  87. I would take it to our next birthday party celebration

  88. I would like to take it to the lake

  89. To Cancun next week!!

  90. I would take it with me when we go visit our family in Europe this summer.

  91. I would love to take this to Cuba when snorkeling

  92. I would take it to my friends pool so that we could have an underwater photo shoot

  93. I want to take this camera to paris!

  94. If I could pick anywhere Id say Hawaii , 😀 but it will come on any vacation I take even if its not that far , the beach would be great !

  95. I would love to take this on our vacation to the Bahamas!

  96. I would take this camera to the beach in Mexico!

  97. Where’d I’d take it first? To be honest the bath tub just to see it work. Afterwards, a beach somewhere!

  98. Since it would be awhile before we go to the beach, I would take this with us on a winter hike.

  99. Hopefully, we will be going down to Florida this winter to stay with my in-laws and be able to use the camera there.

  100. I would take the camera to Costa Rica and go snorkelling!

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