The boys have been begging us to go see their favourite band Walk Off the Earth for as long as they’ve been listening to their music, which is pretty much their whole lives. When I saw an advertisement for Performance in the Park at Banff featuring Walk Off the Earth as a family-friendly event, I knew I had to buy tickets and book an overnight trip in Banff to surprise them!
I had been looking so forward to this trip for months, but suddenly got a wave of disappointment when the forecast for the outdoor event was 6ºC with a 90% chance of showers, and even snow! I was determined to brave the weather (yes, I know this isn’t severe weather, but I am a very fair-weather outdoorswoman!) and to make sure we had a good time.
I am one to take a camera everywhere with me, so I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to test drive my new Fujifilm FinePix XP120 camera with the colder, rainy weather at the event.
I’m not going to lie to you, my DSLR camera is my 4th baby, but it simply isn’t feasible and convenient to take everywhere on-the-go, and it actually wouldn’t have been allowed at this event. It’s big, cumbersome, and quite frankly I don’t want to wreck it and expose it to the elements. The FinePix XP120, however, is built for the outdoors and the elements. It is waterproof up to 65 feet, shockproof from almost 6 feet (yay the kids can
drop use it!), freezeproof to -10°C (luckily it wasn’t that cold), and dustproof which is perfect for our everyday outdoor use on the farm. It also has high-resolution 16.4 megapixels, making for much higher-quality images than my smartphone, which also doesn’t like the elements very much.
This little camera, that is so easy to tuck away in your pocket, also shoots video in full HD 1080p with advanced features like noise cancellation, wind filter and movie editing. I also downloaded the Fuji app because this great little camera has Wifi capabilities and I can download and edit my photos directly on my smartphone, thus saving frustrations with my family by saying “okay, hold on! Now I need one with my phone!”
Take a look at this video I made of our little overnight getaway in Banff! (Make sure you watch in 1080p HD!)
One of my favourite features was using the built-in filters such as this “Cross Screen” one which creates a star pattern where lines radiate out from bright objects! There is also $50 off the XP120 in June online and in stores.
Tomorrow night!! Please join me at 9:00 PM EDT on Tuesday June 13 on Twitter using the hashtag #FujiSummerFun and make sure you RSVP so you are eligible to win $4200 in prizes—there will be 21 winners!
I have the perfect way for you to capture memories to celebrate Canada’s 150 this summer! A chance to win a Canada-themed Instax Mini 70 camera from Fuji! This limited edition camera is not available for sale in store so exclusive to giveaways! This amazing little camera has a selfie-mode and a selfie mirror; also includes auto-exposure control for just the right lighting and a self-timer too!
Note: Giveaway ends on June 19th 12 pm EST and is open only to residents of Canada age 18+ excluding Quebec. Instax Mini 70 (with Canada themed film) is an increased value of $183.84 CAD. You can view my full giveaway rules & regulations here.
All in all I am very pleased with this camera, I honestly didn’t think I’d ever own a point-and-shoot camera again with the improvement in smartphone cameras, but point-and-shoots like this Fuji XP120 absolutely still have their place!
Disclosure: I am participating in the FujiFilm campaign managed by SJ Consulting . I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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