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Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP Review

Review Date: Apr 1, 2009

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP claims to be the World's smallest and lightest 10MP waterproof digital camera with 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.). It's slim and durable, waterproof down to 3m, meant for an active lifestyle (Waterproof / Dustproof: IP68* compliant).

Face Detection technology detects up to 10 faces and adds automatic Red-Eye Removal. Face Detection Comple Timer waits until two faces are close together before snapping the picture. Face Detection Group Timer gives you time to get into position before snapping a shot; no need to rush back!

A large 2.7-in. LCD has a high 230K pixels resolution and makes composing and viewing images easy. Movie recording is 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames/sec with monaural sound. Underwater movie is just one touch away. You can crop a movie in camera. Successive Movie mode allows you to add to a prerecorded clip to create a movie up to 60 seconds long.

Blog Mode allows you to apply special effects to any recorded image: Aspect Ratio, Illustration, Sepia, Miniature Effect, Contrast, Diagonal Crop. Auction Mode stitches multiple photos into a single image for easy uploading to your favorite auction site.

Set the camera to Scene Recognition Auto mode and the camera automatically recognizes the scene (selects the appropriate Scene Mode): Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait. For more manual control, select Manual mode.

Picture Stabilization / Anti-blur Mode automatically corrects for camera shake and subject blur, helping to capture moving subjects in crisp stop-action with background detail intact.

The Fujifilm Z33WP is perfect for locations such as sandy beaches, poolside, in the rain or snow, and the outdoor wilderness. In Canada, it is available in Black, Blue, Green or Pink (also Yellow exclusively at Wal-Mart); in the US, in Black, Green or Pink.

With a Two-year Canadian Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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Fujifilm Z33WP
QuickFact™ Sheet

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WPUS | CAN | UK

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  Number of Effective Pixels

10.0 million pixels

  Image Sensor

1/2.3-inch CCD

  Image Stabilizer


  Number of Recorded Pixels

Still image: 3,648 x 2,736 (10M) / 3,648 x 2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels

  Storage Media

- Internal memory (Approx. 50MB)
- SD memory card
- SDHC memory card *2

  File format Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 *3)
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound

Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) - F4.2 (Telephoto)

  Lens Focal Length

f=6.3 - 18.9mm, equivalent to 35 - 105mm on a 35mm camera

  Aperture Range

F3.7 - F8.0 (Wide) F4.2 - F9.0 (Telephoto)

  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Digital Zoom

Approx. 5.7x


Auto focus (Multi, Center)

  Focusing Distance

Wide: Approx. 60cm / 2.0ft. to infinity
Telephoto: Approx. 60cm / 2.0ft. to infinity

Wide: Approx. 8cm - 80cm / 3.2in.- 2.6ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 60cm - 3.0m / 2.0ft. - 9.8ft.

  Shutter Speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/1000sec., (All other modes) 3sec. to 1/1000sec.

  Exposure Control

TTL 256-zones metering

  Exposure Mode

Programmed AE

  Shooting modes

SR Auto, Auto, Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Manual, Anti-blur, Successive movie

Underwater, Auction, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text

  Continuous shooting - Top-3 (max 0.6 frames/sec.)
- Final-3 (max 0.6 frames/sec.)
- Long-period
  Movie Recording

640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound

* Digital zoom function can be selectable during movie recording


Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay, Couple Timer, Group Timer

  ISO Sensitivity

Auto / Equivalent to ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

  White balance

Automatic scene recognition

Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light

  Viewfinder None  
  LCD monitor

2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, Approx. 97% coverage

  Flash Mode

Auto flash

Effective range (ISO AUTO):

Wide: Approx. 70cm - 3.9m / 2.3ft. - 12.7ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 70cm - 3.4m / 2.3ft. - 11.1ft.

Approx. 30cm - 80cm / 1.0ft. - 2.6ft.

Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro


  Photography functions

SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto), Face Detection (with Auto Red-eye removal), Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Silent mode

  Playback functions

Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Slideshow, Trimming, Trimming for blog, Playback type, Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo

  Video Out

NTSC / PAL selectable

  Digital input/output

USB 2.0 High-speed

  Power supply

NP-45 Li-ion battery (included)


Included Accessories

(Accessories included may vary by country.
Please check with your local Fujifilm representative to confirm product availability.)

• Li-ion Battery NP-45
• Battery charger BC-45W
• Hand Strap
• USB cable
• CD-ROM: FinePix Viewer
• Owner's manual


Optional Accessories

• Silicone Jacket SJ-FXZ33
• Float Strap FS-FXZ33
• A/V Cable AV-C1

  Camera Dimensions (W x H x D)

92.0 x 59.6 x 20.6 mm /
3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)


Approx. 110g / 3.9oz.
(excluding accessories, battery and memory card)


US $199.95 / CAD $229.99 / UK


Specifications subject to change.

*1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
*2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
*3 Exif 2.2 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

- Sample Images

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

Before you buy, do your homework and verify a seller's reputation. One source you may want to check with is Resellerratings.com. And remember, if a price seems to good to be true, it probably is.


Though we make every effort to strive for accuracy in reproducing these specs, we do occasionally make mistakes, so verify with the manufacturer's site for the latest specs. Also, in the early stages of a product introduction, you can almost guarantee there will be some errors from the manufacturers themselves as they update their sites. If you see any mistakes, please contact us. We do appreciate your writing in with the corrections and thank you in advance!

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