Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37

Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
35
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix Z37 front
Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
13
Overall
25

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Key Specs

Canon A3500 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2013
Fujifilm Z37
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 125g - 90 x 58 x 24mm
  • Introduced July 2009
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Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Overview

In this write-up, we will be looking at the Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. There is a considerable difference between the resolutions of the A3500 IS (16MP) and Fujifilm Z37 (10MP) but they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A3500 IS was unveiled 3 years after the Fujifilm Z37 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a short summation of how the A3500 IS grades vs the Fujifilm Z37 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3500 IS over the Fujifilm Z37

 A3500 IS Fujifilm Z37 
IntroducedJanuary 2013July 2009Newer by 43 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Fujifilm Z37 over the Canon A3500 IS

 Fujifilm Z37 A3500 IS 

Common features in the Canon A3500 IS and Fujifilm Z37

 A3500 IS Fujifilm Z37 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon A3500 IS enjoys physical measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm Z37 has dimensions of 90mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the A3500 IS vs the Fujifilm Z37.

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the A3500 IS and Fujifilm Z37 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions simply by going over technical specs. The pic below may provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the A3500 IS and Fujifilm Z37.

As you can tell, both the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Canon A3500 IS to offer greater detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more modern A3500 IS is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 sensor size comparison

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Portrait photography info
Fujifilm Z37 Portrait photography info
36
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
20
manual focus not available
no manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Street photography details
Fujifilm Z37 Street photography details
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch focus
lighter than competition (135 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
55
lighter than average in class (125g)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Sports photography info
Fujifilm Z37 Sports photography info
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (200 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
17
low max shutter speed (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A3500 IS
Travel photography with Fujifilm Z37
68
lighter than competition (135g)
provides touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
terrible battery (200 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
56
lighter than average in class (125g)
built-in flash
no Timelapse mode
MP count low (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Landscape Comparison

Canon A3500 IS as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm Z37 as a Landscape photography camera
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
terrible battery (200 CIPA)
no Timelapse mode
23
manual focus not available
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Vlogging info
Fujifilm Z37 Vlogging info
34
reasonably wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than competition (135 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone port
25
lighter than average in class (125g)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone jack
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Canon A3500 IS vs Fujifilm Z37 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3500 IS and Fujifilm Z37
 Canon PowerShot A3500 ISFujifilm FinePix Z37
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot A3500 IS Fujifilm FinePix Z37
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-01-07 2009-07-22
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.7-4.2
Macro focusing range 3cm 8cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 3s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135 gr (0.30 lbs) 125 gr (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 90 x 58 x 24mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-11L NP-45A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
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