FujiFilm AX350

 
FujiFilm FinePix AX350 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 33-165mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 168g - 93 x 60 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Other Name is FinePix AX355
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
94
Imaging
40
Features
16
Overall
30

FujiFilm AX350 overview

FujiFilm AX350 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on January of 2011. The camera comes with a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3440. It is known as "FinePix AX355" in certain markets.

The AX350 places at #185 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #1093 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. Remember to try out our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom criteria.

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The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm AX350 history

The FujiFilm AX350 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-AV250 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV250
AX350 vs AV250
32-96mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-AX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm AX35033-165mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-AV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV200
AX350 vs AV200
32-96mm
F2.9-5.2
14MP1/2.3"2011

FujiFilm AX350 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the FujiFilm AX350 based on features that are normally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.

built in zoom lens (33-165mm 5.0 x zoom)
great min ISO (100)
has built in flash
includes tracking autofocus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
cannot use external flash
doesn't have phase detect AF
doesn't have RAW files
does not have image stabilization
fixed screen
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
missing external mic support
missing HDMI out
missing headphone support
missing Time Lapse recording
no aperture priority mode
no manual control
no manual focus
no shutter priority mode
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
screen has low resolution (230 k dots)
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f5.9)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
terrible battery (180 shots)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
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FujiFilm AX350 Sensor specifications

The measurement of the sensor on the FujiFilm AX350 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3440 pixels .

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The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can also be expanded electronically to a high of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below shows the AX350's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The AX350 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

FujiFilm FinePix AX350 sensor size Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm AX350 dimensions

FujiFilm AX350 weighs in at 0.37 lbs (168 gr or 5.93 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 93mm x 60mm x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the FujiFilm AX350 is on par compared to other rivals.

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The following is a visual of the FujiFilm AX350 besides a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix AX350 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the AX350.

FujiFilm FinePix AX350 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm AX350 Lens specifications

The AX350 is equipped with a built in lens and a focal range of 33-165mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really great but it could be valuable in certain situations.

At the widest 33mm, it offers an aperture of f3.3 making it kind of slow and not great in low light events and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting producing noisy images. Towards the tele end, 165mm comes at f5.9 which is quite slow and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm AX350 Connectivity

The AX350 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and in some cases change settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Some applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.

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FujiFilm AX350 Video specifications

The maximum video quality on the FujiFilm AX350 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should target a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone jack so you have got no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to consider another camera if you want good sound in your videos.

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FujiFilm AX350 Weather Sealing

FujiFilm AX350 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.

FujiFilm AX350 Screen and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm AX350 comes with a 2.7" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding FujiFilm AX350 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are rather valuable.

FujiFilm AX350 Shutter specifications

FujiFilm AX350 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1400s.

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FujiFilm AX350 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

FujiFilm AX350 includes only built-in flash with missing external flash ability.

FujiFilm AX350 Autofocusing specifications

FujiFilm AX350 includes just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and accurate compared with Contrast Based focusing.

It also features Tracking AF for subjects on the move. FujiFilm AX350 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful during low light conditions or you require more accurate control on depth of field.

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FujiFilm AX350 Battery life

The battery on the FujiFilm AX350 is made to last for 180 pictures according to the CIPA measurements making it less as compared with its competitors. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest possible (470) battery life within this range of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the strongest battery life:

FujiFilm AX350 for varying types of photography

The following chart shows a overview of the FujiFilm AX350 for varying types of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.

FujiFilm AX350 Portrait photography factors

The FujiFilm AX350 gets a points tally of 30 which is lousy, and means the camera is not appropriate for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support together with the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.

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sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Street photography with FujiFilm AX350

With a average score of 48, the FujiFilm AX350 is somewhat suitable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

FujiFilm AX350 Sports photography features

A lousy sports photography points tally of 31 means the FujiFilm AX350 is not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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resolution is good (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (180 CIPA)
no phase detect AF

Travel photography with FujiFilm AX350

Weight is very critical in selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the FujiFilm AX350 gets a moderate 57 for a travel camera which makes it relatively suited to take with you on your journeys.

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decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low battery (180 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)

Landscape photography with FujiFilm AX350

For anybody who is planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The FujiFilm AX350 at it's lousy score of 29 as a landscape camera is not appropriate within the current marketplace.

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MP count decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
low battery power (180 shots)
no Time Lapse recording

FujiFilm AX350 Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm AX350 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a lousy score of 22.

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wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone socket

FujiFilm AX350 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the AX350, below is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart down below provides you an overview of the AX350 compared to it's top scoring rivals suggested previously.

These are some more cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
FujiFilm
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix AX350
Otherwise known as
FinePix AX355
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2011-01-05
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Maximum resolution
4608 x 3440
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
1600
Maximum boosted ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
33-165mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.3-5.9
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7 inch
Resolution of screen
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/1400 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
168 grams (0.37 pounds)
Dimensions
93 x 60 x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Other
Battery life
180 pictures
Style of battery
AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC
Card slots
1
Cost at launch
$0