FujiFilm Z700EXR

 
FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.9-4.7) lens
  • 158g - 98 x 59 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Additionally referred to as FinePix Z707EXR
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

FujiFilm Z700EXR summary

FujiFilm Z700EXR is FujiFilm's Ultracompact camera originally released on February of 2010. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is also known as "FinePix Z707EXR" in other regions.

The Z700EXR comes in at #100 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #1062 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom requirements.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR family

The FujiFilm Z700EXR is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z900EXR front thumbnailFujifilm Z900EXR
Z700EXR vs Z900EXR
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-Z800EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm Z800EXR
Z700EXR vs Z800EXR
35-175mm
F3.9-4.7
12MP1/2"2010
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FujiFilm-FinePix-Z700EXR front thumbnailFujiFilm Z700EXR35-175mm
F3.9-4.7
12MP1/2"2010

FujiFilm Z700EXR Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the FujiFilm Z700EXR based on aspects which are usually regarded as necessary in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
big screen (3.5")
built in lens has zoom (35-175mm 5.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
has focus by touch
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
touchscreen
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of aperture priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
low resolution (12MP)
low resolution screen (460 k dots)
manual focus not available
max zoom aperture not good (f4.7)
missing external microphone socket
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (158 grams)
no external flash support
no phase detect AF
no RAW support
no shutter priority mode
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2")
slow fps (2.0 fps)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
wide angle not good (35mm)
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FujiFilm Z700EXR Sensor details

The FujiFilm Z700EXR houses the EXR chip. The specification of the sensor in the FujiFilm Z700EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 12MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. This ISO can be increased digitally to a high of 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the Z700EXR's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The Z700EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is showcased in green.

FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm Z700EXR dimensions

FujiFilm Z700EXR is 0.35 pounds (158 grams or 5.57 oz) & has outer measurements of 98mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the FujiFilm Z700EXR is more heavy when compared to its competitors.

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Here is a image of the FujiFilm Z700EXR besides a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the Z700EXR.

FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR topview buttons dials

FujiFilm Z700EXR Lens specs

The Z700EXR features a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 35-175mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be outstanding nevertheless it is going to be invaluable in a few scenarios.

At the widest 35mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.9 which is very slow and not very good for low light events and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You could also need to raise the ISO which causes noisy files. At the tele end, 175mm comes with f4.7 which is quite slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR Connectivity

The Z700EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send photos and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR Video specs

The highest possible video resolution in the FujiFilm Z700EXR is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You really should strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for another model in case you need good audio for your video clips.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the FujiFilm Z700EXR so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.

FujiFilm Z700EXR Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm Z700EXR houses a 3.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.

Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can set focus points as well as adjust settings with your finger.

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The View Finder specs for FujiFilm Z700EXR are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really useful in sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

FujiFilm Z700EXR Shutter specs

FujiFilm Z700EXR is able to shoot continuously at 2.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1000s.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR Flash and Hot shoe specs

FujiFilm Z700EXR comes with only integrated flash with no external flash support.

FujiFilm Z700EXR Autofocusing specs

FujiFilm Z700EXR comes with just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and precise when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

FujiFilm Z700EXR has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. FujiFilm Z700EXR lacks manual focus. Manual focus option is useful in low light conditions or you want to have more precise depth of field control.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR Battery life

The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the best (320) battery life in this category of cameras.

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FujiFilm Z700EXR for various kinds of photography

The following bar chart gives a outline of the FujiFilm Z700EXR for various kinds of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

FujiFilm Z700EXR as a Portrait photography camera

The FujiFilm Z700EXR gets a points tally of 22 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not good to use for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the option to use external lighting.

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focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
low MP (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2")
lack of RAW format

FujiFilm Z700EXR as a Street photography camera

Having a reasonable rating of 60, the FujiFilm Z700EXR is fairly acceptable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
boasts focus by touch
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (158 grams)

FujiFilm Z700EXR Sports photography highlights

A terrible sports photography points total of 25 indicates the FujiFilm Z700EXR is just not good for shooting sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
does not have phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm Z700EXR Travel photography info

Weight is really critical in getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the FujiFilm Z700EXR gets a moderate 55 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to purchase for your travels.

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provides touch to focus
built-in flash
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (158g)
low megapixels (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)

FujiFilm Z700EXR Landscape photography advice

If you find yourself planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm Z700EXR at it's terrible rating of 34 as a landscape camera is just not good within the current market.

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big screen (3.5")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function

FujiFilm Z700EXR Vlogging information

A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking everything into account, the FujiFilm Z700EXR is just not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible rating of 27.

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touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic jack
heavier than competition in class (158 grams)

FujiFilm Z700EXR Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the Z700EXR, here is a range of the top placed cameras that fall under the class of Ultracompact.

The graph underneath will give you an overview of the Z700EXR vs it's top rated rivals shown earlier.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Model
FujiFilm FinePix Z700EXR
Also called as
FinePix Z707EXR
Class
Ultracompact
Launched
2010-02-02
Physical type
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Chip
EXR
Sensor size
1/2"
Sensor measurements
6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor surface area
30.7mm²
Sensor resolution
12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW pictures
Highest native ISO
1600
Highest enhanced ISO
3200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35-175mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.9-4.7
Macro focus distance
9cm
Focal length multiplier
5.6
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3.5"
Resolution of display
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/1000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.90 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB 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), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
158 gr (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions
98 x 59 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8")
Other
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Couple, Group, Auto-shutter)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC Internal
Card slots
Single
Retail cost
$250