Fujifilm HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front

Fujifilm HS35EXR overview

Fujifilm HS35EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially released on January of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, EXRCMOS 1/2" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

FujiFilm brought out this camera as a way to upgrade the older Fujifilm HS30EXR (Read Full Comparison) and then launched the fresher Fujifilm HS50 EXR (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this camera.

The Fujifilm HS35EXR ranks at #47 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #498 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personal criteria.

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

Fujifilm HS35EXR family

The Fujifilm HS35EXR is part of a family of products. You can read the full list below.

Fujifilm HS35EXR Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm HS35EXR based on things that are often seen as important in a camera.

comes with HDMI support
exports RAW formats
flash built-in
good battery power (600 per charge)
good min ISO (100)
good resolution (16MP)
great reach (720mm)
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
offers tracking autofocus
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
relatively wide (24mm)
screen tilts
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
you can focus manually
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone jack
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have phase detect AF
doesn't have Timelapse function
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
more heavy than others in class (687 grams)
pixelated screen (460 k dot)
sensor size is small (1/2")
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Fujifilm HS35EXR Sensor features

The Fujifilm HS35EXR houses the EXR chip. The sensor size on the Fujifilm HS35EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.

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The EXRCMOS sensor boasts 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The image below shows the Fujifilm HS35EXR's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm HS35EXR sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.6 and is highlighted in green.

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR sensor size Photography Glossary

To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm HS35EXR dimensions

Fujifilm HS35EXR is 1.51 lb (687 grams or 24.23 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Fujifilm HS35EXR is weightier than other competitors.

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Below is a photo of the Fujifilm HS35EXR with a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button design on the Fujifilm HS35EXR.

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR topview buttons dials

Fujifilm HS35EXR Lens features

The Fujifilm HS35EXR has a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is outstanding and will let you zoom right in.

At it's widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 and that's rather sluggish and not great in low light events and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting leading to noisy files. At the long end, 720mm is great zoom and comes to f5.6 which is fairly slow and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm HS35EXR Connectivity

The Fujifilm HS35EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Some apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm HS35EXR Video features

The highest video resolution on the Fujifilm HS35EXR is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance between quality vs file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone port which means that you get zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider another camera should you want better sound in your video clips.

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Fujifilm HS35EXR Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing for the Fujifilm HS35EXR so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.

Fujifilm HS35EXR Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm HS35EXR has got a 3" tilting display screen with a resolution of 460k dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm HS35EXR are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Coverage 100 percent

In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be particularly useful.

Fujifilm HS35EXR Shutter features

Fujifilm HS35EXR continuous shooting speed is 11.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Fujifilm HS35EXR Flash and Hot shoe features

Fujifilm HS35EXR boasts both in-built flash and also external flash ability.

Fujifilm HS35EXR Autofocusing features

Fujifilm HS35EXR boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact than Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is valuable for taking photos of people.

It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Fujifilm HS35EXR has manual focusing in case it is required during low light conditions or you want to have more precise focusing control.

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Fujifilm HS35EXR Battery life

The battery power (NP-W126) for the Fujifilm HS35EXR is made to last for 600 photographs based on the CIPA standards making it above average ın comparison with its category. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest (600) battery life within this type of cameras.

Following is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:

Fujifilm HS35EXR for varying forms of photography

The following bar chart shows a analysis of the Fujifilm HS35EXR for varying forms of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm HS35EXR gets a points total of 56 which is reasonable, and means the camera is fairly adequate to use for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & capability to utilize external flash.

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you can focus manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
supports RAW files
small sensor (1/2")

Fujifilm HS35EXR Street photography info

With a reasonable points tally of 55, the Fujifilm HS35EXR is relatively adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

Photography Glossary
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
small sensor size (1/2")
heavier than competitors (687g)

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Sports photography camera

A decent sports photography score of 55 suggests the Fujifilm HS35EXR is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
supports tracking focus
good battery pack (600 CIPA)
very small sensor size (1/2")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography details

Size is really crucial when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm HS35EXR gets a moderate 53 as a travel camera which is reasonably appropriate to purchase for your travels.

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great battery power (600 shots)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (687g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

Fujifilm HS35EXR Landscape photography advice

When you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm HS35EXR at it's reasonable score of 53 for a landscape camera is fairly appropriate amongst it's competitors.

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has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (600 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
missing Timelapse mode

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Fujifilm HS35EXR is not really good as a vlog camera as it gets a low score of 25.

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quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
no microphone socket
more heavy than others (687g)

Fujifilm HS35EXR Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the Fujifilm HS35EXR, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line chart down below will give you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs it's highest scored rivals mentioned previously.

These are various other cameras you may see as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Display size
3 inch
Display resolution
460k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
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
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m )
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
687 gr (1.51 lb)
Physical dimensions
131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0")
Battery life
600 photos
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Retail cost