Fujifilm JZ100

 
Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F2.9-5.9) lens
  • 129g - 100 x 56 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Fujifilm JZ100 summary

Fujifilm JZ100 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera originally introduced on January of 2012. The camera features a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4288 x 3216.

The JZ100 is rated #136 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #981 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal factors.

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Below is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm JZ100 family

The Fujifilm JZ100 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ200 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ200
JZ100 vs JZ200
25-200mm
F2.9-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX550 front thumbnailFujifilm JX550
JZ100 vs JX550
26-130mm
F3.5-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ100 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ10025-200mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX500 front thumbnailFujifilm JX500
JZ100 vs JX500
26-130mm
F3.5-6.3
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX370 front thumbnailFujifilm JX370
JZ100 vs JX370
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV200
JZ100 vs JV200
36-108mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-JX300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX300
JZ100 vs JX300
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX350
JZ100 vs JX350
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
16MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ500 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ500
JZ100 vs JZ500
28-280mm
F3.3-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ300
JZ100 vs JZ300
28-280mm
F3.3-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV100 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV100
JZ100 vs JV100
37-111mm
F3.2-4.3
12MP1/2.3"2010
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JV150 front thumbnailFujifilm JV150
JZ100 vs JV150
37-111mm
F3.2-4.3
14MP1/2.3"2010

Fujifilm JZ100 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm JZ100 based on things which are oftentimes considered important in a camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Optical)
built in zoom lens (25-200mm 8.0 x zoom)
comes with tracking focus
fairly wide (25mm)
good minimum ISO (100)
good resolution (14MP)
lighter than competition in class (129g)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW support
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
manual exposure not possible
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no HDMI support
no headphone jack
no mic jack
no shutter priority
no Time Lapse function
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
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Fujifilm JZ100 Sensor specs

The measurement of the sensor on the Fujifilm JZ100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so the user has less margin for error.

The picture underneath illustrates the JZ100's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The JZ100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm JZ100 dimensions

Fujifilm JZ100 weighs about 0.28 lb (129 grams / 4.55 oz) and features outside dimensions of 100mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Fujifilm JZ100 is less heavy than its competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Fujifilm JZ100 beside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button arrangement on the JZ100.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm JZ100 Lens details

The JZ100 has got a built in lens with a focal range of 25-200mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which is not at all amazing however it is likely to be helpful in a few circumstances.

At it's widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 making it somewhat sluggish and not ideal in low light occasions and you will probably struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to boost your ISO giving you noisy files. At the long end, 200mm comes to f5.9 which is pretty slow and you will have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm JZ100 Connectivity

The JZ100 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

A few apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm JZ100 Video details

The max video quality on the Fujifilm JZ100 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You really should strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not have a mic and headphone jack so you have zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to order an alternative model should you need decent audio in your video clips.

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Fujifilm JZ100 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Fujifilm JZ100 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Fujifilm JZ100 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm JZ100 features a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm JZ100 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be quite helpful.

Fujifilm JZ100 Shutter details

Fujifilm JZ100 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Fujifilm JZ100 Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm JZ100 boasts just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Fujifilm JZ100 Autofocus details

Fujifilm JZ100 boasts only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise than Contrast Detect focusing.

It also has Tracking AF for moving things. Fujifilm JZ100 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good during low light or you need more accurate control on focusing.

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Fujifilm JZ100 Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life within this range of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the best battery life:

Fujifilm JZ100 for specific forms of photography

The following chart gives a outline of the Fujifilm JZ100 for specific forms of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm JZ100 Portrait photography advice

The Fujifilm JZ100 gets a points total of 30 which is lousy, and means the camera is not suitable for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.

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decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Fujifilm JZ100 as a Street photography camera

With a very good score of 63, the Fujifilm JZ100 is a respectable fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (129g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support

Fujifilm JZ100 as a Sports photography camera

A lousy sports photography points total of 40 suggests the Fujifilm JZ100 is not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF

Fujifilm JZ100 Travel photography highlights

Portability is really critical in picking a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm JZ100 gets a very good 68 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to purchase for your journeys.

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lighter than competition (129 grams)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)

Fujifilm JZ100 as a Landscape photography camera

For those who are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm JZ100 with it's lousy rating of 38 for a landscape camera is not suitable within the current marketplace.

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really wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording

Fujifilm JZ100 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Fujifilm JZ100 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a lousy score of 31.

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quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (129 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic support

Fujifilm JZ100 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the JZ100, below is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram here will give you a bird's eye view of the JZ100 vs it's highest scoring competitors mentioned above.

Following are several cameras you may look at as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix JZ100
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Announced
2012-01-05
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW images
Max native ISO
1600
Max enhanced ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
25-200mm (8.0x)
Max aperture
f/2.9-5.9
Macro focus distance
5cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology
TFT color LCD monitor
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
Min shutter speed
8s
Max shutter speed
1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
2.60 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
129 gr (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions
100 x 56 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
Single
Price at release
$190