Fujifilm Real 3D W3

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 230g - 124 x 66 x 28mm
  • Released August 2010
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  • Alternatives

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 summary

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally announced on August of 2010. The camera features a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The Real 3D W3 is placed #201 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #1112 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your personal factors.

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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 history

The Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-Real-3D-W3 front thumbnailFujifilm Real 3D W335-105mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-Real-3D-W1 front thumbnailFujifilm Real 3D W1
Real 3D W3 vs Real 3D W1
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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 based on factors which are generally considered essential in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built in zoom lens (35-105mm 3.0 x zoom)
does have HDMI socket
has built in flash
high resolution screen (1,150 k dots)
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have mic socket
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not have image stabilization
focusing manually not possible
heavier than competition in class (230 grams)
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW support
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.2)
no external flash support
no manual control
no shutter priority mode
screen does not articulate
screen isn't selfie friendly
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.7)
wide angle not good (35mm)
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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Sensor info

The Fujifilm Real 3D W3 features the 3D RP(Real Photo) HD chip. The sensor spec on the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.

The image underneath displays the Real 3D W3's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The Real 3D W3 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 dimensions

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 weighs 0.51 lbs (230 grams or 8.11 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 124mm x 66mm x 28mm (4.9" x 2.6" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is weightier in comparison with various rivals.

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Here is a image of the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the Real 3D W3.

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Lens info

The Real 3D W3 includes an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 35-105mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't really exceptional however it will surely be convenient in some situations.

At the widest 35mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.7 making it somewhat slow and not great for low light occasions and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You might also need to boost the ISO producing noisy shots. Towards the tele end, 105mm comes with f4.2 which is fairly slow and you would need to set slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Connectivity

The Real 3D W3 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy images and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Several applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Video info

The max video quality on the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should really shoot for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means that you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at an alternative model if you want good audio for your videos.

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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing on the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm Real 3D W3 features a 3.5" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 1,150k dots.

Please note that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Fujifilm Real 3D W3 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be rather beneficial in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Shutter info

The highest shutter speed is 1/1000 sec.

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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Flash and Hot shoe info

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 comes with only inbuilt flash without external flash support.

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Autofocus info

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful in low light or you need more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Battery life

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

Below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 for specific kinds of photography

The following illustration displays a rundown of the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 for specific kinds of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Portrait photography info

The Fujifilm Real 3D W3 receives a points total of 21 which is horrible, meaning that it is simply not suitable for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.

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no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Street photography details

Coming in at a horrible rating of 45, the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is simply not suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen is fixed
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than average in class (230g)

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Sports photography info

A horrible sports photography points tally of 17 means the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is simply not suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have great autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Travel photography advice

Size is pretty critical when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 gets a decent 48 as a travelling camera which is somewhat acceptable to purchase for your journeys.

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flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (230g)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Landscape photography features

For anyone planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm Real 3D W3 at it's horrible score of 27 for a landscape camera is simply not suitable in the current market.

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very good size screen (3.5")
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Time Lapse mode

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Vlogging details

A vlogging camera should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a horrible score of 21.

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wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.7)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic port
heavier than competitors in class (230 grams)

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the Real 3D W3, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart listed below gives you a summary of the Real 3D W3 vs it's top ranked rivals mentioned earlier.

There are more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To go through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
3D RP(Real Photo) HD
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW support
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35-105mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
1,150k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
Min shutter speed
1/4 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/1000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.60 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
230 gr (0.51 lbs)
Physical dimensions
124 x 66 x 28mm (4.9" x 2.6" x 1.1")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Cost at release