Fujifilm Z33WP

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 110g - 92 x 60 x 21mm
  • Released July 2009
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  • Alternatives

Fujifilm Z33WP summary

Fujifilm Z33WP is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera first introduced on July of 2009. The camera has got a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The Z33WP places at #73 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and over all #1149 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.

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Fujifilm Z33WP family

The Fujifilm Z33WP is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed range below.

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Fujifilm Z33WP Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Fujifilm Z33WP based on factors that are typically regarded as crucial in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (64)
built-in flash
in built lens has zoom (35-105mm 3.0 x zoom)
includes HDMI socket
lighter than others (110g)
weather proof
can't use external flash
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW files
does not have image stabilization
fixed screen
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of headphone socket
lack of mic socket
lack of Time Lapse recording
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
max zoom aperture not good (f4.2)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
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Fujifilm Z33WP Sensor specifications

The sensor dimension on the Fujifilm Z33WP 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 3:2.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below illustrates the Z33WP's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Z33WP sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm Z33WP dimensions

Fujifilm Z33WP is 0.24 pounds (110g / 3.88 oz) and features exterior proportions of 92mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 196g and the Fujifilm Z33WP is less heavy in comparison with its rivals.

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Below is a visual of the Fujifilm Z33WP beside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP dimensions scale

The top view below will highlight the button layout on the Z33WP.

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP topview buttons dials

Fujifilm Z33WP Lens specifications

The Z33WP has got an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 35-105mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all great however it is going to be valuable in some scenarios.

At the widest 35mm, it will have an aperture of f3.7 which will be kind of slow and not the best in low light conditions and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to increase the ISO producing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 105mm comes at f4.2 making it very sluggish and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm Z33WP Connectivity

The Z33WP has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

Many applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm Z33WP Video specifications

The highest possible video quality on the Fujifilm Z33WP is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You should really strive for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone socket so you have got little control over your sound. It is probably best to look into an alternative camera in case you want decent sound in your video clips.

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Fujifilm Z33WP Weather Sealing

Fujifilm Z33WP comes with weather proofing making it a very good choice to use for tough places. This can be especially valuable when you are uncertain about the conditions you may face for outdoor photography.

Fujifilm Z33WP Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm Z33WP has got a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm Z33WP are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are very useful for bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm Z33WP Shutter specifications

Fujifilm Z33WP can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm Z33WP Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm Z33WP boasts only built in flash without external flash support.

Fujifilm Z33WP Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm Z33WP boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing.

Fujifilm Z33WP doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light scenarios or you need to have more precise depth of field control.

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Fujifilm Z33WP Battery life

The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life for this kind of cameras.

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Fujifilm Z33WP for different categories of photography

The following diagram indicates a outline of the Fujifilm Z33WP for different categories of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.

Fujifilm Z33WP Portrait photography details

The Fujifilm Z33WP gets a score of 20 which is low, meaning that it is not very good for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files and ability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Fujifilm Z33WP Street photography details

Getting a average points tally of 60, the Fujifilm Z33WP is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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weather proof
lighter than competition in class (110 grams)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Sports photography with Fujifilm Z33WP

A low sports photography points total of 24 suggests the Fujifilm Z33WP is not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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weather proof
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm Z33WP Travel photography details

Size is extremely critical in buying a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm Z33WP gets a moderate 60 for a travel camera which makes it relatively appropriate for your travels.

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lighter than average in class (110 grams)
weather proofing
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)

Fujifilm Z33WP as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm Z33WP and it's low rating of 27 for a landscape camera is not very good in the current market.

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environment proof
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse recording

Fujifilm Z33WP as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Fujifilm Z33WP is not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a low rating of 25.

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lighter than competition in class (110 grams)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.7)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external mic socket

Fujifilm Z33WP Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the Z33WP, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall in to the family of Waterproof.

The graph just below will give you a summary of the Z33WP vs it's highest scored competitors suggested previously.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
35-105mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Resolution of display
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
8 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.90 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
110g (0.24 lbs)
Physical dimensions
92 x 60 x 21mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.8")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
Retail pricing