Fujifilm Z35

Fujifilm FinePix Z35 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 125g - 90 x 58 x 24mm
  • Announced July 2009
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Fujifilm Z35 overview

Fujifilm Z35 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially introduced on July of 2009. The camera uses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The Fujifilm Z35 is ranked #248 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #1241 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.

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Here is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm Z35 history

The Fujifilm Z35 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP80
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP70
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP60
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP200 front thumbnailFujifilm XP200
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP200
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Fujifilm-FinePix-T400 front thumbnailFujifilm T400
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm T400
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP50
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX550 front thumbnailFujifilm JX550
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm JX550
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ200 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ200
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm JZ200
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JX500 front thumbnailFujifilm JX500
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm JX500
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ100 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ100
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm JZ100
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP150 front thumbnailFujifilm XP150
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP150
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm XP30
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX370 front thumbnailFujifilm JX370
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm JX370
Fujifilm-FinePix-JV150 front thumbnailFujifilm JV150
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm JV150
Fujifilm-FinePix-A170 front thumbnailFujifilm A170
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm A170
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Fujifilm-FinePix-Z35 front thumbnailFujifilm Z3535-105mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z37 front thumbnailFujifilm Z37
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm Z37
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z33WP front thumbnailFujifilm Z33WP
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm Z33WP
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z30 front thumbnailFujifilm Z30
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm Z30
Fujifilm-FinePix-A100 front thumbnailFujifilm A100
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm A100
Fujifilm-FinePix-A150 front thumbnailFujifilm A150
Fujifilm Z35 vs Fujifilm A150

Fujifilm Z35 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm Z35 based on criterias that are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.

built-in flash
built in lens has zoom (35-105mm 3.0 x zoom)
lighter than competitors in class (125 grams)
very good min ISO (100)
can't use external flash
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW files
does not have HDMI port
does not have headphone port
does not have mic port
does not have Time Lapse mode
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
lack of image stabilization
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
low resolution screen (230 k dot)
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
manual exposure not available
max zoom aperture not good (f4.2)
MP count low (10MP)
no aperture priority mode
no articulating screen
no shutter priority
screen is small (2.5 inches)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.7)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
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Fujifilm Z35 Sensor features

The sensor specification on the Fujifilm Z35 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.

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The CCD sensor has 10MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below displays the Fujifilm Z35's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm Z35 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm Z35 dimensions

Fujifilm Z35 weighs 0.28 lb (125 gr or 4.41 ounces) & has outside dimensions of 90mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Fujifilm Z35 is lighter as compared with various competitors.

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Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm Z35 alongside a soda so you're able to get a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix Z35 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show you the button design on the Fujifilm Z35.

Fujifilm FinePix Z35 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm Z35 Lens features

The Fujifilm Z35 provides a built in lens having a focal range of 35-105mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not significant nevertheless it is likely to be useful in certain circumstances.

At it's widest 35mm, it features an aperture of f3.7 and that's kind of sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy images. Towards the long end, 105mm comes with f4.2 which is fairly slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm Z35 Connectivity

The Fujifilm Z35 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy images and sometimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.

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Fujifilm Z35 Video features

The highest video quality on the Fujifilm Z35 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful for today's requirements. You should really go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone socket which means you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find another camera if you require better sound for your videos.

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Fujifilm Z35 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm Z35 doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions might damage the camera.

Fujifilm Z35 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm Z35 houses a 2.5" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.

Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm Z35 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be rather beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.

Fujifilm Z35 Shutter features

The maximum shutter speed is 1/1000s.

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Fujifilm Z35 Flash and Hot shoe features

Fujifilm Z35 features just built in flash without external flash ability.

Fujifilm Z35 Autofocus features

Fujifilm Z35 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact as compared with Contrast Based focusing.

Fujifilm Z35 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good for low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.

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Fujifilm Z35 Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life for this range of cameras.

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

Fujifilm Z35 for different styles of photography

The following diagram provides a summation of the Fujifilm Z35 for different styles of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section below.

Fujifilm Z35 as a Portrait photography camera

The Fujifilm Z35 receives a score of 19 which is lousy, meaning that it is simply not very good for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos & option to work with off-camera flash.

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manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Fujifilm Z35 Street photography info

Having a reasonable score of 54, the Fujifilm Z35 is somewhat suited to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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lighter than competition in class (125g)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

Fujifilm Z35 as a Sports photography camera

A lousy sports photography points total of 16 suggests the Fujifilm Z35 is simply not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000s)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm Z35 Travel photography features

Portability is very crucial in getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm Z35 gets a decent 56 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat adequate for your travels.

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lighter than competition (125 grams)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.7)

Fujifilm Z35 as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone who is looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm Z35 with it's lousy score of 22 for a landscape camera is simply not very good among its competitors.

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lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.7)
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
manual exposure not possible
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Time Lapse recording

Fujifilm Z35 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm Z35 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 25.

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lighter than competitors (125 grams)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic port

Fujifilm Z35 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the Fujifilm Z35, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram below shows you an overview of the Fujifilm Z35 compared to it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.

There are more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix Z35
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
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
Maximum resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
35-105mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.5 inches
Resolution of screen
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
3 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/1000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.10 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
125 grams (0.28 pounds)
90 x 58 x 24mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Launch pricing