Fujifilm Z37

 
Fujifilm FinePix Z37 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 125g - 90 x 58 x 24mm
  • Introduced July 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
13
Overall
25

Fujifilm Z37 summary

Fujifilm Z37 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera initially released on July of 2009. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The Z37 is rated #251 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1203 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please look at our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your custom criteria.

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Fujifilm Z37 family

The Fujifilm Z37 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can view all earlier and most recent models as well as important specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z37 front thumbnailFujifilm Z3735-105mm
F3.7-4.2
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z35 front thumbnailFujifilm Z35
Z37 vs Z35
35-105mm
F3.7-4.2
10MP1/2.3"2009
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Fujifilm-FinePix-Z33WP front thumbnailFujifilm Z33WP
Z37 vs Z33WP
35-105mm
F3.7-4.2
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-Z30 front thumbnailFujifilm Z30
Z37 vs Z30
35-105mm
F3.7-4.2
10MP1/2.3"2009

Fujifilm Z37 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Fujifilm Z37 based on criterias which are usually regarded as essential in a camera.

built in zoom lens (35-105mm 3.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
lighter than others in class (125 grams)
very good minimum ISO (100)
cannot use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW files
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
manual exposure not possible
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
missing external microphone port
missing HDMI port
missing headphone port
missing Timelapse recording
no aperture priority mode
no manual focus
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
slow max aperture (f3.7)
sluggish at long end (f4.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
wide angle not good (35mm)
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Fujifilm Z37 Sensor information

The measurement of the sensor on the Fujifilm Z37 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.

The graphic underneath displays the Z37's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The Z37 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm Z37 dimensions

Fujifilm Z37 weighs around 0.28 pounds (125 grams or 4.41 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 90mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Fujifilm Z37 is less heavy as compared with various rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Fujifilm Z37 with a softdrink so you can have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix Z37 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the Z37.

Fujifilm FinePix Z37 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm Z37 Lens information

The Z37 has got a built-in lens having a focal range of 35-105mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which won't be outstanding but it can be helpful in a few scenarios.

At it's widest 35mm, it provides an aperture of f3.7 and that's somewhat sluggish and not good in low light events and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You could also need to raise your ISO leading to noisy files. Towards the long end, 105mm comes with f4.2 which is pretty slow and you may have to use slow shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm Z37 Connectivity

The Z37 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Certain apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm Z37 Video information

The highest possible video resolution on the Fujifilm Z37 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's standards. You should strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone port so you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to get an alternative model in case you need decent audio in your video clips.

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Fujifilm Z37 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Fujifilm Z37 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.

Fujifilm Z37 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm Z37 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm Z37 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite useful for sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm Z37 Shutter information

The max shutter speed is 1/1000 sec.

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Fujifilm Z37 Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm Z37 has got just built-in flash with missing external flash support.

Fujifilm Z37 Autofocusing information

Fujifilm Z37 has got only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing.

Fujifilm Z37 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good for low light conditions or you want to have more exact control on focusing.

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Fujifilm Z37 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life for this category of cameras.

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

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Fujifilm Z37 for various types of photography

The following graph displays a outline of the Fujifilm Z37 for various types of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm Z37 Portrait photography information

The Fujifilm Z37 gets a points tally of 20 which is horrible, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support together with the ability to use external lighting.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Fujifilm Z37 as a Street photography camera

With a modest score of 55, the Fujifilm Z37 is fairly acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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lighter than others (125 grams)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Fujifilm Z37 Sports photography info

A horrible sports photography score of 17 suggests the Fujifilm Z37 is not really suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs very good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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low max shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF

Fujifilm Z37 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is pretty crucial in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm Z37 gets a moderate 56 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably appropriate for your holidays.

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lighter than competitors (125 grams)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.7)

Fujifilm Z37 Landscape photography highlights

In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm Z37 with it's horrible grade of 23 as a landscape camera is not really suitable in the current marketplace.

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manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.7)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode

Fujifilm Z37 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Fujifilm Z37 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 25.

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lighter than competition (125 grams)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic jack

Fujifilm Z37 Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the Z37, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line chart underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the Z37 vs it's top ranked rivals shown above.

Here are a few more cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix Z37
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2009-07-22
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW data
Highest native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35-105mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.7-4.2
Macro focus distance
8cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7"
Display resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
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
Minimum shutter speed
3 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/1000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.10 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
125 gr (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions
90 x 58 x 24mm (3.5" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
1
Price at release
$130