Fujifilm Z900EXR

 
Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 151g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Revealed April 2011
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
43
Overall
41

Fujifilm Z900EXR summary

Fujifilm Z900EXR is FujiFilm's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on April of 2011. The camera comes with a 16MP, EXRCMOS 1/2" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The Fujifilm Z900EXR is rated #17 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over-all #664 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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Fujifilm Z900EXR Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm Z900EXR based on things which are normally considered essential in a digital camera.

built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with focus via touch
does have HDMI port
good zoom range (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
has manual focus
includes face detection focus
includes tracking autofocus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
reasonably wide (28mm)
very good minimum ISO (100)
very good size screen (3.5 inch)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
can't use external flash
does not have external mic port
does not have headphone port
does not have Time Lapse recording
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW support
heavier than average (151g)
lack of aperture priority mode
no moving screen
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dot)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow fps (3.0 frames per second)
sluggish at long end (f4.9)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
very small sensor size (1/2")
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Fujifilm Z900EXR Sensor information

The Fujifilm Z900EXR is powered by the EXR processor. The sensor size on the Fujifilm Z900EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.

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The EXRCMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can be increased electronically to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.

The picture underneath displays the Fujifilm Z900EXR's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm Z900EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is highlighted in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm Z900EXR dimensions

Fujifilm Z900EXR weighs in at 0.33 lb (151g / 5.33 ounces) & has outer proportions of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Fujifilm Z900EXR is more heavy as compared with its rivals.

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Here is a shot of the Fujifilm Z900EXR beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the Fujifilm Z900EXR.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR topview buttons dials

Fujifilm Z900EXR Lens information

The Fujifilm Z900EXR offers an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't very good nevertheless it may be handy in some conditions.

At it's widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f3.9 which will be really sluggish and not good for low light conditions and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy images. Towards the long end, 140mm comes with f4.9 which is very slow and you would have to set slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm Z900EXR Connectivity

The Fujifilm Z900EXR has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer files and in some cases change settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Many apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm Z900EXR Video information

The max video quality on the Fujifilm Z900EXR is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 file format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance in video quality vs file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone and headphone port which means that you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to buy an alternative model if you want better audio for your videos.

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Fujifilm Z900EXR Weather Sealing

Fujifilm Z900EXR does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.

Fujifilm Z900EXR Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm Z900EXR comes with a 3.5 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to switch focus points plus change settings with your finger.

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The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm Z900EXR are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are very helpful.

Fujifilm Z900EXR Shutter information

Fujifilm Z900EXR continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Fujifilm Z900EXR Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm Z900EXR features just built in flash lacking external flash support.

Fujifilm Z900EXR Autofocusing information

Fujifilm Z900EXR features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detection making it useful for taking portraits of people.

Fujifilm Z900EXR has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Fujifilm Z900EXR features manual focus if needed in low light scenarios or you want to have more exact control on focus.

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Fujifilm Z900EXR Battery life

The battery pack (NP-45A) in the Fujifilm Z900EXR is built to last for 220 pictures as per the CIPA measurements making it comparable with it's competitors. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the maximum (320) battery life in this category of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:

Fujifilm Z900EXR for varying forms of photography

The following diagram displays a rundown of the Fujifilm Z900EXR for varying forms of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm Z900EXR Portrait photography info

The Fujifilm Z900EXR receives a score of 44 which is lousy, and means the camera is simply not good for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support together with the potential to utilize external lighting.

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manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focus
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2")
lack of RAW format

Fujifilm Z900EXR Street photography info

With a nice score of 61, the Fujifilm Z900EXR is a good choice to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports focus via touch
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than average (151 grams)

Fujifilm Z900EXR Sports photography info

A lousy sports photography score of 41 means the Fujifilm Z900EXR is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
no phase detect AF

Fujifilm Z900EXR Travel photography highlights

Weight is extremely important in choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Fujifilm Z900EXR gets a nice 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a good pick to take on your vacations.

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provides focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (151 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)

Landscape photography with Fujifilm Z900EXR

For anyone planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm Z900EXR and it's moderate grade of 50 for a landscape camera is relatively adequate within the current market.

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manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
very good size screen (3.5")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
sensor size is very small (1/2")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

Fujifilm Z900EXR Vlogging information

A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm Z900EXR is simply not good for vlogging as it delivers a lousy score of 34.

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relatively wide (28mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have microphone support
more heavy than competitors in class (151 grams)

Fujifilm Z900EXR Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the Fujifilm Z900EXR, below is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Ultracompact.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR
Class
Ultracompact
Revealed
2011-04-05
Body design
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
EXRCMOS
Powered by
EXR
Sensor size
1/2"
Sensor dimensions
6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area
30.7mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW data
Highest native ISO
3200
Highest enhanced ISO
6400
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.9-4.9
Crop factor
5.6
Screen
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3.5 inch
Screen resolution
460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
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
4 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.00 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video data format
H.264
Mic 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
151g (0.33 lb)
Dimensions
101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
Other
Battery life
220 pictures
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Couple, Group, Auto-shutter)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
1
Pricing at release
$380