I predict instant impulse buys at camera counters. CNET may get a commission from these offers. Selects a scene mode automatically based on shooting situation Manual: Fujifilm’s Z33WP won’t take a beating, but a degree of waterproofing makes it great for a family beach trip. It appears at high contrast areas in challenging shots like the one below.

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Even at a 4×6 inch output size, prints from the Z33WP’s ISO 1, shots were flat and noisy looking; we don’t think readers would find them acceptable.

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP Review

Z33pw sounds ridiculous in a camera review, but hold one and you’ll want to take a bite. It’s just not pretty no matter how you look at it, and the largest recommended print size is 8x Unfortunately it’s not instantaneous, taking about 3 to 4 seconds to switch over and start capturing video. It is very compact and lightweight, effortlessly slipped into a pocket or bag. It’s a lot like its predecessor, but for the most part, that’s okay. Pleasing and generally accurate color overall, with the exception of the over-pumped reds.

Fuj 3x zoom, ranging from mm is quite average, but for the price, don’t be too surprised.

It overpowered subjects that were a few feet away, giving me a photograph that was just as bad as the blurry one sans flash. Thus, the closest macro funi will look best without the flash. Once you adjust to it you’re fine, but until z33wp it’s a bit frustrating. Barrel distortion and pincushion distortion were generally absent. The LCD is predictably difficult to use in direct sunlight, but in general, it was adequate.


Cycle time is on the slow side, capturing a frame every 3. It’s a menu structure that lends itself well to point-and-shoot models since it puts everything in one place, under one button. Our studio test shots show quite a bit of noise creeping in at ISO and even The Z33WP has a slight indentation on the front and a small thumb rest just under the zoom buttons, making it a little easier to hold the camera in the right hand but not much.

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP review: Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP – CNET

At both zoom settings, the center of the frame is also a bit soft, and the strongest blurring occurred on the left side though the right corners are still very blurry. The distortion is noticeable in the FinePix Z33WP’s images, and is no doubt intensified by the strong blurring in the fujk of the frame.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Selects a scene mode automatically based on shooting situation Manual: The Fuji Z33WP doesn’t offer much in the way of manual controls, instead focusing on simplicity and ease of use.


Shutter lag was a reasonable 0. In terms of hue, the Z33WP performed about average, pushing cyans toward blue, some oranges toward yellow, and some reds toward orange.

This positions the directional buttons a bit awkwardly, and it took some getting used to fujk I was able to navigate menus without hesitation.

Full autofocus shutter lag is good, at 0. The Fujifilm Z33WP is a pleasure to use. The Movie mode is VGA quality, and you don’t get use of the zoom lens while recording.

Its depth rating limited to 2 hours is just 3m, though, and it’s neither shockproof nor freezeproof. Additionally, there are dedicated fujii for access to the menu, playback mode, and video capture mode. Don’t know about you, but I’m really miffed z333wp this Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Our Verdict Fujifilm’s camera is little more than average, but it’s inexpensive and good-looking, so is worth consideration. The lens is completely internal, sealed up tight behind a piece of glass that’s easily wiped clean of water and dirt.

It fits easily into a large pocket or your poolside bag.