Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP review

That's WP for waterproof, don't you know

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Our Verdict

Fujifilm's camera is little more than average, but it's inexpensive and good-looking, so is worth consideration


  • Waterproof to 3m
  • Great value
  • Stylish


  • Not shockproof or freezeproof
  • Waterproof for 2 hours only
  • Slow operation

The FinePix Z33WP is fun, fashionable and inexpensive. Its depth rating (limited to 2 hours) is just 3m, though, and it's neither shockproof nor freezeproof. But it is ideal as a 'beach' camera for family holidays.

There's no conventional navipad; instead, the directional buttons are integrated with the rest in a grid. The buttons have a pretty heavy and vague action, too. The zoom is quite slow, despite having only a 3x range, and the Playback mode is even slower still.

The detail is in fact pretty soft. It's OK for snaps and medium-sized enlargements, but the other cameras on test are sharper. The colours have a bit of a blue tinge, and the little Z33WP did underexpose our test shot somewhat.

Fujifilm finepix z33wp

FAMILY FUN: Fujifilm's Z33WP won't take a beating, but a degree of waterproofing makes it great for a family beach trip

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
Product FamilyFinePix Z
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationDigital
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom5.7x
Brand NameFujifilm
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.6 mm
Width92 mm
Depth20.6 mm
Product SeriesZ
Focal Length6.30 mm to 18.90 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelZ33WP
Product NameFinePix Z33WP Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC01220A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

If you're an adrenaline junkie and you want a camera that's as brave as you, then look no further than Fujifilm's ultra-stylish and equally adventurous FinePix Z33WP waterproof compact camera designed for those who love the great outdoors, the 10MP FinePix Z33WP is a camera that can withstand the elements. So whether you're surfing the waves, cycling through alpine forests or swooshing down the ski slopes, the FinePix Z33WP won't let you down.

Package Contents
  • FinePix Z33WP Compact Camera
  • NP-45 Li-Ion Battery
Limited Warranty1 Year