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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