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Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP First Impressions Digital Camera Review

Product Tour

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Overview


The FZ33WP is a small, sleek looking camera; at just 3.9 ounces, and 0.8 inches thick, it should fit into all but the smallest handbags and pockets. Fujifilm clams that the camera is water resistant up to 3 meters (about 10 feet), making it suitable for swimming, snorkelling or bathtime, but not for any serious diving. It's available in three colors: pink, green and black. We looked at the green model.

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The FZ33WP is a small, sleek camera for the casual shooter

Front


The main feature on the front of the FZ33WP is the lens, which is at the top right of the front of the camera body under the round protective cover. There is no lens cap or other protective coating, so if this cover got scratched, it would show up in photos. To the left of the lens is a light sensor, then the small flash. Below the flash is a small hole that is for the microphone used to record sound in movie mode. On the left is the raised ridge of the hand grip, and below this you can glimpse the edge of the battery and memory card port cover.

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The front of the FZ33WP

Back


The main feature on the back of the FZ33WP is the screen, which is a 2.7-inch screen with 230k pixels. In our limited time with a pre-production unit, this screen looked clear and bright, although it has a lower resolution than many others that we have seen. To the right of the screen are the controls, with the two zoom buttons at the top, the delete and play buttons, then the macro and flash control buttons, and the self-timer and menu buttons. On the bottom row of the controls are the buttons for the display control, and the movie mode button.

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The back of the FZ33WP

Sides


There are relatively few features on the sides of the FZ33WP; the only major feature is the lanyard loop on the middle of the left side. Apart from this, there is nothing much here to discuss.

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The left side of the FZ33WP

 

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*The right side of the FZ33WP

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Top


There are only two buttons on the top of the FZ33WP; the power button and the shutter button. The latter button is slightly curved so that the tip of the index finger sits on it and stays put. At the far left of the top of the camera is a series of small holes for the small speaker.

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The top of the FZ33WP

 

Bottom


There are only two features on the bottom of the FZ33WP; a tripod socket (on the far right in our photo) and the cover of the port for the small battery and SDHC memory cards.

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The bottom of the FZ33WP, with the tripod socket on the right

Sections

  1. Product Tour
  2. Hardware
  3. Design & Layout
  4. Modes
  5. Controls
  6. Conclusion

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