Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR Review

Overall 45
Imaging 7
Features 41
Size 92
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2" EXRCMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expands to 6400)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3.5″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 101 x 59 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 151 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix Z900EXR that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Apr 05, 2011. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.

In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #135 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 45/100 and it takes a rank of #364 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Size: 3.5″
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 137 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR With Other Cameras in Ultracompact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Ultracompact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR has the following external dimensions 101 x 101 x 18 mm (39.76 x 23.23 x 7.09″) with the weight of 151 g.

The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 18mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR — 220 shots
Min: 150 shots
Average: 214 shots
Max: 320 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR — 18 mm
Min: 13 mm
Average: 20 mm
Max: 33 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR — 151 g
Min: 87 g
Average: 137 g
Max: 221 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR comes with EXR processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 6400.

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR features a 16.0 MP 1/2" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR is equipped with a Fixed Type 3.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, FinePix Z900EXR unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, FinePix Z900EXR has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect FinePix Z900EXR to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR provides a shooting life of 220, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 214 shots.

Compared to all models in the Ultracompact category, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR offers the highest battery life that reaches 220 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix Z900EXR to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 53. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 52. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (101 x 59 x 18 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2"(6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 35. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR can be called a 35 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (220 shots)
  • Small size (101 x 59 x 18 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 39. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (151 g)
  • Small size (101 x 59 x 18 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 44. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR can be called a 44 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix Z900EXR
Announced Apr 05, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3.5″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type EXRCMOS
Sensor Size 1/2"
Sensor Dimensions 6.4 x 4.8 mm
Sensor Area 30.72 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO 6,400
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 151 g
Physical Dimensions 101 x 59 x 18 mm
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type 220 shots
Battery Model NP-45A
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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