Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP Review

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

A cheap and cheerful family compact that takes reasonable pictures, the FinePix Z33WP can survive a trip to the bottom of a hotel swimming pool but it can’t cope with much in the way of rough and tumble.

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.