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Fujifilm FinePix T500
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Fujifilm FinePix T500 Digital Camera

16MP 12x CCD Aug 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The FinePix T500 And T550 Cameras Are Designed For People That Want A Stylish And Slim Long Zoom Camera To Take On Their Travels, Or To Capture Family Life, But Don 't Want The Hefty Price Tag To... More
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27 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

FinePix T500 owners on average rated this camera 89%.

Easy to Use

Five Fujifilm FinePix T500 reviewers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix T500 thought it was easy to use. Cycleracing wrote in their review of this digital camera “Overall, this camera is so easy to use”. Diane F. wrote “Pocket size and easy to use” in her Fujifilm FinePix T500 review. Three years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Many entry-level cameras tend to have a 5x optical zoom lens, so if you want an easy to use camera with more zoom the T500 is an ideal option” in their review however they scored this digital camera 3 stars.

One person reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Cycleracing gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Sets itself to what it thinks is the most appropriate settings” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix T500.

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Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the product said that it was thin. Cycleracing wrote on Amazon “It is fairly slim and light, not too expensive” in their review. Diane F. mentioned on Amazon “Slim small camera, pocket size” in her review. Nigel Shannon wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great little camera and very slim”.

One Fujifilm FinePix T500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was compact. Cycleracing wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix T500 on Amazon “For a fairly inexpensive compact camera, this isn't bad at all!The T500 is the newer version of the T400” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix T500 concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Cycleracing mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has 16 mega pixels and a 12x optical zoom” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix T500 “There are more megapixels and more zoom, with a 16 megapixel sensor”.

One Fujifilm FinePix T500 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Cycleracing gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Images are dead clear at ISO 100”. One Fujifilm FinePix T500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix T500 was able to produce good images.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers concluded that the product was good quality. Cycleracing mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix T500 “Video quality is average” . Last year Ms. S. M. Dorey mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix T500 on Amazon “Good quality”.

Good Technical Features

One Fujifilm FinePix T500 reviewer who bought the Fujifilm FinePix T500 considered that it had good features.

Good Brand

Fujifilm is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Fujifilm also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Video Capture

One Fujifilm FinePix T500 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One Fujifilm FinePix T500 owner who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix T500 mentioned that it had a good zoom. Cycleracing rated the product 4 stars and said “It also has a 24x intelligent digital zoom and a 2.7" screen”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), and the GE E1450W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S9400, or the Coolpix L120 ($299.50) both from Nikon.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX350 ($267.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DSC-W810 ($99.99) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix T500 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix T500.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the GE J1250, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the FinePix T500 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600 which has better reviews.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on cameras of this age and type. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix T500 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix T500. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The FinePix T500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Fujifilm FinePix T500 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix T500 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Fujifilm camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3440, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 1728 and 2304 x 1728 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The FinePix T500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of cameras of this age and type range from 2 to 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6. At 6.9, the FinePix T500 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix T500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Fujifilm camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix T500 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the FinePix T500 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Monitoring Auto Focus are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The FinePix T500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the FinePix T500 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix T500. The average minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 27mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Fujifilm camera received a score of 60 out of 100 from digital camera expert review website Ephotozine. The expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix T500 has a very small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix T500. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix T500 is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

We compared all the other 2x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P310, and the Coolpix S5100 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Polaroid IE126 (3x), the Canon PowerShot A2300 (4x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix T500 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix T500 do support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung EX2F, or the Sony DSC-HX20 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The Fujifilm FinePix T500 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the GE G100 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix T500 do not support WiFi connectivity. The FinePix T500 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the ST200, the WB200F ($204.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix T500, the FinePix T500 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The FinePix T500 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the Samsung ST200, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix T500 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix T500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix T500 have field of view of between 96% and 100%. At only 96 percent, the Fujifilm FinePix T500 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix T500.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix T500 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix T500. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix T500 is 1GB and the largest is 130GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix T500 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix T500 is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The Fujifilm FinePix T500 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The FinePix T500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix T500. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix T500 range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Fujifilm FinePix T500 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix T500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix T500 over three years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix T500 has a fairly average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000, and the PowerShot A4000 IS both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W580 (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR310 (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the FinePix T500 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 12x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the IXUS 1100, and the IXUS 500 HS both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the HP P550 (12.5x and higher rated), the Casio EX-ZR300 (12.5x and higher rated), or the Olympus SH-21 (12.5x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the FinePix T500 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix T500.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the PowerShot A2300, and the PowerShot A4000 IS both from Canon or the Samsung ST96 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the FinePix X100S (2.8"), or the XQ1 (3") both from Fujifilm or the Pentax MX-1 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 120 grams, the FinePix T500 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 120g digital cameras and we think the Lexibook DJ023 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
24 June 2013

Many entry-level cameras tend to have a 5x optical zoom lens, so if you want an easy to use camera with more zoom the T500 is an ideal option. Although image quality isn't the best, if you're the...

User Reviews

(29)
Reviewed 13 July 2014 by CycleRacing

For a fairly inexpensive compact camera, this isn't bad at all! The T500 is the newer version of the T400. It has 16 mega pixels and a 12x optical zoom. It also has a 24x intelligent digital zoom... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2013 by Miss P

I bought this camera from Jessops because I had no time to wait for delivery but had seen it on Amazon first. This is a great little point and shoot camera! The battery seemed to last for around... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Mary Beard
(Verified Purchase)

This is a lovely little camara that produces very clear pictures. Small enough to fit in a pocket this camara has a good zoom lens and several *special effects* to produce extra special results. I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Mrs. S. Wade
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my daughter to help with her college project. Its a great little camera, very easy to use with lots of effects. Produces great pictures. Excellent zoom and quality. Would... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2014 by Dave A
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a Christmas present for my son, who has found it very useful at concerts due to its long zoom. Also the short end is useful for classic car shows where you cannot get very far back from... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm t500, fujifilm t500s, fujifilm fxt500, fujifilm fxt500s, fujifilm p10nc10140, fujifilm p10nc10140a
Barcodes 00547410230949, 00547410230987, 00547410231007, 04547410230925, 04547410230932, 04547410230949, 04547410230963, 04547410230987, 04547410231007

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