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Fujifilm AX500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 5x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good quality pictures
Easy to use
Expert reviews are poor
12 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received an expert rating of 58% from fotomaniak.pl. This puts this medium megapixel camera in the bottom 6% of all the medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this Fujifilm camera on average 84 out of 100. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 8,671 expert and owner reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Very handy little camera”. Chriscrouch said in their Fujifilm AX500 review “I wanted something easy to use” although they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Suzanne Rookes said on Amazon “Very easy to use, just what I wanted - it made the perfect christmas gift for a technofobe mum to use” in her review of the Fujifilm AX500.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. Ukjeff said “Easy to use and delivers great quality pictures via printing on paper or digitally”.

Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. John Kaiser Calautit said on Amazon “Simple, Stylish Point and Shoot Digital CameraPros”.


Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm AX500 reviewers said that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ms. N. Quigg said “Cant expect much for a 40pound camera, 14mp, takes decent pictures however the pictures do tend to blur at times so not good for capturing the moment quickly.” in their Fujifilm AX500 review.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Fujifilm AX500 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

Very Light

The Fujifilm AX500 is one of the lighter digital cameras of this age and spec (only 119 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm AX500 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera do support Wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Samsung 200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, or the Fujifilm X-A1 which also has a higher rating.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Fujifilm AX500 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 which is also higher rated.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm AX500 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions 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). Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm AX500 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the DSC-WX80 both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm AX500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Nikon 3200 ($69.99) which has better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm AX500 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm AX500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 120x. With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm AX500 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm SL300 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the FinePix S4800 ($200.00) (7.2x), the FinePix JX660 (7.2x), or the T400 (7.2x) all from Fujifilm which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm AX500 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon A810, or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 33 millimeters, the Fujifilm AX500 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm AX500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon L120, the GE E1450W, or the Casio EX-ZR700 which has better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm AX500 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm AX500 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Fujifilm AX500 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon 130, the Sony DSC-J10L, or the Nikon S3100 which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the PowerShot N2 ($236.99) (2.8"), or the G1 X ($480.92) (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Fujifilm AX500 has a very narrow field of view (only 96 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average field of view of cameras of this age and spec is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Fujifilm AX500 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Fujifilm AX500 is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Fujifilm AX500 features connection to PC. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm AX500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm AX500 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm AX500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm AX500 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm AX500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm finepixax500red, AX500 Purple Bundle, fujifilm optical67x, fujifilm ax500blue
Barcodes 00074101013962, 00610708908272, 04547410204803, 04547410204827, 04547410205053, 04547410205077, 04547410205091, 04547410205138

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