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Fujifilm FinePix JX500
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Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Digital Camera

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14MP 5x CCD Dec 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Fujifilm FinePix JX500 OverviewAffordable yet feature-packed, the new FinePix JX500 is the perfect companion for anyone who wants a camera to go. With 14MP and high-quality Fujinon 5x optical zoom... More
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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Fujifilm camera was given a "Gold" award by Buy-n-shoot.com who wrote that this digital camera was exceptional.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This camera received an expert rating of 90% from buy-n-shoot.com. Digital camera experts think this Fujifilm camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 11 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Fujifilm camera is 75 out of 100.

Good Size

A few customers who bought the product considered that it was a good size. Bigfish scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Good product easy to use clear screen ideal size to carry in pocket when on holiday good battery life”.

A few Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was compact. It Crowd wrote on Amazon “I chose Fuji because I've had Fuji compact cameras in the past”. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote in their review “The Fujifilm Finepix JX500 is an entry level compact camera option that will fit easily into your pocket for convenience”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewers agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was able to produce good images. Two years ago Anytimefrances mentioned on Amazon “The pictures are excellent”. One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewer who bought the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 wrote that it was good in low light.

Easy to Use

Several Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Kezland wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 on Amazon “The function and ease of use make this a good camera for everyday use.”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

Some Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewers agreed that this digital camera had good features. Anytimefrances rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “The pcitures are a good size and it has loads of features” in their review of this digital camera. Dave C said on Amazon “For the money it has some nice features & takes good snaps”.

Good Quality Lens

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Jan mentioned “This is by far the best, love the purple colour, good zoom and very quick when taking pic's one after the other, easy to work” and rated it 5 stars. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned five years ago “Coupling a 2.7” LCD screen with a generous 26-130mm zoom lens the JX500 offers a vast ran” .

One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. It Crowd wrote “Faster autofocus and response, very effective in-lens image stabilisation, better in low light, much better panorama function” however they scored the product 3 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Jan scored this digital camera 5 stars and he said in his review “Very quick when taking pic's one after the other, easy to work and love the plug in battery charger, just plug in to camera”.

Good Video Capture

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Fujifilm cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm compact cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good reviews.

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Good Product Quality

One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Mrs J Hardy said on Amazon “Panoramic facility amazing!Picture quality superb” and scored it very highly.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was noisy. Four years ago Amazon Customer said “Smaller resolution gives a photo that is just noise” but in spite of that they scored the product 1 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including the PowerShot A3300 IS, or the 105 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00), the Fujifilm X10, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F (SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6.7 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The digital zooms of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 1x to 810x.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DSC-WX220 ($159.99) (20x), or the DSC-WX350 ($235.19) (40x) both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F (14.4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Fujifilm X10, or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($369.95) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix JX500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm X10, or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon 255 HS.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix JX500 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix JX500. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

The FinePix JX500 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304, 3264 x 2448 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. Across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix JX500 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The FinePix JX500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Fujifilm 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 compact cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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TFT Display

The FinePix JX500 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Light

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 97 grams, the FinePix JX500 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX10 (109g).

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix JX500 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the FinePix JX500 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F (3" and higher rated), the Canon SX280 HS (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the DSC-WX300 ($317.99), or the DSC-QX10 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The FinePix JX500 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix JX500 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX200, or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The FinePix JX500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix JX500 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the PowerShot SX230 HS ($232.99), or the S110 both from Canon which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500. The flash modess "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras of this age and type have field of views of between 96% and 100%. The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the narrower field of views (only 96 percent) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the FinePix JX500 which takes 170 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Fujifilm camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix JX500. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix JX500. The maximum memory card sizes of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500 range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix JX500. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix JX500. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix JX500 is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The FinePix JX500 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.6) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix JX500 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JX500

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix JX500.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix JX500.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 125 HS, the PowerShot A3300 IS, or the PowerShot G16 ($584.59) all from Canon.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 150 ($145.00) (8x and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F (10x and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix JX500.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F (14.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB 1.1 Ports Quantity
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR
Rotating

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Expert Reviews

(1)
14 June 2012

As a 'first' digital camera or just a cheap, small stills and video capture device that you can take wherever you go the Fujifilm JX500 may fit the bill perfetly. And with a street price of around...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Anytimefrances
(Verified Purchase)

I was thrilled with this camera. It is not expensive and does such a lot of things and it is light and tiny and interacts well with the computer. The pcitures are a good size and it has loads of... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2015 by Des Spencer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a present -very good.

(Verified Purchase)

It arrived very promptly & I was pleased as it's exactly the same model as the one I had that had recently got damaged. It did have a little mark on the screen, which does not affect it working in... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Amazon Customer

After having a problem with the camera we found out Megadeals.uk had sent us a cheaper model which looked identical to the one we thought we bought. Having contacted Fuji about a problem with the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2013 by Dave C
(Verified Purchase)

My wife uses this all the time & she loves it, she is no David Bailey & I cant imagine he would want one but for the money it has some nice features & takes good snaps.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jv500white, fujifilm jx500, fujifilm jx500b, fujifilm jx500bl, fujifilm jx500bla, fujifilm jx500blac, fujifilm jx500black
Barcodes 00074101013177, 00074101013184, 00074101013245, 04547410200843, 04547410200867, 04547410200928, 04547410200942, 04547410229370, 04547410229417
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