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Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 5x Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Unacceptable noise level
12 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at websites Buy-n-shoot.com decided that this medium megapixel camera was marvellous and gave it their "Gold" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This Fujifilm camera received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from buy-n-shoot.com. If all the medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 2%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this Fujifilm digital camera rated it as 75%.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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 for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The FinePix JX500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Battery

Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the FinePix JX500 which takes 170 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the smallest display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 2.9".

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon A3200 IS, or the GE X5 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Pentax K-01 ($511.92) (3" and higher rated), the Nikon L820 (3" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (3" and higher rated).

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the narrower field of views (only 96 percent) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The narrowest field of view of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 95% and the widest is 100%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix JX500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The FinePix JX500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix JX500 review “Bad pointsRather than use the flash indoors its auto mode changed to iso800 and smaller resolution gives a photo that is just noise”.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The FinePix JX500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The FinePix JX500 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature smile detection.

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Design

Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to use. Kezland said four years ago “The function and ease of use make this a good camera for everyday use.” .

Good Product Quality

One owner who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. Four years ago Mrs J Hardy said on Amazon “Panoramic facility amazing!Picture quality superb”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix JX500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Leica X Vario ($89.95), or the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99) which has better reviews.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix JX500 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera have still image resolution(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. The worst still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The FinePix JX500 has a higher image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

The best image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The FinePix JX500 supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix JX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm S1 ($535.91) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The FinePix JX500 has a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a night mode.

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The FinePix JX500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The FinePix JX500 does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also do not have a video out.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6.7 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 1x and the biggest is 120x.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the FinePix JX500 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS.

If this Fujifilm digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon 150 (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the FinePix JX500 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Bigfish said in their review of this digital camera “Good product easy to use clear screen ideal size to carry in pocket when on holiday good battery life”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners agreed that it was compact. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned “The Fujifilm Finepix JX500 is an entry level compact camera option that will fit easily into your pocket for convenience”. Five years ago It Crowd wrote on Amazon “I chose Fuji because I've had Fuji compact cameras in the past” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Two customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was a good size. Anytimefrances wrote “The pcitures are a good size and it has loads of features” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Light

The FinePix JX500 is one of the lightest digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera (only 97 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 (110g), or the Sony DSC-WX10 (109g).

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Dave C gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “For the money it has some nice features & takes good snaps”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Pictures

Two people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Anytimefrances said on Amazon “The pictures are excellent” in their Fujifilm FinePix JX500 review. One owner considered that it was good in low light.

Good Quality Lens

Two owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com said “Coupling a 2.7” LCD screen with a generous 26-130mm zoom lens the JX500 offers a vast ran”. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. It Crowd said “Faster autofocus and response, very effective in-lens image stabilisation, better in low light, much better panorama function” .


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix JX500 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fuji finepixjx500silver, fujifilm jx500black, fuji fujijx500blue, fuji jx500purple, jv500white
Barcodes 00074101013177, 00074101013184, 00074101013191, 00074101013245, 00074101018394, 04547410200843, 04547410200867, 04547410200881, 04547410200928, 04547410200942, 04547410229370, 04547410229417

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