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Fujifilm T500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 12x Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Poor expert reviews
Does not have good technical guidance
30 Reviews

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Reviews

Good User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera 89% on average. Over 90% 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 ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings 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.

Poor Expert Reviews

This Fujifilm camera received a rating of 60% from digital camera expert review website Ephotozine. This puts this camera in the bottom 8% of all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm T500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm T500 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 4GB and 130GB.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Fujifilm T500 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

Alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the S3300, or the S3100 both from Nikon or the Canon A2400 IS.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 ($249) (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot N2 ($234.10) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 96 percent, the Fujifilm T500 has a very narrow field of view compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Fujifilm T500 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

One owner considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm T500 “Had to manual calibrate the monitor” although they rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm T500 is 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 Fujifilm camera). In addition, this camera 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 have been on the market for 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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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The average weight of digital cameras of this age and spec is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. The Fujifilm T500 is quite light (only 120 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Good Size

Three owners who reviewed the Fujifilm T500 considered that it was thin. Diane F. mentioned two years ago “Slim small camera, pocket size”. Cycleracing gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is fairly slim and light, not too expensive”. Three years ago Nigel Shannon wrote “Great little camera and very slim” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner reckoned that it was lightweight. Boopbetty wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Lightweight and very easy to use” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 2.5 to 38. The Fujifilm T500 has a quite small maximum aperture number (6.9) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Fujifilm T500 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 1x to 120x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm T500 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2x digital zoom cameras currently available including the FinePix Z1000EXR, the FinePix F750EXR ($199.90), or the HS30 all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DMC-XS3EG (4x and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99) (4x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon A2300 (4x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm T500 has a pretty typical optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX150 IS.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the HP P550 (12.5x), the Olympus VR-370 (12.5x), or the Casio EX-ZR300 (12.5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm T500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm T500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm T500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twelve customers who reviewed the Fujifilm T500 considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”. Mrs. S. Wade mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Its a great little camera, very easy to use with lots of effects”. Rod Mcc scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “A handy small camera with good zoom”.

One customer thought it was easy to use the menus. Cycleracing mentioned “The camera automatically does the work for you by scene recognition and sets itself to what it thinks is the most appropriate settings” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Nine customers mentioned that the product was good quality. Mr Raymond Whiteley mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Since using this camera I fine it's just OK, quality of picture could be a lot better”. Miss P said on Amazon.co.uk “Great price and super quality with a good range of added features”. Miss P also said “All my photos were pin sharp and of high quality which I'm thrilled to bits about” in her review.

Robust

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Jgefab gave the Fujifilm T500 a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Lovely camera and easy to use! I've always bought this brand as it has always been reliable”.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Fujifilm T500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm T500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Nikon 3200.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm T500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm T500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the L120, and the 4200 both from Nikon or the GE C1433 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm T500 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1728, 3072 x 1728, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3440. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Cycleracing wrote in their review of the Fujifilm T500 “It has a few fun features and the photos it produces are good bearing in mind the cost of the camera”.


Good for Video Recording

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Great for gaming, Video Editing”. Four years ago Miss P scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The panoramic was my favourite! It records good movies.”. Och2010 mentioned “In good light the camera works fine and video is good” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they rated this digital camera 40 out of 100.

Good Screen

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Newegg.com wrote “Does not give me a headache when staring at the screen all day”.

Good Quality Lens

Five customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Mary Beard gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned three years ago “Small enough to fit in a pocket this camara has a good zoom lens and several *special effects* to produce extra special results” in his review of this digital camera. Mrs. S. Wade said on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent zoom and quality” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Cycleracing wrote on Amazon “It also has a 24x intelligent digital zoom and a 2.7" screen” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Aep mentioned two years ago “The lens is brilliant for the price”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirteen customers who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago Miss P wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The preview image immediately after taking the photo looks slightly out of focus, which worried me.” in her Fujifilm T500 review. Mary Beard said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “This is a lovely little camara that produces very clear pictures”. Miss P also said “This is a great little point and shoot camera! The battery seemed to last for around 300 to 400 photos which was super when you have it with you all day” in her review.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Four years ago expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “There are more megapixels and more zoom, with a 16 megapixel sensor” although they rated this digital camera 3 stars out of 5. Cycleracing gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “It has 16 mega pixels and a 12x optical zoom”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was noisy.

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm T500 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm T500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the T500 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

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