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Fujifilm T500
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Fujifilm T500 Digital Camera

16MP 12x CCD Aug 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Fujifilm T500 Overview (Specs, Video Test, Picture Test)

23 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 29 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 89 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some people who bought this digital camera said that it was easy to use. Cycleracing rated it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Overall, this camera is so easy to use”. Diane F. wrote “Pocket size and easy to use” in her review of the Fujifilm T500. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “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”.

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Cycleracing wrote “Sets itself to what it thinks is the most appropriate settings” .

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Good Size

A number of Fujifilm T500 owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Diane F. said “Slim small camera, pocket size” in her Fujifilm T500 review. Three years ago Nigel Shannon said “Great little camera and very slim”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was compact.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers considered that it had a good picture resolution. Cycleracing mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm T500 “It has 16 mega pixels and a 12x optical zoom”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “There are more megapixels and more zoom, with a 16 megapixel sensor”.

One Fujifilm T500 reviewer thought this digital camera had a good ISO range. Cycleracing said “Images are dead clear at ISO 100” in their review of this digital camera. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images.

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Good Product Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Cycleracing mentioned on Amazon “Video quality is average” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Ms. S. M. Dorey wrote two years ago “Good quality” in their review and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that this digital camera had good features.

Good Brand

Based on 4,178 user and expert reviews, Fujifilm has good ratings for its cameras. Fujifilm also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Video Capture

One person who bought this digital camera thought it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One Fujifilm T500 reviewer considered that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Cycleracing gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “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 cameras that were launched around the same time as 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 cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], and the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the T500, the Fujifilm T500 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price] is also worth considering.

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Electrical Viewfinder 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.

An electrical viewfinder type is in fact the best viewfinder across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the T500.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst viewfinder is Optical.

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Has Five White Balances

The Fujifilm T500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm T500 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1728, 3072 x 1728, 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3440. Compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the T500 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the T500 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. The Fujifilm T500 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (6.9) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm T500 is 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 digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the T500. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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 a comparable spec and age to the T500 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm T500 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the T500. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm T500 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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. The display of all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the T500 ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm T500 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of a comparable type and age to the T500 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Ephotozine. It seems that experts really don't rate this compact camera digital camera very highly.

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the T500 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. The Fujifilm T500 has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the X10[pl_1150_price], the FinePix F750EXR[pl_1270902_price], or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] all from Fujifilm.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Polaroid IE126[plb_2957337_price] (3x and higher rated), the Canon A2300[plb_1484680_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Vivitar V5119[plb_2069208_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Fujifilm T500 does not support video capability. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the T500 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to consider including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[pl_1643298_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm T500 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm T500 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung.

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Not 3D

The Fujifilm T500 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm T500 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm T500 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the T500 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm T500 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the T500 the field of views range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Fujifilm T500 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 96 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the T500.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Fujifilm T500 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras that came out around the same time as the T500. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm T500 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the T500. The maximum memory card sizes of cameras of this type and age range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Fujifilm T500 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T500 is 230 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm T500 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the T500.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm T500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The Fujifilm T500 has a pretty typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the T500.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price], and the A810[pl_408150_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] (16.1MP), the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (16.1MP), or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F[plb_1513072_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm T500 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 500 HS[pl_362181_price], or the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] both from Canon.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the SH-21[pl_1686227_price] (12.5x), or the VR-370[pl_1721828_price] (12.5x) both from Olympus or the HP P550[plb_1609839_price] (12.5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Fujifilm T500 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the T500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Canon A2300[plb_1484680_price], or the Nikon 6300[plb_1280891_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), or the Pentax MX-1[plb_1488049_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 120 grams, the Fujifilm T500 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 120g digital cameras to this camera and we think the Lexibook DJ023[plb_1336806_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode 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)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
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 Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Exifprint Supported
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 16307711, fujifilm t500, fujifilm t500s, fujifilm fxt500, fujifilm fxt500s, fujifilm p10nc10100, fujifilm p10nc10140, fujifilm p10nc10140a, fujifilm p10nc10100a
Barcodes 00547410230949, 00547410230987, 00547410231007, 04547410230925, 04547410230932, 04547410230949, 04547410230963, 04547410230987, 04547410231007

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