Several Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners thought it had a good zoom. Jan gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he said four years ago “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” in his review of this digital cameras. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned “Coupling a 2.7” LCD screen with a generous 26-130mm zoom lens the JX500 offers a vast ran” in their review of this digital cameras.
One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewer who reviewed this digital cameras said that it had a good autofocus. It Crowd mentioned “Faster autofocus and response, very effective in-lens image stabilisation, better in low light, much better panorama function” however despite that only scored this digital cameras 60 out of 100.