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Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Digital Camera

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14MP 5x CCD Dec 2012
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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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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site wrote that this Fujifilm digital camera was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review site buy-n-shoot.com scored this digital camera 90 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this compact camera camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and type.

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 11 owner reviews this Fujifilm digital camera has an average owner rating of 75%.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 considered that it was a bargain for the price. It Crowd wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 on Amazon “I needed a cheap pocket-sized camera for when it's inconvenient to carry the FZ150, or when I have a teleconvertor attached to the FZ150”. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com rated the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 5 stars and mentioned in their review four years ago “As a 'first' digital camera or just a cheap, small stills”.

One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Three years ago Dave C wrote in his review on Amazon “For the money it has some nice features & takes good snaps”. One person who reviewed it considered that it was cheap. Anytimefrances wrote “It is not expensive and does such a lot of things”.

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Good Size

A few Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was compact. It Crowd wrote “I chose Fuji because I've had Fuji compact cameras in the past” nonetheless they scored this digital camera 3 stars. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned in their review “The Fujifilm Finepix JX500 is an entry level compact camera option that will fit easily into your pocket for convenience”.

Some people who bought the product reckoned that it was a good size.

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Good Quality Pictures

Two people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. In October last year Anytimefrances scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “The pictures are excellent” in their review. Jan mentioned in his review “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 gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person thought it was good in low light. It Crowd wrote “Response, very effective in-lens image stabilisation, better in low light, much better panorama function” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Two Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was easy to use. Kezland said in their review 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 concluded that it had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

A few Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 had good features. Anytimefrances gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The pcitures are a good size and it has loads of features”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewers who bought the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Coupling a 2.7” LCD screen with a generous 26-130mm zoom lens the JX500 offers a vast ran”.

One customer concluded that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Battery Life

Some Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Bigfish wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 “Good product easy to use clear screen ideal size to carry in pocket when on holiday good battery life”. Jan wrote “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” in his review.

Good Video Capture

One person wrote that it was good for video recording.

Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Fujifilm has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

One person thought the product was good quality. Mrs J Hardy said on Amazon “Panoramic facility amazing!Picture quality superb”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was noisy. Amazon Customer said in their review “Smaller resolution gives a photo that is just noise”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price], or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix JX500 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If this Fujifilm digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (20x), the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (54x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price], and the Lumix DMC-LX7[pl_2071996_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the FinePix JX500 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix JX500, the FinePix JX500 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix JX500 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions 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 similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix JX500 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix JX500. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix JX500 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution 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). The video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the FinePix JX500 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The FinePix JX500 has a better display than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar 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. The display of all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix JX500 ranges from LCD to OLED.

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Light

The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g. The FinePix JX500 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 (only 97 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix JX500, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix JX500.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price], the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (2.8"), the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix JX500 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the DSC-WX300[pl_1621847_price], or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] both from Sony or the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix JX500, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the FinePix JX500 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price].

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix JX500 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 96 percent, the FinePix JX500 has one of the narrower field of view amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average field of view of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix JX500 is 99%.

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Only 170 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the FinePix JX500 which takes 170 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the FinePix JX500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 1GB to 130GB. The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix JX500 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the FinePix JX500 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The FinePix JX500 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 130 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix JX500 have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the FinePix JX500 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix JX500. The playback mode "Slide show" is also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of cameras that came out more than two years ago is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix JX500 is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6. With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the FinePix JX500 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JX500

Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix JX500 over four years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix JX500.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] (7.1x and higher rated), or the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (10x and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

The FinePix JX500 has a relatively typical megapixel count (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix JX500.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price] (14.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price] (16MP) both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB 1.1 Port
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Date Imprinting
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
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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