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Fujifilm AX500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 5x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
Expert reviews are poor
12 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This digital camera received an expert rating of 58 out of 100 from fotomaniak.pl. That puts this camera in the bottom 6% of all the digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this camera on average 84%. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 8,047 owner and expert reviews (including 1,137 verified purchases), Fujifilm has good reviews for its cameras. Fujifilm also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Five people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Suzanne Rookes said in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Very easy to use, just what I wanted - it made the perfect christmas gift for a technofobe mum to use”. Amazon Customer wrote on expert review site Amazon “Very handy little camera”. Chriscrouch said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “I wanted something easy to use” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Five years ago Ukjeff wrote “Easy to use and delivers great quality pictures via printing on paper or digitally” in their Fujifilm AX500 review.

Nice Design

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking. John Kaiser Calautit said on expert website Amazon “Simple, Stylish Point and Shoot Digital Camera Pros” in his review of this digital camera.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers reckoned that it was good value for money. Ukjeff said “Excellent camera at an excellent price” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Four years ago John Kaiser Calautit wrote on expert website Amazon “Inexpensive Good image quality Easy to use Compact” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Good Quality Pictures

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images. Ms. N. Quigg wrote “Cant expect much for a 40pound camera, 14mp, takes decent pictures however the pictures do tend to blur at times so not good for capturing the moment quickly.” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Fujifilm digital camera was released in January 2012.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm AX500 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Samsung 200, the Olympus PEN E-PL7, or the Fujifilm X-A1.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera, the Fujifilm AX500 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix S5200 are also worth considering.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm AX500 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels 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 cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm AX500 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of their better review scores, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the DSC-WX80 both from Sony are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Fujifilm AX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, and the Nikon 3200 are also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm AX500 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm AX500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm AX500 has a fairly big digital zoom (6.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The digital zooms of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm SL300 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the FinePix S4800 (7.2x and higher rated), the FinePix JX660 (7.2x and higher rated), or the T400 (7.2x and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm AX500 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Canon A3400 IS, and the Nikon S3100 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera that we have checked, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Fujifilm AX500 of 33 millimeters is one of the longest. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm AX500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon L120, or the GE J1455 which both of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm AX500 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. Across all medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm AX500 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most 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 in fact the worst image resolution across all cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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14 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 14MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the S3100, or the S3100 both from Nikon or the Rollei Sportsline 99.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the DSC-W620 (14.1MP and higher rated), or the DSC-W530L (14.1MP and higher rated) both from Sony or the GE J1455 (14.1MP and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Fujifilm AX500 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Canon 130, and the Nikon Coolpix S6200 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the PowerShot N2 (£235.86) (2.8" and higher rated), or the G1 X (£419.99) (2.8" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The narrowest field of view of medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 95%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Fujifilm AX500 has a very narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Fujifilm AX500 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Fujifilm AX500 is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Fujifilm AX500 features connection to PC, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm AX500 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm AX500 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm AX500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm AX500 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm AX500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. The Fujifilm AX500 is one of the lighter similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera (only 119 grams) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm finepixax500red, AX500 Purple Bundle, fujifilm optical67x, fujifilm ax500blue
Barcodes 00074101013962, 00610708908272, 04547410204803, 04547410204827, 04547410205053, 04547410205077, 04547410205091, 04547410205138

Fujifilm AX500 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm AX500 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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