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Fujifilm AX500 Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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25 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

This compact camera camera has an average owner rating of 84% based on 16 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

Five customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “Very handy little camera” in their review. Chriscrouch mentioned four years ago “I wanted something easy to use”. Suzanne Rookes wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very easy to use, just what I wanted - it made the perfect christmas gift for a technofobe mum to use” and gave the product a very good rating.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Fujifilm AX500 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ms. N. Quigg said “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.” although they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Fujifilm AX500 reviewer considered that this digital camera was cheap. John Kaiser Calautit said in his review “Inexpensive Good image quality Easy to use Compact” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. One Fujifilm AX500 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money. Ukjeff mentioned “Excellent camera at an excellent price” in their Fujifilm AX500 review.

Good Product Quality

Some Fujifilm AX500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Ukjeff mentioned in their Fujifilm AX500 review on Amazon “Easy to use and delivers great quality pictures via printing on paper or digitally”.

Nice Design

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. John Kaiser Calautit wrote four years ago “Simple, Stylish Point and Shoot Digital CameraPros” in his review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

One Fujifilm AX500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Good Size

One Fujifilm AX500 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight.

Good Brand

Compact cameras produced by Fujifilm have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Fujifilm also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer thought it had a good screen.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Lexibook DJ028[plb_1876237_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been around 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.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Coolpix L29[pl_2124045_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AX500 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. The Fujifilm AX500 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6.7 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the T400[pl_1505419_price] (7.2x), the FinePix AX550[pl_1672381_price] (7.2x), or the FinePix JZ 200[pl_1520169_price] (7.2x) all from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm AX500 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AX500 do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Fujifilm AX500 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1440W[plb_1772806_price], and the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm AX500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], and the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The lightest compact camera camera that was released more than two years ago is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg. At only 0.119 kilograms, the Fujifilm AX500 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Five White Balances

The Fujifilm AX500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the AX500. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the AX500 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Fujifilm AX500 which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm AX500 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. The best still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm AX500 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 digital 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 digital cameras of this age and type the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Fujifilm AX500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital 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 a similar time to the AX500. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Fujifilm AX500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Fujifilm digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Fujifilm AX500 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site fotomaniak.pl scored this digital camera 58 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of a similar age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this compact camera camera is in the bottom 6%.

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The average normal focusing range (tele) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the AX500 is 1.3m, and the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m. With a normal focusing range (tele) of only 0.8 meters, the Fujifilm AX500 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm AX500 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the AX500 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the AX500, the Fujifilm AX500 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Fujifilm AX500 is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the AX500, the Fujifilm AX500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Lumix DMC-TZ61[pl_2226969_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AX500, the Fujifilm AX500 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm AX500 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 96 percent, the Fujifilm AX500 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the AX500. The average field of view of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AX500 is 99%, and the field of views range from 96% to 100%.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the AX500 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Fujifilm AX500 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Fujifilm AX500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Fujifilm camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Fujifilm AX500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the AX500. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm AX500 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (33 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AX500. Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the AX500 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm AX500

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Fujifilm released the AX500.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm AX500 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the FinePix Z1000EXR[pl_394895_price], and the Z110[pl_383750_price] both from Fujifilm or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S2750[pl_2334073_price] (6x), or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the Fujifilm AX500 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the AX500.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14MP digital cameras and we think the Coolpix 3100[pl_162310_price], and the COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[pl_955911_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the E1450W[pl_1772835_price] (14.1MP and higher rated), or the C1433[pl_1772802_price] (14.1MP and higher rated) both from GE or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price] (14.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm AX500 has a pretty typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the AX500.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the A810[pl_408150_price], or the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price] both from Canon or the Nikon S1100PJ[plb_185015_price].

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the PowerShot N2[pl_2697704_price] (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 119 grams, the Fujifilm AX500 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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)
Focus Adjustment
Macro 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
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
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)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR
Optical Viewfinder

Expert Reviews

(1)
19 November 2012

Fujifilm Finepix AX500 to prosty aparat bud?etowy. Zosta? uzbrojony w 14-megapikselow? matryc? CCD oraz 5-krotny zoom optyczny ? niestety bez mechanicznej stabilizacji obrazu. To sprz?t skierowany... Read more…

Prosta, wygodna konstrukcja
Wyranie zarysowany grip
Wydajne zasilanie
Satysfakcjonujcy tryb filmowania
May ekran LCD
Unikanie ISO 100
Brak efektw i filtrw artystycznych
Bezuyteczny tryb zdj seryjnych
Dua utrata detali powyej ISO 200

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 10 December 2014 by Lyn
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely product.

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by Mrs. T. C. Smith "cornwall"
(Verified Purchase)

This was bought as a pocket camera so as to always have a camera at the ready, it serves itsw purpose well. it was packaged adequately and arrived on time thank you.

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by Mrs. T. C. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

This was bought as a pocket camera so as to always have a camera at the ready, it serves itsw purpose well. it was packaged adequately and arrived on time thank you...

Reviewed 26 June 2013 by John Kaiser Calautit

Fujifilm FinePix AX500: Simple, Stylish Point and Shoot Digital Camera

Pros:
Inexpensive
Good image quality
Easy to use
Compact and lightweight
Quick auto... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2013 by Suzanne Rookes
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use, just what I wanted - it made the perfect christmas gift for a technofobe mum to use.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers AX500 Purple, fujifilm ax500, fujifilm ax500b, fujifilm ax500bl, fujifilm ax500blu, fujifilm optical67, fujifilm ax500blue, AX500 Purple Bundle, fujifilm optical67x, fujifilm finepixax500, fujifilm finepixax500r, fujifilm finepixax500re, fujifilm finepixax500red
Barcodes 00074101013962, 00610708908272, 04547410204803, 04547410204827, 04547410205053, 04547410205077, 04547410205091, 04547410205138

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