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Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 5x Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Quite big digital zoom
12 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site decided that this Fujifilm camera was brilliant and gave it one of their highest awards. Buy-n-shoot.com gave this camera a "Gold" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site buy-n-shoot.com scored this camera 90 out of 100. This puts this medium megapixel digital camera in the top 3% of all the cameras of a comparable type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel digital camera rated it as 75 out of 100.

Good Brand

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

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Design

Easy to Use

Two customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Four years ago Kezland mentioned “The function and ease of use make this a good camera for everyday use.” in their Fujifilm FinePix JX500 review. Bigfish scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon five years ago “Good product easy to use clear screen ideal size to carry in pocket when on holiday good battery life” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when this Fujifilm digital camera was released.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The FinePix JX500 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6.7 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 1x, the biggest is 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 150 (£4,665.84) (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras that have been available for more than two years have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22. The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix JX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Pentax K-01 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The FinePix JX500 has a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The FinePix JX500 does not have a video out, although this is within the context that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also do not have a video out.

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Features Face Detection

The FinePix JX500 features face detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The FinePix JX500 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the GE X5 (£55), and the Canon A3200 IS are also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the L820 (£143.99) (3" and higher rated), or the P510 (£293) (3" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax K-01 (3" and higher rated).

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%. The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a quite narrow field of view (only 96 percent) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. The FinePix JX500 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix JX500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Leica X Vario, or the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix JX500 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304, 3264 x 2448 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. The still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The FinePix JX500 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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14 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14 megapixels digital camera.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT2 (14.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The FinePix JX500 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature smile detection.

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Battery

Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The FinePix JX500 is a digital camera that takes 170 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The FinePix JX500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The FinePix JX500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The FinePix JX500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The FinePix JX500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix JX500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. 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 that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

The lightest comparable spec digital camera that came out around the same time as this camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of only 97 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 is very light compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX10 (109g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm jx500black, fuji fujijx500blue, fujifilm jx500pink, fujifilm jx500red, fuji jx500purple, jv500white
Barcodes 00074101013177, 00074101013184, 00074101013245, 00074101017069, 04547410200843, 04547410200867, 04547410200881, 04547410200928, 04547410200942, 04547410200966, 04547410229370, 04547410229417

Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm FinePix JX500 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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