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Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix JX500 front
Portability
95
Imaging
38
Features
22
Overall
31

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Key Specs

Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2011
Fujifilm JX500
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 113g - 100 x 56 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Overview

Here, we are matching up the Canon A3200 IS versus Fujifilm JX500, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the A3200 IS (14MP) and the Fujifilm JX500 (14MP) is very well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A3200 IS was launched 12 months earlier than the Fujifilm JX500 and they are both of a similar generation. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a complete comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the A3200 IS grades vs the Fujifilm JX500 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Fujifilm JX500

 A3200 IS Fujifilm JX500 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm JX500 over the Canon A3200 IS

 Fujifilm JX500 A3200 IS 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012January 2011More recent by 12 months

Common features in the Canon A3200 IS and Fujifilm JX500

 A3200 IS Fujifilm JX500 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display sizing
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you need to factor its weight and volume. The Canon A3200 IS has got exterior dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm JX500 has sizing of 100mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 113 grams (0.25 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you choose at that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the A3200 IS and the Fujifilm JX500.

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the A3200 IS and Fujifilm JX500 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reading through a spec sheet. The graphic underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the A3200 IS and Fujifilm JX500.

As you can see, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same exact MP and you should expect similar quality of pictures though you really should take the production date of the products into consideration. The older A3200 IS is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 sensor size comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm JX500 Portrait photography factors
33
decent megapixels (14MP)
has face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
29
MP count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A3200 IS
Street photography with Fujifilm JX500
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
55
lighter than others (113g)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Sports photography highlights
Fujifilm JX500 Sports photography highlights
39
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
31
MP count good (14MP)
provides tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Travel photography advice
Fujifilm JX500 Travel photography advice
72
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly screen
68
lighter than others (113 grams)
MP count good (14MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm JX500 Landscape photography highlights
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
33
fairly wide (26mm)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Vlogging info
Fujifilm JX500 Vlogging info
34
reasonably wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone jack
28
fairly wide (26mm)
lighter than others (113g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone socket
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Canon A3200 IS vs Fujifilm JX500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3200 IS and Fujifilm JX500
 Canon PowerShot A3200 ISFujifilm FinePix JX500
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Fujifilm FinePix JX500
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-01-05 2012-01-05
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.5-6.3
Macro focus distance 3cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1400s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m 4.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 149 grams (0.33 pounds) 113 grams (0.25 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 100 x 56 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model NB-8L NP-45A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
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