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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Nikon Coolpix B500 front
Portability
68
Imaging
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Features
50
Overall
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Revealed July 2010
  • Alternate Name is FinePix S2600HD
Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Launched February 2016
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Overview

The following is a detailed review of the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Nikon B500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and B500 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S2500HD was launched 6 years earlier than the B500 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the S2500HD matches up versus the B500 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Nikon B500

 S2500HD B500 

Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 B500 S2500HD 
LaunchedFebruary 2016July 2010Newer by 68 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k230kClearer screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Nikon B500

 S2500HD B500 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The FujiFilm S2500HD features physical measurements of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) while the Nikon B500 has sizing of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") having a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs).

See the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Nikon B500 in the new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the S2500HD against the B500.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the S2500HD and B500 is 78 and 68 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions only by going over specs. The image here will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the S2500HD and B500.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Nikon B500 to deliver extra detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The more aged S2500HD is going to be behind in sensor tech.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Portrait photography with Nikon B500
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manual focus not available
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography advice
Nikon B500 Street photography advice
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
heavier than competitors (541 grams)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography details
Nikon B500 Sports photography details
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long zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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incredible zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery pack (600 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Travel photography camera
Nikon B500 as a Travel photography camera
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has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
great reach (504mm)
no Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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great battery pack (600 CIPA)
supports bluetooth
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (23mm)
very long zoom (900mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors (541 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography information
Nikon B500 Landscape photography information
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really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse mode
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really wide (23mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
great battery pack (600 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Vlogging camera
Nikon B500 as a Vlogging camera
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really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone port
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really wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic jack
heavier than competitors (541g)
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Nikon B500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Nikon B500
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDNikon Coolpix B500
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Nikon
Model FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Nikon Coolpix B500
Alternative name FinePix S2600HD -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-07-06 2016-02-23
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max enhanced ISO 3200 -
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 23-900mm (39.1x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.0-6.5
Macro focus distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 99% -
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 1 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 7.4 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 6.90 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337 gr (0.74 lb) 541 gr (1.19 lb)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 life - 600 photos
Type of battery - AA
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch cost $200 $300