FujiFilm JZ500 summary
FujiFilm JZ500 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera originally released on June of 2010. The camera houses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4320 x 3240. The camera is also known as "FinePix JZ505" in some countries.
The JZ500 stands at #153 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1027 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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FujiFilm JZ500 family
The FujiFilm JZ500 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can view all past and current models as well as important specs.
FujiFilm JZ500 Gallery
You can view the JZ500 from several angles in the gallery below.
FujiFilm JZ500 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the FujiFilm JZ500 based on factors which are often regarded as essential in a camera.
FujiFilm JZ500 Sensor specs
The specification of the sensor in the FujiFilm JZ500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4320 x 3240 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the JZ500's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The JZ500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
FujiFilm JZ500 dimensions
FujiFilm JZ500 is 0.37 pounds (168 gr or 5.93 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 97mm x 57mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the FujiFilm JZ500 is similar compared with other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a picture of the FujiFilm JZ500 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the JZ500.
FujiFilm JZ500 Lens details
The JZ500 comes with an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 28-280mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional nevertheless it can be invaluable in some circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 which is fairly sluggish and not great in low light situations and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to increase your ISO which causes noisy photographs. With the long end, 280mm is superb zoom and comes at f5.6 making it very sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
FujiFilm JZ500 Connectivity
The JZ500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
FujiFilm JZ500 Video details
The highest possible video quality in the FujiFilm JZ500 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should strive for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is probably best to shop for an alternative model if you want decent audio in your video clips.
FujiFilm JZ500 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the FujiFilm JZ500 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
FujiFilm JZ500 Display and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm JZ500 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding FujiFilm JZ500 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.
FujiFilm JZ500 Shutter details
The max shutter speed is 1/1400 seconds.
FujiFilm JZ500 Flash and Hot shoe details
FujiFilm JZ500 boasts just in-built flash without external flash support.
FujiFilm JZ500 Autofocusing details
FujiFilm JZ500 boasts only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
FujiFilm JZ500 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode is good during low light situations or you want to have more precise depth of field control.
FujiFilm JZ500 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life within this class of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
FujiFilm JZ500 for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart presents a outline of the FujiFilm JZ500 for varying categories of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
FujiFilm JZ500 as a Portrait photography camera
The FujiFilm JZ500 gets a rating of 29 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the potential to utilize off-camera lighting.
FujiFilm JZ500 Street photography factors
Coming in at a reasonable points total of 56, the FujiFilm JZ500 is somewhat adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
FujiFilm JZ500 Sports photography info
A dreadful sports photography score of 35 suggests the FujiFilm JZ500 is not really acceptable for shooting sports. A camera must have good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
FujiFilm JZ500 Travel photography features
Portability is super important in picking a travel camera. Overall, the FujiFilm JZ500 gets a very good 67 for a travel camera which makes it a fine option to buy for your journeys.
FujiFilm JZ500 Landscape photography information
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will be image quality. The FujiFilm JZ500 and it's dreadful grade of 38 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable in the current marketplace.
FujiFilm JZ500 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm JZ500 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a dreadful score of 29.
FujiFilm JZ500 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the JZ500, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below gives you a summary of the JZ500 compared to it's highest rated rivals mentioned above.
Following are additional cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.