Fujifilm JX500 overview
Fujifilm JX500 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally introduced on January of 2012. It houses a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The JX500 comes in at #149 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #1010 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personal requirements.
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Fujifilm JX500 history
The Fujifilm JX500 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed list underneath.
Fujifilm JX500 Gallery
You can look at the JX500 from several angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm JX500 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Fujifilm JX500 based on aspects which are typically seen as useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm JX500 Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor in the Fujifilm JX500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 14MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can be extended electronically to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the JX500's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The JX500 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm JX500 dimensions
Fujifilm JX500 weighs 0.25 pounds (113 gr or 3.99 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 100mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Fujifilm JX500 is lighter as compared to other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Fujifilm JX500 besides a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the JX500.
Fujifilm JX500 Lens information
The JX500 includes a fixed lens offering a focal range of 26-130mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really outstanding nevertheless it is going to be helpful in some cases.
At it's widest 26mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 and that's very sluggish and not ideal for low light events and you may struggle to get good bokeh. You could also have to up your ISO setting which results in noisy images. At the long end, 130mm comes with f6.3 making it quite sluggish and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm JX500 Connectivity
The JX500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy images and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Certain apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Fujifilm JX500 Video information
The highest video resolution in the Fujifilm JX500 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You really should try to get at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't include a microphone or headphone port which means that you get absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably best to order an alternative model if you require decent audio for your videos.
Fujifilm JX500 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm JX500 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions may damage the camera.
Fujifilm JX500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm JX500 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications for Fujifilm JX500 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Fujifilm JX500 Shutter information
Fujifilm JX500 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/1400 seconds.
Fujifilm JX500 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm JX500 features just built-in flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm JX500 Autofocus information
Fujifilm JX500 features only Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Fujifilm JX500 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is good during low light conditions or you require more precise focus control.
Fujifilm JX500 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest (470) battery life within this group of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm JX500 for specific types of photography
The following diagram gives a overview of the Fujifilm JX500 for specific types of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm JX500 Portrait photography info
The Fujifilm JX500 has a points total of 30 which is awful, and means the camera is just not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the potential to use external lighting.
Street photography with Fujifilm JX500
Getting a modest rating of 56, the Fujifilm JX500 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm JX500 Sports photography information
A awful sports photography points tally of 32 means the Fujifilm JX500 is just not good for taking photos of sports. A camera must have great tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm JX500 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really critical in choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm JX500 gets a very good 68 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick to buy for your holidays.
Fujifilm JX500 Landscape photography information
When you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm JX500 at it's awful rating of 34 as a landscape camera is just not good amongst its competition.
Fujifilm JX500 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging should really posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Fujifilm JX500 is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a awful score of 28.
Fujifilm JX500 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the JX500, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph underneath shows you an overview of the JX500 vs it's top ranking competitors mentioned previously.
Following are additional cameras you may regard as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.