Fujifilm T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 0
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F) lens
  • 136g - 99 x 57 x 26mm
  • Launched January 2013
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  • Alternatives

Fujifilm T500 summary

Fujifilm T500 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on January of 2013. The camera includes a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3440.

The T500 is positioned #170 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #774 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your personal factors.

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Fujifilm T500 history

The Fujifilm T500 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-T500 front thumbnailFujifilm T50024-288mm
Fujifilm-FinePix-T550 front thumbnailFujifilm T550
T500 vs T550
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Fujifilm-FinePix-T400 front thumbnailFujifilm T400
T500 vs T400
FujiFilm-FinePix-T300 front thumbnailFujiFilm T300
T500 vs T300
FujiFilm-FinePix-T200 front thumbnailFujiFilm T200
T500 vs T200

Fujifilm T500 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm T500 based on factors which are oftentimes regarded as important in a digital camera.

built-in flash
built in zoom lens (24-288mm 12.0 x zoom)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
good max aperture (f)
good minimum ISO (100)
great zoom (288mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (136 grams)
really wide (24mm)
supports face detect autofocus
supports tracking focus
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual exposure
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low max ISO (0)
missing HDMI support
missing headphone jack
missing mic jack
missing Time Lapse function
no external flash support
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW format
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 k dot)
screen does not articulate
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
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Fujifilm T500 Sensor information

The sensor measurement in the Fujifilm T500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3440 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 0. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.

The picture underneath shows the T500's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The T500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm T500 dimensions

Fujifilm T500 weighs 0.30 lbs (136 grams or 4.80 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Fujifilm T500 is less heavy than various rivals.

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Here is a shot of the Fujifilm T500 with a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the T500.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm T500 Lens information

The T500 includes a built in lens with a focal range of 24-288mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which might not be huge but it may be invaluable in some scenarios.

At it's widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f making it amazing in low light events and getting a shallow depth of field. It is going to also let you use a lower ISO and get crisper photos.is terrific zoom and

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Fujifilm T500 Connectivity

The T500 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy files and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

A few apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Fujifilm T500 Video information

The highest possible video quality in the Fujifilm T500 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really aim for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack which means you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy an alternative model in case you want good audio in your videos.

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Fujifilm T500 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm T500 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.

Fujifilm T500 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm T500 includes a 2.7" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm T500 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be pretty useful.

Fujifilm T500 Shutter information

The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Fujifilm T500 Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm T500 has got just built in flash lacking external flash support.

Fujifilm T500 Autofocus information

Fujifilm T500 has got only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera includes Face detection making it helpful for portraits.

It also features Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Fujifilm T500 does not have manual focus. Manual focus ability is good during low light conditions or you require more precise focus control.

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Fujifilm T500 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the best (600) battery life within this range of cameras.

Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm T500 for different categories of photography

The following diagram presents a outline of the Fujifilm T500 for different categories of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm T500 Portrait photography features

The Fujifilm T500 receives a points total of 36 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really suitable for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to use external flash.

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good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Fujifilm T500 Street photography highlights

Coming in at a very good rating of 61, the Fujifilm T500 is a very decent choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (136g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
low maximum ISO (0)

Fujifilm T500 Sports photography highlights

A really bad sports photography rating of 45 suggests the Fujifilm T500 is not really suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm T500 Travel photography information

Size is really critical in picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm T500 gets a impressive 76 for a travel camera which makes it a fantastic pick to buy for your travels.

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lighter than competition (136 grams)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly

Fujifilm T500 Landscape photography info

If you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm T500 at it's really bad grade of 42 for a landscape camera is not really suitable amongst it's rivals.

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reasonably wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
max ISO too low (0)
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse mode

Vlogging with Fujifilm T500

A vlogging camera should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm T500 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad score of 35.

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decently wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (136g)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack

Fujifilm T500 Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the T500, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The chart just below offers you an overview of the T500 versus it's highest ranked competitors suggested previously.

Here are a few more cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm FinePix T500
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4608 x 3440
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-288mm (12.0x)
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7 inch
Screen resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
136 gr (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions
99 x 57 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage slots
Price at release