As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm Finepix JX500 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, digicams and pro DSLRs. The Fujifilm Finepix JX500's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the Powershot S100) and Samsung (such as the SH100 and the ST66)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm JX500 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (100×56×24 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs may 2002) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (170 shots vs 200 shots).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
3 months older
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the JX500)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the JX500)

  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 113 g

common strengths of the S100 and JX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $186.77

Fujifilm FinePix F401 Zoom

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the F401 Zoom (vs the JX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F401 Zoom (vs the JX500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 4 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the F401 Zoom and JX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Fujifilm JX500 doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a slightly shorter battery life (170 shots vs 200 shots), is older (january 2012 vs january 2015) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
3 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the JX500)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the JX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and JX500

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Compact (100×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 113 g

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100
similar age

Significant advantages of the JZ100 (vs the JX500)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the JZ100 (vs the JX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the JZ100 and JX500

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Compact (100×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 129 g vs 113 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm JX500 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (100×56×24 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SH100 (vs the JX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SH100 (vs the JX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH100 and JX500

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm JX500 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.5), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
similar age
$101

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the JX500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the JX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST66 and JX500

  • Inexpensive: $100.80 vs $186.77

Samsung ES75

Samsung ES75
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ES75 (vs the JX500)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ES75 (vs the JX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the ES75 and JX500

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm JX500 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), is newer (january 2012 vs august 2008), is much smaller (compact (100×56×24 mm) vs professional size (146×108×74 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (113 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.1 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
3 years older
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the JX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the JX500)

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 0.9"
  • Much larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Compact (100×56×24 mm)
  • Much heavier: 822 g vs 113 g

common strengths of the 50D and JX500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Compact (100×56×24 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very inexpensive: $531.59 vs $186.77