Summary Fujifilm F500 EXR

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Specifications Key specs
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Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.5
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXRFujifilm FinePix F500 EXR


Fujifilm has replaced the FinePix F500 EXR with the F600 EXR.

Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR
Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR announced August 2011
Continuous shooting Shoots faster

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The Fujifilm F500 EXR vs other recent compacts

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
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The Fujifilm F500 EXR vs other recent travel zooms

High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
320 fps


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The Fujifilm F500 EXR vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Size Slightly large Help
Compact (104×64×33 mm)
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Weight Heavy Help
215 g
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Thickness Thick Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds
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The Fujifilm F500 EXR vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Announced Old Help
January 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
FinePix F500 EXR

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Paula (7:11 AM, January 22, 2016)
I bought 4 because its a cool looking camera and I got them used and in great shape for $24 each, Only had them a week but its a point and shoot camera and at $24 I can`t go wrong.
Buckley587 (0:29 PM, July 21, 2011)
so is this camera any good?
Paul R Pearce (4:11 PM, July 14, 2011)
? I think you need to look at this from the other perspective! This is a super hero tiny sensor point and shoot! It sin't and wasn't ever going to be a DSLR (quality) replacement or even from a quality perspective a backup!

How much was the whole camera, how much is a single DSLR lans (on average) or a flash unit?  If you want a back up get an interchangeable lens system; Samsung NX10/11/100 or Panasonic Gx/xx or Olympus, Sony pen! The Samsung is even APS-C and is fantastic I have thre NX10.

EXR is a very interesting technology and whilst it does bring down the pix count does seem to work rather well for this level of sensor size.

Lets keep a balance, this is a £200 (ish) GBP super clever little point and shoot!

Is it any good compaired to Canon's, Nikon.s Samsung's equivalent?
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:00 AM, July 14, 2011)
Hi Hamza, if you do write future comments be sure to use the "reply" button if you're replying to a particular thread, that way the person you're responding to will get notified that you've left a comment!
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (11:59 PM, July 13, 2011)
Hi Hamza, Snapsort uses a calculated true resolution when comparing cameras, because we think manufacturers often pack too many megapixels into small sensors which don't actually get you more detail.

If you check our Fujifilm F500 specs page you'll see we do have the correct resolution as 15.9MP.
Hamza (11:46 PM, July 13, 2011)
Mauritz you are right and I have tested too by enlarging the pics, it dosent give better result than 10 MP. Even 1080p movies is lie. It records 720p and change the exif data if movie which shows 1080p i movie details. to check it you can see the remaining time count down during filming it is same as 1080p and 720p. 1080p recording must take larger space on SDHC card but it is same as 720p. too much comprasion soent give the good quality to pix and films. Colors are just ok not superb. I go for Canon DSLR, D7 or D60 now.
I really appreciate this site for Camera lovers. Well done snapsort!
Hamza (11:32 PM, July 13, 2011)
Dear Guys,
Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR is a 16 MPix camera. Dont specify it 10 MPix.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:36 AM, May 30, 2011)
Hi Mauritz, we're sorry you're not happy with the camera, that does not sound good.  Thanks for sharing your experience with the camera - we'd be interested in hearing if others have had the same experiences!
Mauritz Aqua (9:25 AM, May 29, 2011)
Dear Snapsort. Just got this camera because of extensive investigation and reviews that said it was good for the DSLR user as a back up. I think it is nonsense. On EXR setting it gets almost everything wrong when it comes to shutter speed, aperture setting, ISO etc. It is practically unusable in EXR.  Then when trying to use P,S,A,M settings, i am limits to what i am allowed to do while EXR Auto is... If i want 1/1000 shutter speed @ F.5 with ISO 400. I just cannot set it as I like it. The EXR gets those settings, but I cannot. The Jpeg compression is fluffy and never sharp, no matter how much i tried. It seems like the software just takes over and softens everything to the degree that it will be not usable @ A3 size even. This might be harsh but i feel i have been duped into buying a camera that is supposed to let me have at least some freedom, instead it plays dumb when it suits it and plays too smart when it doesn't. I was a fuji fan because of the real color you used to get AUTOMATICALLY. Now it is bad and only with superior PP is it anywhere to what I'm used to from Fuji. 

I am selling mine immediately, and now have no idea what to get cause you obviously cannot believe any reviews and there are not a lot of camera shops that will let you DEMO test a unit for a couple of hours/days.

Anyone else feel this way?
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (10:32 PM, April 26, 2011)
Hi gbrandwood, Snapsort uses a calculated true resolution when comparing cameras, which takes into account how small or large the camera's sensor is, this way we avoid saying a camera is better merely because the manufacturer has packed more megapixels into the camera than make sense.

See the F500 EXR specs, we have the resolution listed as 15.9 megapixels.
gbrandwood (10:16 PM, April 26, 2011)
Isn't this 16MP? It says so on the front of the camera.