The Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim EX-Z4) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A2300 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm A500 Zoom compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.6), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (93×60×28 mm) vs super compact (95×54×20 mm)) and is older (january 2006 vs february 2012).

Casio Exilim EX-Z4

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z4 (vs the A500 Zoom)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z4 (vs the A500 Zoom)

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common strengths of the EX-Z4 and A500 Zoom

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×57×23 mm) vs Compact (93×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
6 years newer
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the A500 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 5 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the A500 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A2300 IS and A500 Zoom

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Compact (93×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"