As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix E500 Zoom is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix E500 Zoom's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix E550 Zoom) and Olympus (such as the E-450)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm E500 Zoom compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 32 mm), is significantly smaller (compact (101×61×33 mm) vs compact (105×63×34 mm)) and is slightly lighter (226 g vs 260 g).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 12.3 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom
similar age

Significant advantages of the E550 Zoom (vs the E500 Zoom)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 12.3 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the E550 Zoom (vs the E500 Zoom)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×63×34 mm) vs Compact (101×61×33 mm)

common strengths of the E550 Zoom and E500 Zoom

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Olympus E-450

Olympus E-450
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-450 (vs the E500 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the E-450 (vs the E500 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the E-450 and E500 Zoom

  • None found