Fujifilm FinePix T500 Review

Overall 42
Imaging 5
Features 24
Size 89
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.7″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 99 x 57 x 26 mm
  • Weight: 136 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm FinePix T500 Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix T500 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 07, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #104 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #770 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix T500 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

CONs

No CONs

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix T500 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix T500. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500 has the following external dimensions 99 x 99 x 26 mm (38.98 x 22.44 x 10.24″) with the weight of 136 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Fujifilm FinePix T500, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix T500 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 26mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix T500 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix T500 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix T500 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix T500 — 26 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix T500 — 136 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix T500 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix T500 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix T500 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Fujifilm FinePix T500. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Fujifilm FinePix T500 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix T500 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix T500 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix T500

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix T500 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix T500 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, FinePix T500 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, FinePix T500 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix T500, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix T500 allows you to save files in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect FinePix T500 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix T500 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix T500’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix T500’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix T500 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix T500 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix T500 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 44. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix T500 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix T500 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix T500 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 45. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix T500 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (99 x 57 x 26 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix T500 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix T500 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 10. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix T500 can be called a 10 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (0)
  • Small size (99 x 57 x 26 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix T500 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix T500 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 49. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix T500 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (136 g)
  • Small size (99 x 57 x 26 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm FinePix T500 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix T500 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 7. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix T500 can be called a 7 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (0)

Fujifilm FinePix T500 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix T500
Announced Jan 07, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.7″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3440
Max Native ISO 0
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 136 g
Physical Dimensions 99 x 57 x 26 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type n/a
Storage Slots 1

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