Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16 megapixels
  • EXR-CMOS sensor
  • 15x optical zoom
  • 24mm wide-angle
  • Optical (lens-shift) image stabilization
  • 3-inch LCD monitor
  • 1080p HD video
  • High-speed 320fps video
  • 12fps full-resolution burst mode
  • 360-degree sweep panorama
  • Multi-frame burst shooting to reduce noise or defocus background
  • Captures to SD/SDHC
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-04-07
  • Final Grade: 89 B+

B+

Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR
16 megapixels; EXR-CMOS sensor; 15x optical zoom; 24mm wide-angle; Optical (lens-shift) image stabilization; 3-inch LCD monitor; 1080p HD video; High-speed 320fps video; 12fps full-resolution burst mode; 360-degree sweep panorama; Multi-frame burst shooting to reduce noise or defocus background; Captures to SD/SDHC; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Fujifilm F500EXR is one of Fuji's new travel zooms based around their latest EXR sensor -- an oversized 1/2" CMOS configuration. The F500EXR has the best image quality in the compact-zoom class this year (tied with its big brother, the F550EXR), and has a very solid feature set to match as well. The 24mm wide-angle, 15x zoom lens is quite versatile even measured against other cameras in the price range. The 12 frame-per-second burst shooting mode is exceptionally fast, the speediest in the compact zoom class, by our measure. And it shoots 1080p HD video. As is usually the case with Fuji cameras, the interface is a bit clumsy, and a few performance issues pop up here and there, so it's not the most user-friendly camera out there. We also recommend plunking down the extra couple bucks for the F550EXR, since it's the same camera, but with RAW image capture and GPS capability. Sticklers for image quality should look closely.

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