Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Review

4.0
May 21, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Model

FinePix JZ500 / JZ505

Number of effective pixels*1

14.1 megapixels

CCD sensor

1/2.3-inch CCD

Storage media
  • Internal memory (Approx. 40MB)
  • SD memory card
  • SDHC memory card*2
File format
Still image:

JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2*3)

Movie:

AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound

Audio:

WAVE format, Monaural sound

(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Number of recorded pixels

Still image:
4,320 x 3,240 / 4,320 x 2,880 (3:2) / 4,320 x 2,432 (16:9) / 3,072 x 2,304 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,920 x 1,080 (16:9) / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480

Lens

Fujinon 10x optical zoom lens, F3.3 (Wide) - F5.6 (Telephoto)

Lens focal length

f=5.0 - 50.0mm, equivalent to 28 - 280mm on a 35mm camera

Digital zoom

Approx. 6.4x (up to 60x when combined with optical zoom)

Aperture

Wide: F3.3 / F6.4, Telephoto: F5.6 / F11.0 with ND filter

Focus distance
(from lens surface)
Normal:
  • Wide: Approx. 45cm / 1.5ft. to infinity
  • Telephoto: Approx. 2m / 6.6ft. to infinity
Macro:
  • Wide: Approx. 5cm - 2.5m / 2.0in. - 8.2ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 2.5m / 3.0ft. - 8.2ft.
Sensitivity

Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200* (Standard Output Sensitivity)

  • *3M pixels or lower
Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering

Exposure mode

Programmed AE

Shooting modes
Mode Dial:

SR AUTO, AUTO, Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, SP1, SP2, Movie, P

SP:

Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Dog, Cat

Image stabilizer

CCD-shift type

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec.
(All other modes) 4sec. to 1/2000sec.

Continuous shooting

Top-3 (Up to 0.9fps; max. 3 frames)

Focus

Auto focus ( Center) / Tracking AF

White balance

Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom

Self-timer

Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay

Flash

Auto flash
Effective range (ISO AUTO):

Normal:
  • Wide: Approx. 50cm - 2.6m / 1.6ft. - 8.5ft.
  • Telephoto: Approx. 90cm - 1.7 m / 3.0ft. - 5.6ft.

Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

LCD monitor

2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, color LCD monitor; frame coverage approx.96%

Movie recording

1,280 x 720 pixels (24 frames/sec.) / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound

Photography functions

SR AUTO, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Power management, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Silent mode, Face Recognition

Playback functions

Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Crop, Resize, Image rotate, Slideshow, Multi-frame playback (with Micro thumbnail), Sorting by date, Voice memo, Picture search

Video output

NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital interface

USB 2.0 High-speed

Power supply

NP-45A Li-ion battery (included)
CP-45 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)

Dimensions

97.0 (W) x 57.0 (H) x 28.5 (22.0*) (D) mm / 3.8 (W) x 2.2 (H) x 1.1 (0.9*) (D) in.
(*excluding accessories and attachments, measured at the thinnest part)

Weight

Approx. 148g / 5.2oz.
(excluding accessories, battery and memory card)

  • *1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
  • *2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
  • *3 Exif 2.2 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

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