Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Review

July 15, 2011 | Matt Grayson |


Number of effective pixels

16.0 million pixels

CCD sensor

1/2-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter

Storage media

Internal memory (Approx. 39MB). SD / SDHC / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card

File format

Still image - JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible) Movie - H.264 (MOV) Sound - WAVE format, Stereo sound


Fujinon 15x optical zoom lens

Lens focal length

Focal length - f=4.4 - 66mm, equivalent to 24-360mm on a 35mm camera.


Mode - Single AF / Continuous AF (EXR AUTO, Movie) Type - TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available AF frame selection - Center, Multi, Area, Tracking

Focus distance

Normal - Wide : Approx. 45cm / 1.5ft. to infinity Telephoto : Approx. 2.5m / 8.2ft. to infinity Macro - Wide : Approx. 5cm - 3.0m / 2.0in.- 9.8ft. Telephoto : Approx. 1.2m - 3.0m / 3.9ft. - 9.8ft.

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec., (All other modes) 8sec. to 1/2000sec.


F3.5 / F7.1 / F10 (Wide) F5.3 / F11 / F16 (Telephoto) with ND filter


Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity) * ISO6400 : M mode or lower, ISO12800 : S mode

Exposure modes

Programmed AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual

White balance

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

LCD Monitor

3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage


10sec. / 2sec. delay / Auto release / Auto shutter(Dog, Cat)

Video Output

NTSC / PAL selectable with stereo sound

Digital Interface

USB 2.0 High-Speed

Power source

NP-50 Li-ion battery (included) / CP-50 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)


103.5(W) x 59.2(H) x 32.6(D) mm / 4.1(W) x 2.5(H) x 1.3(D) in. (Minimum depth : 22.9mm / 0.9in)


Approx. 195g / 6.9oz. (excluding battery and memory card) Approx. 215g / 7.6oz. (including battery and memory card)

Digital Zoom

Approx. 5x (up to approx. 75x , with 15x optical zoom)

Shooting modes

SP - Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Portrait, Portrait enhancer, Dog, Cat, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, Text. MODE DIAL -EXR, P, S, A, M, SP, Adv, AUTO

Movie recording

1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with stereo sound * Zoom function can be used.


Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, voice memo, histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, Histogram display

Voice memo

WAVE format, Monaural sound