FujiFilm FinePix JZ500 (FinePix JZ505)

Announced Feb 2, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 280 mm (10×)
dpreview conclusion

The Fujifilm Finepix JZ500 is one of the cheapest cameras in this group test, but Fuji has packed a lot into its tiny frame. Despite its small size, light weight and low price, the JZ500 is capable of holding its own against the competition, and in terms of its core feature set, it offers a very attractive package. Although it's pretty weak in low light, we like the JZ500 for its combination of point-and-shoot simplicity, good image quality and decent build.

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68%
dpreview score
Good for

Point and shooters looking for a lightweight, high-quality compact at a good price

Not so good for

More demanding photographers, who want more control. And anyone that does a lot of low-light photography.

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Movie / video mode
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Other reviews
Fujifilm Finepix JZ500 Review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Jan 6, 2011)

On the face of it, the Fujifilm Finepix JZ500 performs ok for a camera of that price level. However, the market is constantly developing with better cameras available at lower prices. With this in mind, it really is difficult to be considerate towards the flaws in the JZ500, such as sluggish performance and poor image quality, and for that reason it disappoints.

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