|fujifilm finepix camera a500 a1.53|
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|The FinePix A500 incorporates Fujifilm's innovative Super CCD sensor, featuring an octagonal pixel design that allows you to capture highlights and shadow detail in every picture you take. Utilizing this sophisticated imaging sensor, you get exceptional image quality, accurate details, smooth, attractive skin tones and true to life colors from this camera. The A500 lets you shoot your picture with confidence and gives you images rich with details that conventional cameras miss, with ease and simplicity.The A500 features a 3.0x Optical Zoom with a focal range equivalent of 38mm - 114mm compared to 35mm film. Bring your subject closer and clearer with high quality Fujinon lens technology. For added range, add the 5.2x Digital Zoom to get a Total Zoom range of 15.6x.The FinePix A500 makes it possible for you to get that picture even if you forget or fill up your xD-Picture Card. With internal memory built into the A500, now you will never have to miss that special shot. Think of it as your internal insurance policy for photo opportunities.The A500 is technology made easy. Designed with ease-of-use as a priority, the controls on the camera has been designed for simple, one-handed operation. With an optical viewfinder and 1.8" LCD even the first time digital camera user will get incredible shots from the beginning.Everything you need to get started including two AA alkaline batteries and a USB (mini-B) cable for easy computer connectivity are all in the box. Simply put your batteries in, power up the camera, set the date and time and you're ready to start taking pictures. It couldn't be easier.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||5.1 MP|
|Sensor Type||CCD, Super CCD HR|
|Macro Focus Range||10-80cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||38 - 114mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1500 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||2 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.3 m - 3.1 m|
|Camera Flash Features||Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||12 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Built-in, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Real-image zoom|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||75%|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color|
|Connector Types||Composite video output, DC power input, USB|
|Expansion Slot||xD-Picture Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.3.9, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, Motion JPEG|
|Still Image Format||DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.2, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240,160 x 120|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Direct Print, Not Interchangeable Lenses, PictBridge Support, Resizing an Image, USB|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Landscape, Night mode, Portrait mode, Sports mode|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Shade (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||0.3 frames per second|
Low price; easy operation.
No manual controls; sluggish operation; average image quality; no burst mode.
The appeal of the basic Fujifilm FinePix A500's tiny price tag is offset by its slim feature set and mediocre performance.
Average review score based on 14 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
In general, the Fujifilm A500 is a decent camera with most of the features you'll need. The only downfall I could think of is the lack of control over shutter speed. After hearing that the firmware for Canon cameras can be hacked to have extremely low shutter speeds (in addition already being able to customize it), I realized that I couldn't even control mine on the Fujifilm. The "Sport" setting is supposed to compensate for movements, but it doesn't do the best job. You'll need a VERY steady hand to take crispy shots or else 90 percent of your photos will be blurred. Other than that it enables you to do normal shots where the focus is evenly distributed and "Macro" shots to use depth of field and focus on a specific object while blurring the background/foreground. The sensors are very accurate so you won't have to worry about the wrong settings.
For the fact that I paid around 20 bucks total for it, I'd give it 10 starts out of 5... But compared to its competition, it could be better in some areas. The average person probably wouldn't notice.
This is an inexpensive, easy to use camera that takes great photos. It is perfect for a family or for somebody who wants to post pictures online. I use it to sell my stuff on ebay. One read of the manual and you can see how easy it is. The LCD menu on the backside is self explanatory and easy to follow. I have no trouble operating it and have never needed help or repair. I dropped an A400 which ruined the lens and I had to replace it for very little money. I was able to do that with the A500. I recommend Fuji cameras highly and especially this inexpensive model. The software is a breeze and XP downloads everything automatically with no special knowledge on my part. Good deal all the way around.
Camera is simple to operate and produces quality photos. I will try to find some rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to replace the AA's currently used in the camera. Pleased with everthing except battery (note: Found a lot of Ray-O-Vac AA's with 2017 use date for "cheap" price and it now meets or exceeds all requirements.
I had one of these before and was happy with it until it jammed. I bought another model fuji camera (a Finepix JX) but found it to be not what I really wanted. First of all I had several memory cards for the A500 and secondly I liked being able to use AA batteries in it. The new camera uses a different card and has a rechargeable pack in it. That means I have to have a separate charger for it. I'm in construction so I use the A500 for taking pictures in basements and attics when I work in them to show my customers any problems that I run into. Its a little more hardy than the new one. The JX just doesn't work out for the job so it sits on the shelf. I also found that the JX directions are a lot more complicated than the A500. Too bad they don't make the A500 anymore. I'm happy I was able to find this used one. Its just what I wanted.
I've always been what I consider a terrible photographer with few if any shots worth showing. But this camera seems to compensate for lack of photography skills. I now manage to get shots that are clear and crisp, with detail that I didn't notice just looking at the object. I've been using it to do close-ups of jewelry that I make and flowers that I like. Fujifilm FinePix is now my camera of choice.