Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR

Last Updated (20 May’12):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR is a new 16 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor digital camera with a 15x zoom and Wide Angle 24-360mm Optical Zoom Lens to provide high speed performance with superb images quality. The camera features Full 1080p HD video recording, Intelligent Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Tracking auto focus, High Speed auto focus and has a 3.0 inch LCD display for easy viewing. The Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR has measures (W x H x D) 103.5 x 59.2 x 32.6mm / 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in. with weight Approx. Approx. 215g / 7.6oz. (including battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR produced images of good quality during the review period. It handled noise fairly well, with a little noise appearing at the relatively slow speed of ISO 200..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR User Reviews

Great camera for advanced users
“Size and weight fells very small, amazing that a 15x zomm can fit in such a small camera. The zoom is excellent. Grip is very good, more than usual compacts. Full HD video with optical zooms and stereo are very crisp. Photos quality with 16mp are good too.” – By Bruno Zanchet
Rating: ★★★★☆

“It is easy to use and takes GREAT pictures! I have had so much fun playing with it! I am so happy that I purchased this camera! It is small and compact. It takes great pictures even when you are fully zoomed in.” – By Ashley
Rating: ★★★★★

Best among the compacts
“The Fujinon 24~360mm zoom is a superb quality lens. The new CMOS 16mpx back-lighted sensor (same Fuji hexagonal pixels technology) is very sharp and works pretty well in many different light levels.” – By Eduardo A. Castanho
Rating: ★★★★★

a very good buy
“it was a fantastic buy. I think the pictures are very good ( I have not stopped playing with it) and it is very simple to use. It came highly recommended and was used in Disney world for 3 or 4 days constant.” – By Mrs. Elaine McAllister
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nice Camera
“Image quality is very good. I’ve taken both indoor and outdoor pics. Cost is good. I got mine for just under 200 and I’m happy. A lot of features plus a solid zoom in a very compact size.” – By M. Borge
Rating: ★★★★★

Very pleased
“The lens seems great. I like the long zoom, although you have to have very good light or a tripod when using it, or you will get motion blur.” – By Joel
Rating: ★★★★★

“It is a little more complicated than my other point and shoots that I’ve had (I always wind up buying fuji finepix too)but in my honest opinion once you figure out how to use it the picture and video quality is worth the time you’ll take tinkering.” – By AnnMarie
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s so EASY
“I used the F500 EXR for the very first time at a Monster Truck show. The pictures were fabulous!! In the EXR mode, it worked perfectly. Video’s were also easy to start recording and very clear!” – By just me…
Rating: ★★★★★

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Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR Sample Photos

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Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR User Manual (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR Features

16-megapixel EXR-CMOS Images sensor

The Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR offers a 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS Images sensor to provide high-resolution and capture detail images in any situations. The images sensor lets you capture images with measures up to 4608×3456 pixels that has finer resolution, lower noise and a wider dynamic range. It also supported by a 15x optical zoom equivalent to a 24-360mm zoom lens which provides wide angles of view for landscapes and street photography. The zoom lens also lets you get sharp images from edge to edge and effectively reduce the distortion at wide angles, while the optical coatings reduce flare and ghosting which caused by light reflecting between the rear lens element and the sensor.


Full HD Video Recording

The camera also lets you to record Full 1080p HD videos with stereo sound which easy to playback on you HDTV. The videos can be captured at 1080p resolution and 30fps with exceptional digital stereo sound. Supported by high sensitivity, the camera lets you to shoot crisp, colourful HD video, even in low light shooting. In addition, the camera also comes with an Dual-image stabilization, they are sensor shift and ISO boost which effectively reduce the effect camera shake. The camera also improves the ISO sensitivity to keeps shutter speeds high, avoiding the effect of motion blur in the first place.


Motion Panorama

Additionally, the Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR lets you captures amazing panoramic images with just pressing the shutter button then sweeping the camera around in a circle. The panoramic images is created from the view that is recorded, and saved to memory card as a conventional JPEG file. The camera also has a bright 3.0-inch High-contrast LCD for easy to compose great photos. The LCD offers high resolution up to 460,000-dots make the camera provides clear and sharp images when shows and share the images and videos to your family and friends.


Additional Features

+ EXR AUTO Recognizes 27 Scenes
+ CMOS Shift Image Stabilization
+ High Speed Auto Focus
+ High Speed Shooting Functions
+ Super Intelligent Flash
+ Film Simulation Mode
+ Face Detection
+ Face Recognition
+ Dog / Cat Detection
+ Tracking Auto Focus
+ Mode Dial and Scene Position
+ Waterproof Case
+ Image Sharing and Post Capture Functions
+ Playback Functions
+ Intuitive Control Palette


Model Name FinePix F500EXR

Number of effective pixels 16.0 million pixels

Image sensor 1/2-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter

Storage media

* Internal memory (Approx. 20MB)
* SD / SDHC / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card

File format

* still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*3
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

* movie: H.264 (MOV)

* sound: WAVE format, Stereo sound

Number of recorded pixels

* still image
L : (4:3) 4608 x 3456 / (3:2) 4608 x 3072 / (16:9) 4608 x 2592

M : (4:3) 3264 x 2448 / (3:2) 3264 x 2176 / (16:9) 3264 x 1840

S : (4:3) 2304 x 1728 / (3:2) 2304 x 1536 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080

* 360° Vertical 7680 x 1080 Horizontal 7680 x 720

* 180° Vertical 3840 x 1080 Horizontal 3840 x 720

* 120° Vertical 2560 x 1080 Horizontal 2560 x 720


* name: Fujinon 15x optical zoom lens

* focal length: f=4.4 – 66mm, equivalent to 24-360mm on a 35mm camera

* full-aperture: F3.5 (Wide) – F5.3 (Telephoto)

* construction: 10 groups 12 lenses

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

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

Focus distance (from lens surface)

* 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.


Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity)

* ISO6400 : M mode or lower, ISO12800 : S mode

Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering, Multi, Spot, Average

Exposure mode

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

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


Image stabilizer CMOS shift type

Face detection Yes

Exposure compensation -2.0EV – +2.0EV 1/3EV step

Shutter speed

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

Continuous shooting

L : TOP- 3 frames (3 frames/sec.)
M : TOP- 3 / 6 frames (3 / 6 frames/sec.)
S : TOP- 3 / 6 / 12 frames (3 / 6 / 12 frames/sec.)

L : LAST- 3 frames (3 frames/sec.)
M : LAST- 3 / 6 frames (3 / 6 frames/sec.)
S : LAST- 3 / 6 / 12 frames (3 / 6 / 12 frames/sec.)


* mode: Single AF / Continuous AF (EXR AUTO, Movie)

* type: TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available

* AF frame selection: Center, Multi, Tracking

White balance

* Automatic scene recognition

* Preset
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom


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


* Auto flash (super i-flash)
* Effective range : (ISO AUTO)

* Normal
Wide : Approx. 15cm – 3.2m / 0.5ft. – 10.5ft.
Telephoto : Approx. 90cm – 1.9m / 3.0ft. – 6.2ft.

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

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

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.

Photography functions

EXR mode, Face recognition, Intelligent Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Film simulation, Dog / Cat detection, Framing guidline, Frame No. memory, Advanced mode (Motion panorama360, Pro focus, Pro low light), High Speed Movie (80 / 160 / 320 fps)

Playback functions

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

Other functions

PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode


* Video output: NTSC / PAL selectable with monaural sound

* Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed

* HDMI output: HDMI Mini connector

Power supply

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 2.3(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)

Operating Temperature 0°C – 40°C

Operating Humidity 10% – 80% (no condensation)

Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation

Approx. 300 frames (AUTO mode)

Accessories included

Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-45W
Hand strap
USB cable
A / V cable
Owner’s manual

Optional accessories

Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-45W
DC coupler CP-50
AC power adapter AC-5VX
Water proof Case WP-FXF500
O Ring kit ORK-FXF500

See also: Digital Camera | Fujifilm | Point & Shoot Cameras

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