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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 sh...

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ProEase of use, Great Quality Images at a budget pric...

ConsPoor auto focusing in low light.

I'd like to assume that you are in the same position as I was. You crave an easy to use camera offering professional results without the professional price tag. You desire excellent image quality. You long to advance your skills without being baffled by confusing buttons, options and bewildering...

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Excellent

ProEverything, I love the ease of use of this one!

ConsNone to me

First off I'd like to point out that I am writing a consumer review on this camera. I know nothing about them really, I'm a point and clicker. I know how to take my memory card to a store and print photos and I know how to download them as for specs and the likes forget it really but I shall try...

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“Fine Pics!”

published 31/07/2007

ProSmall but perfectly formed

ConsBad PC package

As dissertation time came round it became obvious to me that I would need a digital camera to take the accompanying pictures for the project. After looking in numerous camera shops I plumped for the FUJIFILM FINEPIX A500. It has to be said I bought this mainly due to the price; I got it for £51...

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“Fujifilm Finepix A500”

published 07/02/2012

Prolight, with few buttons

Conssmall monitor and tiny on/off button

~~General information~~This camera is one I use nearly every day in my classroom. It is a small digital camera which is quick and easy to use and even the children find it easy to take snaps with. It is very durable and considering it has been dropped several times and gets thrown into bags for...

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Excellent

Proeasy to use, excellent pictures, lots of helpful t...

Consno microphone for video clips

When given the chance to buy the Fujifilm FinePix A500 digital camera for £49.99 with the added assurance that if I wasn’t completely satisfied I could return it immediately for a refund I would have been a fool not be rip the customer service advisers hand off, which I actually did. I wasn’t in...

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Excellent

published 20/07/2007

I am extremely pleased with my Fujifilm digital camera. It is easy to use and downloading the pictures on to the computer is simple too. The quality of the pictures is very good. Because it is small and compact, I usually have it with me whenever I go out - thus am able to snap those special moments that previously always happened when I didn't have a camera with me.

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“fujifilm finepix A500”

published 06/03/2007

Pro cheap and easy to use

Consnone that i have found

I purchased my fujifilm finepix A500 (5.1 megapixels) from asda early 2007 i wanted a good camera for a small price id just given birth to my youngest daughter and wanted quality pictures for the album and to put on my pc, i paid £69.99 it was on sale at the time and it did not include a memory...

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Excellent

“Back to basics”

published 14/07/2007

ProLight, compact, easy to use, very good picture qua...

ConsLooks, not as slim as other models,

If you want a basic and simple point and shoot digital camera then this is an ideal choice. The picture quality is very good. It is small and light and can fit into your pocket. Ideal for travelling and nights out. Takes 2 AA batteries so you do not have to worry too much about recharging as you...

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Excellent

“i love this camera!”

published 30/06/2007

Proeasy to use, great quality photos.

Consnot many- perhaps not ideal for profesional photog...

this is the first digital camera i have owned and i am very pleased with it. I wanted a camera that would take decent photographs without being too expensive and this camera has proved perfect as it was within my price range and the quality of prints has been excellent. The menu is easy to move...

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“Fujifilm FinePix A500 Review”

published 30/09/2007

ProLight, good quality images, looks great.

ConsIt eats up batteries.

This camera is amazing. It has all the regular features you would expect from a high quality camera such as this, and it is light, small and amazing to use. When I first go this camera I was surprised how light it was. It looks great with its cute small frame and sleek curves and it still takes...

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Excellent

Provery simple to use, good price, good quality pictu...

Consnone

This is quite probably one of the best innovations I have ever bought! This is a small, lightweight, very-easy to use camera with fabulous picture quality and brilliant value for money (around £100). I initially bought this as I needed a new camera and with my baby's impending birth I needed...

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“Fuji Camera”

published 12/07/2006

Proeasy to use

Consnot much features

Recaived this for christmas, first one wold not work, in that you would switch it on, but the lens appeared to get stuck while it was coming out of the cassing. Sent back to the shop (Argos) and replaced for the exact same model. The replacment worked fine first time. Battery took a while to...

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“Fujifilm FinePix A500”

published 16/06/2007

ProEasy to use, great quality photos

ConsLow battery life, lack of features

This camera has a modern design and is very easy to use. I have found that many batteries do not last very long at all in this camera. I have tried many - te best I can find is Duracell m3. These seem to last for a longer period time. The picture quality is very good. There are not a lot of extra...

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Excellent

“Good all round camera”

published 06/06/2007

Proease of use, cost

Consno memory, batteries dont last long

Bought this camera from Argos on sale at around £80 back in the summer of 2006. Been a good camera & picture quality is good. This camera has a few good features & if you are looking for a cheap no fuss camera then this one is a good but. Never had any problems with it & I use it all the time...

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Excellent

“Fuji Finepix A500”

published 17/05/2007

ProWell made, good photo results

ConsNo case supplied

Bought this as a replacement for a broken Vivitar which was still in warranty but Argos couldn't get repaired so I chose to replace with this. Great little camera, easy to use, a good range of features, good menu system, and good clear photos. It feels solid and well made, my lens failed to come...

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Product Information : Fujifilm FinePix A500

Manufacturer's product description

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.

Product Details

Product Description: Fujifilm FinePix A500 - digital camera, Fujifilm FinePix S4600 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card, SD card

Sensor Resolution: 5.1 Megapixel, 16.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 6.4 - 19.2 mm - f/3.3-5.5, Fujinon 26 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 111.8 mm - f/3.1-5.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm, 15 cm

Digital Zoom: 5.2 x, 7.2 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash, Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.8", LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.3 cm x 2.8 cm x 6 cm, 12.2 cm x 10 cm x 9.3 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 426 g, 125 g, 140 g

Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Colour: Black

General

MPN: N077560A, 12823, FinePix A500, 171401166, N078130A

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 5.1 Megapixel, 16.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: Super CCD HR, CCD

Effective Sensor Resolution: 5,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5", 1/2.3"

Optical Zoom: 3 x, 26 x

Digital Zoom: 5.2 x, 7.2 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

AE/AF Control: Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF

Face Detection: Blink Detection technology, Smile Shutter

Enclosure Colour: Black

Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Matrix

Exposure Metering Zones: 64, 256

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, sports mode

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fine, incandescent, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec, 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 2 sec, 8 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 6.4 - 19.2 mm - f/3.3-5.5, Fujinon 26 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 111.8 mm - f/3.1-5.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 114mm, 24 - 624mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm, 15 cm

Macro Focus Range: 10-80cm, 2-300cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Features: Built-in lens shield

Lens Construction: 11 groups / 15 elements

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash, Pop-up flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 3.1 m

Features: AF illuminator

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Direct print, date/time stamp, DPOF support, PictBridge support, resizing an image

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3.3 frames per second for 10 frames (8Mpix), 8 frames per second for 40 frames (4Mpix), 1.2 frames per second for 5 frames

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Field Coverage: 75%

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display, 3" LCD display

Resolution: 77,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: USB ¦ Composite video output ¦ DC power input

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card, SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, FinePix Viewer

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.3.9

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Hand strap, USB cable, video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Battery Life Details: Photo shooting - 320 shots ( alkaline batteries ) ¦ Photo shooting - 500 shots ( NiMH batteries ) ¦ Photo shooting - 700 shots ( lithium batteries )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 12 MB

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card, SD card

Supported Memory Cards: xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 6 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 12 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1728 : 13 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 19 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 25 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 : 122 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 10 fps - 94 sec - with 16MB card ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 10 fps - 240 sec - max clip duration

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.3 cm, 12.2 cm

Depth: 2.8 cm, 10 cm

Height: 6 cm, 9.3 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 426 g, 125 g, 140 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 80% (non-condensing)

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

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