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Fujifilm FinePix A500


Fujifilm FinePix A500
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Fujifilm FinePix A500 features 5.1 megapixel resolution, 3.0x optical zoom, and a 1.8-in. (77,000 pixels resolution) LCD screen.

It incorporates Fujifilm's innovative Super CCD HR image sensor with low-light capability with selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400.

The LCD screen has anti-glare coating and there is an optical viewfinder. It shoots QVGA (320x240 ) movies at 10 fps without sound. It comes with 12MB of internal memory. Exposure control is Program AE with 4 additional Scene Modes.

Fujifilm claims a shutter lag speed (after AF/AE lock) of 0.1 second and start-up of 2.8 second. The FinePix A500 comes with 2 AA Alkaline batteries. PictBridge™ technology allows you to print directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer without going through a PC.

The Fujifilm FinePix A500 should appeal to a first time digital camera user looking for an inexpensive entry-level and easy-to-use point-and-shoot digital camera.

[See also the Fujifilm FinePix A400 with 4.1 MP resolution and costing about $50 less.]

Fujifilm A500
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Fujifilm FinePix A500  
  Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch Super CCD HR  
  Number of Effective Pixels 5.1 Million Pixels  
  Number of Recorded Pixels

Still image: 2592 x 1944(5M) / 2592 x 1728 (3:2)/ 2048 X 1536 (3M) / 1600 X 1200 (2M) / 640 X 480 (0.3M)

Movie Recording: 320 x 240 pixels (10 frames/sec. up to 60 sec.), 160 x 120 pixels (10 frames/sec. up to 240 sec.)


  Image Processing Type New DSP  
  File formats Still image: DCF-compliant (Compressed Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG), *Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible, Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)  
  Recording Capacity with Internal Memory (xD-Picture Card not included)
Still images Movie
5MP(F) 5MP(N) 3:2 2MP 0.3MP 320x240 160x120
4 9 10 19 93 71 Sec. 220 Sec.
  Lens Fujinon 3.0x optical zoom lens  
  Lens Focal Length (Rated) / (35mm Equiv.) f=6.4mm - 19.2mm, Equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm camera  
  Aperture Range F3.3 - F8.5, -2EV to +2EV in 1/3 EV increments  
  Optical Zoom 3.0x  
  Digital Zoom 5.2x  
  Focus - Auto / Manual / Macro Auto/Macro  
  Focus Range Normal: Approx. 2.0 ft. to Infinity
Macro - Closeup: Approx. 3.9 in. to 2.6 ft.
  Focusing Operation AF System: TTL contrast type
AF frame selection: AF (Center)
  Exposure Control Program AE  
  Light Metering (Photometery) TTL 64-zones metering  
  Color Control Modes Standard  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto / ISO Range equivalent to 100/200/400  
  Shutter Release Control Press half way to set focus, all the way to release the shutter.  
  Shutter Speed 2 sec. to 1/1500 sec. (exposure mode dependant)  
  White balance Automatic, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)  
  Flash Mode Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro  
  Effective Range (ISO Auto) 2.0 - 10.2 ft (Wide), 2.0 - 6.6 ft (Tele), 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft (Macro)  
  Viewfinder Real Image Optical, Approx. 75% coverage  
  LCD monitor 1.8-inch, Aspect ratio 4:3, 77,000 pixels, low-temperature polysilicon TFT, approx. 94% coverage  
  LCD Low Light Viewability Gain-up Brightness Mode Manual  
  LCD Anti-Glare Coating Yes, Clear View Filter  
  Camera Terminals USB full speed, 3 volt power-input socket, Video-out (NTSC/PAL)  
  Printing Interface PictBridge, DPOF, and EXIF Print Compatible  
  Start-up Speed Approx. 2.8 sec.  
  Shutter Lag Time Approx. 1/10 sec. (with AF/AE locked)  
  Shooting modes Auto, Preprogrammed Scene Position (SP), Macro, Movie  
  Preprogrammed Scene Modes (SP) Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night  
  Image Management Modes Best framing, frame number memory  
  Frame to Frame Intervals Min. 0.3 frames/sec  
  Movie Recording 320 x 240 pixels (10 frames/sec. up to 60 sec.), 160 x 120 pixels (10 frames/sec. up to 240 sec.) w/out sound. Zoom cannot be used during movie recording.  
  Video Out NTSC/PAL-type  
  Playback Trimming, Automatic Playback, Multi-Frame Playback  
  Internal Memory - Total/Useable 16MB / 12MB approximately  
  Memory Type xD-Picture Card  
  Power source Two AA type alkaline batteries (included), two AA NiMH batteries or Fujifilm AC-3VX AC adapter (optional)  
  Pictures / Battery Charge (CIPA Standard) Alkaline: approx. 100 frames /
Ni-MH 2500mAh: approx. 350 frames
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 93.0 x 60.0 x 27.5 mm /
3.7 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
  Weight - Camera Mass (not including accessories, batteries & xD Card) Approx. 126g / 4.4 oz.  
  Weight for Photography (including batteries & xD) Approx. 6.1 oz.  
  Other Features Self-timer: approx 2/10 sec., World Time, 7 language menu interface, Discharge rechargeable batteries, Tripod socket  
  Included Accessories 2 AA Alkaline Batteries
Hand Strap
USB (mini-B) Cable
Video Cable
FinePix Viewer
User Manual
  Optional Accessories AC Power Adapter: AC-3VX
xD-Picture Card (256MB to 1GB)
Compact Flash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
Fujifilm Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF
  MSRP US $179 / CDN $240 (ESP)  

Specifications subject to change.

Fujifilm Press Release

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