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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Above 10 Megapixel
The FinePix JZ500 features a 14-megapixel CCD, a 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD and a Fujinon 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28mm-280mm equivalent). Encased in a high-grade brushed aluminum metal body, it's not only well protected from bumps and scrapes, but features a simple, yet elegant design. The JZ500 also has a new mode dial for additional convenience and functionality.
Submitted by FRANK ASSELBERGHS a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: April 1, 2010
Strengths: Exceptional distance capabilities and good detail and colour rendition
Weaknesses: Could improve the build quality up to Lumix standards
The build quality of the camera is fairly good but not up to the standards of e.g. Lumix or Cybershot cameras. The lens is extremely sharp easily outclassing Lumix and Cybershot compacts but this may be more due to very sophisticated software rather than the lens quality itself. I tested this camera in performance against a Lumix FX60 and found it to outperform the Lumix except in start up times and focus times. Pictures were more accurate in detail and colour rendition. Compared against a Leica C Lux 3 the Fuji did not detect every fine nuance that the Leica did in short distance shots although it's telephoto capabilities were far greater. The Fuji Finepix is a great compact all round camera at a very reasonable price.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $179.00
Purchased At: DECTEL LTD
Similar Products Used: Lumix FX60
Leica C Lux 3
Type of photography: Outdoor
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