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Fujifilm Finepix A500 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 58 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.6   above average
Price4.4   average
Photo3.8   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Then I went to an early season Yankees game this year (they won 1-0 vs Tampa Bay) and my 35mm had a suddenly dead battery, so this was all I had."
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"The only major downside is how quickly it goes through batteries."
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"Camera takes a good quality picture and uses 2 regular AA batteries."
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"And the camera uses 2 alkaline AA batteries, that won't last too long, so it is a good idea to buy a kit of rechargeable batteries."
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"Its a nice little point and shoot for $88pros:-------small & lightweightdecent zoomeasy to use without reading the manualAA batteries for power - easily replacablecheap $6 uw housing - that's why I bought it, to use underwater see link to WP-FXA500Fujifilm WP-FXA500 Aquamask Underwater Housing for Fuji A400 and A500Has movie record option with sound, records in AVI formatDOESN'T eats batteries like a hungry fat woman at a free unlimited buffetcons:--------xd card - a little pricier than CF cards - use type H for max memory speed capicitymanual exposure option complicatedno flash exposure adjustment, just on, off, red eyehighest iso 400 (cmon fuji - where's at least 800?"
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"It runs on a pair of AA batteries which makes it easy to replace without hunting down a special, expensive size."
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Photo

Photo:
"Excellent value for money as always with Fuji products, its does what is sets out to do and is a simple to use compact camera with enough manual capability for the basic user, it gives clear bright photos for the resolution, better than you would expect on the downside the video capability has no sound, its slow ( shutter lag ) to use and a little over cost reduced in the case design ( looks better than it really is ), the LCD screen is not much use for determining focus or qulaity of photos, menus difficult to use, battery usage quite high, you must get rechargable batteries, but this is common for most digital cameras, that all said, for the price and to get started in digital photography you cant go wrong, but I predict within a few months the limitations may become frustrating and you will want to upgrade, Fuji do some much better compacts than this, if you dont have any more money then buy this and give it to someone when you upgrade."
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"I have found that MOST of my photos with this new 5.1 are NOT very good at all."
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"If I do closeup pics, they are very nice, but general photos are most often blurry and horrible."
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"The delay between clicking and the camera actually taking the picture was a bit off, which makes action shots difficult, but still life photos and portrait type photos are great!"
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"I encourage them to put their photos on their computers frequently so they don't lose those memories (we order prints online or use a digital scrapbook program).Other notes: the photos they've taken look great, the controls are easy to master, the price (under $100) is terrific."
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"The quality of the photos has been good."
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"Excellent value for money as always with Fuji products, its does what is sets out to do and is a simple to use compact camera with enough manual capability for the basic user, it gives clear bright photos for the resolution, better than you would expect on the downside the video capability has no sound, its slow ( shutter lag ) to use and a little over cost reduced in the case design ( looks better than it really is ), the LCD screen is not much use for determining focus or qulaity of photos, menus difficult to use, battery usage quite high, you must get rechargable batteries, but this is common for most digital cameras, that all said, for the price and to get started in digital photography you cant go wrong, but I predict within a few months the limitations may become frustrating and you will want to upgrade, Fuji do some much better compacts than this, if you dont have any more money then buy this and give it to someone when you upgrade."
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Price

Price:
"When I spend money, I expect reliability, and FUJI misses the mark! "
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"I got burned in the past trying to get away with buying my kids sub-1.0 megapixel cameras, which really were a waste of money and disappointed everyone in terms of quality."
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"I went to the local box stores, and a hard to find 1 GB xD-Picture Card costs $80 -- about the price I spent for the camera."
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"Reasonable price and everything the description says it ."
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"It seems to have decent features, especially for the price I paid... And takes good pictures."
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"Got a nice price on this camera, installed a 1 GB memory card, and am very happy with it!"
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"All that being said, it's a year later and this is a back up at best, the price is now down so if it's a $70 camera you want, this may be your baby cause I have no real complaints."
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"Just make sure you buy it really cheap, and don't make the same mistake I did."
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Quality

Quality:
"I got burned in the past trying to get away with buying my kids sub-1.0 megapixel cameras, which really were a waste of money and disappointed everyone in terms of quality."
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"Camera takes a good quality picture and uses 2 regular AA batteries."
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"What I love is its size and the quality of the pictures - inside and outside."
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"Quality, ease of use, size -- all A+."
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"I am currently building a house and wanted a good, quality digital camera without spending a lot of money."
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"I was able to purchase this camera and a 512mb card for under $100, and the quality is amazing."
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Size

Size:
"What I love is its size and the quality of the pictures - inside and outside."
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"Quality, ease of use, size -- all A+."
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"I only have one concern though... the power button is a little small and I'm afraid it could get worn out quickly... but other than that... it's great! "
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"It's small, lightweight, easy to use."
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"Its a nice little point and shoot for $88pros:-------small & lightweightdecent zoomeasy to use without reading the manualAA batteries for power - easily replacablecheap $6 uw housing - that's why I bought it, to use underwater see link to WP-FXA500Fujifilm WP-FXA500 Aquamask Underwater Housing for Fuji A400 and A500Has movie record option with sound, records in AVI formatDOESN'T eats batteries like a hungry fat woman at a free unlimited buffetcons:--------xd card - a little pricier than CF cards - use type H for max memory speed capicitymanual exposure option complicatedno flash exposure adjustment, just on, off, red eyehighest iso 400 (cmon fuji - where's at least 800?"
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