• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm F500EXR advantages over Fujifilm XP150

  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm XP150 advantages over Fujifilm F500EXR

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F550EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR
Fujifilm F550EXR
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
Fujifilm XP150
Fujifilm F550EXR
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm F600EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
Fujifilm XP150
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm F750EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR
Fujifilm F750EXR
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $287
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm XP150
Fujifilm F750EXR
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $287
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Olympus TG-830

Fujifilm F500EXR
Olympus TG-830
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP150
Olympus TG-830
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon AW110

Fujifilm F500EXR
Nikon AW110
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $309
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm XP150
Nikon AW110
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $309
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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