• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm F500EXR advantages over Nikon A900

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.39 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    215g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Fujifilm F500EXR

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 360 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F300EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR
Fujifilm F300EXR
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $254
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon A900
Fujifilm F300EXR
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $254
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Fujifilm F550EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR
Fujifilm F550EXR
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon A900
Fujifilm F550EXR
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Fujifilm F600EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
Nikon A900
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Fujifilm F500EXR
Panasonic ZS60
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Fujifilm F500EXR
Canon SX730 HS
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher-res screen
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