• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm JX500 advantages over Olympus SZ-31MR

  • Less expensive
    $100 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    113g vs 226g
    Lighter weight

Olympus SZ-31MR advantages over Fujifilm JX500

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-T99

Fujifilm JX500
Sony DSC-T99
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus SZ-31MR
Sony DSC-T99
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S80

Fujifilm JX500
Nikon S80
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SZ-31MR
Nikon S80
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus SZ-30MR

Fujifilm JX500
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
Olympus SZ-31MR
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm JX580

Fujifilm JX500
Fujifilm JX580
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus SZ-31MR
Fujifilm JX580
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Fujifilm JX500
Olympus SH-50
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Olympus SZ-31MR
Olympus SH-50
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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