• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 280.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm JZ500 advantages over Fujifilm Real 3D W3

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    280 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 230 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    165g vs 250g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm Real 3D W3 advantages over Fujifilm JZ500

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.43 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1150k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.0 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm W1

Fujifilm JZ500
Fujifilm W1
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Fujifilm Real 3D W3
Fujifilm W1
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH20

Fujifilm JZ500
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm Real 3D W3
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm JZ300

Fujifilm JZ500
Fujifilm JZ300
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Fujifilm Real 3D W3
Fujifilm JZ300
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm T300

Fujifilm JZ500
Fujifilm T300
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Fujifilm Real 3D W3
Fujifilm T300
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon D20

Fujifilm JZ500
Canon D20
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm Real 3D W3
Canon D20
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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