• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 280.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm JZ500 advantages over Fujifilm SL300

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 100 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    165g vs 510g
    Lighter weight

Fujifilm SL300 advantages over Fujifilm JZ500

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 280 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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
  • 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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The Competition

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 SL300
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

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 SL300
Fujifilm JZ300
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm S4000

Fujifilm JZ500
Fujifilm S4000
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4000
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

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 SL300
Fujifilm T300
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Fujifilm JZ500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm SL300
Samsung WB1100F
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Hot shoe
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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