Conclusion: I've not much to say about the Fujifilm FinePix A500. It's just your average entry-level camera with 5 megapixels and 3x optical zoom. The FinePix A500 has good battery life, is user friendly and good image quality. However, the FinePix A500 has a terrible LCD (With 3 bad points), no continuous shooting, slow performance and is certainly not for low-light shooting. Sadly, I can't recommend this camera to you - it's certainly not worth the money.
Pros: Good battery life, Simple; user friendly, Good image quality and low noise at high ISOs
Cons: LCD is not great; low resolution, small coverage and bad outdoor viewing, Not for low-light: slow lens, weak flash, no AF-assist beam, No continuous shooting, Slow performance
Excerpt: The FinePix A500 point and shoot camera incorporates Fujifilm ‘s innovative Super CCD sensor , direct print, date/time stamp, DPOF support, PictBridge support, NTSC/PAL Video out, resizing an image. Many people are disappointed because on sale it does not include a memory card. The controls on the camera have been designed for simple, one-handed operation and it does have an optical viewfinder (Field Coverage: 75%).
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix A500 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/2.5-inch Super CCD HR Number of Effective Pixels 5.1 Million Pixels Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 2592 x 1944 (5M)/2592 x 1728 (3:2) 2048 X 1536 (3M)/1600 X 1200 (2M)/640 X 480 (0.3M) Movie Recording: 320 x 240 pixels (10 frames/sec up to 60 sec.), 160 x 120 pixels (10 frames/sec. up to 240 sec.
Summary: As a budget compact camera, the FinePix A500 is a fairly competant model. It doesn't offer the best image quality in the world, and has some noise issues, but for this price tag it is hard to complain.
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Excerpt: La fotocamera digitale Fujifilm Finepix A500 ha una risoluzione fino a 5.1 megapixel, uno zoom ottico 3x, la memoria espandibile grazie alla XD memory card e un monitor da 1.8 pollici. La batteria è di tipo AA.