Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Review

Overall 45
Imaging 11
Features 29
Size 85
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2" EXRCMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expands to 12800)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (FHD 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (HD 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), High Speed Movie (80 / 160 / 320 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 104 x 63 x 33 mm
  • Weight: 215 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix F550 EXR that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jul 19, 2011. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #19 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 45/100 and it takes a rank of #378 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 8.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 158
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR has the following external dimensions 104 x 104 x 33 mm (40.94 x 24.8 x 12.99″) with the weight of 215 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 33mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR — 33 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR — 215 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR comes with EXR processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sized EXRCMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 12800.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR features a 16.0 MP 1/2" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 39 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, FinePix F550 EXR unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR allows you to save files in AVI MPEG4 formats.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect FinePix F550 EXR to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix F550 EXR to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 21. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 47. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (104 x 63 x 33 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2"(6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 8. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR can be called a 8 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (8.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (158)
  • Small size (104 x 63 x 33 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 60. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (215 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 54. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR can be called a 54 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • Bad Dynamic Range (10.6)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Low Light ISO (158)

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix F550 EXR
Announced Jul 19, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3.2
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 39
DxO Color Depth 19.2
DxO Dynamic Range 10.6
DxO Low Light ISO 158
Sensor
Sensor Type EXRCMOS
Sensor Size 1/2"
Sensor Dimensions 6.4 x 4.8 mm
Sensor Area 30.72 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO 12,800
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (FHD 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (HD 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), High Speed Movie (80 / 160 / 320 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVI MPEG4
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 215 g
Physical Dimensions 104 x 63 x 33 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model NP-50
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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