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Fuji FinePix F550 EXR review

A high-end compact with a raft of enthusiast-friendly features and GPS

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent image quality at low sensitivities
  • Superb LCD screen
  • Manual exposure control
  • Raw image capture
  • Automatic geo-tagging via built-in GPS

Against

  • Slow start-up time
  • Mode dial easily knocked off desired setting
  • Small buttons
  • Occasionally miss-focuses at maximum zoom

Sensor
1/2-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter


Lens
Fujinon 15x optical zoom lens. Focal length - f=4.4 - 66mm, equivalent to 24-360mm on a 35mm camera.

Memory
Internal memory (Approx. 39MB). SD / SDHC / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card


Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Screen
3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage


Video resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.)


ISO range
100-3200 expandable to 12800


Focus modes
Single AF, Continuous AF, Face Detection, Pet Detection


Max burst rate
Approx 2fps for 4 frames at 16MP


Shutter speeds
8secs to 1/2000sec


Weight
Approx. 195g / 6.9oz. (excluding battery and memory card) Approx. 215g / 7.6oz. (including battery and memory card)


Dimensions
103.5(W) x 62.5(H) x 32.6(D) mm


Power supply
NP-50 Li-ion battery (included) / CP-50 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix F
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom15x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)195 g
Flash Memory Capacity39 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height62.5 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth32.6 mm
Product SeriesF
Focal Length4.40 mm to 66 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Flash ModesFlash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Auto Flash
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelF550EXR
Product NameFinePix F550EXR Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC03760A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

In pursuing for the ultimate image technology, Fujifilm has developed a unique collaboration, the EXR CMOS, optimizing the best of EXR and CMOS imagining technologies. See for yourself the dynamic resolution and its brilliant speed, opening a new door to another era in photography.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • FinePix F550EXR Compact Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery NP-50
  • Battery Charger BC-45W
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Display Resolution460000 Pixel