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Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A810 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Key Specs

Canon A810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 171g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed February 2012
Fujifilm F550 EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 215g - 104 x 63 x 33mm
  • Introduced July 2011
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Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Canon A810 and Fujifilm F550 EXR, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the A810 (16MP) and the Fujifilm F550 EXR (16MP) is pretty comparable but the A810 (1/2.3") and Fujifilm F550 EXR (1/2") feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The A810 was unveiled 7 months later than the Fujifilm F550 EXR so they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a detailed comparison, below is a quick summation of how the A810 scores vs the Fujifilm F550 EXR in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Fujifilm F550 EXR

 A810 Fujifilm F550 EXR 
IntroducedFebruary 2012July 2011Fresher by 7 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm F550 EXR over the Canon A810

 Fujifilm F550 EXR A810 
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Canon A810 and Fujifilm F550 EXR

 A810 Fujifilm F550 EXR 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera often, you'll have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon A810 provides physical dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm F550 EXR has dimensions of 104mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3") along with a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the A810 compared to the Fujifilm F550 EXR.

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A810 and Fujifilm F550 EXR is 93 and 91 respectively.

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR top view buttons comparison

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to visualise the difference in sensor sizing just by checking out a spec sheet. The photograph here should offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A810 and Fujifilm F550 EXR.

Clearly, both the cameras have got the exact same megapixel count albeit not the same sensor sizing. The A810 comes with the smaller sensor which will make achieving bokeh more challenging. The fresher A810 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR sensor size comparison

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A810
Portrait photography with Fujifilm F550 EXR
34
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
40
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
saves RAW files
manual focus not available
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
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Street Comparison

Canon A810 Street photography information
Fujifilm F550 EXR Street photography information
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
69
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (215 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
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Sports Comparison

Canon A810 Sports photography factors
Fujifilm F550 EXR Sports photography factors
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
53
excellent zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
offers tracking focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A810 Travel photography highlights
Fujifilm F550 EXR Travel photography highlights
65
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than competitors in class (215g)
resolution is good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A810 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm F550 EXR as a Landscape photography camera
38
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
50
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
saves RAW files
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is tiny (1/2")
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A810 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm F550 EXR Vlogging factors
31
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic socket
33
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (215g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have microphone jack
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Canon A810 vs Fujifilm F550 EXR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A810 and Fujifilm F550 EXR
 Canon PowerShot A810Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot A810 Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-02-07 2011-07-19
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - EXR
Sensor type CCD EXRCMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.4 x 4.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 30.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.5-5.3
Macro focus range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.6
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 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 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 AVI MPEG4
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 171 gr (0.38 lb) 215 gr (0.47 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 104 x 63 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 39
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.6
DXO Low light score not tested 158
Other
Battery life 220 pictures -
Form of battery AA -
Battery model 2 x AA NP-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto shutter(Dog, Cat))
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $99 $450