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FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP

Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
20
Overall
31
FujiFilm FinePix AV250 front
 
Olympus Stylus 550WP front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Key Specs

FujiFilm AV250
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 32-96mm (F) lens
  • 168g - 93 x 60 x 28mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Alternate Name is FinePix AV255
Olympus 550WP
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-5.0) lens
  • 167g - 94 x 62 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Additionally referred to as mju 550WP
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FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Overview

Lets examine more closely at the FujiFilm AV250 versus Olympus 550WP, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Olympus. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the AV250 (16MP) and 550WP (10MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The AV250 was launched 2 years after the 550WP which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick summation of how the AV250 grades against the 550WP for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm AV250 over the Olympus 550WP

 AV250 550WP 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2009Newer by 25 months
Display dimension2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Olympus 550WP over the FujiFilm AV250

 550WP AV250 

Common features in the FujiFilm AV250 and Olympus 550WP

 AV250 550WP 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The FujiFilm AV250 comes with outside measurements of 93mm x 60mm x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) whilst the Olympus 550WP has proportions of 94mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") having a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at the time. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the AV250 compared to the 550WP.

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the AV250 and 550WP is 94 and 94 respectively.

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions only by checking technical specs. The picture here should offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the AV250 and 550WP.

As you can tell, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You can expect to see the FujiFilm AV250 to give you extra detail utilizing its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more modern AV250 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP sensor size comparison

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Portrait photography advice
Olympus 550WP Portrait photography advice
30
MP count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
19
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 as a Street photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Street photography camera
48
no moving screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proof
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Sports photography information
Olympus 550WP Sports photography information
30
MP count good (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400s)
slow fps (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (180 shots)
lack of phase detect AF
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proof
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Travel photography camera
62
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
great maximum aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (180 shots)
does not posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (32mm)
55
environment proof
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (10MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm AV250
Landscape photography with Olympus 550WP
33
great maximum aperture (f)
MP count good (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (32mm)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
not so great battery life (180 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse function
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proof
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.5")
lack of manual exposure
resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm AV250 Vlogging information
Olympus 550WP Vlogging information
26
great maximum aperture (f)
wide angle not the best (32mm)
does not posses selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic support
25
built in image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external mic port
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FujiFilm AV250 vs Olympus 550WP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm AV250 and Olympus 550WP
 FujiFilm FinePix AV250Olympus Stylus 550WP
General Information
Make FujiFilm Olympus
Model type FujiFilm FinePix AV250 Olympus Stylus 550WP
Also referred to as FinePix AV255 mju 550WP
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2009-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3440 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 32-96mm (3.0x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.5-5.0
Macro focusing distance - 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 2.5"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/1400s 1/1000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.50 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 168 grams (0.37 lb) 167 grams (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 93 x 60 x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") 94 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 180 shots -
Type of battery AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $160 $399