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Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP

Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52
Fujifilm X30 front
 
Olympus Stylus 550WP front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Key Specs

Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Launched August 2014
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X20
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
  • Released January 2009
  • Alternative Name is mju 550WP
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Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Overview

The following is a detailed analysis of the Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and the 550WP (10MP) is very well matched but the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and 550WP (1/2.3") have different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm X30 was launched 5 years after the 550WP which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a complete comparison, here is a brief view of how the Fujifilm X30 grades vs the 550WP when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Olympus 550WP

 Fujifilm X30 550WP 
ReleasedAugust 2014January 2009Newer by 69 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus 550WP over the Fujifilm X30

 550WP Fujifilm X30 

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Olympus 550WP

 Fujifilm X30 550WP 
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm X30 has exterior measurements of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") having a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs) while the Olympus 550WP has specifications of 94mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is a front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm X30 and the 550WP.

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X30 and 550WP is 80 and 94 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions only by checking technical specs. The pic below will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X30 and 550WP.

As you have seen, each of these cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X30 due to its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field easier and the Fujifilm X30 will resolve more detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics way more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X30 provides an advantage in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X30
Portrait photography with Olympus 550WP
47
has manual focus
offers face detection focus
exports RAW files
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (2/3")
19
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Street photography advice
Olympus 550WP Street photography advice
64
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
sensor size is small (2/3")
more heavy than others (423 grams)
61
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Sports photography information
Olympus 550WP Sports photography information
52
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery power (470 per charge)
comes with phase detect auto focus
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (2/3")
30
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Travel photography camera
62
great battery power (470 shots)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than others (423 grams)
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
55
weather proof
has built in flash
no Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Landscape photography details
Olympus 550WP Landscape photography details
58
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (470 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (2/3")
30
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
manual mode not possible
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Vlogging info
Olympus 550WP Vlogging info
34
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have external microphone jack
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
more heavy than others (423 grams)
25
has image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not good (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
no microphone jack
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Fujifilm X30 vs Olympus 550WP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Olympus 550WP
 Fujifilm X30Olympus Stylus 550WP
General Information
Company FujiFilm Olympus
Model Fujifilm X30 Olympus Stylus 550WP
Also called - mju 550WP
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2014-08-26 2009-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 49 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-2.8 f/3.5-5.0
Macro focus range 1cm 7cm
Crop factor 4.1 5.9
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.5 inch
Screen resolution 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 12.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 423 gr (0.93 pounds) 167 gr (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 94 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 470 shots -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-95 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots One One
Price at release $499 $399