Fujifilm F550 EXR summary
Fujifilm F550 EXR is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally launched on July of 2011. The camera has got a 16MP, EXRCMOS 1/2" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The F550 EXR places at #102 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #581 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
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Fujifilm F550 EXR history
The Fujifilm F550 EXR is part of a family of products. You can see the full range below.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Gallery
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Fujifilm F550 EXR Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm F550 EXR based on things that are usually regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Sensor details
The Fujifilm F550 EXR is powered by the EXR processor chip. The specification of the sensor in the Fujifilm F550 EXR is 6.4mm x 4.8mm (1/2"). The 31 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The EXRCMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. This ISO can be increased electronically to a high of 12800. RAW format is supported which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the F550 EXR's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The F550 EXR sensor has a crop factor of 5.6 and is showcased in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm F550 EXR dimensions
Fujifilm F550 EXR has a weight of 0.47 lb (215 gr or 7.58 ounces) & has outer proportions of 104mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.3"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Fujifilm F550 EXR is less heavy when compared to its competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a photo of the Fujifilm F550 EXR beside a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the F550 EXR.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Lens specs
The F550 EXR has an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 24-360mm giving it a 15.0 x zoom which is significant and does let you zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 which is quite slow and not good for low light occasions and you will likely struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to raise the ISO causing noisy images. At the tele end, 360mm is great zoom and comes at f5.3 which is fairly slow and you would need to choose slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Connectivity
The F550 EXR has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy images and at times alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Video specs
The highest possible video quality in the Fujifilm F550 EXR is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in AVI MPEG4 file format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance between video quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you get little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to find an alternative camera in case you need better sound for your videos.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Fujifilm F550 EXR so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm F550 EXR has got a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm F550 EXR are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial during bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Shutter specs
Fujifilm F550 EXR can shoot continuously at 8.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm F550 EXR features only integrated flash lacking external flash support.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Autofocusing specs
Fujifilm F550 EXR features just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
It also comes with Tracking AF for things on the move. Fujifilm F550 EXR doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful during low light or you need to have more accurate control on depth of field.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Battery life
The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life within this category of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Fujifilm F550 EXR for varying categories of photography
The following diagram indicates a rundown of the Fujifilm F550 EXR for varying categories of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Fujifilm F550 EXR as a Portrait photography camera
The Fujifilm F550 EXR has a points total of 40 which is bad, and means the camera is simply not acceptable for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files together with the ability to use external lighting.
Street photography with Fujifilm F550 EXR
Having a very good points tally of 69, the Fujifilm F550 EXR is a fine fit for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Sports photography highlights
A average sports photography score of 53 suggests the Fujifilm F550 EXR is somewhat suited for taking photos of sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Travel photography factors
Size is very critical when selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Fujifilm F550 EXR gets a nice 69 as a travelling camera which is a good pick to take with you on your vacations.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Landscape photography factors
When you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm F550 EXR and it's moderate score of 50 for a landscape camera is relatively suitable among its competition.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging should really offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Fujifilm F550 EXR is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 33.
Fujifilm F550 EXR Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the F550 EXR, below is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph listed below will give you a summary of the F550 EXR vs it's top scoring rivals suggested above.
These are various other cameras you may see as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.