Fujifilm JX550 summary
Fujifilm JX550 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first introduced on January of 2012. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3216.
The JX550 places at #137 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #980 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Fujifilm JX550 history
The Fujifilm JX550 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range below.
Fujifilm JX550 Gallery
You can see the JX550 from several angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm JX550 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm JX550 based on aspects that are typically considered necessary in a digital camera.
Fujifilm JX550 Sensor specifications
The sensor spec in the Fujifilm JX550 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3216 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. This ISO can be extended electronically to a high of 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the JX550's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The JX550 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm JX550 dimensions
Fujifilm JX550 weighs 0.25 pounds (113 gr / 3.99 ounces) & has external size of 100mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Fujifilm JX550 is less heavy when compared with various rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm JX550 with a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the JX550.
Fujifilm JX550 Lens specifications
The JX550 has got a fixed lens providing a focal range of 26-130mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not great nevertheless it could be useful in certain situations.
At the widest 26mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.5 and that is kind of slow and not great for low light circumstances and you may find it hard to get good bokeh. You will also need to up the ISO giving you noisy shots. At the tele end, 130mm comes to f6.3 making it fairly sluggish and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm JX550 Connectivity
The JX550 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send images and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Fujifilm JX550 Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Fujifilm JX550 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really shoot for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone jack which means that you have no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to have a look at a different camera if you require good sound for your videos.
Fujifilm JX550 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Fujifilm JX550 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Fujifilm JX550 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm JX550 houses a 2.7 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Fujifilm JX550 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders will be particularly valuable.
Fujifilm JX550 Shutter specifications
Fujifilm JX550 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.
Fujifilm JX550 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Fujifilm JX550 has only in-built flash without external flash support.
Fujifilm JX550 Autofocus specifications
Fujifilm JX550 has just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Fujifilm JX550 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful in low light occasions or you require more accurate control on focus.
Fujifilm JX550 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life in this group of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Fujifilm JX550 for different kinds of photography
The following illustration indicates a outline of the Fujifilm JX550 for different kinds of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Fujifilm JX550
The Fujifilm JX550 gets a points tally of 31 which is awful, and means the camera is just not good to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support and potential to work with external lighting.
Fujifilm JX550 Street photography factors
With a reasonable score of 56, the Fujifilm JX550 is relatively adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Fujifilm JX550 Sports photography advice
A awful sports photography points total of 33 suggests the Fujifilm JX550 is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm JX550
Size is pretty important in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm JX550 gets a above average 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Fujifilm JX550
If you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm JX550 at it's awful score of 34 for a landscape camera is just not good within the current market.
Fujifilm JX550 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm JX550 is just not good for vlogging as it delivers a awful score of 28.
Fujifilm JX550 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the JX550, below is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below will give you an overview of the JX550 compared to it's top ranked competitors mentioned previously.
Following are several cameras you may regard as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.