Fujifilm JX550

 
Fujifilm FinePix JX550 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 113g - 100 x 56 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
22
Overall
33

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ200 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ200
JX550 vs JZ200
25-200mm
F2.9-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX550 front thumbnailFujifilm JX55026-130mm
F3.5-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ100 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ100
JX550 vs JZ100
25-200mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX500 front thumbnailFujifilm JX500
JX550 vs JX500
26-130mm
F3.5-6.3
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX370 front thumbnailFujifilm JX370
JX550 vs JX370
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV200
JX550 vs JV200
36-108mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-JX300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX300
JX550 vs JX300
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX350
JX550 vs JX350
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
16MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ500 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ500
JX550 vs JZ500
28-280mm
F3.3-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ300
JX550 vs JZ300
28-280mm
F3.3-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV100 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV100
JX550 vs JV100
37-111mm
F3.2-4.3
12MP1/2.3"2010
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JV150 front thumbnailFujifilm JV150
JX550 vs JV150
37-111mm
F3.2-4.3
14MP1/2.3"2010

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.

built-in flash
features tracking focus
great minimum ISO (100)
in built zoom lens (26-130mm 5.0 x zoom)
lighter than average in class (113g)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
rather wide (26mm)
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW support
external flash not possible
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
max fps very slow (1.0 fps)
missing HDMI out
missing headphone support
missing microphone support
missing Timelapse recording
no aperture priority mode
no manual focus
no manual mode
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f6.3)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7")
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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.

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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.

Fujifilm FinePix JX550 sensor size Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm JX550 with a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix JX550 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the JX550.

Fujifilm FinePix JX550 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fujifilm FinePix JX550 screen and viewfinder 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

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.

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lighter than competitors (113 grams)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

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.

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decent MP (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

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.

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lighter than average in class (113g)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)

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.

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fairly wide (26mm)
good MP (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function

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.

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fairly wide (26mm)
lighter than competition (113 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic support

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix JX550
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2012-01-05
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3216
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
1600
Maximum enhanced ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.5-6.3
Macro focusing range
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7"
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
8 secs
Max shutter speed
1/1400 secs
Continuous shutter rate
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
4.50 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
113 grams (0.25 pounds)
Dimensions
100 x 56 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Battery ID
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
1
Price at release
$200