Fujifilm T550

 
Fujifilm FinePix T550 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F) lens
  • 136g - 99 x 57 x 26mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
40
Overall
40

Fujifilm T550 overview

Fujifilm T550 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially revealed on January of 2013. The camera comes with a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3440.

The T550 places at #142 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #687 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your custom factors.

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Fujifilm T550 history

The Fujifilm T550 is part of a family of products. You can see the full range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-T500 front thumbnailFujifilm T500
T550 vs T500
24-288mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-T550 front thumbnailFujifilm T55024-288mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Fujifilm-FinePix-T400 front thumbnailFujifilm T400
T550 vs T400
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2012
FujiFilm-FinePix-T300 front thumbnailFujiFilm T300
T550 vs T300
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-T200 front thumbnailFujiFilm T200
T550 vs T200
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011

Fujifilm T550 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pros and cons of the Fujifilm T550 based on criterias that are generally viewed as important in a digital camera.

above average min ISO (100)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
built in lens has zoom (24-288mm 12.0 x zoom)
fast max aperture (f)
flash built-in
includes face detect autofocus
includes tracking focus
lighter than competition in class (136g)
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
very long reach (288mm)
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have mic socket
does not have Time Lapse mode
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
lack of shutter priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dots)
manual exposure not possible
no articulating screen
no external flash support
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW support
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Fujifilm T550 Sensor details

The sensor dimension in the Fujifilm T550 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3440 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below shows the T550's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The T550 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm T550 dimensions

Fujifilm T550 has a weight of 0.30 lb (136 gr / 4.80 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 99mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Fujifilm T550 is lighter when compared to other competitors.

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Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm T550 beside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix T550 dimensions scale

The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the T550.

Fujifilm FinePix T550 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm T550 Lens specs

The T550 provides a built in lens featuring a focal range of 24-288mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which isn't great nevertheless it can be very helpful in a few circumstances.

At the widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f which will be awesome in low light occasions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also make it easier to use a lower ISO to get better shots.is excellent zoom and

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Fujifilm T550 Connectivity

The T550 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer files and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

A few applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.

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Fujifilm T550 Video specs

The maximum video quality in the Fujifilm T550 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should try to get at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to take a look at a different camera if you require decent sound in your videos.

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Fujifilm T550 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing for the Fujifilm T550 so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm T550 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm T550 comes with a 3 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm T550 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be very helpful in bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.

Fujifilm T550 Shutter specs

The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm T550 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm T550 has got only built-in flash lacking external flash ability.

Fujifilm T550 Autofocus specs

Fujifilm T550 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detection making it handy for people photography.

It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Fujifilm T550 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful in low light or you require more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm T550 Battery life

The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the highest possible (600) battery life in this category of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm T550 for specific types of photography

The following illustration shows a overview of the Fujifilm T550 for specific types of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm T550

The Fujifilm T550 gets a points tally of 36 which is lousy, and means the camera is not really appropriate for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & capability to utilize external flash.

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decent megapixels (16MP)
includes face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Fujifilm T550 Street photography details

Having a nice score of 63, the Fujifilm T550 is a very decent choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (136g)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files

Sports photography with Fujifilm T550

A lousy sports photography score of 45 suggests the Fujifilm T550 is not really appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have excellent autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm T550 Travel photography information

Weight is really important in picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Fujifilm T550 gets a wonderful 76 for a travel camera which makes it a fantastic choice to buy for your holidays.

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lighter than average (136g)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
fast max aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly

Fujifilm T550 Landscape photography features

For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm T550 at it's average score of 48 as a landscape camera is relatively acceptable in the current marketplace.

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rather wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Timelapse mode

Fujifilm T550 Vlogging information

A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm T550 is not really appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a lousy score of 35.

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quite wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
lighter than others in class (136 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack

Fujifilm T550 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the T550, here is a list of the top placed cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph here gives you a summary of the T550 compared to it's highest ranking competitors suggested earlier.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix T550
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2013-01-07
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4608 x 3440
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-288mm (12.0x)
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inches
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
8s
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
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
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
136 grams (0.30 lb)
Dimensions
99 x 57 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Card slots
1
Price at launch
$160