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Slim and good looking, Snappy performance (for JPEGS), Versatile lens, handy shooting modes.
Sleek design, 15x optical zoom from 24360mm, 8fps at full resolution, fast AF for a compact.
Built-in GPS. 1080p video capture. Solid low-light performance. Special Noise Reduction mode. Manual controls.
Sleek and elegant chassis; EXR mode useful for backlit or low-light situations; 8fps burst mode good for capturing action.
Quick shutter, Impressive display resolution, Simultaneous RAW and JPEG capture, Intuitive physical and digital UI
Shadow image noise at low ISO, Mode dial is a little stiff, Softlooking JPG images.
Heavy noise reduction smudges fine details of photos (lower the resolution for best results), Strong corner blurring, which Fuji says is acceptable (quality control problem?), Redeye, Yellow color cast under artificial lighting (or at least my artificial
RAW write speeds too slow, Video focusing too erratic, Strange burst mode options
While good, image quality hasn't improved from the F300EXR. Slow Raw write times.
Images are soft in the outer regions. Slower-than-average boot-up time.
GPS module slow to lock-on; slow startup time.
Battery life, Some might be scared off by its size – a little too big for the average pocket, Digital noise above ISO 1,600, Price – paying more over $300 for a point-and-shoot can be a hard sell
By Buy-n-Shoot on June 19, 2012
The F550 is a solidly built, feature packed digital camera that will not let you down. The ability to shoot in RAW and the very bountiful 15x optical zoom lens are touches that push this camera into the “premium” compact range, but cleverly...
By PCWorld New Zealand on January 02, 2012
The stylish and robust Finepix F550EXR is aimed at serious photographers, with RAW image format support and manual exposure modes.A rear-illuminated EXR CMOS sensor provides 16-megapixel resolution and the FinePix has three special modes for the...
By PCWorld on September 07, 2011
The 15X-zoom FinePix F550EXR has GPS features and in-camera extras that go beyond the norm, but its image and video quality lags a bit behind competitors....
By CNET UK on August 01, 2011
A list of features as long as your arm and an equally lengthy optical zoom all work in the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR's favour. But this superzoom has a number of flaws that prevent it from achieving...
By The Digital Camera Resource Page on July 11, 2011
The Fuji FinePix F550EXR sounds like a fantastic camera when you read its spec sheet. It has a unique sensor that allows you to prioritize resolution, dynamic range, or high ISO performance, plus a 15X, 24 - 360 mm zoom lens in a compact body, a...
By Maximum CPU on July 09, 2011
There is nothing special about this camera that sets it apart from the wide array of competition. It’s not particularly elegant to use, and I would expect confusion from someone who is not familiar in a basic way with how to operate a digital...
By Photo Review Australia on July 01, 2011
Fujifilm's FinePix F550 EXR steps into the competitive 'travellers' zoom' sector of the digicam market, providing a few advantages over its main rivals. For photo enthusiasts, its most critical benefits are P, A, S and M shooting modes...
By CNET Australia on June 17, 2011
While the F550EXR offers a range of excellent features for travelling photographers and a great GPS module, it is let down by average...
By ePHOTOzine on June 16, 2011
The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR is let down by the lens - giving soft corners on the right hand side - and the images seem distorted compared to the other cameras with the same 24mm wide-angle. The Fujifilm is also let...
By PC Advisor on June 15, 2011
We found a lot to like with this attractively styled and well featured camera. For the price, it seems churlish to nitpick about elements such as the flash, which on some occasions will no doubt reward us by being ready for use when required. However,...
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