Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

  • Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
76
Based on 29 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By Buy-n-Shoot on 80

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 60

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 70

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 70

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

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

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 88

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 79

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

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 80

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,...

By Canadian Reviewer on 90

Fujifilm is hardly mentioned in the conversation involving the best semi-pro point and shoot cameras, but it should be. We hear a lot about the stellar and compact Canon S90/S95, the Nikon P7000, the Panasonic Lumix LX5 and the Olympus XZ-1 as the...

By Pocket-lint on 90

The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR crams a lot into a small body: if you’re after a wide-angle, 15x optical zoom lens that can fit in your pocket then the Fuji won’t let you down. Image quality could be improved, but the EXR mode goes some way to...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR packs everything into a compact body, and does so at a significantly lower price than the competition. With a wide angle 15x optical zoom lens, a large 3inch screen, and built in GPS, the compact camera would make a great...

By Cameras UK on 86

The Fuji Finepix F550EXR gets more or less everything right. There is competition in this group of cameras, but this camera is just about as good as any. Picture quality is up there with the best and you will find the features on offer very hard to...

By Camera Gear Guide on 70

The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR is good looking, well specified camera, that at its best takes appealing photos, while offering 1080p video and GPS. So long as it’s used in JPEG mode, the F550EXR is also a fairly snappy performer and it offers...

By TechRadar on 60

With each new update to Fujifilm's F-series, they have added features that promise to push the boundaries of what's normally expected from a compact digital camera. These cameras have been popular with enthusiasts looking for something compact,...

By NeoCamera on 60

The Fuji Finepix F550 EXR pushes the limits of its form-factor by offering a 16 megapixels BSI-CMOS sensor and an ultra-wide 15X optical zoom lens in a 1.3" thick body. This camera packs a very complete feature set including full manual-controls,...

By What Digital Camera on 89

If you're after an enthusiast focused compact, then you're better off looking at the Olympus XZ-1 or Panasonic LX5, but for those after a solid, all-round compact camera, then the F550EXR fits the bill in many ways and is a very well specified...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Although Fujifilm has changed the fundamental technology used in the FinePix F550 EXR, the camera still has a great deal in common with its predecessor. In fact, it has the same strengths (EXR modes etc.) and the same weaknesses (video mode, confusing...

By PC Mag on 60

Fujifilm's FinePix F550EXR is a feature-rich compact camera with a big 15x zoom lens. It even adds a few manual controls and goodies for photo enthusiasts—but its image quality is underwhelming, especially for the $350 price. Buy it...