Fuji FinePix F550 EXR review

A high-end compact with a raft of enthusiast-friendly features and GPS

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To test the Fuji F550 EXR image quality, we shot our resolution chart with the F550 EXR's Fujinon 15x optical zoom lens.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Fuji F550 EXR is capable of resolving up to nearly 14 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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Fuji f550 exr review

Each image was shot at f/5.2

JPEGs

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ISO 800 (View full size)

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ISO 1600 (View full size)

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ISO 3200 (View full size)

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ISO 6400 – because the resolution is lower at this sensitivity the images are smaller (View full size)

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ISO 12,800 – because the resolution is lower at this sensitivity the images are smaller (View full size)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix F
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom15x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)195 g
Image Sensor Size1/2" (6.40 mm x 4.80 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height62.5 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth32.6 mm
Product SeriesF
Focal Length4.40 mm to 66 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelF550EXR
Product NameFinePix F550EXR Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Exposure Control
  • Programmed AE
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC03760A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

In pursuing for the ultimate image technology, Fujifilm has developed a unique collaboration, the EXR CMOS, optimizing the best of EXR and CMOS imagining technologies. See for yourself the dynamic resolution and its brilliant speed, opening a new door to another era in photography.

Package Contents
  • FinePix F550EXR Compact Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery NP-50
  • Battery Charger BC-45W
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual