Fujifilm F550EXR Review

 
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Model Name: Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR 
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General
Model Number: F550EXR
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $349.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 7.6 oz (215 g)
Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(104 x 63 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Fujifilm
Effective Megapixels: 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2 inch
Sensor size: 30.72mm2 (6.4mm x 4.8mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.39 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 39
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 158
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1624 (18.7 MP, Other),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
5760 x 1624 (9.4 MP, Other),
5760 x 1080 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1624 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1080 (4.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG , RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30)
1280x720 (60)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Fujinon Zoom with Super EBC Coating
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 360 mm
Zoom Ratio: 15.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5/7.1/10.0 (Wide), f/5.3/11.0/16.0 (Tele)
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 300 cm
2.0 - 118.1 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL contrast AF: Center, Multi, Area, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (*ISO 6400 : M mode or lower, ISO 12800 : S mode)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Fine, Shade, Incandescent light, Fluorescent light 1(Daylight) / 2(Warm White) / 3(Cool White), Underwater, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL 256-zone Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: EXR mode (Auto / Resolution priority / High ISO & Low Noise priority / Dynamic Range priority); Scene Modes: Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Portrait, Portrait enhancer, Dog, Cat, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, Text
Self Timer: 2, 10, Auto release / Auto shutter(Dog, Cat) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: Wide : Approx. 15cm - 3.2m / 0.5ft. - 10.5ft.; Approx. 90cm - 1.9m / 3.0ft. - 6.2ft.
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) with stereo sound
Included Memory: 39.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.04
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 8
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.22
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.19
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.021
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.3
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 3.4
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 300
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: BSI CMOS Sensor with EXR Technology (EXR Auto, High Resolution Priority, High ISO and Low Noise Priority, Dynamic Range Priority modes), High-speed Continuous Shooting, Multi-frame Technology, High Sensitivity, Low Noise, Dual Image Stabilization, 1080p HD Movies, Mini HDMI Port, Motion Panorama 360 degrees, Super Intelligent Flash, Tracking AF, Face Recognition, Face Detection with Automatic Red-eye Removal, RAW and RAW+JPEG Shooting, GPS Geo-tagging with 500K points of interest.

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