Excerpt: Purchased when first introduced (nearly 6 years ago) and still going exactly as well as when brand new. Not one single problem from this camera. Prints are fantastic, up to 8x10 (largest that we've ever printed).
Excerpt: I've had the E550 for over a year, and love it, I have been looking to upgrade to a SLR Type. I see NO better camera to up grade to, other than an DSLR. 2 things I wish it had: Electronic View finder Hot Shoe but paying $3-400 for a new camera just to get those features ain't worth it.
Summary: The best digital camera I have bought so far. There are so many features in such a little package. I carry it where ever I go & it has always worked great for me. I keep finding new things it can do. The quality of pictures & video it takes is great for the size & ease of use.
PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU HAVE A ZOOM ERROR ON THIS CAMERA!!
19 May 2007
Summary: I purchased this camera and reviewed it in Oct 05, I love it. But I have just had my first experience with the zoom error message after the lens being barely tapped on my desk. After reading all the reviews I was thinking I would have to buy another camera.
Summary: I was a bit worried about this camera after reading a bunch of complaints about lens error and some other issues. Maybe those were early versions or a bad batch, and maybe the design got tweaked ?? But I have had no problems at all.
Excerpt: I'm a BIG fan of this camera. I bought a FujiFilm FinePix e550 for my mom in Spring 2006, it was a closeout sale at B&H. I gave it a "test run" at a birthday party and I fell in love with it so I bought one for myself on eBay, as B&H nor any other place had any units left by that time.
Summary: I researched cameras for a long time weighing price, quality, and functionality all very heavily. I even used Consumer Reports to help me in my decision. I came up with the Fujifilm Finepix E550. This Camera was a great buy for the price...at first.
Dont Be Fooled By First Impression - Lots of Problems Here
Alana H. Shores, Amazon
17 July 2006
Summary: I am giving this camera two stars only for the absolutely terrific pictures it took WHEN IT WAS WORKING. This camera came highly recommended on all the camera review sites and consumer reports and for the first 11 months I wouldn't have traded mine for any other camera out there.