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.
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.
Excerpt: I've had this camera for approx a year now. Image quality-wise I've had excellent results. I own a Nikon D-70, a Nikon 7900, a Kyocera/Yashica Lv3 (all excellent digital cameras), but the Fuji E550 is definitely up there with the best of them, and at times exceeds their picture quality, too.
Excerpt: I've had the camera for 6 months and almost 7000 shots. Taken ~20Gb video too. Took it to Russia for a few weeks with a 20GB battery-powered downloader (try JALDigital.com.au). Great value, no problems just a few complaints (see below).
Summary: I bought a Fujifilm E510 from Best Buy for $299 last year, and I liked it so much, I bought the E550 from Amazon and paid just $5 more for a superior camera. Both cameras have the same faults that Loren mentioned, yet they are "keepers".
Summary: I use this camera mostly indoor with flash. I've taken only about 100 photos with it so far. What I like: - fast start - uses AA batteries - decent flash pictures at wide angle - 2" LCD - simple to use menu - no shutter lag and quick postview Don't like: - slow flash recycle time - flimsy popup...
Summary: Ok.. I wanted a camera that was light, could fit in my pocket, used the AA batteries or the NIMH AA batteries, and of course could take great pictures. The Canon A95 almost fits the bill, but it used 4 AA batteries while the Fuji and Sony use 2 AA batteries, and is a little too big and heavy.