Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
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Fuji Finepix F550 EXR
17 May 2011
Summary: The Fuji Finepix F550 EXR has a unique feature-set and is one of the most sophisticated compact cameras to date. Based on the Fuji Finepix F300 EXR Fuji Finepix F300 EXR , this digital camera uses an all new EXR CMOS-sensor that gives it a top resolution of 16 megapixels, up to 1600% dynamic-range,...
Pros: Low image noise in EXR-SN mode, Superb dynamic-range in EXR-DR mode, Virtually distortion free, No noticeable vignetting, Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations, Excellent automatic white-balance, Good color accuracy, Reliable exposure, Superb stabilization, Fast and responsive, Quick and ...
Cons: Above average image noise at 16 MP, Strong blurring starting at ISO 1600 at 16 MP, Strong corner softness near wide-angle, Complex interaction of features, strange limits, User-interface rather twisted, LCD does not keep up during continuous drive, No physical aperture, Not exposure-priority, Vid...
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Built-in GPS. 1080p video capture. Solid low-light performance. Special Noise Reduction mode. Manual controls.
Cons: Images are soft in the outer regions. Slower-than-average boot-up time.