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Fujifilm FinePix AX550
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Fujifilm FinePix AX550 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The Fujifilm AX550 makes it easy to take great photos. The AX550 features a 16MP CCD sensor that captures large, high quality images. Also, a precision Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens brings the... More
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15 Reasons For

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,935 expert and owner reviews, Fujifilm has good ratings for its cameras. Fujifilm also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S6800.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550 is 12x. The FinePix AX550 has one of the bigger digital zooms (7.2 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The FinePix AX550 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix AX550, the FinePix AX550 has an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix AX550.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 is a two supported battery camera.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix AX550 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Fine", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the FinePix AX550 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Fujifilm camera. The shooting modes Movie are also found on this camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The FinePix AX550 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix AX550 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix AX550 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and type.

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Narrow

The widths of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550 range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 93 millimeters, the FinePix AX550 is one of the narrower digital cameras of this age and spec amongst digital cameras of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix AX550 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the FinePix AX550 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500, and the Canon PowerShot A810 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (3"), or the Sony DSC-HX60 ($375.65) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix AX550 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix AX550 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 ($29.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix AX550 are not 3D compatible. The FinePix AX550 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix AX550 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix AX550 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix AX550.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the field of view range from 96% to 100%. At only 96 percent, the FinePix AX550 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras of this spec and age range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The FinePix AX550 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix AX550.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix AX550. The playback modes "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix AX550 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix AX550 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The FinePix AX550 has a quite long minimum focal length (33 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix AX550 is 5mm and the longest is 120mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix AX550

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Samsung ST200F (16.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00) (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the FinePix AX550 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 119 grams, the FinePix AX550 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix AX550.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Interface
Video Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fj20482, fj20482e, fj20482ea, fuji ax550, p10nc07760, fj20482ean, p10nc07760a, fuji ax550s, fuji ax550si, fuji ax550sil, fuji ax550silv, fujifilm ax550, fujifilm ax550s, fuji ax550silve, fuji ax550silver, fujifilm ax550si, fujifilm ax550sil, fujifilm ax550silv, fujifilm ax550silve, fujifilm ax550silver
Barcodes 00074101013900, 04547410204827, 04547410204841, 04547410204865, 04547410204889, 04547410229172

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