Fujifilm FinePix E550: Fuji's Newest Packs a Punchby Stephen Caston on October 15, 2004 12:05 AM EST
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IndexFujifilm stands out amongst other digital camera companies because of its research in sensor technology. The Fujifilm FinePix E550 incorporates the Super CCD HR. This sensor continues where the Super CCD left off, providing the same benefits of the Super CCD in a smaller physical size. The advantages over traditional CCD technology include a wider dynamic range, improved sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio. The FinePix E550 is the latest camera from Fujifilm offering a 4x optical zoom and 6.3 megapixel output (12.3 interpolated) with exposure controls ranging from full auto to manual.
In our review, we found the FinePix E550 to be a great performer. The camera proved itself to be fast and responsive in many of our tests. For example, start up, shot to shot, and shutter lag times were very speedy. The E550 is also capable of producing some well-exposed and detailed images. Furthermore, in RAW mode, we noticed a considerable increase in dynamic range (both in highlight and shadow detail). The camera produces clean low noise images (even in long exposures) consistently. Considering the low price tag on the E550, we were very impressed with its overall performance.
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