Fujifilm 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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  • dugweb - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - link

    This was my first digital cam. I really like it. Ive hesitated buying a digital camera because i hate the lag times in between shots, and before shots, and startup... This camera hardly has lag (except flash to flash pics)

    im very happy with it.
  • inbeechwood - Saturday, March 26, 2005 - link

    I owned the Fuji FinePix 550 and I agree that it offered a lot of bang for the buck. The picture quality was excellent and the movie mode was very impressive also.
    However, I think everyone considering buying this camera should know that it does not offer a focus assist lamp and as a result, it has a very hard time (read impossible) of focusing in low light conditions. Also, the LCD screen is nearly impossible to see in dimly lit rooms. Forget about using this camera in a church or at a wedding reception. I returned the camera for this reason.
  • Souka - Saturday, October 16, 2004 - link

    Ok... I've read the first sentence...I'm already annoyed/ticked to post....but hey, It's just me.


    "Fujifilm stands out amongst other digital camera companies because of its research in sensor technology."

    Like their earlier cameras that say 4mp, but are really 3mp? (I remeber it having to do with some sort of pixel shifting....can't remember exactly, but that always made me distrust fuji digi-cams).

    Anyhow....I'm sure this is nice enuf of a I"ll soon find out from reading.



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