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Fujifilm FinePix AX550
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Fujifilm FinePix AX550 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Fujifilm has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. 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.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the FinePix AX550 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix AX550. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix AX550 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The FinePix AX550 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix AX550 do not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix AX550 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], and the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has Four White Balances

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

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The FinePix AX550 is a two number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix AX550 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The FinePix AX550 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1728, 3072 x 1728 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix AX550 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has One Shooting Modes

The FinePix AX550 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the FinePix AX550 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Fujifilm digital camera. The image editings Rotating are also found on this camera.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the FinePix AX550 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Fujifilm camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The FinePix AX550 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 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). Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix AX550 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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TFT Display

The FinePix AX550 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix AX550 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

With a normal focusing range (tele) of only 0.8 meters, the FinePix AX550 has one of the smaller normal focusing range (tele)s amongst cameras of this age. The smallest normal focusing range (tele) of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.2m and the biggest is 3.5m.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The FinePix AX550 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The FinePix AX550 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix AX550 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The FinePix AX550 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix AX550 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix AX550 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix AX550. The flash modess "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 96 percent, the FinePix AX550 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix AX550. Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix AX550 have field of views of between 96% and 100%.

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Only ± 2EV (1/2EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The FinePix AX550 has a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the worst light exposure correction amongst all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the best light exposure correction across comparable types of camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix AX550.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 10, the biggest is 160, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the FinePix AX550 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix AX550.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 33 millimeters, the FinePix AX550 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix AX550 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix AX550

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The FinePix AX550 has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix AX550.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price], or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon 6100[plb_1110079_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm FinePix AX550 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix AX550.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the 25[pl_1676851_price] (3"), or the Coolpix S9600[pl_2196636_price] (3") both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The FinePix AX550 has a fairly standard weight (119 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix AX550.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

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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, fuji ax550silve, fuji ax550silver
Barcodes 00074101013900, 04547410204827, 04547410204841, 04547410204865, 04547410204889

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