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Fujifilm FinePix JX550 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are average
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
7 Reviews
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Price

Reasonably Priced

Five owners concluded that it was good value for money. Four years ago Kam1979 mentioned on expert review site Amazon “I can't fault this product as it has load of features and once again a great camera at great price” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “We check on a website like which guide and this camera was rated 97% as was the best camera with in a good price” in their review, and also wrote “Excellent value for money”.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 7 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 77%. 5 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 8,047 expert and owner reviews (including 1,137 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 94% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Bob 5 said “Great camera, Really easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was January 2012 when Fujifilm released the FinePix JX550.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The FinePix JX550 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Canon SX160 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455.

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Features Face Detection

The FinePix JX550 features face detection. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this type and age is 1x and the biggest is 120x. With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared all the other 7.2x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm AX650, and the Pentax X-5 are also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W580 (10x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the A3200 IS, and the A3400 IS both from Canon which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the DMC-TZ30EF-W, or the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 which all of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Fujifilm digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1728, 3072 x 1728 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the HP P550, and the Canon Powershot A3500 IS are also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8". The FinePix JX550 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the 135, or the A2500 Bundle both from Canon or the Samsung DV150F which all of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the HP P550 (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years is 99%. The FinePix JX550 has one of the narrowest field of views (only 96 percent) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The FinePix JX550 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The FinePix JX550 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Features Smile Detection

The FinePix JX550 features smile detection, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Fujifilm FinePix JX550 is a camera that takes 170 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The FinePix JX550 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The FinePix JX550 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The FinePix JX550 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The FinePix JX550 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm FinePix JX550 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The FinePix JX550 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix JX550 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Fujifilm digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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 similar age and spec to this digital camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. The FinePix JX550 is fairly light (only 97 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm jx550silver, fuji jx550purple, fuji jx550pink, fuji jx550red
Barcodes 00074101013443, 04547410200300, 04547410200324, 04547410200348, 04547410200386, 04547410200409, 04547410200423

Fujifilm FinePix JX550 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm FinePix JX550 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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