Fujifilm FinePix E550 6 to 7 Megapixel

Fujifilm FinePix E550 6 to 7 Megapixel 

DESCRIPTION

Compact digital camera with 4x optical zoom, 2 inch LCD, and FujiFilm Super CCD HR sensor for 6.3 megapixel images.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 01, 2012]
starriderrick
Intermediate

Strength:

!!!! SUPERB Image Quality... AND - RAW format...

- MACRO mode (Razor sharp) Fun to get.. In_Close...amazing results
- AF and metering are quite good. User selectable Auto-focus, metering zones
- Size (light,compact) -Takes AA batteries (2)
- Full manual controls w/ external rotary control... VERY COOL
- Stealthy characteristics (great for candid street photography)
- Auto WB is accurate.... Color rendition is super.
- Low-light performance surprisingly very good.
- Flash has good output in all modes up to 5-7 feet.


Camera fits good in the hand, has easy user interface.

Weakness:

Perspective lense distortion @ over 90mm ( can be corrected in PS)
-Slow start-up, lag time. -Not for action photography
.-LCD screen impossible to see in bright light.
-Viewfinder is pretty much worthless with 81% coverage
- No manual focus
- Tough to get any good bokeh --- too much DOF
- ISO 800 you can start to see noise
- XD card...hard to find, expensive.. 2GB card costs $30.00

Some users have reported & experienced AF "error" issues with this model. I have not.

This P&S compact came out in 2004...I missed the boat.A review in 2012 seems almost silly as camera tech has advanced, evolved so much...but hear me out.

I've been lugging around DSLR's for over 5 years now, thought it would be nice to have a compact camera. Several weeks ago this jewel landed in my lap.

Somethings can be ignored...but,for me, image quality ranks high on the "must have" list. I can tell you this.This Fuji delivers the goods in this dept.
View the sample images E550 gallery & see for yourself..I have been posting unedited image samples. Some night experiments, candid shots as well.

It's a feature packed ( vintage 2004 ) 6.3 mp P&S that can...get R' done. :O)

- Street photography, macro work are 2 areas were this little FUJI camera shines.
The E550 can be found on E-Bay from time to time for under &30.00 in most cases.

It is what it is but, I Highly recommend this E550 for low budget photography fun with ooh & aah image quality.

Customer Service

None to this date : Not needed

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FujiFilm FinePix 2600

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 23, 2006]
ajuk
Casual

Strength:

Takes lots of pictures with out needing to buy film and you can see the image on the LCD screen.

Weakness:

Small sensor
Noisy
too much DOF
Lacks dynamic range.

I wanted to get into photography, so I bought this in December 2004.
I bought this believing all the hype about digital, but I did not take me long before I realized. Its ok for unimportant pictures when all that is needed is quantity, like holiday snaps, but no where near as good as my film compact, It makes good 7x5" prints in good light in situations that need little dynamic range, but even then the difference shows compared to an image from a (decent) film compact if you were to put them next to each other, increase the speed and the difference become obvious, unlike DSL’s the faster you go the more advantage film has over these cameras. Also portraits aren’t that good as you can't knock the background out of focus and B&W you can forget about. So even if you aren’t an enthusiast I would still recommend keeping that film camera for important occasions especially things like weddings, where even some pros will still turn to 35mm film.

if you take photography seriously and are looking to get a digital camera, get a DSLR unless you have poor eyesight.

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Fuji F10

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 08, 2006]
Christiano
Professional

Strength:

So many so i cant tell them all; IT ALSO USE Normal (normal) AA batteries!! wauw and its t faster than my Old Canon d30!! wauw man.

Weakness:

NOPE ..the Only little detail is ;; fash...or lack of it..

They all say thanks,The rest of the reviews says it all in all details they are all correct;I DO agree with them 100%; Well this is the best PS digital camera i have used proffesionally so far; its much much better than any PS product from canon and nikon.Both G and C series. The pic you make from this litlle silver potter is definetely on par with canon L lens quality and my editor at my newspaper is crying of joy. Fuji E550 is a stunning camera,and i do recommand it anytime to anyone both amateurs and proffesionals; in fact a newly educated Photo Journalist asked me what camera to buy,as he problem was that she only had 1.900 Usd on her budget for a new employment and therefore had a low budget (employedfor a very small newspaper.-no money almost) ; i advised her this camera with the Fuji 0,76 conversion lens and a new Olympus E500 w the 14-45 and 40-150 mm lens kit.These two systems was only 1799 usd so she had some money leftover! Although this DSLR pearl from Olympus makes stunning results too,The pics from this Fuji E550 was the most prefered of them all! ...BUT only when it was daylight...in dark areas and with flash the Olympus DSLR is absolutely the winner,okay lets be fair; a DSLR demands more experience and education BUT ithe Olympus is easier to go too than other brands..maybe in a couple of months its the other way around; but right now this Fuji E550 takes newspaper prints as easy as eating a FudgeChoco cake...wauw !! i Do Not understand why Fuji has stopped production of this stunning pearl? maybe its too expensive to make ?OR?? what?? If you can find one go and BUY it now......I bought one more as a spare..

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 05, 2005]
positivelectron5
Intermediate

Strength:

6.3 megapixels 640x480 unlimited length movie mode 4x zoom Speedy Performance Nice grip 2 inch lcd

Weakness:

Weak Flash that can take awhile to recover between shots (and in telephoto mode the subject always comes out underexposed when the flash is used) Generally Unappealing appearance LCD can be hard to see in dim situations because it does not gain-up in brightness Lacks the multitude of Scene modes the Canon has Uses xD media (which is about 3-4x the price of SD and CompactFlash if you can find other media for the right price) At the wideangle the view from the optical viewfinder is partially blocked by the large lens

This was a very nice camera that I won in a contest by Fujifilm. It performed very well and had a nice 4x zoom and good movie mode. Also, I liked the menu systems and the general build quality, but the materials were plastic-ey. It accepts lens adapters which is nice for people who want even more control in framing their images. In the end I sold it on ebay and decided to keep the Canon A95 I had bought the week before.

Customer Service

When I won this camera the company was very easy to deal with and had very good communication.

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Canon A95 Canon S200 Pentax Optio S Olympus C-3000

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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