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Fuji Finepix F550 EXR Comparative Crops

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringBuilt-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

EXR-SN vs EXR-HR Comparison

The crops below show the performance of the Fuji Finepix F550 EXR compared against itself. The left column shows images taken in 16 megapixels EXR-HR mode and the right one shows images taken in 8 megapixels EXR-SN mode which is designed to produce lower-noise images buy using binning of adjacent same-color photosites.

All crops below are 100% from their respective camera taken at the highest image quality setting available. All other settings were left at their default values. These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

EXR-HR EXR-SN
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix F550 EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600

These crops show that Fuji managed an excellent implementation of its EXR-SN mode. By combining two adjacent pixels of the same color, the F550 EXR shows a gain of almost two stops in terms of noise, at the expense of 50% less resolution. Still, 8 megapixels is more than enough for the most common print sizes.

Fuji Finepix F550 EXR
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By on 2011/05/17
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Fuji F550 EXR Facts

Compact digital camera
16 Megapixels Travel ZoomISO 100-3200
15X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-8s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
8 FPS Drive, 8 ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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