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Fuji FinePix F550 EXR Test Images

I had been waiting a long time for a superzoom pocket camera with RAW format to come on the market. In 2010, Casio released their RAW-capable FH100, but none were available locally and the RAW write times were too long to be anything but annoying, so when Fuji released their F550 EXR, also RAW-capable and with reasonable RAW write times and was available locally, I thought my pocket camera had arrived!

That was until I saw its shots had horrid lens flaring around bright point source lights, such as the local streetlights in night shots and direct shots of the sun at sunrise and sunset. This flaring was almost a deal-breaker, but the camera has so many other outstanding attributes I decided to live with that one issue and just avoid using it in situations where it would be a problem.

On the other hand, I've read many reports of this model having decentered lenses, which causes side and/or corner blurring, but that’s something I haven't seen in mine. There are also many complaints about the video in low light being unusable and that I can agree with. Fortunately, I have no interest in shooting video, so to this point the flaws in my F550 haven’t outweighed its good points.
Streetlight Lens Flare Test F550 (DSCF01118)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test F550 (DSCF01118)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test ZS7 (P1030275)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test ZS7 (P1030275)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test 60D (08389)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test 60D (08389)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test F550 (DSCF04286)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test F550 (DSCF04286)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test S100 f2.0 (00027)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test S100 f2.0 (00027)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test S100 f3.5 (00026)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test S100 f3.5 (00026)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test HS50 f2.8 (DSCF00056)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test HS50 f2.8 (DSCF00056)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test HS50 f4 (DSCF00057)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test HS50 f4 (DSCF00057)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test HS50 f5.6 (DSCF00058)
Streetlight Lens Flare Test HS50 f5.6 (DSCF00058)
Flare Test F550 (DSCF01079)
Flare Test F550 (DSCF01079)
Flare Test 60D (08242)
Flare Test 60D (08242)
Log Fences & House DSCF01391
Log Fences & House DSCF01391
Heritage House Interior 00073
Heritage House Interior 00073
Heritage House Interior (Canon S100 100% view crop)
Heritage House Interior (Canon S100 100% view crop)
Heritage House Interior (Fuji F550 100% view crop)
Heritage House Interior (Fuji F550 100% view crop)
Bolton Creek DSCF01520
Bolton Creek DSCF01520
Bolton Creek (F550 JPEG crop) DSCF01520
Bolton Creek (F550 JPEG crop) DSCF01520
Bolton Creek (F550 RAW crop) DSCF01520
Bolton Creek (F550 RAW crop) DSCF01520
Bolton Creek (60D RAW crop) 09331
Bolton Creek (60D RAW crop) 09331
Vase Base DSCF01853
Vase Base DSCF01853
Vase Base DSCF01853 (full size)
Vase Base DSCF01853 (full size)
Docked Boat DSCF01930
Docked Boat DSCF01930
Equine Chow Line DSCF01589v2
Equine Chow Line DSCF01589v2
Coffee Culture DSCF02320
Coffee Culture DSCF02320
Dragonfly DSCF02490
Dragonfly DSCF02490
On Otter Lake DSCF04681
On Otter Lake DSCF04681