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Fujifilm FinePix JX550 and JX500: Style with substance

Fujifilm’s affordable FinePix JX-series compacts are designed specifically for ease of use and great picture quality, without compromising on style.

05.01.2012

This year’s new range of FinePix JX models both offer a 5x optical zoom with both 16 and 14 megapixel resolution variants. All models will produce stunning pictures, making them perfect every day cameras that the whole family can use.

FinePix JX550 - 16MP CCD, 5x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch LCD
FinePix JX500 - 14MP CCD, 5x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch LCD

Capture the whole picture
The JX-series ranges of cameras all feature a 2.7-inch LCD screen that has been redesigned to make it easier to see in direct sunlight when users are composing pictures or reviewing their shots.

Unlock creative possibilities
In addition to top-quality still images, the FinePix JX cameras can capture video in 720p HD at 30fps. A new dedicated movie recording button on the rear of the camera makes it even quicker to start capturing video, and with the in-camera editing functionality offered, users can enjoy trimming, cropping and re-cutting their short movies in-camera without having to upload files to a computer.  Once users are happy with their creations, they can watch the movies back on any HD ready TV – and also see their still pictures in Full 1080p HD detail. Beyond standard still sizes, users can also choose to shoot panoramic images that are created using Fujifilm’s auto-stitching technology – Motion Panorama mode. Capturing a breath-taking panorama couldn’t be easier; simply depress the shutter button, sweep the camera across a scene and the cameras will automatically stitch the images together to create a seamless result.

Automatic Scene Recognition
If users need even more of a helping hand, the J Series cameras also feature SR Auto mode, which detects the type of scene being photographed and automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to suit. Six different scenes can be detected on this mode that includes: Portrait, Backlit Portrait Macro, Landscape and Night.

Looks to match the performance
All the FinePix JX-series offer luxurious metal front cover with rounded, soft edges that make the cameras pleasing to hold. Plus, ergonomically placed buttons ensure that users will quickly feel at home operating these cameras. In addition they are also ultra slim and more than capable of slipping into a pocket or handbag for go-anywhere portability.

 

Fujifilm FinePixJX550 and JX500 key features

  • 16 or 14 mega pixel CCD sensor
  • 720p HD movie capture
  • Dedicated movie recording button
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • 5x optical Fujinon lens (26-130mm equivalent to a 35mm camera) on JX series
  • Smile & Shooting and Blink detection
  • Motion Panorama mode

 

FinePix JX500/JX550

Number of effective pixels

JX500: 14.0million pixels
JX550: 16.0million pixels 

Image sensor

1/ 2.3-inch CCD with primary colour filter

Storage media

Internal memory (none)
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

File format   (still image)

JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 ) /
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

                   (movie)

AVI (Motion JPEG )

Number of recorded pixels

JX500
L:<4:3>4288 × 3216 <3:2>4288×2864 <16:9>4288×2416   
M:<4:3>3072 × 2304          <16:9>3072×1728
S:<4:3>2048 × 1536            <16:9>1920×1080
JX550
L:<4:3>4608 × 3440 <3:2>4608×3072 <16:9>4608×2592   
M:<4:3>3264 × 2448                 <16:9>3072×1728
S:<4:3>2304 × 1728           <16:9>1920×1080

Lens   

Fujinon 5 x optical zoom lens

            focal length

f=4.6mm~23mm, equivalent to 26-130mm on a 35mm camera

            full-aperture

F3.5(Wide)-F6.3(Telephoto)

            Constitution

5 groups 6 lenses

Digital zoom

JX500:approx. 6.7 × (up to approx. 33.5 ×, with 5x optical zoom)
JX550::approx. 7.2 × (up to approx. 36.0 ×, with 5x optical zoom)

Aperture

F3.5/F8.0(Wide)
F6.3/F15.0 (Telephoto) with ND filter

Focus distance
(from lens surface)

Normal : Wide: approx. 50cm to infinity/1.6ft. to infinity
Telephoto: approx. 90cm to infinity/2.9ft. to infinity
Macro:   Wide: approx. 10cm -80cm/3.9in.-2.6ft.
Telephoto: approx. 80cm-1.3m/2.6ft.-4.2ft.

Sensitivity

Auto、ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200* (Standard Output Sensitivity) 
*ISO 3200 is effective in image size S .

Exposure control

TTL 256-zones metering

Exposure mode

Programmed AE

Shooting  modes

SR AUTO, AUTO, Program, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Baby, Smile, Landscape, Panorama, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow,  Beach, Party, Flower, Text

                      (MODE DIAL)

Image stabiliser

Digital Image Stabilisation

Face detection

Yes

Exposure compensation

-2.0EV-+2.0EV  1/3EV step                           

Shutter speed

(Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/1400 sec.
(All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/1400 sec.

Continuous shooting       (TOP)

TOP-3     max. 1.1 fps

                     (LAST)

                    (others)

Auto bracketing

Focus    (mode)

Single AF/Continuous AF (SR AUTO, Movie)

      (type)

TTL contrast AF

      (AF frame selection)

centre / Tracking

White balance

Automatic scene recognition
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light

Self-timer

approx. 10 sec./2 sec. delay

Flash

Auto flash (i-flash)

 

Effective range: ( ISO AUTO)
Normal
Wide: approx. 50cm–4.5 m/1.6ft.–14.7 ft.
Telephoto: approx. 90 cm–2.5 m/2.9 ft.–8.2 ft.
Macro
Wide: approx. 30 cm–80 cm/1.0 ft.–2.6 ft.
Telephoto:approx. 80 cm–1.2m/2.6 ft.–3.9 ft.

Flash modes

Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.

Hot shoe

-

Electronic Viewfinder

-

LCD monitor

2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 dots, TFT colour LCD monitor, approx. 96% coverage

Movie recording

1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with monaural sound.
Zoom function can be used.
Sounds will not be recorded during optical zoom operation.

Photography  functions

SR AUTO, Face Detection, Face Recognition, Blink detection, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Date stamp, Motion Panorama,  Date stamp,

Playback  functions

Face Detection, Photobook assist, Image search, Erase selected frames, Slide show, Protect, Crop, Resize, Image rotate, Mark for upload, Multi-frame playback (with Microthumbnail), Motion Panorama, Favourite, Movie edit

Other functions

PictBridge, Exif Print,
35 languages selection, Time difference, Silent mode

Terminal            { Video output)

NTSC/PAL selectable
with monaural sound

              (Digital interface)

USB 2.0 High-Speed

                 ( HDMI output)

Power supply

Li-ion battery NP-45A (included)

Dimensions

94.0mm(W) × 56.6mm(H) × 21.3mm (D) /3.7(W) × 2.2(H) × 0.8 (D)in.
(Minimum depth: 19.3mm/0.7in.)

Weight

Approx. 113g / 3.9 oz. (including  battery and memory card)

 

Approx. 97g/ 3.4 oz. (excluding  battery and memory card)

Operating Temperature

0℃-40℃

Operating Humidity

10%-80% (no condensation)

Battery life

approx. 170 frames  (AUTO mode)

Accessories included

Li-ion battery NP-45A or NP-45B
AC Power adapter
USB cable
Hand strap
CD-ROM
Owner's manual

Optional accessories

Li-ion battery NP-45A
Battery charger BC-45W
AV cable AV-C1
HD Player HDP-L1

 

 

 

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