Fujifilm FinePix AX650 vs Epson PhotoPC 550

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX650

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
420 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/1400 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Epson PhotoPC 550

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/1000 of a second

differences

Advantages of the Epson PhotoPC 550

Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the PhotoPC 550's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Fujifilm AX650

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
33 mm vs 43 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 0.3 MP
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Capture more than 31.5x more detail in your photos
Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 100 ISO
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The AX650's maximum light sensitivity is 10 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
93×60×28 mm vs 107×67×37 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/1400s vs 1/1000s
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Around 30% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.5"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
8s vs 1/4s
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32x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              PhotoPC 550170 g
              AX650168 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              PhotoPC 5501/1000s
              AX6501/1400s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              PhotoPC 5501/4s
              AX6508s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              PhotoPC 550None
              AX650
              1. Digital
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              PhotoPC 55043 mm
              AX65033 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              PhotoPC 550100 ISO
              AX6503,200 ISO
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              PhotoPC 550None
              AX650720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PhotoPC 5501x
              AX6505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $80

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

              Epson PhotoPC 550 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,419 - $2,997 body only

              $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,285 body only

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
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              Canon PowerShot S500

              Compact

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Kodak EasyShare M550

              Kodak EasyShare M550

              Compact

              $130

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

              Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $90 - $95

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $92

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Kodak PixPro FZ51

              Kodak PixPro FZ51

              Compact

              $80

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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