Features & Controls

The S2550 employs a powerful Fujinon 18x optical zoom lens, which is equivalent to 28-504mm lens on a 35mm camera. The maximum aperture range is from f/3.1 - f/5.6 Wide. Above you can see the lens fully extended. Fuji includes a nice lens cap to help protect the lens. The TTL contrast-type autofocus system features Single AF and Continuous AF focus modes with your choice of AF frame selection: Center, Multi, Area, or Tracking. The focusing range in wide angle is from 1.3 ft. (40cm) to infinity, in telephoto from 8.2 ft. (2.5m) to infinity. Macro mode covers from 2.0 in. (5cm) to 9.8 ft. (3m) in Wide and 5.9 ft. (1.8cm) to 9.8 ft. (3m) in Tele. Super Macro mode gets even closer at Approx 0.8 in. (2cm) to 3.3 ft. (1m).

The S2550HD also features an AF-assist lamp to help the autofocus system in lower or marginal lighting conditions.


The manual pop-up flash has an effective range in wide angle of approx. 1.3 - 26.2 ft. (40cm - 8m) and 8.2 - 14.5 ft. (2.5m - 4.4m) at telephoto. Macro coverage is from 1.0 - 9.8 ft. (30cm - 3m) wide or 5.9 - 9.8 ft. (1.8m - 3m), using ISO Auto. Flash modes available are: Auto, Red-eye reduction (On or Off), Forced flash, Suppressed flash, Slow Syncro and Red-eye reduction + Slow Synchro. Flash mode is selected with the right button of the 4-way controller.


Controls on the back:

At the top you can also see the EVF (Electronic ViewFinder). This eye-level unit is a tiny, high-resolution (200,000 pixels) 0.2-inch color LCD with a magnified eyepiece. Unfortunately there is not a dioptric adjustment. It displays all the same information and menus as the large color LCD display.

Next we have a large 3.0-inch color TFT LCD monitor for image preview, review and accessing the camera's menus. This display offers brightness adjustment, 97% frame coverage, and 230k pixels of resolution. The EVF/LCD button switches the live image between the two displays. The Play button enters review or playback mode. The 'F' (Photo Mode) button is for changing image size/quality, ISO speed and color mode. The 4-way controller lets you navigate menus and select images in playback mode. Press 'Left' to toggles the Macro/Super Macro focus on and off and the Flash mode is controlled with the 'Right' button. Press 'Up' to increase the gamma (brightness) of the LCD or delete images in playback mode, 'Down' changes the instant zoom function. In the center is the MENU/OK button which toggles the Menu on/off. While ON, the menu selections are navigated with the 4-way and the OK button accepts selections. The DISP/BACK button is used to escape from menu operations, in Record/Playback it controls the amount of information displayed in the LCD monitor. The Exposure compensation button can also be used to enable Program Shift as well as select the Aperture and Shutter speed values in A/S/M modes.


On top of the hand-grip is the Power slide switch, and shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it. They also act as the index and magnify options in playback mode. Next are the Face Detection and Drive mode buttons.

The Mode Dial offers positions for: SRAuto, Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, full Manual, Custom, Movie, Panorama, and SP (Scene Position).


On the right side is a small port door which houses the the camera's I/O (Input/Output) ports. At the top is the HDMI output, which is the ONLY feature on the S2550HD that differs from the S1800.

Next is a combination port that handles both the USB 2.0 (High-speed) connectivity for transferring images to you PC or direct printing as well as A/V output (NTSC or PAL) for displaying images on a TV set.


The S2550 features approx. 23MB of internal memory as is equipped with an Secure Digital (SD) slot. It's compatible with any SD/SDHC memory card from 512MB to 16GB.

Approx. Storage Capacities

Modes Still image
Number of recorded pixels 4,000 x 3,000 (12M, 4:3) 4,000 x 2,664 (11M, 3:2) 4,000 x 2,248 (9M, 16:9)
Internal memory (approx. 23MB) 3 7 4 8 5 10
SD memory card 512 MB 80 160 90 180 100 210
1 GB 150 310 170 340 200 400
2 GB 320 630 360 710 420 840
SDHC memory card 4 GB 640 1270 720 1430 860 1680
8 GB 1300 2560 1460 2870 1720 3380
Modes Still image
Number of recorded pixels 2,816 x 2,112 (6M, 4:3) 2,816 x 1,864 (5M, 3:2) 2,816 x 1,584 (4M, 16:9)
Internal memory (approx. 23MB) 8 15 9 18 10 21
SD memory card 512 MB 160 310 180 350 210 400
1 GB 310 600 350 670 400 770
2 GB 640 1240 720 1400 840 1620
SDHC memory card 4 GB 1280 2490 1450 2800 1690 3250
8 GB 2580 5000 2910 5620 3400 6530
Modes Still image
Number of recorded pixels 2,048 x 1,536 (3M, 4:3) 2,048 x 1,360 (3M, 3:2) 1,920 x 1,080 (2M, 16:9)
Internal memory (approx. 23MB) 15 29 17 32 22 41
SD memory card 512 MB 300 560 330 620 430 800
1 GB 570 1070 640 1180 830 1530
2 GB 1180 2230 1320 2480 1730 3200
SDHC memory card 4 GB 2360 4460 2650 4970 3480 6400
8 GB 4740 8960 5320 9970 6980 12850
Recording time
Modes Movie
Number of recorded pixels Movie recording time
Quality HD (30fps) VGA (30fps) QVGA (30fps)
Internal memory (approx. 23MB) 5sec. 19sec. 41sec.
SD memory card 512 MB 1min. 6min. 14min.
1 GB 3min. 12min. 26min.
2 GB 7min. 26min. 56min.
SDHC memory card 4 GB 15min. 53min. 112min.
8 GB 31min. 107min. 226min.
  • Actual number of frames and recording time varies depending on the type of memory card or shooting conditions.
  • In the case of extended movie shooting, recording will automatically stop when 2GB of data is recorded. In order to continue movie shooting after automatic termination, please press the shutter button again. Maximum recording time shown in the table is calculated based on the file size limit of approx. 2GB. When shooting HD movies, please use a memory card rated SD Speed Class 4 or higher to ensure minimum sustained data writes of 4MB/sec.


Power is supplied by four standard AA type batteries, alkaline or NiMH. We highly recommend the use of NiMH rechargeable batteries - they're reusable, more powerful and will save you money in the long run.

FujiFilm claims you can capture up to 300 frames with alkaline cells, 700 frames with one-use lithium, or 500 frames with NiMH type batteries; using CIPA Standard testing methods.

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