So, I recently got this camera, and thought I ought to put in a small review of its capabilities. Fujifilm AX550 is probably the best camera I have ever used, with obvious exclusion of DSLR cameras. 16 megapixels, very clear resolution, and does great with closeup shots and dodgy lighting. I haven't had a chance to test its full capabilities yet, but I thought I'd share a few of the shots I got so far. Overall, I am very impressed with this camera - despite the fact that I am just fooling around, I accidentally got some pretty good shots!
The first thing that impressed me was the camera's ability to capture small details. I took several photos of this ring as an experiment in different lighting conditions; it's a quite small ring and the majority of the detail is very tiny. AX550 captured every single detail very well, no matter how much lighting was available. Above is a photo taken in a brightly lit room under fluorescent lights; below is a photo taken with only a string of holiday lights nearby. (Don't judge, I like the warm atmosphere those lights create.)
Obviously, macro shots with this camera are more blurry than what you would get with a DSLR; however, for a $70 camera, this is really impressive quality. It takes a little bit of work to get it to focus exactly how you want it to, but it's a hell of a lot easier than using a DSLR.
Seriously, though, can we talk about how true to life the colors are? This photo of my Dalek booklight shows it being EXACTLY the color it is in real life.
I have yet to test this camera's outdoor capacity, both in the day and the nighttime. However, it has special settings for daytime, sports and fireworks photography and was generally reviewed online as being a great camera to use outdoors, so I expect my review to be even more favorable once I've had a chance to test it further.
Overall, though, it's a great camera and I am looking forward to testing it further :)