20 Most Recent Fuji FinePix E550 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Sep 04, 2012


Hi there:
Some symptoms of a defective CCD include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

A CCD problem would explain the lines on your pictures and the lines on the LCD (since the CCD is used to feed the live image). CCD (Charge Coupled Device) is one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras.

When a picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated charge, is measured, then converted to a digital value. This last step occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an analog-to-digital converter.

In order to correct this issue, the repair facility needs to replace the CCD. This is not something you may do on your own; check this article for additional details:Bad CCDs. This, isn't a good new, but hope helps to solve it.


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Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Aug 22, 2012


Mine shuts off when I press the shutter button. I put in new batteries and I can get the lens in then. But it shuts off when I try to take a picture. These cameras are notorious for having a zoom problem. They say the Zoom error appears and the camera dies. There is a fix of gently pulling the lens out all the way till the cover open then twisting it gently clock wise till it clicks. They say this fixes this problem but I don't think that is what is wrong with mine. Do a search on Fuji E550 zoom problem fix. It should show up.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Aug 14, 2012


The actual card may have a sliding lock on the side or.. You may have a button on camera to help secure pictures from being deleted or downloaded.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jun 25, 2012


Do you really need the USB interface?
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Mar 05, 2012


The lens error indicates that the movement is inhibited possibly by sand or grit. It also may be misaligned or an internal component has failed. Here are a few links to some other things to try. With newer cameras I am usually hesitant to suggest these options since they include some more extreme procedures that may cause further damage if not done correctly, but since yours is probably no longer under warranty, they may save you an expensive repair bill. An older Canon camera is used to demonstrate these procedures but, the lens structure of these compact cameras is the same so the examples do apply to this unit. These procedures are effective about 60% of the time. Click on or copy and paste the links into your browser.

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Lens Covers
* Lens FIX 1
* Lens FIX 2

If the "do it yourself" approach doesn't work out for you and you need conventional repair you can get an online estimate at the link and please see the note below: unitedcamera.com/FUJI-FINEPIX-E550

Hope helps.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011


This is most likely an issue with the camera's image sensor. Your camera will need to be repaired by an authorized Fujifilm service center. Contact Fuji though as sometimes they have service advisories for issues such as this.

Hiram
Photo Tech Repair Service
110 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-673-8400

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011


Consider NOT using a USB driver.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011


No camera can get a GPS signal in China....the companies do not offer a reason.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


Hi,
Mechanical problem can be made fine by the service centre only.They are really complicated inside.I suggest you to take the camera to the authorized service centre and do it.
Thank You

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


YES HAD THE SAME PROBLEM..DIRTY BATTERY TERMINALS..SCRAPE WITH A FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER..LIGHTLY JUST ONCE..? POLISH BATTERY TERMINALS..A LIGHT RUB..SHOULD KICK INTO LIFE..DO THIS EVERY TIME NEW BATTERIES FITTED..HOPE THIS HELPS..P.S. THESE CAMERAS LOVE GOOD QUALITY FULLY CHARGED BATTERIES..NOT CHEAP ONES.???

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


You have an electric circuit problem that requires service. This could be expensive.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

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