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Canon PowerShot Camera A550 7.1 Mpix 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

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Camera PowerShot A550 7.1 Mpix
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1775B012
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With a digital camera all the pictures you make are stored digitally, which means you can instantly view a picture after you have taken it and take as many pictures as you like, without having to buy new films all the time. It is easy to download the pictures from your camera to your computer, either at home or at the shop and edit them before printing. Once they are on your computer, you can easily share your pics with the rest of the world by putting them on-line, or e-mailing them to friends.
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Short summary description Canon PowerShot Camera A550 7.1 Mpix 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot Camera A550 7.1 Mpix 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot Camera PowerShot A550 7.1 Mpix, 7.1 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304, 4x, 4x
Long summary description Canon PowerShot Camera A550 7.1 Mpix 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :

Canon Camera PowerShot A550 7.1 Mpix, PowerShot. Megapixel: 7.1 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 4x, Digital zoom: 4x. Focus: TTL. ISO sensitivity: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto. Flash modes: Red-eye reduction

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot Camera A550 7.1 Mpix 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Picture quality
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
7.1 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Still image resolution(s) *
List of image resolutions that supported by device.
640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
4x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
4x
Focusing
Focus
TTL
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Flash
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Red-eye reduction
Flash working distance
45 cm - 3.5 m
Memory
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
mmc,sd
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
16 MB
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
2"
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type
A viewfinder is the window in the camera through which a photographer views the picture. Used for choosing, composing, and often focusing the image. There are two types: optical and digital. In an optical viewfinder, the photographer looks through a transparent window to frame and focus the image. The photographer is seeing the real image, through the window of the viewfinder. With a digital viewfinde, there is an LCD display built into a camera that gives a digital view of where the camera is pointing. It's used to compose and focus the image.
Optical
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
Yes
Camera
White balance *
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait
Photo effects *
Different effects that you can use to modify photos after they have been taken, such as colour filters.
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
AA Alkaline
Number of batteries supported
The number of batteries that can be used with the product.
2
Design
Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Silver
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
3.59" (91.2 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
1.7" (43.1 mm)
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
2.52" (64 mm)
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
5.64 oz (160 g)
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Yes
Lens focal range
A cylindrical piece of glass or plastic that receives and focuses light to form an image. Most cameras list an f-number and focal length for each lens. \nF-Number: Indicates the size of the lens opening (aperture). \nFocal Length: The distance between the image sensor and the optical center of the lens. \nLens Adapter: Allows photographers to use special lens attachments (Macro, Zoom, Filters, etc.) on certain cameras.
f/2.6 – f/5.5
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
7 / 5
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Yes
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
15 – 1/2000
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000 SP4/XP/Vista; Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
No
USB 2.0 ports quantity
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-25
Testseek has collected 21 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot Camera PowerShot A550 7.1 Mpix and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
77%
Source Review comments Score
pcmag.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The PowerShot A550, Canons new compact point-and-shoot camera, is a solid machine. It performs nimbly and produces pleasing picture quality. Still, there are a few areas where this shooter stumbles. The LCD is a little small and the price is a littl...
Good Produces sharp, clear shots. Great performance. Very little shutter lag. Has a glass viewfinder.
Bad Recycle times were a little slow. Smallish LCD.
Bottom line As an inexpensive point-and-shoot, the Canon PowerShot A550 isnt perfect, but it delivers quality shots and good performance...
70%
Neocamera.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon Powershot A550 is very similar to previous Canon A-series except for its lack of manual controls. Otherwise, it retains all the aspects that made other A-series cameras so popular: good image quality, ergonomics and speed of operation. When...
60%
digitalcamerainfo.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Introduced in January 2007 and released the following month, the Canon PowerShot A550 has design features reminiscent of past models but promises to be even easier to use. It has automatic modes and basic features meant to attract first-timers and shoo...
Good Good handling 4x optical zoom lens Excellent color reproduction $199 price tag Easy to use...
Bad Poor resolution on small LCD Boring design No optical zoom in movies Noisy zoom lens Barrel distortion...
Bottom line With a $199 price tag, amazing performance can’t be expected from the A550. It does, however, meet the basic requirements of an adequate digital camera. It can take a picture when you want, where you want, and how you want. It doesn’t have muc...
0%
imaging-resource.com
Updated:
2014-04-10
Canon PowerShot A550 Overview by Al Gordonand Shawn BarnettReview Date: 04/17/07 The Canon PowerShot A550, introduced January 18, 2007, falls within the point-and-shoot category. While not as compact or stylish as the PowerShot ELPH cameras, the A550 r...
Good High resolution with excellent image quality 4x zoom lens is longer than most in the category and offers excellent coverage Very good exposure accuracy Easy-setting scene modes Custom white balance Better-than-average exposure accuracy Generally low di...
Bad No manual control of aperture or shutter speed Slow flash recycle (10 seconds!) Non-articulating LCD makes it harder to take low level or above the crowd shots Limited override functions in AUTO and Scene modes No brightness adjustment for the LCD; som...
Bottom line As weve come to expect from Canons A-series, the PowerShot A550 is a great little digicam. Fairly frill-free, the Canon A550 still takes great shots with its 7-megapixel sensor. It has a satisfying 4x zoom, and is quite easy to use. The A550s no-non...
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steves-digicams.com
Updated:
2014-04-10
The PowerShot A550 is a very affordable 7.1 megapixel model with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2.0-inch LCD screen. It features Canon’s DIGIC II image processor for crisp, vibrant images, responsive performance, and low power consumption. Replacing l...
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dcresource.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The PowerShot A550 ($199) is one of the entry-level cameras Canons A-series. Replacing the PowerShot A530 from last year, the A550 adds a larger LCD (2.0" vs 1.8") and, naturally, more Megapixels. Other features on the camera include a 4X optica...
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Kenrockwell.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Digital cameras get better every 6 months. In 2002 I paid $5,000 for a Nikon D1H, which had fewer than half the pixels of this $199 point-and-shoot. This $199 A550 takes much sharper pictures! The Canon A550 is photographys best buy as of February 20...
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