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Canon PowerShot SD550

Canon PowerShot SD550

7.1MP Compact Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
Most frequently recommended for:
Best Ultra Compact Point and Shoot Digital Camera for Travel and Action Photos Under $400
Editors' Ratings:
"Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
General

Brand Name

:
Canon

Model Name

:
PowerShot SD550

Date Available

:
August 15, 2005
Physical

Camera Format

:
Compact

Size (W x H x D)

:
3.5 x 2.2 x 1.1 in.

Weight (without batteries)

:
5.9 oz

Easy to Use

:
Yes

Colors

:
Silver

Body Material

:
Metal

Weatherproof

:
No

Shockproof

:
No

Waterproof

:
No

Tripod Mount Available

:
Yes
Image Capture

Sensor Type

:
CCD

Sensor Size

:
7.2 x 5.3 mm

Effective Sensor Resolution

:
7.1 megapixels

Max Image Resolution

:
3072 x 2304 pixels

Shutter Lag Time (pre-focused)

:
0.07 sec

Shutter Lag Time (including auto-focus time)

:
0.4 - 0.5 sec

Power to First Shot Time

:
1.0 sec

Max Shooting Speed (continuous)

:
2.0 frames/sec

Max Shooting Speed (burst)

:
2.0 frames/sec
Video Capture

Video Available

:
Yes

HD Video Available

:
No

Video Sound Available

:
Yes

Video Stereo Sound Available

:
No

Video Zoom Available (while recording)

:
Yes

Max Video Resolution

:
640 x 480 pixels

Max Video Frame Rate (max resolution)

:
30 frames/sec

Max Video Frame Rate (any resolution)

:
30 frames/sec
Lens System

Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
37 mm

Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
111 mm

Optical Zoom

:
3.0x

Digital Zoom

:
4.0x

Image Stabilization Available

:
No

Manual Focus Available

:
No

Auto Focus Assist Light Available

:
Yes

Min Focus Distance (not macro)

:
20.4 in.

Min Focus Distance (macro)

:
2.0 in.

Interchangeable Lenses Available

:
No
Aperture and Shutter

Max Aperture (wide-angle)

:
f/2.8

Max Aperture (tele-photo)

:
f/4.9

Max Shutter Speed

:
1/2000 sec

Smile Detection Available

:
No
Exposure Controls

Min ISO Setting

:
50

Max ISO Setting

:
400

Aperture Priority Mode Available

:
No

Shutter Priority Mode Available

:
No

Full Manual Exposure Mode Available

:
No

Face Detection Available

:
No

Exposure Compensation

:
+/- 2.0 EV
Viewfinder and Display

Viewfinder Available

:
Yes

Viewfinder Type

:
Optical

Dioptric Adjustment Available

:
No

LCD Screen Size

:
2.5 in.

LCD Screen Resolution

:
115000 pixels

Display Mounting

:
Built-in
Flash

Flash Range (wide-angle)

:
1.6 - 16.0 ft

Flash Range (tele-photo)

:
1.6 - 9.8 ft

External Flash Connection Available

:
No
Image Storage

Storage Media

:
SD Memory Card

Sensor Raw Format Available

:
No
Interfaces

Computer Interface

:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)

Video Out Interface Available

:
Yes
Power

Battery Type

:
Proprietary Lithium Ion Rechargeable

Battery Life

:
150 shots

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