Canon PowerShot A550 Specifications

Canon PowerShot A550

Part Number: 1775B001 (Reviewed) Released: February 15, 2007

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    7.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    7,400,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    7,100,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    5
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    evaluative
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic
  • Shooting Programs
    snow
  • Special Effects
    Neutral
  • White Balance
    custom
  • White Balance Presets
    fluorescent
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/500 sec

Lens System

  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 - 140mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Min Focus Range
    17.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    2 in - 17.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Construction
    5 groups / 7 elements
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    red-eye reduction
  • Features
    AF illuminator
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 11.5 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.7 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Additional Features
    camera orientation detection

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Display

  • Resolution
    86,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    built-in

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certifications
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SDHC Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB
  • Image Storage
    Super-fine JPEG 3072 x 1728 : 6 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 3072 x 1728 : 10 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 3072 x 1728 : 21 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 3072 x 2304 : 4 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 3072 x 2304 : 7 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 3072 x 2304 : 16 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 5 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 10 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 21 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 9 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 16 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 33 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 26 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 50 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 56 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 88 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 138 - with 16MB card
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 7 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 11 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 22 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 43 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 107 sec - with 16MB card

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.6 in
  • Depth
    1.7 in
  • Height
    2.5 in
  • Weight
    5.6 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.2
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    1.5
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    4.9
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.6
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    1.7

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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Canon PowerShot A550

Part Number: 1775B001 Released: Feb 15, 2007
MSRP: $149.99 Low Price: $348.19 See all prices