Canon PowerShot Digital Elph Specifications

Canon PowerShot SD550

Part Number: 0797B001 Released: September 15, 2005

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    3.5 in
  • Point-and-shoot highlights
    Video capture ability makes this camera ideal for social functions or vacation shots.
  • Depth
    1.1 in
  • Height
    2.2 in
  • Weight
    0.4 lbs
  • Body Material
    metal
  • Sensor Resolution
    7.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    7400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    7100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Environmental Parameters

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

Display

  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, battery charger, wrist strap

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, stitch assist, underwater, digital macro, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 15.7 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Lens System

  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-4.9
  • Macro Focus Range
    2 in - 19.7 in
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    37 m
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Min Focus Range
    19.7 in
  • Lens Construction
    5 groups / 7 elements
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    real-image zoom
  • Viewfinder Colour Support
    Color
  • Type
    real-image zoom
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    32 MB SD
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 60 fps - 60 sec - max clip duration
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 180 sec - max clip duration
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 60 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    AE lock, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, AF lock, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Mono

Software

  • Type
    ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon NB-3L
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 790 mAh ( included )

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon