Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom - digital camera Series Specifications

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Product Type
    Digital camera - compact
  • Sensor Resolution
    7.1 Megapixel, 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
    18 x
  • Digital Zoom
    5.6 x
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Olympus

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (3Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 5000 (3Mpix), ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    auction, landscape, landscape-portrait, night portrait, night scene, panorama assist, portrait mode, shoot & select 1, shoot & select 2, snow, sports mode, available light portrait, sunset, underwater macro, underwater wide 1, underwater wide 2, beach, candle, candlelight portrait, cuisine, documents, fireworks, indoor
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Frames, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), overcast, sunlight, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    5 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens System

  • Type
    18 x zoom lens - 4.68 - 84.24 mm - f/2.8-4.5
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    28 - 504mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    3.9 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    10 cm (Wide), 119.8 cm (Telephoto)
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Construction
    11 groups / 14 elements, 11 groups / 14 elements
  • Features
    ED glass, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro
  • Features
    flash +/- compensation
  • Effective Flash Range
    15 ft, 15 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    15 frames per second for 20 frames (1.2MPix), 7 frames per second for 15 frames (3Mpix)
  • Self Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Additional Features
    Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, direct print, dual image stabilization, histogram display, in-camera lighting fix, in-camera red-eye fix, interval shooting mode, resizing an image, Bright Capture Technology, saturation control, DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, USB 2.0 compatibility, audio recording, auto power save, brightness control

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic, Electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color

Display

  • Type
    2.5" LCD display
  • Resolution
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    built-in

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    xD-Picture Card

Software

  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Master

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Miscellaneous

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

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA, AA
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • RAM Installed
    20 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    xD-Picture Card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M
  • Image Storage
    RAW 3072 x 2304
    JPEG 3072 x 2304
    JPEG 3072 x 2048
    JPEG 2560 x 1920
    JPEG 2304 x 1728
    JPEG 2048 x 1536
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 1280 x 960
    JPEG 1024 x 768
    JPEG 640 x 480, RAW 3072 x 2304
    JPEG 3072 x 2304
    JPEG 3072 x 2048
    JPEG 2560 x 1920
    JPEG 2304 x 1728
    JPEG 2048 x 1536
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 1280 x 960
    JPEG 1024 x 768
    JPEG 640 x 480
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps, AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.6 in
  • Depth
    3.1 in
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Weight
    12.9 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 bright
    1.0
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    2.9
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    4.8
  • CNET Labs Raw shot to shot time
    9.4
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.5
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    4.6

General

  • Manufacturer
    Olympus