Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom - digital camera Series Specifications

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    4.6 in
  • Depth
    3.1 in
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Weight
    12.87 oz
  • Sensor Resolution
    7.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    7400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    7100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Digital Zoom
    5.6 x
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW
  • AV Interfaces
    USB 2.0, 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

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, lens cap, neck strap

Environmental Parameters

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

Camera Flash

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

Camera

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Memory / Storage

  • Installed Size
    20 MB
  • 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
  • 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

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic

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
  • Features
    Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), histogram display, in-camera lighting fix, in-camera red-eye fix, interval shooting mode, resizing an image, saturation control, Bright Capture Technology, audio recording, auto power save, brightness control, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, dual image stabilization

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    xD-Picture Card

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Master

Battery

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

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

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
    1.6
  • 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