Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom - digital camera Series Specifications

Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom

General

  • Depth
    3.1 in
  • 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
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Olympus

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    15 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    flash +/- compensation

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Display

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

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

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    11 groups / 14 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    18 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-4.5
  • Min Focal Length
    4.68 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    84.24 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    28 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    3.9 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    10 cm (Wide), 119.8 cm (Telephoto)
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    11
  • Element Qty
    14
  • 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.

Viewfinder

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

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

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

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Battery

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

Software

  • Type
    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

Header

  • Brand
    Olympus
  • Product Line
    Olympus
  • Model
    SP-550 Ultra Zoom
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    15 frames per second for 20 frames (1.2MPix), 7 frames per second for 15 frames (3Mpix)
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (3Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 5000 (3Mpix), ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    5000
  • Digital Zoom
    5.6 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Frames, Sepia
  • Self Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • 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

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    5 steps in 1/3 EV step
  • 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

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), overcast, sunlight, tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.6 in
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Weight
    12.87 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    7.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
  • Total Pixels
    7400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    7100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels

Camera Memory

  • RAM
    20 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    xD-Picture Card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, direct print

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