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Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

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PowerShot A550
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1775B009
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With a digital camera all the pictures you make are stored digitally, which means you can instantly view a picture after you have taken it and take as many pictures as you like, without having to buy new films all the time. It is easy to download the pictures from your camera to your computer, either at home or at the shop and edit them before printing. Once they are on your computer, you can easily share your pics with the rest of the world by putting them on-line, or e-mailing them to friends.
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Long product name Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

PowerShot A550 7.1 Megapixels
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Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver as supplied by the manufacturer
The PowerShot A550 features ISO 800 for flash-free shooting indoors and in other low light situations. With 7.1 Megapixels and a 4x optical zoom, this compact performer offers a lot of camera for your money.

- Popular Special Scene modes on the mode dial
- 7.1 Megapixels
- 4x optical zoom
- DIGIC II, iSAPS and 9-point AiAF
- 2.0" LCD screen
- 13 shooting modes and My Colors
- High-speed ISO 800
- VGA movies with sound
- PictBridge and Print/Share button
- Powered by AA batteries

Short summary description Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot PowerShot A550, Compact camera, 7.1 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304, 4x
Long summary description Canon PowerShot A550 Compact camera 7.1MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :

Canon PowerShot A550, PowerShot. Camera type: Compact camera, Megapixel: 7.1 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5". Optical zoom: 4x, Digital zoom: 4x. Focus: TTL. ISO sensitivity: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto. Flash modes: Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction

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Picture quality
Camera type *
There are a number of common types of digital cameras: compact cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) and single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Bridge cameras 'bridge the gap' between the low-end compact and high-end professional (SLR) cameras. Also MILCs populate this mid-segment by combining the larger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with the live-preview viewing system of compact cameras.
Compact camera
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
7.1 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Still image resolution(s) *
List of image resolutions that supported by device.
640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
4x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
4x
Focusing
Focus
TTL
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Flash
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction
Flash working distance
45 cm - 3.5 m
Memory
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
16 MB
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
mmc, sd
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
5.08 cm (2")
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type
A viewfinder is the window in the camera through which a photographer views the picture. Used for choosing, composing, and often focusing the image. There are two types: optical and digital. In an optical viewfinder, the photographer looks through a transparent window to frame and focus the image. The photographer is seeing the real image, through the window of the viewfinder. With a digital viewfinde, there is an LCD display built into a camera that gives a digital view of where the camera is pointing. It's used to compose and focus the image.
Optical
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
Yes
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
USB; A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Camera
Shooting modes *
Auto, Manual, Movie
Camera
Camera movie function
Yes
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
AA Alkaline
Number of batteries supported
The number of batteries that can be used with the product.
2
Design
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Silver
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
91.2 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
43.1 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
64 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
160 g
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser;
PhotoStitch; TWAIN 2000
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Yes
Interface
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB
Data compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
Yes
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
15 – 1/2000
Lens focal range
A cylindrical piece of glass or plastic that receives and focuses light to form an image. Most cameras list an f-number and focal length for each lens. \nF-Number: Indicates the size of the lens opening (aperture). \nFocal Length: The distance between the image sensor and the optical center of the lens. \nLens Adapter: Allows photographers to use special lens attachments (Macro, Zoom, Filters, etc.) on certain cameras.
f/2.6 – f/5.5
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
7 / 5
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Yes
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000 SP4/XP/Vista;
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-09-25
Testseek has collected 21 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot A550 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
77%
Source Review comments Score
gadgetspeak.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Published in...
88%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Does Canons latest point and shoot perform?...
Compact, image quality as lower ISOs, responsive, easy to use, good metering and colour, above average lens...
Detail suffers from noise reduction processing, intrusive noise over ISO 400, flimsy plastic battery/memory card hatch...
Canon’s budget range of PowerShot models has been beefed up with the PowerShot A550, a compact and easy to use 7-megapixel model that has a great price and nice feature set...
80%
digicamreview.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
Announced in January 2007, the Canon PowerShot A550 is a compact 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens, 2.0" (86,000 pixel) LCD screen and an optical viewfinder. The camera has the ability to take photos up to ISO 800...
Sharp screen shows the resulting photos with clarity. Good price Quick and responsive. Useful options in manual mode. Excellent quality images from ISO 80 to 200. Good battery life and theyre AA size. Optical Viewfinder.
Auto produces slightly overexposed photos. Highest ISO setting isnt necessarily useful. No panorama assist. AiAF not always reliable...
The Canon Powershot A550 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2" display is not especially exciting, but it does its job well in a very wide range of situations. The camera has a good range (ISO 80-800) of ISO settings. It ha...
80%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
The entry-level digital camera market is a competitive place. There are many models vying for your hard-earned cash, and little to really distinguish them. At this price point, you dont tend to get anything amazing and so you should focus on finding a...
Great colour capture, Low price tag, 4x zoom, Fast operation, Sturdy design...
Pictures perhaps not quite as sharp as they could have been The Final Word Another great compact camera from Canon, the PowerShot A550 wont compare to some more high-end units, but considering the price tag and the features on offer, its an excellent...
Another great compact camera from Canon, the PowerShot A550 wont compare to some more high-end units, but considering the price tag and the features on offer, its an excellent value-for-money product.
80%
Cameras.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon Powershot A550 sits at the lower end when it comes to pricing. When you take into account the fact that it offers seven megapixels and a four times optical zoom lens it is a relatively inexpensive model. Looking at the Powershot A550 it has a...
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Cameras.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon Powershot A550 just about falls into the entry level bracket when it comes to price. With seven megapixels and a four times zoom lens it is one of the more advanced digital cameras available at this end of the price spectrum. Based on my tes...
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itreviews.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
excellent entry-level digital compact camera: Theres an old Canon PowerShot A20 sitting on the shelf here and its interesting to compare it with Canons spanking new PowerShot A550, the subject of this review. The physical design is similar, with viewfinde...
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