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Powershot A550
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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 Powershot A550:
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot Powershot A550
PowerShot A550 7.1 Megapixels

Marketing text Canon PowerShot Powershot A550

The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot Powershot A550 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

Easy to use
Commonly used Special Scene modes are positioned on the PowerShot A550's Mode dial, making it easy to take tricky shots indoors, at night or when photographing kids and pets. The one-touch record/review button enables quick and convenient review of your images.

7.1 Megapixels
A 7.1 Megapixel sensor produces sharp high quality photos, enabling large prints and detailed crops.

4x optical zoom
The 4x optical zoom lens lets you get close to the action without sacrificing quality. It combines with digital zoom for 16x magnification.

Cutting edge technology
Canon's advanced DIGIC II processor delivers fast, responsive camera performance and superior image processing. iSAPS technology analyses each scene to optimise key camera settings even before a shot is taken. 9-point AiAF keeps your images sharply focused, even when the subject is off centre.

2.0" LCD screen
A 2.0" LCD makes it simple to frame and review your photos. The selectable Grid Line Display helps with composition, while Night Display aids screen visibility after dark.

Shooting modes and My Colors
Choose from 13 shooting modes to get that perfect shot. Eight easy-to-use Special Scene modes help with great results in tricky lighting conditions, including Foliage, Snow and Fireworks. My Colors allows special in-camera colour effects to be applied in real time to images and movies.

Great indoor and night shots
A high-speed ISO 800 setting allows you to shoot correctly exposed images in indoor or near-dark conditions without using a flash. ISO 800 also enables shooting at higher shutter speeds, reducing the risk of image blur.

Movies with sound
Make VGA quality movie clips with full audio. View them on the camera's LCD screen, or connect to a TV or PC for full screen playback.

Direct printing
Printing is almost instant with the PowerShot A550. Connect to any PictBridge compatible printer and push the Print/Share button for a full colour print within seconds. Connect to a Canon SELPHY CP printer and you can also print ID photos and movie stills.

Conveniently powered by AA-batteries
The PowerShot A550 is powered by affordable, widely available AA batteries, ensuring that you can keep shooting for as long as you want to.
Short summary description Canon PowerShot Powershot A550:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot Powershot A550 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot Powershot A550, auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten, beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid, optical, TTL, 1/2.5"
Long summary description Canon PowerShot Powershot A550:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot Powershot A550 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Canon Powershot A550, PowerShot. Megapixel: 7.1 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 4x, Digital zoom: 4x. Focus: TTL. ISO sensitivity: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, AUTO. Flash modes: Red-eye reduction
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Picture quality
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*
Sensor type*
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
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.
Digital zoom*
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity*
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Flash modes*
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Red-eye reduction
Flash working distance
45 cm - 3.5 m
Compatible memory cards*
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
mmc, sd
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display diagonal*
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
5.08 cm (2")
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.
Ports & interfaces
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.
White balance*
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait
Photo effects *
Different effects that you can use to modify photos after they have been taken, such as colour filters.
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Number of batteries supported
The number of batteries that can be used with the product.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
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
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
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.
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
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
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.
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
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.