PowerShot A550

PowerShot A Series
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Digital Camera
Item Code: 1775B001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 7.4 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 7.1 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNormal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (TELE)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 86,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/2000 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800
(Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE. AE Lock available
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Auto w/Red-Eye Reduction, Auto w/Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash RangeNormal: 1.5-11 ft./45cm-3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm-2.2m (T)
Macro: 1.0-1.5 ft./30-45cm (W), 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time10 sec. or less w/fully-charged AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB-3AH)
Flash Exposure CompensationNot available
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.7 fps
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps)available up to 1GB or 1 hour for each file size, 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Small/N Small/F Small/SF Medium3/N Medium3/F Medium3/SF Medium2/N
File Size 84KB 150KB 249KB 278KB 558KB 1,002KB 445KB
MMC-16MB 138 88 56 50 26 14 33
SDC-128M 1,118 711 460 411 217 121 269
SDC-512MSH 4,317 2,747 1,777 1,590 839 471 1,041
Medium2/F Medium2/SF Medium1/N Medium1/F Medium1/SF Large/N Large/F
File Size 893KB 1,602KB 695KB 1,395KB 2,503KB 902KB 1,897KB
MMC-16MB 16 9 21 10 5 16 7
SDC-128M 136 76 173 87 49 134 64
SDC-512MSH 529 295 671 339 190 520 251
Large/SF Widescreen/N Widescreen/F Widescreen/SF
File Size 3,045KB 678KB 1,420KB 2,304KB
MMC-16MB 4 21 10 6
SDC-128M 40 177 86 53
SDC-512MSH 156 686 335 207
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
Movie/Low Movie/Medium Movie/High Fast Frame Rate Movie/Compact
File Size 330KB/sec. 660KB/sec. 1,920KB/sec. 1,320KB/sec. 120KB/sec.
MMC-16MB 43 sec. 22 sec. 7 sec. 11 sec. 107 sec.
SDC-128M 355 sec. 181 sec. 64 sec. 92 sec. 869 sec.
SDC-512MSH 1,373 sec. 702 sec. 249 sec. 359 sec. 3,357 sec.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileStill Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Auto Play, Resume
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Image: single image, by date, by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC/PAL
Audio OutMonaural
OtherMemory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 Still Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery, LCD screen On), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)* Approx. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery, LCD screen On), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*
Playback TimeApprox. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.59 x 2.52 x 1.70 in./91.2 x 64.0 x 43.1mm
WeightApprox. 5.64 oz. / 160g (camera body only)
Note: 25 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice. Canon, PowerShot and DIGIC are registered trademarks, and SELPHY and PIXMA are trademarks, of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.