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PowerShot A550

PowerShot A Series

PowerShot A550

PowerShot A550 PowerShot A550 Body AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2) Multimedia Card -16MB Wrist Strap WS-800 Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC300

Specifications

Type of Camera

Type

Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device

Type

7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 7.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 7.1 Megapixels

Lens

Focal Length

5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)

Digital Zoom

4x

Focusing Range

Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (TELE)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus

Viewfinders

Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approx. 86,000 pixels

LCD Coverage

100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)

Shutter Speed

15-1/2000 sec.

Exposure Control

Sensitivity

Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800
(Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)

Light Metering Method

Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method

Program AE. AE Lock available

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom

Flash

Built-in Flash

Auto, 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 Range

Normal: 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 Time

10 sec. or less w/fully-charged AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB-3AH)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not available

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie

Self Timer

Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom

Wireless Control

Not available

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.7 fps

Image Storage

Storage Media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard

File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels

Still 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

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Still 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 Modes

Still Image: single image, by date, by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Interfaces

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out

NTSC/PAL

Audio Out

Monaural

Other

Memory 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 Source

1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800

Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery, LCD screen On), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*

Playback Time

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.

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity

10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.59 x 2.52 x 1.70 in./91.2 x 64.0 x 43.1mm

Weight

Approx. 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.

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