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Specification for Canon PowerShot A550

Main Features
Resolution 7
Optical Zoom 4
Battery Type Alkaline
Main characteristics
Image Sensor Type: CCD
Resolution: 7.4 Megapixel
Optical Zoom: 4x
Camera Type: Standard Point and Shoot
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Not Interchangeable Lenses
Optical Zoom: 4x
35mm Zoom Lens: 35 - 140 mm
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focus Type: Autofocus
Focus Range: 18 in. to Infinity (w)
Macro Focus Range: 15 - 24 in. (w) / 13.2 - 18 in. (t)
Focal Length: 5.8 - 23.2 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 7.4 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 640 x 480 2592 x 1944 2048 x 1536 1600 x 1200 3072 x 2304 3072 x 1728
Video
Video Resolutions: 320 x 240 (QVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA) 160 x 120
Video Speed: 30 fps
Max Movie Length: Without Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
Video Format: AVI Motion JPEG
Exposure Control
Aperture Range: f2.6/f5.5 (w/t)
Shutter Speed: 15 sec
White Balance: Auto Manual Daylight / Sunny (Preset) Cloudy (Preset) Fluorescent (Preset) Tungsten (Preset)
Frames Per Second: 1.7 Frames
Storage
Memory Type: Multimedia Card SD Card SDHC Card
Built-in Memory Size: 16 MB
Compression Type: JPEG EXIF 2.2 DPOF 1.1
File Size (High Res.): 2.97 MB (43 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.): 0.08 MB (about 1,600 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds: Auto 100 200 400 800 80
Flash Type: Built-In
Flash Functions: Flash Off Auto Flash Red-eye Reduction Flash Slow Sync Forced On
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Optical
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 2 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 86,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB 2.0
Video Interface: Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type: 2 x AA Batteries
Battery Life: 140 Images
Included Features
Self Timer: 12 Sec.
Other
Height: 6.4 cm
Width: 9.1 cm
Depth: 4.3 cm
Weight: 0.16 kg
Exterior Color: Silver
Included Accessories: 2 x AA Batteries Software USB Cable Hand Strap 16 MB Memory Card
Release Date: February, 2007

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“I wouldn't buy it again. I am in fact looking to buy...”

Written on: 18/01/2008

I wouldn't buy it again. I am in fact looking to buy another camera as all pictures i am taking come out blurry. I have read the instructions over and over again and i cant seem to work it. My old camera was the powershot a75 and i absolutely loved it so i don't know why i can not get along with this one… Read Full Review

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“The Canon Powershot A550 is an excellent camera for...”

Written on: 25/08/2007 by RUBBER2405 (8 reviews written)

The Canon Powershot A550 is an excellent camera for the money and I would think hard to beat at between £100-140 mark… Read Full Review

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