Canon A550 Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A550 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: A550
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $199.99
Street Price: $290.98
Date Available: 2007-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 3.6 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(91 x 64 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.7
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Movie Frame Rate: 30/15, 60/30/15, 15
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 7.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 45 cm
2.0 - 17.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.6 (wide) / f/5.5 (tele)
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 86,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center)
Program AE: No
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Night Scene)
Self Timer: 2 - 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: 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 Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 45cm-3.5m (W) / 2.2m (T)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input
Included Software: ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, Drivers
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No
CIPA Rating: 550
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