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Canon PowerShot SD550


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot SD550 
Model Number: SD550 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $288.69
Price Update Date: 2007-03-05
Date Available: 2005-08-31
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS 
Weight: 6.0 oz (170 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.1 in.
(90 x 57 x 27 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 111 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.5000
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 53 x 40 mm
2.1 x 1.6 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - f/??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 84%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 1-30
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 5.0
Flash Range Description: Normal: 1.616 ft./50cm 5.0m (WIDE), 1.69.8 ft./50cm 3.0m (TELE); Macro: 1.01.6 ft./3050cm 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC input 
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 1.000 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.700 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.200 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.100 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.450 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.440 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.280 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.270 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 999
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.950
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 3201.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-3L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-3L Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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