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Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera
PowerShot A550
at a glance
3072 x 2304
4x optical zoom
2.0" lcd viewer
SD, SDHC, MMC
2 AA batteries
Canon PowerShot A550 review summary
camera date Feb 07  out of production
pixels / class 7.4M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  4 reviews
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Canon PowerShot A550 specifications
lens / zoom  35 mm - 140 mm (4x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 45 cm / 5 cm
metering mode  evaluative / center weighted / spot
aperture  auto / F2.6 W - F5.5 T
white balance  auto, 5 presets and custom
shutter  auto | manual / 15s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.45m - 3.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800
image size  3072x2304 / 3072x1728 / 2592x1944 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  normal / fine / super fine
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s, 10s
video options  avi, with sound -  640 x 480 (15fps, 30fps); 320x240 (15fps, 30fps, 60fps); 160x120 (15fps)
audio options  wav, mono
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed) / A/V (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD, SDHC, MMC
platform  
extra features  histogram display
PictBridge compliant
Canon PowerShot A550 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
17Apr07 Canon PowerShot A550 review at Imaging-resource
25Mar07 Canon PowerShot A550 review at DCResource
20Feb07 Canon PowerShot A550 review at Steves-digicams
Introductions, previews and other reviews
06May07 Canon PowerShot A550 review by Stephen Waller
News, guides, hints & tips
20Jan07 Canon PowerShot A550 press summary
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Canon Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Canon Forum
steves-digicams.com Canon Forum
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Canon PowerShot A550 announcement clippings


The PowerShot A550 digital camera is a 7.1 megapixel model with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2-inch LCD screen. It features Canon's DIGIC II image processor for crisp, vibrant images, responsive performance, and low power consumption. Operating this camera is even easier than before with a redesigned mode dial featuring five of Canon's most popular Special Scene modes for easier access, as well as standard fully automatic settings. The A550  retains many hallmark A-series features, including an optical viewfinder and a comfortable handgrip, making it ergonomically friendly for comfortable handling while providing yet another option for viewing the subject and saving battery power while shooting


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