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Canon PowerShot A550 Silver 7.1 MP 4X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • 1/2.5" CCD
  • 2.0" 86K LCD
  • 4X Optical Zoom 4X Digital Zoom
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Just because life won't stand still doesn't mean you can't take its picture. The A550 is a perfect blend of simplicity and easy to use features. 7.1 mega pixels let you use the 4X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom for amazing close ups with minimal loss of clarity. A macro mode lets you get to 2" from your subject for amazing detail.

Multiple shooting modes such as foliage, beach, snow and portrait automatically adjust their settings to make you the best photographer you can be. Three movie modes let you take short digital movies, guaranteeing you capture all the action.

  • newegg 7.1 Megapixel Effective The Canon A550 features an amazing 7.1 megapixel effective CCD for great looking pictures and impressive prints.
  • newegg 4X Optical Zoom The Canon A550's 4X optical zoom lens brings far-away objects up close for exceptionally sharp, clear images. A total of 16X zoom is available with the camera's 4X digital zoom capability.
  • newegg Large LCD Display The Canon A550 features a bright and easily viewable high-resolution 2.0-inch LCD display for convenient viewing and sharing of pictures.
  • newegg 16:9 Widescreen The Canon A550 produces widescreen images and film clips perfect for a widescreen TV or computer monitor.
  • newegg PictBridge Support The Canon A550 makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your Canon A550 to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and press the Direct Print button to start printing.
  • newegg Support for Movie Recording The Canon A550's movie recording function enables creation of small movie clips to share with family or friends using emails. Three movie modes include 30 fps VGA and 60 fps Fast Frame Rate.

Learn more about the Canon USA PowerShot A550

General

Brand
Canon
Series
PowerShot A Series
Model
PowerShot A550
Color
Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.59" x 2.52" x 1.70"
Weight
Approx. 5.64 oz. / 160g (camera body only)
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" CCD
Gross Pixels
7.4 MP
Effective Pixels
7.1 MP
Resolution
3072 x 2304

Lens

Optical Zoom
4X
Digital Zoom
4X
Focal Length
5.8-23.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Aperture
f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)

Shutter

Shutter Speed
15-1/2000s
Self-timer
2s or 10s

Focus

Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Auto Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (TELE)

Flash

Flash Mode
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)

Exposure

Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame is fixed to the center
Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
(Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)

White Balance

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

Viewfinder & Monitor

Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD
2.0" 86K

Functions

Continuous Drive
Approx. 1.7 fps
Tripod Mount
Supported
Shooting Modes
Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Storage Media
SD / MMC Card

Movie

Movie Format
Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural)
Movie Recording
640 x 480, 320 x 240 @ 30fps/15fps available up to 1GB or 60 minutes
160 x 120 @ 3 min. at 15 fps
320 x 240 @ 1 min. at 60 fps
Max. Recording Resolution
640 x 480

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes
Mic
Yes

Battery

Battery
AA
Battery Life
Approx. 140 shots

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Canon USA PowerShot A550

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/7/2007 6:03:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove This Camera

Pros: This camera is great. Lots of features, reall easy to used, and feels good in your hands.

Cons: Once in a while, the time between photos can be a lil long (4-5sec.)

Other Thoughts: I wish it can in black

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/24/2007 1:52:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlow Flash

Pros: I bought this camera just prior to a trip to WDW. It was easy to use without reading the manual. It took excellent pictures as long as nothing was moving including me. After some experimenting I got some excellent low light shots and fireworks shots, althought you have to compensate for lag time. Overall I was very satisfied. Also I dropped it several times with no apparent effect.

Cons: Very slow flash recharge time. If your taking pictures that require flash you had better be able to control all aspects of the shot. I found that I missed several good shots because of waiting several seconds fo the flash to recharge.

Other Thoughts: Good camera for the money.

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  • Robert P.
  • 9/16/2007 3:31:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice amera

Pros: Excellent pictures,
Good battery life with alkalines,
Compact

Cons: No viewfinder, so can be difficult to view/frame photo in bright conditions,
Rechargeable battery life average to below average

Other Thoughts: Easy to use, great photos, decent battery life, nice and compact. Overall a very good camera, would have given 5 stars if it had a viewfinder

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  • David B.
  • 8/21/2007 8:30:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera for the price

Pros: Very portable. Ther are lots of options for the images, but I liketo use it mostly for quick snap shots.

Cons: The image program does require some reading if your a novice. I kinda picked up some of the useful features after a couple sessions. The red eye reduction settign on the cameradoes not seam to work, so I used the program to fix it.

Other Thoughts: Receiving a free 1G memory card was a plus! The 16M is is only good when compared to not having a card at all.

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  • Charles B.
  • 8/13/2007 6:50:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great camera; bought it for my wife as a gift - half an hour after receiving the camera she was able to take photos - not difficult at all.

Cons: Nothing about the camera. We have an APO military address; ordered the camera from Newegg and they shipped the parcel via FedEx; FedEx does not deliver to APOs; therefore the parcel was returned to Newegg and they gave me a refund. Then I ordered the same camera from another company for the same price; they shipped it via US Postal Service Priority Mail and I received the parcel within five days. We never received an explanation from Newegg about their method of shipment. If you have an APO address beware, you will not receive your parcel from Newegg.

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  • sylvia a.
  • 8/12/2007 6:42:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsService Quality

Pros: Camera is great.

Cons: Newegg failed to ship 1 GB card. I read reviews before buying, so I made sure I choose the package with the free card. I feel like I just shopped at K-Mart.

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  • Beverlee T.
  • 8/8/2007 1:58:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPicture Perfect!

Pros: This camera takes excellent pictures and is very easy to use. The pictures a very clear and the video is nice with good sound.

Cons: None that I have noticed.

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  • Robert I.
  • 8/7/2007 4:50:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery pleased

Pros: Very easy to operate. Very easy to download pics into PC. Pictures are very clean and sharp.Excellent price, ive seen the same camera sold elsewhere for $20 dollars more and up.Software very easy to use. Battery life is excellent if you use rechargables 2500mah. Can take many photos with the 1g card received with my camera.

Cons: No nothing...for the price paid, i cant complain...very good!

Other Thoughts: If youre looking for a simple to use camera, that takes great shots, even in motion, for a great price...you cant beat this Canon.

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  • Abdul M.
  • 8/7/2007 11:20:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

Pros: It's great camera with good features for a new person, and with combo deal from Newegg it was excellent,As usual Newegg are prompt on service and delivery it was ontime in 3 business days.

Cons: Not yet find,

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  • steven M.
  • 8/6/2007 8:23:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice camara

Pros: nice camara for the price

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I got this camara for my 13 year old daughter so she would leave my camara alone. she loves it.

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