Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera, 10.0 Megapixel, 5x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Display, Black


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About Nikon

The Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S550 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, along with a Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 2000 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S550 incorporates Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. Furthermore, the S520 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos.

Two of the latest features to be incorporated into the Nikon S550 is the Smile Mode and the Blink Warning- both of these features help photographers to get the best possible portraits or group shots. The Smile mode automatically fires the shutter when the selected person smiles and the Blink Warning displays a warning message if the selected subject has blinked when the shot was taken. The Coolpix S550 also provides innovative and helpful scene modes so you are assured to select the perfect settings for a variety of shooting situations.

The Coolpix S550 has a bright, high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and a wide viewing angle, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. Furthermore, the quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that Style-conscious photographers will love and the The S550 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the ultra-compact EN-EL11 rechargeable Li-ion battery so you'll have plenty of power for a day of picture taking.

Nikon Features

  • 10.0 Megapixel Resolution: With 10.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S550 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 30" x 40" without any loss of image quality. The Camera also records images in the 16:9 wide format aspect ratio
  • 5x Zoom-NIKKOR Lens: The 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens of the Coolpix S550 employing four aspherical elements and delivering telephoto reach up to 180mm (35mm equivalent) for exceptional image quality with greater creative freedom
  • Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: The Coolpix S550 incorporates an Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) system which functions by taking data from a built-in angular velocity sensor, then applies in-camera image processing to turn blurred images into beautifully sharp results
  • Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design: With a slim, sophisticated Design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the all-metal casing
  • Movie and Voice Recording: Shoot Broadcast quality QuickTime movies with sound with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card
  • Light Sensitivity up to ISO 2000: High light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 allows you to tackle scenes and situations that many compact cameras cannot, with the power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in lower light
  • 16 Scene Modes: The Coolpix S550 incorporates 16 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy
  • Smile Mode and Blink Warning: The combination of the Smile Mode and a Blink Warning helps to faithfully record precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. The Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when the selected subject smiles
  • Nikon In-Camera Innovations: The Coolpix S550 features a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera - these include Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: This Feature automatically fixes most instances of red-eye - right in the camera. Red-eye is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera
  • Improved Face-Priority AF: The Nikon Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits - and now it focuses on faces faster than ever
  • Nikon D-Lighting: The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically creating a copy of the image, then brightening the dark areas in the picture, while the well-exposed areas are left completely untouched
  • Built-in and Expandable Memory: The camera includes 50MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards
  • Bright 2.5-inch LCD Display: The Coolpix S550 is equipped with a bright 2.5" LCD that is great for viewing images anywhere, anytime; plus the with an anti-reflection coating and an impressive 170 degree wide viewing angle, it is easy to see the screen from any angle
  • Auto Image Rotation: The Auto Image Rotation feature detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image for in-camera LCD playback
  • Print Directly or Show Pictures on a TV: You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations

Nikon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact Digital Camera
Sensor Size
1/2.3-inch type Interline CCD
Image Sensor Type
Total Pixels
Approximately 10.34 million
Effective Pixels
10.0 megapixels
Image Area Pixels
10.0 million (3648 x 2736)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed
Approximately 1.0fps
Continuous Shooting Options
Continuous, Single, Multishot 16
LCD Monitor Size
2.5-inch type
LCD Monitor Type
LCD Monitor Resolution
230,000 dots
ISO Sensitivity
Yes (ISO 64/100/200/400/800/1600/2000)
Storage Media
Internal Memory
Approximately 50MB
Storage System
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal quality, AVI, WAV
File System
DCF 2.0, DPOF, EXIF 2.21
Image Stabilization
Movie Modes
Movie with sound, Time-lapse movie, Stop motion movie
White Balance
Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Present
Playback Functions
Full frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 or 16 segments), Zoom, Slideshow, Shooting data, Auto image rotation, Sound playback
Hi-speed USB
Lens Specification
Equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle:36-180mm, f/3.5-5.6
Lens Zoom
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approximately 100 percent
Autofocus System
Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
Auto (9-area automatic selection), Manual (99-area manual selection)
Focus Modes
Face-Priority AF, Auto
Single-point AF Mode
Focus Lock
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF)
Exposure Modes
Auto, Scene
Scene Modes
Face-Priority AF, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Smile
Exposure Compensation
-2.0 - +2.0EV in steps of 1/3EV
Image Optimization
Available (Normal, Vivid, Portrait, Black-and-White, Sepia, Cool)
In-Camera Image Editing
Trim, D-Lighting, Small Pic, Monochrome
Built-in Flash
Flash Sync Modes
Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync.
Video Output
10 seconds, 2 seconds
Battery Type
AC Adaptor
EH-62E AC Adapter (not included)
Battery / Batteries
EN-EL11 Li-ion Battery
Battery Charger
MH-64 Battery Charger
Voice Memo Function
Battery Life (shots per charge)
Approximately 200 shots (Based on CIPA standard)
Supported Languages
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, Thai, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic
Approximate Dimensions (W x H x D)
88 x 51 x 22mm
Approximate Weight
120g (without battery, memory card)
Nikon 1 year limited warranty
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