Canon Powershot A550 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Kit, 7.1 Megapixel, 4x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.0" LCD Screen

SKU: ICAA550 MFR: 1775B001
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• Let the Value Amaze You...Easy-to-use and easy-to-hold, the PowerShot A550 gives you 7.1 Megapixels, a 4x Optical Zoom Lens, an ISO 800 feature for expanded low light shooting and a DIGIC II Image Processor with iSAPS technology for beautiful pictures and great performance.
• Plus, there's even a Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode. Power is never a problem, because the A550 uses standard "AA" batteries. Great features at a great price, it's what makes the A550 such an amazing camera.
• Treat yourself to a new standard of performance and simplicity. With 7.1 megapixels, the PowerShot A550 gives you the resolution you need to capture life's precious moments in radiant, real-life color and fully textured detail. Even when you enlarge, crop and print, every image is still breathtakingly beautiful. Better still, Canon's high-quality 4x Optical Zoom lens makes all your favorite subjects, portraits, landscapes, night scenes, even casual snapshots - crisp, sharp and bright.
• The PowerShot A550 features a 2.0-inch LCD screen with 86,000 pixels of resolution. So whether you're setting up your shot or playing it back, everything is bright and clear. And with 9-point AiAF, you can count on exact focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. You also have Shooting modes that gives you breathtaking, exhilarating pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.
• Now you can experience the full impact of every image you shoot. PowerShot A550 is equipped with a 16:9 wide screen option that lets you shoot still photos & movies in a format that's specially made for viewing on widescreen television sets or your computer monitor. Imagine the possibilities: you can entertain friends and family with shows of your own photography or host your own movie nights. It's a great way to give everyone a whole new perspective on your creativity.
• With a highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application. Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode allows you to record extremely smooth, full-motion movie clips for up to 1 minute long in QVGA at 60 fps (320 x240 pixels).
• Select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), with frame rates of 30 fps or 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 1GB. Plus Compact Movie Mode (QQVGA; 160 x 120 pixels) records at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes. The PowerShot A550 also supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard, so you'll enjoy the fastest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible computer.
• You don't need to worry about running out or recharging batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally. The PowerShot A550's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A550 to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (PC/Mac).

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Key Features

  • Exceptional value in a compact digital camera with 7.1 Megapixel resolution
  • High-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens
  • DIGIC II Image Processor with iSAPS Technology for superior image quality
  • Fast operation and low power consumption
  • Clear, high-resolution 2.0-inch LCD for easy on-camera viewing
  • 16:9 Widescreen mode for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors
  • Three movie modes including 30 fps VGA and 60 fps Fast Frame Rate
  • Power on the go with two AA-size batteries
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading
  • Plus ID Photo Printand Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers
  • Shooting Modes: Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions.
  • Auto: The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
  • Manual: The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
  • Portrait: The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurringthe background to make your subject "pop."
  • Landscape: For front-to-back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
  • Indoor: Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
  • Kids & Pets: Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
  • Night Snapshot: Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash
  • Movie: Shoot in VGA (30 fps/15 fps) and QVGA (60 fps/30 fps/15 fps) or QQVGA (15 fps for up to 3 minutes).
  • Night Scene: For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
  • Foliage : Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
  • Snow: Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
  • Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
  • Fireworks: Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Technical Specs

Type Compact Digital Camera with built-in flash and 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
Image Sensor Type 7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
Pixels Effective Pixels: Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
Recording Medium SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card: SD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Image Format File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Recording System: Recording Format JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
File Size Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen) Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 1GB or 60 minutes, 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Lens Focal Length 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Lens Aperature Maximum Aperture: f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Digital Zoom 4.0x
Optical Zoom 4.0x
Total Zoom 16.0x
White Balance Settings Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H)
Personal White Balance Custom, Yes
LCD Monitor Type Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
Screen Monitor size 2.0 inch
LCD Pixels: Approx. 86,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Viewfinder: Type Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
Autofocus Type TTL Autofocus
AF Working Range Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (TELE)
Exposure Control Metering System Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Systems Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Speed Range Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
(Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Creative Zone Modes Shooting Modes: Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow,Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.7 fps
Self-Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
AE Lock AE Lock available
Shutter Speeds 15-1/2000 sec.
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Remote Control N/A
Built-in Flash Type Operation 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
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less w/fully-charged AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB-3AH)
Flash Coverage 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 setto ISO Auto)
Continuous Shooting Speed Approx. 1.7 fps
Playback Image Display Format Playback Modes File: Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate,Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Auto Play, Resume Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback
Image Protection and Erase Erase Modes: Still Image: single image, by date, by folder, all images Movie: part of movie, all of movie
LCD Monitor Language 25 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian)
Power Source: Battery 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Battery Life Still Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery, LCD screen On), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*
Playback Time: Approx. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*
* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.59 x 2.52 x 1.70 in. / 91.2 x 64.0 x 43.1mm
Weight Approx. 5.64 oz. / 160g (camera body only)
Operating Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range 10 - 90%
Note Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out: NTSC/PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
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