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PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
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Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The 7.1 MP PowerShot A550 has 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.

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.



  • 7.1 Megapixel resolution and 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 Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers




Type of Camera:

Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom


7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels:

Approx. 7.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels:

Approx. 7.1 Megapixels

Focal Length:

5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)

Digital Zoom:


Focusing 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)

Autofocus System:

TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder:

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor:

2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels:

Approx. 86,000 pixels

LCD Coverage:


Maximum Aperture:

f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)

Shutter Speed:

15-1/2000 sec.

ISO Sensitivity:

Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
(Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)

Light Metering Method:

Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method:

Program AE. AE Lock available

Exposure Compensation:

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance Control:

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

Built-in Flash:

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)

Recycling Time:

10 sec. or less w/fully-charged AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB-3AH)

Flash Exposure Compensation:

Not available

Shooting Modes:

Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie


Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom

Wireless Control:

Not available

Continuous Shooting:

Approx. 1.7 fps

Storage Media:

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard

File Format:

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

JPEG Compression Mode:

Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

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)

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

Erase Modes:

Still Image: single image, by date, by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Computer Interface:

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out:


Audio Out:



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

Power Source:

1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800

Shooting Capacity:

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.

Operating Temperature:

32-104 deg F/0-40 deg C

Operating Humidity:


Dimensions (W x H x D):

3.59 x 2.52 x 1.70 in./91.2 x 64.0 x 43.1mm


Approx. 5.64 oz. / 160g (camera body only)

Note: 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)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice. Canon, PowerShot and DIGIC are registered trademarks, and SELPHY and PIXMA are trademarks, of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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