The Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital ELPH
is an ultracompact JeansPocket
Certified digital camera that keeps the sleek
Perpetual Curve Design stainless steel
body of the SD500 that it replaces. It continues
Canons tradition of providing top-tier imaging
technology in a ultra-slim, ultra-compact, easy-to-use
Shooting modes include AUTO, Manual (Programmed
Auto) and 9 Scene Modes that automate exposure
settings for different shooting situations.
The Canon SD550 maintains 7.1 megapixels resolution,
3x optical zoom, a F2.8 maximum aperture, and
a shutter speed range of 1-1/2,000 sec. Take night
pictures with manually selected long shutter speeds
of 1 to 15 sec.
The LCD monitor is now extra large at 2.5 in.
with a Night Display Function that automatically
brightens the subject in order to make framing
a shot in dusk, night or other lowlight situations
The Canon SD550 allows you to shoot a clip of
640x480 movie at 30fps until the SD memory card
is full (max. size 1GB); or shoot 1 min. clips
of 320x240 at 60fps!
The Canon SD550 has an AF Assist Illuminator
to aid in obtaining focus in low-light conditions.
Canons new My Color technology
allows colors to be enhanced in camera and you
can save both the original still image and the
enhanced color versions as separate files on the
Canon SD550 Memory Card.
If you are looking for a high resolution ultra-compact,
take-anywhere and easy-to-use digital camera,
check out the Canon Powershot SD550 Digital
ELPH -- now with an extra large 2.5 in. LCD
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed
(From the front of the lens)
- Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.)infinity
- Macro: 550 cm (W)/3050 cm (T)
(2.0 in.1.6 ft. (W)/1.01.6 ft.
- Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)infinity
shutter + electronic shutter
1.6 sec. Fireworks scene mode
Long Shutter Speed (available in Manual
mode): 1, 1.3, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2, 4, 5, 6,
8, 10, 13, 15 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower
operate with noise reduction.
average or Spot (fixed to center)
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop
Auto (camera automatically sets
the optimal speed.), ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
TTL auto, pre-set (available
settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
or Fluorescent H) or custom
with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye
reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
50 cm5.0 m (1.616.4 ft.) (W),
50 cm3.0 m (1.69.8 ft.) (T)
- Macro: 30 cm50 cm (1.01.6 ft.)
(W/T) (When sensitivity is set to AUTO.)
- Still Image
: Auto, Manual*1, Digital macro*2, My Colors*2,
Stitch assist*2, Special Scene*3
: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors
*1 Long shutter mode available
*2 Selectable in Manual mode.
*3 Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets,
Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater
Approx. 2.0 shots/sec. (Large/Fine
Activates shutter after an approx.
10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
SD memory card*5/MultiMediaCard
This camera has been tested with SD memory
cards through 2GB. All memory card functions
cannot be guaranteed.
Design rule for camera file
system and DPOF compliant
Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*4
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio
data: WAVE (monaural))
*4 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also
called Exif Print). Exif Print
is a standard for enhancing the communication
between digital cameras and printers. By connecting
to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's
image data at the time of shooting is used
and optimized, yielding extremely high quality
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (Still
- Large: 3072×2304 pixels
- Medium 1: 2592×1944 pixels
- Medium 2: 2048×1536 pixels
- Medium 3: 1600×1200 pixels
- Small: 640×480 pixels
- Postcard Date Imprint Mode:1600×1200
Number of Recording Pixels (Movies)
- Standard, My Colors:
640×480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card
(can record up to a maximum of 1 GB at one
- Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)
320×240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
- Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160×120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
*5 Using super high-speed SD cards (SDC-512MSH
Single (histogram displayable),
Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx.
10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse
through magnified images possible), Jump (jumps
to every tenth or hundredth image, to the
first image of those sharing a certain shooting
date, to movies, or to the first image in
a folder. In index playback mode, it displays
9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 60
sec.), Slide show or Movie (edit/slow motion
play back possible).
PictBridge compliant, and Canon
Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP
(Picture Transfer Protocol) Audio/Video output
(NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
NB-3L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery) AC
Adapter Kit ACK900
040 °C (32104
- SD Memory
Card SDC-32MH (32MB)
- Battery Pack NB-3L
- Battery Charger CB-2LU
- Wrist Strap WS-700
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camera body only)
Approx. 170 g /
/ CDN $800
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