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Identification and Background
The Canon Powershot A550 7.1 Megapixel Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom gives you an ISO 800 feature for expanded low-light shooting, a DIGIC II Image Processor with iSAPS technology to improve processing speed and image quality, and a fast frame rate movie mode to capture videos. This camera also comes with a 16:9 wide-screen shooting option for beautiful photos and a 2.0-inch LCD screen with 86,000 pixels of resolution for easy on-camera viewing. Powered by two "AA" batteries, you can take photos everywhere you go.
For diagnosing problems and fixing the camera, please refer to the Canon PowerShot A550 Troubleshooting Page
Type: Compact digital still camera
Pixels: Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
Lens Focal Length: 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5
Digital Zoom: 4x
Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor: 2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline Silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 86,000 pixels
Maximum Aperture: f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15- 1/2000 sec.
Exposure Sensitivity: Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800
White Balance Control: Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Normal Flash Range: 1.5-11 ft./45cm-3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm-2.2m (T)
Shooting Modes: Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Self Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Storage Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia Card
Power Supply: (2) AA-size Alkaline Battery
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)