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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.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

For diagnosing problems and fixing the camera, please refer to the Canon PowerShot A550 Troubleshooting Page

Specifications ¶ 

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)

Additional Information ¶ 

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