Summary Canon A550

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 40
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 69
Specifications Key specs
Help 4x
Screen size
Help 2"
Help f/2.6
Screen resolution
Help 86k dots
Wide angle
Help 35 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 30fps
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Canon PowerShot A550Canon PowerShot A550


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The Canon A550 vs other recent digicams

Size Quite small Help
Mid size (91×64×43 mm)
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
210 g
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help


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The Canon A550 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
35 mm
Screen size Very small screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.4 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Macro focus Poor macro Help
5.0 cm
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Announced Old Help
January 2007
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
480p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
86k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
800 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
7.1 MP
Battery life Very short battery life Help
140 shots
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second


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Canon PowerShot A550
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