Canon PowerShot A550 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom
List Price: $249.99

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Product Description

Easy-to-use and easy-to-hold, the PowerShot A550 gives you 7.1 Megapixels, a 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. Plus, there's even a Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode. Power is never a problem, because the A550 uses standard "AA" batteries. Great features at a great price - it's what makes the A550 such an amazing camera. Three movie modes including 30 fps VGA and 60 fps Fast Frame Rate Power on the go with two AA-size batteries (for long-term value, we advise use of rechargeable AA 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 Focal Length - 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent - 35-140mm) Digital Zoom - 4x ISO Sensitivity - Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent Shooting Modes - Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks) Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie Maximum Still Resolutions - 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen) Movie resolutions - 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) Battery output capability - Still Image - approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery, LCD screen On), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery); we advise rechargeable NiMH battery Built-in multimode electronic-flash Unit 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)

Features:
  • 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 4x optical zoom; 2.0-inch LCD display
  • 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
  • Stores images on SD, SDHC, or MMC memory cards (16MB MMC card included); powered by 2 AA-size batteries (2 alkaline batteries included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Don't try to expediate this product
    I spent 30.00 extra to get this product expediated to the person I bought it for. The product was delivered 10 days later rather than 3 days; thus, the present didn't reach the person I bought it for in time for their birthday. Therefore, I would advise ordering this from another company if you need it delivered on time!!!!...more info
  • Great Camera, but there is better.
    Great when it came out and still good, but now there is a version with IS!!! for about twenty more. Well worth it to get the newer version with IS. ...more info
  • From Basic to Complex
    After doing some online research, I decided to purchase this camera due to the large number of positive reviews it had received, along with the reasonable price. (This is my first digital camera purchase.) As someone who is limited in their technical knowledge, I wanted something that would give me good results, without complicated instructions. I have been very happy with the photos I have taken so far... and I haven't even used all the features that this camera offers! I am looking forward to becoming even more familiar with all of its capabilities -- and using it to its fullest potential. I like the fact that it uses 2 double-A batteries, because those are relatively inexpensive and easy to find. Also, it is small enough to fit in my purse, which has worked out great for plane travel....more info
  • Best purchase I've made in long time!
    This is the best purchase I have made in a long time. I appreciate the reviews posted by others as they were key in deciding what camera to purchase.

    The price was right. The size of the screen is a bit small but the images are clear. Access to the features is organized logically. This is the 1st digital camera that I have owned and I didn't need to read the manual. That said...I'm sure this camera has lots of features I have not even used! I travelled for three weeks in October and the Cannon performed well in all settings interior, exterior, varying light conditions, scenery, people............

    I specifically wanted a camera with AA batteries. My friends tried to disuade me - they were sure I'd be replacing the batteries constantly. I put AA Lithium batteries in the Cannon in Sep 07 and have not replaced them despite lots of use
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  • fantastic camera
    this camera is actually one i got thinking it was the same model as my old canon but turned out to be an upgrade! It was a great price and shipping was super fast! The product is better than i could've hoped for and i'm loving it!...more info
  • Amazingly Surprised
    I purchased this camera to have in addition to my Panasonic Z30. I wanted something I could carry in my purse and have handy at any time. Though I do take my big camera when shooting up in the hills and need that extra zoom, I am so happy with this little baby. In some ways I like it more than the Panasonic. It is fast, handy and takes beautiful pictures. It has movie mode that works good for a digital still camera and even has sound. All those times I wish I had something I could just grab and shoot, now I do. I highly recommend the Canon A550 and the price is the clincher. Great quality for little money. Can't find that much anymore....more info
  • A550 is top-notch!
    I spent weeks researching which digital camera to buy. I checked out all of the latest ones with new features and higher MP or Optical but I always came back to this one. It has been rated the best and most popular so I figured since so many people love it why not join the club. I'm glad I did. I love this camera! It's my first digital because I couldn't stand missing another picture opportunity because I ran out of film or having undeveloped pictures in my camera for months waiting to finish the roll.

    This camera fits all of my needs and allows me to print photos immediately with the help of my Canon MP530 which is also a great buy. My photos come out like I took them to Walmart or Target to get printed on Kodak paper. I'm using rechargeable batteries and bought my own 2G SD card. I'm completely happy and love all the features so if your looking for a great point & shoot digital camera this is the one to buy....more info
  • Canon Powershot
    I love the camera. Easy to use and small but not too small so that it is hard to press the buttons. Easy to download into my computer and an overall wonderful product....more info
  • Canon PowerShot A550
    This camera was given to someone else as a gift so I can't vouch for the quality of the item. However, I did get to take a few sample pictures with it and operate the controls; and found it to be loaded with features and easy to use....more info
  • no title
    This is a great little camera. it's easy to use and printing pics is very easy. ...more info
  • Canon PowerShot A550 7, IMP Camera w/ 4x Optical zoom
    I really like this camera! Small and compact digital camera with 4x optical zoom, it is easy to use which is a must for me, since I am technically challenged most of the time. . I use it to take photos of my ebay items and family outings. This small camera takes true color pictures ,close up or distant.Also has a convenient carrying strap. Has cord with easy to understand program for downloading the pictures to your personal computer....more info
  • Great little camera
    This is the best camera I found for the price. Easy to use & takes great pictures....more info
  • A great point and shoot camera
    I have always owned Canon cameras. I own 4 cameras from the A series.
    A520, A530, A540 and A550 and I am happy with all these cameras and here are the reasons why.

    1. Value for Money, I bought all these under $200.
    2. 4x Optical zoom is a plus and sufficient for a point and shoot camera.
    3. Delivers fairly good quality pictures. I have printed poster size pictures and have been very happy with the results.
    4. All these have better manual controls than most of the ELP series point and shoots canon has made.

    Cons:
    one thing to keep in mind is that these cameras are point and shoot and the lower end models that canon has made, so anyone buying these should not have high expectations with these cameras.

    1. Delay between two shots when flash used. Again this is marginal and I really do not think of this as a major -ve point, at least not for the money spent on these.
    2. The ELPHs have made them look bulkier :) again not a biggie. The ELPHs are really compact. So even though these are not as big, they look big in front of elphs.

    I would not recommend A550 to anyone only because they are old models, not because they are not good. Instead I would recommend the latest A series models that Canon has come out with. A720 IS, A570IS, A590IS. These are all great cameras with Image Stabilization built into them.

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  • I love this camera
    This is the best little camera! The pictures are great and I was really suprised at what cute little videos this thing can take.(I have had it for almost a year)

    I would caution about developing the pictures as I found a significant difference in quality between local and online. I use snapfish and they have the best printing. The local drugstores...are terrible. I sent the same photos to four different places including Sony, Snapfish, CVS and Rite Aid. Sony was okay. CVS and Rite Aid were terrible and Snapfish was the best.

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  • Snappy deal
    This camera delivers superb quality pics.

    The auto-focus feature helps you shoot pics like a pro.

    Best camera for the price.

    I love it....more info
  • Good value, small size & small price
    This is my second camera (other is a power shot s1). The power shot takes better photos but is often too big to carry everywhere. The A550 is small and takes 2 batteries so lightweight and easy to bring along anywhere. The picture quality is good too and we have taken many memorable pictures already....more info
  • NIce Canon
    Nice camera. The only problem is that Canon won't back up their products. The zoom doesn't work all the time after less than a years use. Canon said send it back but we'll charge you to check it...not very impressive!...more info
  • Easy to Use
    Shipped quickly, Shoots great pictures without any major hassle or tech savy skills. Easy to use and carry in a small bag or purse. ...more info
  • lacking feature
    Did not realize there was not a sticth feature with this camera. Everything else is great...more info
  • Good, solid digital camera
    I bought this Canon PowerShot A550 as an "update" for my Canon PowerShot A520. I've been pleased with my good ol' 4-megapixel A520, so I figured I'd be able to jump right into the 7-megapixel A550 with no learning curve.

    Exactly as planned. This camera takes good photos in a variety of conditions, and seems "quicker" than my A520 (quicker between-shot times).

    No surprises--it's a very-good camera. Cheap, too! Recommended....more info
  • This is a GREAT camera!
    Wow! So much is packed into this tiny camera, and the pictures it takes are awesome!

    It comes with a book for basic use, as well as advanced use. It works well for someone like me that just wants to point and shoot, and get great photos.

    I recently went to Disneyland, and the photos I took were phenomenal. Night photos, ones that came out clear even when moving (like on a ride) and the flash photos were outstanding. Great colors too.

    The only complaint I have is that it takes too long between photos for the camera to take again. Otherwise, I love it!...more info
  • Loved it until it got dropped :(
    This is a great camera.... I love love love it. But dropped it only once...and that's all she wrote. Seriously....more info
  • Easy to use
    Once I read the instruction book and understood what to do, I started taking pictures, very simple to use. I didn't get into the tech stuff but for the normal picture taking it is very simple, and takes great pictures. I recommend buying the Sandisk 2.0GB memory card for this camera....more info
  • I love this camera
    This is the best little camera! The pictures are great and I was really suprised at what cute little videos this thing can take.(I have had it for almost a year)

    I would caution about developing the pictures as I found a significant difference in quality between local and online. I use snapfish and they have the best printing. The local drugstores...are terrible. I sent the same photos to four different places including Sony, Snapfish, CVS and Rite Aid. Sony was okay. CVS and Rite Aid were terrible and Snapfish was the best.

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  • camera
    This camera is a great find. Low cost and great features. Even though there have been upgrades you can't beat the price and features...more info
  • Great little camera
    My new Cannon digital camera is wonderful. It is easy to use and produces great pictures. I needed something easy to use and carry around. This answers all my needs. I am very satisfied with my purchase of the Cannon
    digital camera....more info
  • Excellent
    Wonderful pictures, great zoom, super value! Perfect camera for my 14year old daughter's birthday....more info
  • Easy to Use
    The camera is my first digital one and was super easy to learn to use. The pictures look great and it's simple to get the correct exposure. The memory card that comes with the camera has a very small capacity though (holds about 4 photos) so a separate memory card is a necessity....more info
  • Canon Powershot camera
    This is my 2nd Canon Powershot camera. My first one lasted 7 years with constant use! It's easy, quick, fun, lightweight, and "even a caveman, caveWOman can use it". Buy it now. The photos are clear and crisp, and transfering from camera to computer is VERY simple. Betty in Florida...more info
  • Loved it until it got dropped :(
    This is a great camera.... I love love love it. But dropped it only once...and that's all she wrote. Seriously....more info
  • GREAT CAMERA
    OWNED 1 BEFORE. COULDN'T FIND IT FOR MY VACATION. SO I WANTED 1 JUST LIKE IT AND FOUND IT ON AMAZON.COM .
    IT'S A GREAT CAMERA, TAKES GREAT PICTURES. MY FAMILY WAS AMAZED AT THE CLARITY. AND HAVING AN HP PORTABLE PRINTER BOTH COMBINED WAS THE DIFFERENCE IN MAKING GOOD PIXS.
    I HAVE RECOMMEND THIS A550 TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
    I'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT....more info
  • Mostly good
    I like the picture quality and battery life I've been getting, but the shutter seems to want to get stuck here and there. I had read on other reviews that this was common, but who knew it could happen to me!

    Other than that gal-danged shutter, I think this camera is pretty nice and does everything I need it to do, and I only paid $150 with shipping overnight! ...more info
  • Great camera for the price.
    This camera is quick shooting. I have the Cannon 620 and bought this one for my daughter and family.

    They have had a ball with it since I bought it. Great Value. Great Product....more info
  • Great purchase
    I bought this for a friend and it has been working smoothly and great all the time. I cannot imagine any better. The delivery was fantastic, fast and nothing was damaged or scratched. Great service!...more info
  • Camera is working well.
    The camera is working very well. I have gotten some wonderful pictures. However, there were some that were pretty fuzzy; I haven't figured out if it was because of the camera or the user yet....more info