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SP-550 UZ 7.1 MP with 18x Optical Zoom
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Olympus SP-550 UZ 7.1 MP with 18x Optical Zoom

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The 7.1 MP SP-550 UZ features 18x optical zoom lens, ranging from true wide-angle to long telephoto.The SP-550 also has a flexible, high-speed sequential shooting mode, which bursts at rates from 1.2 frames-per-second for 7 frames at full resolution.

Olympus's most ambitious Ultra Zoom yet, the 7.1 megapixel Olympus SP-550 UZ features a whopping 18x (28 - 504mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, ranging from true wide-angle to long telephoto. The relatively fast f/2.8 - 4.5 lens employs high-refractive, aspherical and extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to maximize sharpness and clarity, and is also capable of focusing as close as 0.39 inches (1cm), an amazing feat considering the record-breaking zoom range.

The SP-550 also has a flexible, high-speed sequential shooting mode, which allows bursts at rates from 1.2 frames-per-second for 7 frames at full resolution, to as rapid as 15 frames-per-second for 20 frames at 1.2 megapixels. A separate mode uses a "Pre-Capture" feature that starts capturing shots the moment focus is locked, storing five frames just before the shutter release is fully depressed, compensating somewhat for user response time and shutter lag.

The SP-550 stores images and movies on xD-Picture cards, or 20MB of built-in memory. The 550 also offers audio-video and USB (full-speed) computer connectivity. Power comes from four AA batteries, or an optional C-7AU AC adapter.

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  • 7.1 Megapixels
  • 18x wide optical zoom (equivalent to 28-504mm on a 35mm camera) 1:2.8-4.5
  • Dual Image Stabilization 
  • 6.4cm/2.5? LCD with 230,000 pixels
  • High burst rate (up to 15fps*) 
  • Super Macro mode (from as close as 1cm)
  • P/A/S/M exposure modes
  • BrightCapture Technology for better low light photography ? also available in movie mode
  • 23 scene modes (including Portrait, Sports, Night Scene)
  • 25 languages on board
  • Internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot (xD card is not included)
  • Supplied with Olympus Master software and four AA batteries




Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5" CCD
Lens 4.68 - 84.24mm (28 - 504mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 14 lenses in 11 groups; 4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses
Zoom 18x Optical + 5.6x Digital (Seamless to 100x)
Aperture Range f2.8 - f4.5 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)
LCD 2.5" (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels
Viewfinder Electronic (dioptic correction)
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range Normal Mode:
(Wide) 3.94" - infinity (.1m - infinity)
(Tele) 47.24" - infinity (1.2m - infinity)
Macro Mode:
(Wide) 3.94" - infinity (.1m - infinity)
(Tele) 47.24" - infinity (1.2m - infinity)
Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. - 15 sec., Bulb
ISO Auto, High ISO Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 5000* (*approx. 3MP)
Metering Mode Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Center-Weighted Metering
White Balance iESP2 Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation ?2 EV steps in 1/3 EV increments
Recording Modes Still Image: DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
Adjustment Resolutions 3,072 x 2,304, RAW / SHQ / HQ
3,072 x 2,048, 3:2 / SHQ / HQ
2,560 x 1,920, SQ1 High, Normal
2,304 x 1,728, SQ1 High, Normal
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1 High, Normal
1,600 x 1,200, SQ2 High, Normal
1,280 x 960, SQ2 High, Normal
1,024 x 768, SQ2 High, Normal
640 x 480, SQ2 High, Normal
Shooting Modes 30 Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, My Modes, GUIDE, Scene Presets (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach, Snow, Underwater Wide1, Underwater Wide2, Underwater Macro), Movie
Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master Software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card?
Sequential Shooting Hi-Speed2: 15 frames per second for 20 frames (1.2MP)
Hi-Speed1: 7 frames per second for 15 frames (3MP)
Normal Speed: 1.2 frames per second for 7 frames (7MP)
Bracket: Exposure bracketing up to 5 frames
Interval Shooting
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram, Frame Assist
Movie Mode AVI Movie with Sound: 640x480/30fps, SHQ; 640x480/15fps, HQ; 320x240/30fps, SQ1; 320x240/15fps, SQ2
Image Processing TruePic TURBO Image Processor
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index, Enlargement, Slideshow, Calendar, Album, Histogram, Rotation
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Lighting Fix, Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Label, Calendar, Layout
Direct Printing Options PictBridge and DPOF
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Fill-In & Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Off
Flash Working Range Wide: 14.8 ft. (4.5m), Tele: 9.2 ft. (2.8m) at ISO 200
Wide: 42.3 ft. (12.9m), Tele: 26.2 ft. (8.0m) at ISO 1600
Selftimer 12 Seconds/2 Seconds, AUTO
Setting Memorization On (stores changes) / Off (restores default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Automatically recorded with each image (up to 2099)
Memory 20MB internal memory
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB - no card included)
Outer Connectors USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed
System Requirements Auto-connect USB: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB port. Software: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac 10.3 and higher
Operating Environment Operation: 32Deg  - 104Deg F (0Deg  - 40Deg C), 30% - 90% humidity
Storage: -4Deg  - 140Deg F (-20Deg  - 60Deg C), 10% - 90% humidity
Power Supply (4) AA Batteries, AC Adapter (C-7AU)
Size 4.6" W x 3.1" H x 3.1" D (116mm x 78.5mm x 78mm)
Weight 12.9oz. (365g) without batteries and media card

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