Canon EOS550D Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx.18.7 megapixels
Aspect Ratio3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC 4
LENS
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
FOCUSING
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
AF working rangeEV -0.5 -18 (at 23°c & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AFYes, up to 10m
AF LockLocked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC, (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), (3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center), (4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1-20 (at 23°c with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved., Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO SensitivityAUTO(100-6400), 100-6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
SHUTTER
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, White balance compensation:, 1. Blue/Amber +/-9, 2. Magenta/ Green +/-9
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments, 3 bracketed images per shutter release, Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias
VIEWFINDER
Type Pentamirror
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)Approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.87x
Eyepoint Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light, Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light, Image information: White balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+)
Depth of field preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button
Eyepiece shutter On strap
LCD MONITOR
Type 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)Approx 160°
Coating Dual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen, (2) Camera settings
FLASH
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)13
Built-in Flash Coverage up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time Approx. 3 seconds
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/off
Red-Eye Reduction Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
X-sync 1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
HotShoe/PC terminalYes/ -
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control via camera menu screen
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes), Long exposure noise reduction, High ISO speed noise reduction, Peripheral illumination correction
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 3.7fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 34 images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))
LIVE VIEW MODE
Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen), Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor, Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay, Histogram
FILE TYPE
Still Image TypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant)/Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recordingYes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Image Size JPEG: (L) 5184x3456 (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728, RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie Length Max duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Sound Files (1) Consecutive numbering, (2) Auto reset, (3) Manual reset
OTHER FEATURES
Custom Functions 12 Custom Functions with 36 settings
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
LCD Panel/Illumination Yes
Playback zoom 1.5x - 10x enabled in 15steps
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels), (2) Single image, (3) 4 image index, (4) 9 image index, (5) Jump Display
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Playback time: 1/2/3/5 seconds, Repeat: On/Off
HistogramBrightness: Yes, RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYes (Shooting information display only)
Image Erase/ProtectionErase: Single image, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images, Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Data VerificationOriginal image verification data can be appended to the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4), (2) Playback menu (x2), (3) Setup menu (x3), (4) My Menu
Menu Languages25 Languages, English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian,, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian,, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
Firmware UpdateUpdate possible by the user
INTERFACE
ComputerHi-Speed USB
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridgeYes
STORAGE
Type SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition), OS X v10.4-10.6
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor * Requires optional accessory
POWER SOURCE
Batteries 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
Battery life Approx. 440 (at 23°c, AE 50%, FE 50%), Approx. 400 (at 0°c, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 4 levels
Power saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, Battery charger LC-E8, LC-E8E
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materials Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Operating Environment 0-40 °c, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)128.8 x 97.3 x 62 mm
Weight (body only)Approx. 530g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
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