Nikon S550 claims to be the smallest digital camera, with its 5x-zoom lens and sharp resolution of 10 MP. Read this review to explore the features and specifications of Nikon Coolpix S 550.

Nikon Coolpix S550

Nikon S550 claims to be the smallest camera with the capacity of 5x zoom lens and a resolution of 10 megapixels. The camera also claims to be one of the fastest, with a delivering strength of ISO 2000 light capacity. The latest features are the smile mode and the blink warning, which display an estimate that indicates when the selected subject smiles and when, is he going to blink. Along with the smile feature is the New EXPEED image processor, which ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness.
 
NikonCoolpix S550 is also loaded with Electronic VR Image Stabilization that prevents image from the being blur due to shaking or unstable conditions. It produces clearer and sharper images, even in not the best of situations. The camera flaunts a bright 2.5 inch High Resolution LCD, which makes it easy to compose and share your pictures. The screen, with its anti-reflection and high-contrast coating, allows you to view the screen even in bright daylight. Nikon Image Innovations include In Camera Red Eye Fix, Face Priority AF and D Lightning.
 
This new stylish compact metallic designed NikonCoolpix S550 is sleek enough to fit comfortably into the front pocket of your shirt. The camera offers SDHC card compatibility as well as 50MB of internal memory, USB connectivity and, of course, PictBridge support. While the photo quality is par excellence in nature, the video is not far behind, especially with the high quality of recording videos using its 15 scene modes. The camera is available in Titanium Silver, Urban Black, Blue, and Purple colors.
 
Technical Specifications
 
Image Sensor Type
CCD
Total Pixels
10.34 million
Effective Pixels
10 million
Image Area (pixels) - 10M
3264 x 2448(10M)
2592 x 1944(5M)
2048 x 1536(3M)
1024 x 768(PC)
640 x 480(TV)
1920 x 1080(16:9)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
1 frame per second
Continuous Shooting Options
Continuous
Multi shot 16
LCD Monitor Size
2.5 in. Diagonal
LCD Monitor Type
TFT-LCD
LCD Monitor Resolution
230,000 Dots
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
64
Highest ISO Sensitivity
2000
Storage Media
SD
SDHC
Internal Memory
Approx. 52 MB
Storage System
JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal quality
AVI
WAV
Compatible File(s) System
DCF 2.0
DPOF
EXIF 2.21
Image Stabilization
Electronic
Movie Modes
Movie with sound
Time lapse movie
White Balance
Fluorescent
Incandescent
White Balance Preset
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
White balance Fine Tuning
No
Playback Functions
Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 or 16 segments)
Zoom
Slideshow
Sound playback
Interface
Hi-speed USB
Lens Zoom
5x
Lens Specification
Equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 36-180mm, f/3.5-5.6
View Finder
LCD
View Finder Frame Coverage
Approx. 100%
Auto focus System
Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator
Maximum Auto focus Area Points
9
Focus Mode
Single-servo AF (S)
Continuous-servo (C)
Face-Priority AF
Auto
Single Point AF Mode
Yes
Focus Lock
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
Exposure Modes
Auto
Scene
Scene Modes
Portrait
Night Portrait
Sports
Landscape
Party
Beach/Snow
Sunset
Dusk/Dawn
Night Landscape
Museum
Fireworks Show
Exposure Compensation
Plus or minus 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Exposure Lock
Yes
Image Optimization
Normal
Vivid
Portrait
B & W
Sepia
Built-in flash
Yes
Built-in Flash Distance
11.5 ft (3.5m)
Flash Sync Modes
Red-eye reduction
Redeye reduction with slow sync
Flash cancel/ flash off
Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Any time Flash
Video Output
NTSC
PAL
Self Timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Voice Memo Function
Yes
Battery Life (shots per charge) – CIPA
Nikon Rechargeable:
200 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket
¼-20
Approx. Dimensions
Height: 2 in. (51mm)
Width: 3.47 in. (88mm)
Depth: .87 in. (22mm)
Approx Weight
4.23 oz. (120g)
Supported Language
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, Thai, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic
Other
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. January 2008 (c) 2008 NIKON INC.
Supplied Software
Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional Accessories
AC Adapter EH-62E, Nikon S Series Leather Case
Supplied Accessories
AV/USB Cable UC-E12, Strap AN-CP14, Rechargeable Battery EN-EL11, Battery Charger MH-64, Software Suite for COOLPIX
 

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