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Canon Digital IXUS 55

Size: 1/2.5 inch
Effective Number of Pixels: Approx. 5.0 MP
Total Number of Pixels: Approx. 5.3 MP
Filter Array: Primary colour filter (Bayer)
Image Processor:
Processor: DiG!C II
Focal Length (optical): 5.8 (W) - 17.4 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105 mm
Maximum Aperture: F2.8 (W) / F4.9 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15 - 1/1500 sec.
Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed): Auto / ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 equivalent
Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups (including 2 aspherical UA lenses)
Optical Zoom: Approx. 3x
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x
Max Combined Zoom: Approx. 12x
Focusing Method: TTL Autofocus
9-point AiAF / 1-point AF (fixed:centre)
AF lock available
Focusing Range: Normal 30 cm - infinity
Macro 3 - 50 cm (W), 30 - 50 cm (T)
Infinity 3 cm - infinity
Light Metering Method: Evaluative / Centre-weighted average / Spot (Metering frame when Spot : Centre)
Exposure Control Method: Program AE / AE Lock available
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control: TTL White Balance
White Balance Modes: Auto + Pre-set (Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H) + Custom
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder:
Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom
LCD Monitor: 2.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT colour LCD
Flash Modes: Auto / Red-eye reduction in Auto or Flash On / Flash On / Flash Off / Slow-Synchro.
Flash Range [at ISO Auto equiv.]: Normal: 50 cm - 3.5 m (W), 50 cm - 2.0 m (T)
Macro: 30 cm - 50 cm (W/T)
Selectable Shooting Modes:
Shooting Modes: Auto / Manual (Long Shutter is available)/ Stitch Assist / Movie (Standard Fast Frame Rate)/ My Colours / Digital Macro/ Portrait/ Night Snapshot/ Special Scene (Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater.)
Photo Effects Mode: Vivid colour / Neutral / Low sharpening / Sepia / Black & White
My Colours Mode: Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Custom Colour
Continuous Shooting :
Normal: Approx 2.1 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full*) *Depending on memory card speed/capacity. Low-level format may be required
Image Recording Format:
Image File Format: Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Still image: JPEG compression method (Exif 2.2 compliant)
Video Data: AVI Image data: Motion JPEG
JPEG Compression Levels: Superfine / Fine / Normal
Recording Pixels Still Images:
Large: 2592 x 1944
Middle 1: 2048 x 1536
Middle 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480
Postcard date imprint *Compression Fine: 1600 x 1200
Recording Pixels Movie Images:
Large (VGA): 640 x 480
Medium (QVGA): 320 x 240
Small (QQVGA): 160 x 120
Still Image Storage Capacity (with supplied memory):
Large/Super Fine: 5 images
Large/Fine: 9 images
Large/Normal: 19 images
Middle 1/Super Fine: 8 images
Middle1/Fine: 15 images
Middle1/Normal: 30 images
Middle2/Super Fine: 13 images
Middle2/Fine: 24 images
Middle2/Normal: 46 images
Small/Super Fine: 52 images
Small/Fine: 80 images
Small/Normal: 127 images
Movie Storage Capacity (with supplied memory):
Movie Large: 640 x 480 Approx. 6 sec. at 30 fps [until SD memory card becomes full]

640 x 480 Approx. 14 sec. at 15 fps [until SD memory card becomes full]
Movie Middle: 320 x 240 Approx. 10 sec. at 60 fps (Up to 1 min.)

320 x 240 Approx. 40 sec. at 15 fps [until SD memory card becomes full]

320 x 240 Approx. 20 sec. at 30 fps [until SD memory card becomes full]
Movie Small: 160 x 120 Approx. 1 min. 39 sec. at 15 fps [max. approx. 3 min per recording]

When using a high-speed SD memory card. Low level format may be required
Other Operations:
Playback Operations: Single / Index (9 thumbnail images) / Slide Show / Movie Special Replay - Next frame, Previous frame, Fast forward, Rewind, First frame and Last frame / Slow motion/ Magnify (2x - 10x) / Auto vertical and horizontal image orientation with Intelligent Orientation Sensor / Still histogram display
File Operations: DPOF - Print Order/ Slide show/Image transfer, Movie - unnecessary scenes can be erased (start-point to mid-point or end-point to mid-point). Sound Memos - max. record/play time is approx. 60 sec.
Direct Printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Print/Share Button: Yes
ID Photo Print: Yes (with compatible Canon Compact Photo printers)
Movie Print: Yes (with compatible Canon Compact Photo printers)
Camera Settings: Start-up image/ Start-up sound/ Shutter sound / Operation sound and Self-timer sound (Creation of on-camera content).
Menu Languages: 22 languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese)
Self-timer: Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx. 10 sec. count-down or custom.
Computer I/F: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Output: PAL or NTSC selectable
Audio Output: Monaural
Memory Storage: SD Memory Card
Supplied Memory: 16MB SD Memory Card
Supported Operating Systems:
PC: Windows 98 SE/Me/2000 (SP4)/XP (SP1, SP2)
Mac: OS X (Version 10.2 - 10.4)
Software: Canon Digital Camera Solution Disc
Power Source:
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NB-4L
Standard Charger: Charger CB-2LVE
Optional AC Adaptor: AC Adaptor Kit ACK-DC10 (Contains CA-DC10 and DR-10)
Shooting Capacity (full charge):
LCD Monitor On: Approx. 150 shots (CIPA Standard)
LCD Monitor Off: Approx. 500 shots (Canon Standard)
Replay: Approx. 180 min.
Operating Environment:
Temperature: 0 - 40 °C
Humidity: 10 - 90 %
(W x H x D):
86 x 53.5 x 21.6 mm (ex. protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 140 g (camera body only)

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