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Olympus Stylus 550WP
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Olympus Stylus 550WP

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A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.
More than 10 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create large prints without losing a single detail.
3x Optical Zoom brings you closer to the subject without taking a step.
The 2.5" high-resolution LCD provides easy shooting and sharing of your images with friends and family.
Intelligent Auto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting and adjusts the settings to optimize results.
Face Detection tracks up to 12 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
With high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds you can freeze the action to capture sharp, blur-free images even if you or your subject is moving.
Perfect Fix corrects shooting mistakes instantly by lightening shadows and removing red-eye right on your camera.
Learn as you go. The In-Camera Help Guides provide a brief description of camera settings and features, conveniently displayed on the LCD, at the push of a button.
Always get the best shot with 17 Shooting Modes. The preset Shooting Modes optimize your camera's settings for sharp, brilliant photos. Modes include Portrait, Sunset, Night Scene, Sports, Landscape, and many more.
High ISO setting lets you minimize blurry images caused by movement and capture clearer, brighter images in low light.
In addition to xD-Picture Card compatibility, the STYLUS-550WP comes with an adapter for microSD memory cards, an emerging electronic storage media for mobile phones, PDAs, and HDTVs.
Easily upload your movies and images to YouTube™ and share with the world using OLYMPUS Master™ 2.0 Software.
Technical Specs
Equivalent to IEC60529 IPX8/JISC0920 (10ft/3m)
Image Sensor
10 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.33" CCD
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
6.7 – 20.1mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
3x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
F3.5 (W) / F5.0 (T)
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: 19.7" – infinity (0.5m – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Face Detection AF
Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
White Balance Control
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels
10MP (3,648 x 2,736)
Motion Blur Suppression
Digital Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
17 Shooting Modes;
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software
Shooting Assist Functions
Frame Assist, Voice Recording, Exposure Compensation Preview
Movie Mode
AVI Movie with Sound;
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Lighting Fix, Resize, Cropping
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Flash Working Range
Wide: 0.66ft (0.2m) – 13.5ft (4.1m) at ISO 800
12 Seconds
14.8 MB internal memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card™ (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input*)
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000 Professional/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C)
Power Source
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B), AC Adapter (D-7AC) with the optional DC Coupler (CB-MA1/CB-MA3)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
140 shots
3.7"W x 2.4"H x 0.85"D (93.6 mm x 61.7 mm x 21.5 mm)
4.5oz (127g) without batteries and memory card
Release Date
First seen
8 January 2009