Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Plum)

BH #RBNCPS550PL • MFR #26110B
Nikon
Key Features
  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 5x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • Electronic VR Image Stabilization
The Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S550 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, along with a Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 2000 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S550 incorporates Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. Furthermore, the S550 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos.

Two of the latest features to be incorporated into the Nikon S550 is the Smile Mode and the Blink Warning- both of these features help photographers to get the best possible portraits or group shots. The Smile Mode automatically fires the shutter when the selected person smiles and the Blink Warning displays a warning message if the selected subject has blinked when the shot was taken. The Coolpix S550 also provides innovative and helpful scene modes so that you are assured that you will be able to select the perfect setting for a variety of shooting situations.

The Coolpix S550 has a bright, high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and a wide viewing angle, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. The quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that style-conscious photographers will love. The S550 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the ultra-compact EN-EL11 rechargeable Li-ion battery so you'll have plenty of power for a day of picture taking.

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Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Plum)

Nikon S550 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 35x Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
  • 4Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • 5Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
  • 6Movie and Voice Recording
  • 7Light Sensitivity up to ISO 2000
  • 816 Scene Modes
  • 9Smile Mode and Blink Warning
  • 10Nikon In-Camera Innovations
  • 11Built-in and Expandable Memory
  • 12Bright 2.5-inch LCD Display
  • 13Auto Image Rotation
  • 14Print Directly or Show Pictures on a TV

The Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S550 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, along with a Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 2000 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S550 incorporates Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. Furthermore, the S550 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos.

Two of the latest features to be incorporated into the Nikon S550 is the Smile Mode and the Blink Warning- both of these features help photographers to get the best possible portraits or group shots. The Smile Mode automatically fires the shutter when the selected person smiles and the Blink Warning displays a warning message if the selected subject has blinked when the shot was taken. The Coolpix S550 also provides innovative and helpful scene modes so that you are assured that you will be able to select the perfect setting for a variety of shooting situations.

The Coolpix S550 has a bright, high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and a wide viewing angle, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. The quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that style-conscious photographers will love. The S550 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the ultra-compact EN-EL11 rechargeable Li-ion battery so you'll have plenty of power for a day of picture taking.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution

With 10.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S550 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 30 x 40" without any loss of image quality. The camera also records images in the 16:9 wide format aspect ratio so your images are well proportioned to be viewed on an HD Video Display.

5x Zoom-NIKKOR Lens

The 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens of the Coolpix S550 employing four aspherical elements and delivering telephoto reach up to 180mm (35mm equivalent) for exceptional image quality with greater creative freedom. The high quality NIKKOR optics also allow macro shooting from as close as 4" (10cm) to your subject.

Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

The Coolpix S550 incorporates an Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) system which functions by taking data from a built-in angular velocity sensor, then applies in-camera image processing to turn blurred images into beautifully sharp results.

Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design

With a slim, sophisticated design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse, and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the all-metal casing.

Movie and Voice Recording

Shoot broadcast quality QuickTime movies with sound with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card.

Light Sensitivity up to ISO 2000

High light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 allows you to tackle scenes and situations that many compact cameras cannot, with the power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in lower light.

16 Scene Modes

The Coolpix S550 incorporates 16 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy.

Smile Mode and Blink Warning

The combination of the Smile Mode and a Blink Warning helps to faithfully record precious smiles in the brief instants they appear. The Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when the selected subject smiles, helping to ensure smiles on the faces of loved ones plus a smile indicator, activated via Portrait Mode, displays a gauge that changes when a smile is detected. The innovative Blink Warning alerts you when a subject has blinked during the photo, so you can immediately retake the shot, while your subject or subjects are still in position.

Nikon In-Camera Innovations

The Coolpix S550 features a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera - these include Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting.

  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
    This Feature automatically fixes most instances of red-eye - right in the camera. Red-eye is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera.
  • Improved Face-Priority AF
    The Nikon Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits - and now it focuses on faces faster than ever. The feature can find and focus on up to 12 faces to ensure superb group portraits.
  • Nikon D-Lighting
    The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically creating a copy of the image, then brightening the dark areas in the picture, while the well-exposed areas are left completely untouched.

Built-in and Expandable Memory

The camera includes 50MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.

Bright 2.5-inch LCD Display

The Coolpix S550 is equipped with a bright 2.5" LCD that is great for viewing images anywhere, anytime; plus with an anti-reflection coating and an impressive 170 degree wide viewing angle, it is easy to see the screen from any angle, even under bright lighting conditions.

Auto Image Rotation

The Auto Image Rotation feature detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image for in-camera LCD playback.

Print Directly or Show Pictures on a TV

You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations.

Nikon S550 Specs

Camera TypeUltra-compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Electronic VR Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor1/2.3" 10.34 Megapixel interline CCD
Effective Resolution10.0 million pixels
Color Depth24-Bit RGB
Color ModesNormal, Vivid, Portrait, Black-and-White, Sepia, Cool
Image File FormatsJPEG (High, Normal)
Recorded Resolution10M (3648 x 2736)
5M (2592 x 1944)
3M (2048 x 1536)
16:9 (1920 x 1080)
PC (1024 x 768)
TV (640 x 480)
Video RecordingAVI Motion JPEG With sound
TV movie (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
Small size (320 x 240 @ 30 or 15 fps)
Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
Time-lapse movie (30 fps playback without sound)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio RecordingWAV format (monaural)
Records up to 5 hours with or without image, further limited by available memory
Optics
Lens TypeZoom-Nikkor Glass Lens
Optical Zoom5x
Lens Focal Length6.3 - 31.5mm (36 - 180mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom4x
Minimum Focus Distance3.9" (10cm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5-5.6
Optical Image StabilizationYes (Electronic VR Image Stabilization
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNo
Focus Control
Focus TypeContrast-detect TTL AF (9-area automatic, 99-area manual selection) with AF-assist illuminator
Focus ModesAuto, Single Point AF, Face-Priority AF, Focus Lock
Focus RangeNormal: 13.8" (35cm) - infinity
Macro: 3.9" (10cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto ISO (64-800)
High Sensitivity Auto ISO (64-1600)
Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000)
Shutter TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Aperture Rangef/3.5-5.6 (max.)
Exposure MeteringNot Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure ModesAuto, Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2.0EV in 1/3EV increments)
White Balance ModesDaylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset
Scene ModesFace-priority AF, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Smile
Flash
Built-in FlashYes (Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync.)
Effective Flash Range2' (0.6m) - 17 .8' (5.4m)
External Flash ConnectionNo
External Flash ControlNot Applicable
Performance
Start-Up TimeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter LagNot Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between ShotsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability1.4 fps Continuous/Multishot 16
Self Timer10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval RecordingNo
Date & Time StampYes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory50MB
Compatible Memory CardsSecure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
Recording Capacity Includes 50MB Built-in Memory

Still Image Capacity

High Normal
10M 16 37
5M - 67
3M - 120
16:9 - 133
PC - 316
TV - 622

Note: All values estimated.
Battery TypeEN-EL11 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterEH-62E AC Adapter (optional)
Input/Output
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed
Direct Print CapableYes (PictBridge)
Remote ControlNo
Video OutputNTSC & PAL
Web-Cam CapableNo
System & Software RequirementsMicrosoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista)
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
Display
ViewfinderNo
LCD Display2.5" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels)
Language OptionsGerman, 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
Playback OptionsFull frame, Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Auto image rotation, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, Trim, D-Lighting, Small Pic, Monochrome, Black Border), Sound playback
Physical
Dimensions2.1 x 3.6 x 0.9" (54 x 90 x 22mm)
Weight4.2 oz. (120 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 5.4 x 3.4"
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