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Stylus 550UZ Highlights
7.1 megapixels The SP-550UZs high-resolution CCD delivers superior image quality for larger prints without sacrificing detail.
Dual image stabilization The 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor- Shift image stabilization keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake (ideal for shooting in low light and zooming in on your subject), and digital image stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and faster shutter speeds. These 2 anti-blur technologies combine so you can capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
15fps high-speed sequential shooting Shoot fast-action sequences like a pro! At the click of a button, you can take several shots in rapid succession to capture every moment of the action. With a burst rate of up to 15fps, you can freeze moments in time to get the shot you want.
Pre-Capture Pre-Capture begins working as soon as the focus is locked, automatically archiving five frames in the cameras buffer memory prior to the shutter release, so youre sure to capture the perfect shot even if your reaction time is slow.
ISO 5000 The SP-550UZ offers the highest sensitivity of any ultra zoom (up to ISO 5000) for superior low light and fast-action photography. Combine with shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 seconds to capture fast-action photos, like sports and pets, with ease.
2.5-inch high-resolution LCD The large, bright LCD (230,000 pixels) provides easy shooting and sharing of your images with friends and family.
Bright Capture technology Keep it bright even in low light! When shooting or recording in low light, Bright Capture allows you to clearly preview your shot on the LCD and capture brighter, more vivid images -- without a flash.
Full manual exposure control Provides creative control for advanced users, yet its easy enough for any family member to pointand- shoot beautiful images.
30 shooting modes including movie with sound Getting the best shot has never been easier. Preset shooting modes optimize the cameras settings for any shooting situation to ensure you capture a great shot. Select Scene modes such as Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Beach and Snow, Underwater and more. Records TV-quality AVI movies with sound (640 x 480 resolution at 30fps), up to the capacity of your xD card.