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Comparisons / Comparison of Canon PowerShot A550 and Nikon Coolpix L3

Comparison of Canon PowerShot A550 and Nikon Coolpix L3 [S]ave

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Canon PowerShot A550
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Nikon Coolpix L3
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General
ModelCanon PowerShot A550Nikon Coolpix L3
BrandCanonNikon
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.usa.canon.com/https://www.nikonusa.com/
Model numberA550L3
Camera formatCompactCompact
Release year (year)20072006
Tripod mount+-
Length (mm)9191
Width (mm)4326
Height (mm)6461
Weight (g)160120
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)7.105.10
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)1.882.22
Aspect ratio4:3, 16:9-
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 1728(5.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1024 x 768(0.8 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
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Continuous-mode (fps)1.701.60
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 160x120
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI (Motion JPEG)QuickTime
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensCanon Zoom Lens (7 elements in 5 groups, 2 aspherical)Nikkor
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 140.0038.00 - 116.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)2.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)4.003.00
Aperture range (f)0.18 - 0.380.19 - 0.31
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)4530
Macro focus range (cm)5 - 45-
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus type9- or 1-point Contrast DetectContrast Detect, includes Face Priority AF
Auto focus assist light+-
Manual focus--
Viewfinder
ViewfinderOptical / LCDLCD
Viewfinder typeReal-image optical zoom-
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder+-
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.002.00
Rear display resolution (dots)86,00086,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)10-
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800Auto, 50-200
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • auto white balance
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash.
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
  • pre for custom presetting of white balance
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/1500 - 4
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center)256-Segment Matrix and Center-weighted metering
Program auto exposure--
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Night Scene)Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto w/red-eye reduction
  • auto w/slow synchro
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • flash on w/ red-eye reduction
  • flash on w/ slow synchro
  • auto
  • auto w/red-eye reduction
  • off
  • on
  • slow sync
Flash range descriptionAuto ISO: 45cm-3.5m (W) / 2.2m (T)1 ft - 9 ft 10 in / 0.3-3.0m (W), 1 ft - 5 ft 9 in / 0.4-1.75m (T)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdh
  • s
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)-23
Included memory type-Internal
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 1.1
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
-
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.362.19
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.701.60
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)-8
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.450.78
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.630.48
Shutter lag (full af, with flash) (s)1.51-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.070.04
Startup time (s)1.303.00
Play -> record time (s)1.801.00
Flash cycle time, full power (s)10.007.00
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)550330
Battery form factor2 x AA2 x AA
Usable battery types
  • alkaline disposable
  • nimh rechargeable
  • alkaline
  • lithium disposables; nimh rechargeables
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Software
Included software
  • drivers
  • photostitch
  • zoombrowser ex / imagebrowser
  • pictureproject
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
  • windows 98se/2000/me/xp; mac os x 10.1.5 or newer



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