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Comparisons / Comparison of Canon PowerShot A550 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

Comparison of Canon PowerShot A550 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70 [S]ave

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Canon PowerShot A550
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70
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General
ModelCanon PowerShot A550Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70
BrandCanonPanasonic
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.usa.canon.com/https://www.panasonic.com
Model numberA550DMC-LS70
Camera formatCompactCompact
Release year (year)20072007
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)9194
Width (mm)4330
Height (mm)6462
Weight (g)160181
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)7.107.20
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)1.881.88
Aspect ratio4:3, 16:94:3, 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)
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1360(2.8 mp other)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 3072 x 1728(5.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3072 x 2048(6.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.70-
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI (Motion JPEG)QuickTime Motion JPEG
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensCanon Zoom Lens (7 elements in 5 groups, 2 aspherical)Lumix DC Vario
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 140.0035.00 - 105.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)2.004.00
Zoom ratio (x)4.003.00
Aperture range (f)0.18 - 0.380.07 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)4550
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 Detect1-point, 1-point high speed, 5-point
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)1016
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, 3200* (* High Sensitivity Mode)
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • halogen
  • shade
  • white set
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/2000 - 60
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)Intelligent multiple
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)Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 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/red-eye reduction
  • forced off
  • forced on
Flash range descriptionAuto ISO: 45cm-3.5m (W) / 2.2m (T)Auto ISO: 0.5-4.7m (W) / 0.5-2.6m (T)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdh
  • sd
  • sdh
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)-27
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 2.0 full (low) speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.36-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.70-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.45-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.63-
Shutter lag (full af, with flash) (s)1.51-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.07-
Startup time (s)1.30-
Play -> record time (s)1.80-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)10.00-
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)550250
Battery form factor2 x AA2 x AA
Usable battery types
  • alkaline disposable
  • nimh rechargeable
  • nimh rechargeable
  • oxyride / alkaline disposable
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable2 x AA Oxyride disposable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Software
Included software
  • drivers
  • photostitch
  • zoombrowser ex / imagebrowser
  • arcsoft photobase
  • arcsoft photoimpression
  • lumix simple viewer
  • photofunstudio viewer
  • usb driver
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
  • mac os
  • windows



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