EX-Z550Specifications

Specification

Number of Effective Pixels
Approximately 14.1 megapixels
Image Sensor
1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels:14.48 million
File Format
  • Still Images:JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
  • Movies:AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
  • Audio (Voice Recording):WAV format (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory
(Image Area)
24.5MB
* Built-in memory capacity after formatting.
Recording Media
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card*
* Compatible with Eye-Fi Card, an SD memory card-type wireless LAN.
Number of Recorded Pixels
  • Still Images:14M (4320 x 3240), 3:2 (4320 x 2880), 16:9 (4320 x 2432),10M (3648 x 2736), 6M (2816 x 2112), 3M (2048 x 1536), VGA (640 x 480)
  • Movies:HD: 1280 x 720 (24 fps) / STD: 640 x 480 (30 fps) / LP: 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Recording Capacity
(Maximum Size)
Still Images(JPEG):SD Memory Card 1GB*:Approx. 103 shots (Fine) / 199 shots (Normal) / 298 shots (Economy)
Movies:Recording Time:Maximum Recording Time per File: 29 min
SD Memory Card 1GB*:Approx. 6 min. 51 seconds (HD)
* When using Panasonic Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
Operating Speed
High-speed Continuous Shutter:Approx. 4 frames per second at 1600 x 1200 pixels
Lens
  • Construction:7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens
  • F-number:F2.6 (W) to F5.9 (T)
  • Focal Length:f = 4.65 to 18.6mm
    35mm Film Equivalent:Approx. 26 to 104mm
Zoom Ratio
  • Optical Zoom:4X
  • Digital Zoom:4X (16X in combination with optical zoom)
  • HD Zoom:27.0X(image size: 640 x 480 pixels)
Focusing
  • Focus Type:Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Focus Modes:Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
  • AF Area:Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
  • AF Assist Lamp:No
Focus Range
(From Lens Surface)
  • Auto Focus:Approx. 15cm to infinity (W)
  • Macro:Approx. 5cm to 50cm (First step from widest setting)
  • Super Macro:Approx. 5cm to 50cm
  • Infinity Mode:Infinity (W)
  • Manual Focus:Approx. 15cm to infinity (W)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Exposure
  • Exposure Metering:Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
  • Exposure Control:Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation:-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type
  • CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
  • Shutter Speed*:Auto:1/2 to 1/2000 second
  • Night Scene:4 to 1/2000 second
* May differ according to camera settings.
Aperture
F2.6 (W) to F7.8 (W)*1
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
*1 F7.8 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
ISO Sensitivity
(SOS/REI)*:Still Images:Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies:Auto
* SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity; REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
Other Recording Functions
  • Image Stabilization Mechanism:CCD-shift image stabilization
  • Premium Auto:Yes
  • Make-up Mode:Yes(12-level steps)
  • Landscape Mode:Yes(Vivid Landscape: 2-level steps / Mist Removal: 2-level steps)
  • Handheld Night Scene:Yes
  • Lighting Function:Yes
  • BEST SHOT:Yes:42 scenes
    Dynamic Photo:Yes
    Art Shot Function*:Oil Painting, Crayon, Water Color
    Multe-motion Image*:Yes
    YouTube™ Capture Mode:Yes
    Voice Recording:Yes
  • Face Detection:Yes
  • Auto Shutter:Yes
* Image size: 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range*:Approx. 0.15 to 5.8m (W), approx. 0.6 to 2.5m (T)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Timekeeping Functions
  • Date and Time:Recorded with image data
  • On-image Time Stamp Function:Yes
  • Auto Calendar:To 2049
  • World Time:162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
External Connection Terminals
USB/AV port
USB:Hi-Speed USB
Monitor Screen
2.7-inch TFT color LCD, 230,400 dots (960 x 240)
Battery Life
Number of Shots*(CIPA Standards):Approx. 250 still images
* Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
Bundled Accessories###Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) x 1
Dimensions
99.5 (W) x 55.4 (H) x 22.4 (D) mm, 21.1mm thick excluding lens
Weight
Approx. 137g (including battery and memory card), approx. 116g (excluding battery and memory card)

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