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SVP AQUA-5500 Digital Camera

18MP 3m 4x Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Maximum Waterproof Depth Digital Zoom Release Date
SVP has unveiled the 18-megapixel max. resolution AQUA-5500 Dual-LCD underwater digital camera, which offers a 1.8" front-mounted LCD panel in addition to its more conventional 2.7" rear screen.... More
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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The AQUA-5500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the AQUA-5500.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the AQUA-5500 is waterproof.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 18 megapixels, the AQUA-5500 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5MP to 23MP.

There are a number of other 18MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D (£390.00).

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Canon EOS 70D (£305.00) (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Supported Batteries

The AQUA-5500 has more supported batteries than most of the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most of the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AQUA-5500 only have one supported battery, however this SVP digital camera has two supported batteries.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The AQUA-5500 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this SVP digital camera have still image resolutions of 4928 x 3696, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the AQUA-5500.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The AQUA-5500 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AQUA-5500. The photo effects "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this SVP camera.

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this digital camera is Shock resistant|Water resistant, which is the most frequently found protection feature on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Short

The AQUA-5500 is fairly short (only 61.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 17mm to 650mm.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the AQUA-5500 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the AQUA-5500.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the AQUA-5500 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras of a similar age and type to the AQUA-5500 is 2, the largest is 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of this age and spec.

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Narrow

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the AQUA-5500 have widths of between 50mm and 160mm. At only 97.5 millimeters, the AQUA-5500 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AQUA-5500.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The SVP AQUA-5500 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago do have an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The AQUA-5500 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The AQUA-5500 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AQUA-5500, the SVP AQUA-5500 does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The SVP AQUA-5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the AQUA-5500 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The AQUA-5500 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the AQUA-5500 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

The maximum waterproof depths of cameras of a similar age and spec to the AQUA-5500 range from 3m to 60m, and the average maximum waterproof depth is 11m. At only 3 meters, the SVP AQUA-5500 has a quite low maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the AQUA-5500.

If you want a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S32 (10m) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Cameras of a similar type and age to the AQUA-5500 have screen sizes of between 1.8" and 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the AQUA-5500 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the AQUA-5500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Canon EOS 70D (£305.00) (3" and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the AQUA-5500 is 5.8x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the AQUA-5500 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the AQUA-5500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7100.

If this SVP digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the IF045 (£49.98) (5x), or the IS525 (£39.00) (5x) both from Polaroid or the Ricoh WG-4 (£229.00) (7.2x).

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.03s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 9.4s. At only 0.25 seconds, the SVP AQUA-5500 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the AQUA-5500.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras of this type and age is 2.7, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture is 6.5. The AQUA-5500 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 2.8) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The AQUA-5500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the AQUA-5500. The flash mode "Forced off" is also featured on this SVP camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the AQUA-5500 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The SVP AQUA-5500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the SVP AQUA-5500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when SVP released the AQUA-5500.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
Shock Resistant Case
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display Diagonal
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Product Identifiers

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