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HP P550 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 12.5x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Quite big digital zoom
Quite large display diagonal
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HP is one of the less good digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all cameras.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when this camera was released.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HP P550 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The display diagonals of medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 2" to 4.8".

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F which both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras of this age and type have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. The HP P550 has a quite big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the DV150F, or the SAMSUNG ST96 both from Samsung.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the J1455 (5.7x and higher rated), or the A1455 (5.7x and higher rated) both from GE or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12.5 times zoom factor, the HP P550 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S8200 (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The HP P550 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, and the GE A1455 are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The HP P550 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HP P550 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon Powershot A3500 IS which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HP P550 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00878784004657, 08787840046574, 08787840046888

HP P550 Review Sources

To prepare this HP P550 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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