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HP P550

HP P550 Digital Camera

16MP 12.5x 5x Sep 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Digital Zoom Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HP P550 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the P550 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm F800EXR, and the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 (4.8" and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HP P550 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, and the GE E1450W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the P550 is 0.17x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The HP P550 has one of the bigger optical zooms (12.5 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this HP camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 610 (£185.00) (14x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£122.00) (15x).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The HP P550 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Brand

Digital cameras manufactured by HP generally have poor ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the P550 do not support video capability. The HP P550 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The HP P550 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The HP P550 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the P550 also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon IXUS 265 HS.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the HP P550 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the P550 do not have a GPS (satellite). The HP P550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30, or the Lumix DMC-TZ41 both from Panasonic.

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Not Waterproof

The HP P550 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the P550 are also not waterproof.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP P550

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the HP P550 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the P550.

There are a number of alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the SAMSUNG ST96, or the 150F both from Samsung.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the GE J1455 (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the HP P550 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the P550.

There are a number of other 16MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Casio EX-ZR800 (16.1MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Other Features
Built-In Flash
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

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