The M550 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens which extends out of the front of the camera and has a 35mm
equivalent zoom range of 28-140mm. When the camera powers down, the lens retracts
back into the camera and the mechanical lens cover closes for
Normal: 0.5 m (1.6 ft)-infinity @ wide
1.0 m (3.3 ft)-infinity @ tele
Macro: 0.1-0.8 m (3.9-31.5 in.) @ wide
1.0-2.1 m (3.3-6.9 ft) @ tele
Landscape: 10 m (32.8 ft)-infinity
small built-in flash operates in auto, fill and red-eye reduction
modes. It has a range of approx. 13ft. (W) at ISO 400.
Range: (ISO 400)
- 3.5m (0.98 - 11.5 ft.) Wide
0.5m - 2.0m (1.64 -
6.56 ft.) Tele
Here we can see the back of the camera. All framing, menu navigation, or image/movie viewing is accomplished on the 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot
LCD screen. This is a decent LCD screen which is usable in various lighting conditions thanks to the camera's ability to adjust the
Controls on Back: At the top right you will find the Zoom lens controls, which function as the magnify and index options in playback mode. Along the right side of the LCD you can see several controls, like the Delete button for playback mode.
Next is the Menu button is for calling up and dismissing the onscreen menu
system. Information about the camera settings can be viewed by pressing
the Info button. At the bottom are the Play and Kodak's famous Share buttons. The
Share button allows for image transfer with just the push of a button. To the right we can also see the 4-way controller for navigating menus and selecting
pictures. Inside you will find the OK button for accepting options in the menus or tagging photos in playback.
and connecting your camera to a computer is done through the built-in
USB 2.0 port. This port also allows you to show your images and videos
on a TV with an optional A/V cable.
The M550 offers 32MB of internal flash memory, however that is going to fill up quite fast. Therefore, this unit offers a memory card slot for storing images and videos on a SD/SDHC type memory card.
The M550 is capable of handling SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. The
camera is shown here with a 4GB SanDisk class 10 SDHC card.
The M550 is powered by a 3.7V, 740mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack. Kodak claims
that this battery is able to supply the camera with enough power to
capture up to 220 images on a single charge. Instead of a separate quick
charger, Kodak has included a USB adapter that allows you to charge the
battery while it is still in the camera.