LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus 550WP has a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.5", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
550WP doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus 550WP can shoot continuously at max speed of
and has max shutter speed of 1/1000 sec
Unfortunately 550WP doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus 550WP features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Olympus 550WP, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
550WP has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Olympus 550WP doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus 550WP has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Olympus 550WP Features Compared to Main Competitors