LCD and Viewfinder
Sony W550 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
W550 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony W550 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec
Unfortunately W550 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony W550 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony W550, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. 1280 x 720 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
W550 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Sony W550 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect W550 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony W550 Features Compared to Main Competitors