Summary: Brilliant camera,takes great photo's, easy to use, been very well used and proved to be very robust too. I upgraded it two years ago, but still use it s a back up. The only down side is that it can't take larger than a 2GB SD card. Otherwise it's been fabulous!
Excerpt: I have owned this camera for more than two years and have yet to find a single fault with it. Though it does not have the "wow factor" of having an unnecessarily large number of pixels (larger numbers of pixels are only ever required when you want to enlarge the image to proportions above about A2 or A1) 5 Megapixels works beautifully, and I only every use about 2 of them without noticing a visible quality difference, as the photos would take up an unnecessarily large...
Pros: cheap, great quality photos, quick loading time
Cons: none that i have noticed - perhaps menu system slightly complex
Summary: I have had the camera for more than one year now and I am very happy with the pictures that I have shot. I am not a wizard with technology so I just tend to point and shoot. Most of the time the shots will be of a really high quality. The zoom function is really user friendly, as is the switching between picture shots and video recording. The battery life is good. Recharging the small canon battery is easy, and makes the camera lighter and less bulky than otherwise.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 55 is an compact digital camera. The IXUS 55 is aimed at anyone who is looking for a camera with a good build quality, is fairly easy to use and offers the convenience of being able to take it anywhere. All in all though the IXUS 55 compares well against other models in its class. There were only two problems worth mentioning. The first shows a fall off in light towards the outer edges of some photos.
Excerpt: I\'ve had one of these camera\'s for a while now and it never fails to draw \'oooohs\' and \'aaarrrs\' as people mistake it for a phone. Undoubtedly it is a very stylish piece of kit, probably the best-looking camera on the market, and it\'s size means it fits into a pocket or a handbag very easily. However, it has it\'s drawbacks. The zoom feature is not great - often zooming in leads to very unsatisfactory blurred images.
Pros: very stylish, small, comapact and easy to use
Cons: blurred pics with zoom and huge files when uploaded
Excerpt: This was my first purchase of a digital camera and I was so pleased with it. It has excellent battery use, is so small and stylish looking. The zoom is fantastic - I used it new york and took a picture of the statue of libery in the distance, with the zoom the quality was so good that it looked that I was standing right in front of it. I would recommend it to anyone.
Pros: small size, fantastic zoom, good screen, ease of use
Cons: high pixels mean less on pictures can be stored on a memory card
Excerpt: This camera is perfect for going everywhere with you - it's slimline (0.7 inches thick) and lightweight (just over 150g), and it switches on straightaway when you press the 'on' button. As you can see, it's a great-looking camera, and has a fantastic digital zoom that gives extremely sharp, clear photos.
Excerpt: This is one easy to use camera for "shoot and snap" photography. The quality is fine for the home photograhper. It has trouble taking pictures when there is low light, but then all compact cameras suffer from that. It is stylish and very easy to use. All in all a very good quality camera with my only complaint being that there is no low battery indicator (a red symbol flashes when there is about 30seconds bettery life left!
Excerpt: This camera has to be the best gift I received for years. The Canon Ixus 55 just didn't give me any reasons to dislike it! First of all, this one perfectly suits a buyer who simply wants a quality camera that can fit into a pocket, yet its price doesn't fall into the "professional camera" category, meaning you, an amateur, get more than enough for your money. I just wish I could attach some photos I took with this camera with the review to prove it!
Pros: Compact, Large Screen, Photo Quality, Zoom, VALUE, Many Useful Functions
Cons: Fragile, Small Memory Card Provided, No Case Provided