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Canon PowerShot A550

This digital camera has a 4x optical zoom and a 7.1 megapixel CC Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot A550

PC Magazine
8 November 2007
  • Conclusion: As an inexpensive point-and-shoot, the Canon PowerShot A550 isn't perfect, but it delivers quality shots and good performance.
  • Pros: Produces sharp, clear shots. Great performance. Very little shutter lag. Has a glass viewfinder.
  • Cons: Recycle times were a little slow. Smallish LCD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A550

Tech2
12 June 2007
  • Excerpt: What do you look for in a budget camera? User-friendly interface for one, and most importantly good picture composition. Now here is a camera that doesn't complicate things for users. An apt entry-level camera is what it aims to be. We ran it through a thorough check. Let's analyze them. Design The make is similar to many of the other Canon cameras in the A-series. The A550 comes in an L-shaped body, which makes gripping the camera quite easy.
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Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
25 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Even if Canon A550 does not come with Image stabilization and no Exposure bracketing, it has a real-image zoom optical viewfinder, Pictbridge, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Connectivity and A/V output (PAL/NTSC switchable). Furthermore, the performance of this robust and ergonomic compact digicam is impressing: responsive, easy to use, good metering and natural colour, sharp and noise free photos at low ISO, some noise at high ISO.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
25 March 2007
  • Excerpt: The PowerShot A550 ($199) is one of the entry-level cameras Canon's A-series. Replacing the PowerShot A530 from last year, the A550 adds a larger LCD (2.0" vs 1.8") and, naturally, more Megapixels. Other features on the camera include a 4X optical zoom lens, point-and-shoot operation, a VGA movie mode, and support for SDHC memory cards.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, noise levels low through ISO 400 (in good light), Well built (for the most part) for the price, Very good performance, LCD visible in low light, Some manual controls, AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing, Good movie and continuous shooting modes (though see issue below), Impressive software bundle, Uses AA batteries; great battery life, USB 2.0 High Speed support
  • Cons: Some corner blurriness, Redeye remains a problem, Small, low resolution LCD, Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit, Flimsy door over memory card / battery compartment; plastic tripod mount, Small memory card included
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Canon Powershot A550

Steve's Digicams
20 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The A550 compared to an average CD disc. The Powershot A550 and the 5-megapixel Powershot A460 . Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A550 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million) Lens 5.8 (W) - 23.2 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T) Digital Zoom Approx.
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Canon PowerShot A550

digicambuyer.co.uk
10 December 2007
  • Conclusion: The A550 is light on features, but overall performance and picture quality are good and the price is affordable
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Expert Review

Digicam Review
29 August 2007
  • Summary: : The Canon Powershot A550 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2" display is not especially exciting, but it does its job well in a very wide range of situations. The camera has a good range (ISO 80-800) of ISO settings.  It has excellent responsiveness and a good selection of manual options, and is capable of taking good photos.
  • Pros: Sharp screen shows the resulting photos with clarity., Good price, Quick and responsive., Useful options in manual mode., Excellent quality images from ISO 80 to 200., Good battery life and they're AA size., Optical Viewfinder.
  • Cons: Auto produces slightly overexposed photos., Highest ISO setting isn't necessarily useful., No panorama assist., AiAF not always reliable
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10

An Impressive PowerShot : Canon PowerShot A550

GadgetSpeak
31 July 2007
  • Summary: Smile please as Canon ’s new entry level PowerShot camera blends various technologies into a lightweight body.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A550 review

expertreviews.co.uk
20 July 2007
Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
3 June 2007
  • Summary: Another great compact camera from Canon, the PowerShot A550 won't compare to some more high-end units, but considering the price tag and the features on offer, it's an excellent value-for-money product.
  • Pros: Great colour capture, Low price tag, 4x zoom, Fast operation, Sturdy design
  • Cons: Pictures perhaps not quite as sharp as they could have been
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