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Canon PowerShot A550
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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
21 December 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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Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
23 November 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).
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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.
  • 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...
  • 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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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
20 February 2007
  • Summary: The PowerShot A550 is a very affordable 7.1 megapixel model with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2.0-inch LCD screen. It features Canon's DIGIC II image processor for crisp, vibrant images, responsive performance, and low power consumption.
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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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
24 November 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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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A550

Tech2
14 November 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.
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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.
  • 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
8.1
Value for money 9
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Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
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Photo quality 8
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Build quality 8
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Color and saturation 8
8.0

Canon Powershot A550

Cameras
16 April 2007
  • Conclusion: As prices fall and you can pick up digital cameras by named brands for around &pound70 this is one of the more expensive cameras towards the lower end of the market. In my opinion though the Canon Powershot A550 underlines the fact that if you are prepared to pay a bit more for your digital camera...
  • Pros: Picture quality, Indoor shots, Solid design, Value for money, Viewfinder
  • Cons: Shutter lag with flash on, Smallish LCD screen
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera

Pocket Lint
9 March 2007
  • Pros: Compact, image quality as lower ISOs, responsive, easy to use, good metering and colour, above average lens
  • Cons: Detail suffers from noise reduction processing, intrusive noise over ISO 400, flimsy plastic battery/memory card hatch
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