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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 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. 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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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot A550

CNET
11 November 2007
  • Summary: This camera's low price tag and solid performance can help you forget that it doesn't have many bells or whistles.
  • Pros: Responsive performance; slightly above-average lens.
  • Cons: Images plagued with artifacts and fringing; small LCD.
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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
8.1
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
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Color and saturation 8
8.0

Canon Powershot A550

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • 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 you will be well rewarded when it comes to picture quality. Recommended.
  • 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

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
11 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
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
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
  • Excerpt: The PowerShot A550 costs £23 more than Canon's entry-level A460, but it justifies this with a few useful features. It has a higher-resolution sensor, captures video at 30fps and has a more sophisticated nine-point auto-focus system rather than the A460's four-point system. It also has a more conventional button layout with a dedicated zoom lever.
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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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