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Canon-powershot-a550.33107018
5.4 out of 10

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

Great product for an older camera

kimolly, Ebay
10 March 2014
  • Summary: Older product but does the job just right. My first one had a broken battery door and could not get it fixed. Bought a used one that works just fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Handy little compact

midnightlouie, Ebay
11 November 2010
  • Summary: Bought this to replace an A450 for a friend. Slightly higher megapixel (7.1) and takes pretty good video. No image stablization tho' which is probably the handiest thing invented for cameras in the last century. Size is good for sticking in a pocket, about 1/2 inch narrower and 1/2 inch higher than the A450 but about the same depth (ie: more square) but still pretty small. Don't know what is maximum size for the memory card.
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Overall 8
8.0

Big Bang for the Buck

kathrynholly, Ebay
9 November 2010
  • Summary: I'd rate this camera Excellent for the price -- But I give it a good overall. I bought this cameera for my daughter who is in High School and she loves it. The quality of the picture is outstanding and the camera is very easy to use. I bought a used one in excellent condition for $35 on Ebay (but they usually go for $65 or so depending on condition).
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
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Durability 8
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Battery performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 8
8.0

My Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera Is Perfect For Me

msmorvay, epinions.com
25 July 2008
  • Summary: This is not a camera for a professional photographer it is perfect for the average person who is not to technical
  • Pros: Easy to use, portable, inexpensive 4x zoom lens, settings.
  • Cons: Some red eye
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
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Battery performance 8
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Photo quality 8
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Shutter lag 8
8.0

PowerShot A550- well worth its price

a_shieh93, epinions.com
15 July 2008
  • Excerpt: My family's old camera was failing on us, so I researched a bit and decided to try out the Canon Pow
  • Pros: Easy to use, reliable, excellent for beginners.
  • Cons: Chunky, some blurriness in photos.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
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Photo quality 8
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Shutter lag 6
6.0

Canon Powershot A550

ruby77, epinions.com
11 December 2007
  • Summary: The pics are great, the price is great!
  • Pros: Price, picture quality, look of cam
  • Cons: delay in snap
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A550 is a solid budget camera

Ken's Books "Ken Everett", Amazon
26 November 2007
  • Summary: Canon's PowerShot A550 is a simple, inexpensive 7-megapixel camera, and that's all it wants to be. While it has some nice features, it doesn't offer any outstanding, unique aspects that put it above any other camera in the field, and that's just fine. Good performance and solid images are all a camera needs to succeed, and the A550 delivers just that. Though not quite small enough to slip into your jeans, the A550 is still comfortably compact.
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Overall 8
8.0

Had second thoughts....

T. Morgan "torgan", Amazon
26 November 2007
  • Summary: I ordered a Nikon Coolpix L6 (6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom) and then ran into a friend at a party. He had one and I gave it a try. SLOW and fair pics. I went home, jumped online and changed the order to the Canon PowerShot A550. This camera is slightly larger, but is quick, good zoom, easy enough on the batteries and takes wonderful pics. Make usre you buy additional SD cards 'cause you'll love using this camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

A very good deal

User233, Amazon
11 November 2007
  • Summary: We wanted a camera that uses AA batteries (for convenience) and is easy to hold (for my young children when they take picture of us) so we bought this camera. I had a Canon Powershot A80 and liked the picture quality but it broke after three years of use. The A80 was quite expensive at that time so I hesitate to get another point-and-shot that priced at the higher-end. We are very satisfied with the price, the picture quality, and the functions of the A550.
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Overall 8
8.0

PowerShot - hmph

B. Nelson "Bien (B. N.) Photos", Amazon
3 August 2007
  • Summary: We all know you can't see the view screen outdoors because of the glare. No problem - just use the view finder, right? Wrong. Its so far off, when I "center" my shots, the photo comes out with my subject OUTSIDE of where I framed my shot. That's right. I put the person's face in the center of the viewfinder and the photo downloads their torso.
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