Excerpt: As a professional photograpger image quality is of prime importance, size second. I considered this camera to be one of Canon's best kept secrets. I owned a Powershot S45 and wore it out ( I must have put over 200,000 shots through it) before buying an S50.
Summary: Point and shoot camera's are a dime a dozen. Figuring out which one even comes close to being good is difficult at best. I came across this camera purely by accident when a friend of mine lent me his Canon Powershot S45. Image quality was stunning !!!
Excerpt: I was impressed at first, but images always looked more grainy than my old Sanyo .8 MP digicam. I finally fell victim to the lens cover breaking, as others had reported. I can only say that when I read the others report on the hinged sliding door 'just breaking' I smiled, and though BS.
Excerpt: Although some users said disadvantages of S50, I still get a second hand one for regular use. controlled RAW file, which admire me the best, since another DC that I want to buy is RAW file cannot be edit in PS CS, that is a huge mess(Fujifilm E550/F810) for NB-2L,there is many third party company...
Excerpt: As a once serious amateur photographer some years ago, I decided it was time to buy a digital camera. Read over 100 reveiws of the Canon S-50 on this site and decided it was the camera for me, mainly due to many touting it's manual features. This camera delivers some very nice looking pictures.
Excerpt: Bought this camera 6 months ago now with 512MB CF card for £380 from cameras2u.com. I really wanted something with a wide angle lens but that was out of my price range then (wouldn't be now though - how fast things move..
Summary: I've used my friend's and mine now for 2 years. They are great. We took one backpacking in South America for 2 months and it survived and never gave us any problems. It's great for landscape and taking pictures of friends, etc.
Excerpt: 09/19/07 update: This is the final euloge on my beloved S50, it just plain stop working over the Labor Day weekend. Didn't drop it, or got too hot/ cold.. it just all of a sudden died.. (hate that when it happens) I looked over my 2004 review and it still holds true, even today.
Excerpt: This was my 3rd digital in 3 months .There was such a big difference between the hp and the fugi.It had a solid feel and a the construction is great.I have moved up to a digital slr ,a d20 but I still keep this baby around for simple or quick shots.
Excerpt: DP Review had some pretty negative views of the S50, and I ordinarily respect their findings. I have owned and extensively used my Sony DSC-F717, and so, I believed I could appreciate some of the subtle deficiencies in image quality that the reviewer(s) made on the S50.