Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD550 / Digital IXUS 750 / IXY Digital 700
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Canon Powershot 550
S. J. Yauk, Amazon
21 January 2009
Summary: This camera came with the complete box of accessories and booklets. All were in the original wrappers. I was very pleased with the quickness of the order and true to the info that was supplied.
Summary: I bought a third party rechargable battery to have a spare for around twenty here on newegg, but it literally takes about 500 pictures with the flash before the charge dies. Still worth having a spare though.
Pros: So I bought my SD550 along with a canon S3 so I'd have something small I could take anywhere. The 7mp sensor is great, unlike a lot of camera companies who stuff megapixels into a sensor that can't handle it and you end up with about 5 usable megapixels anyway. The color is very accurate, and lin...
Cons: The finish is scratching after just a few months and I have no idea what it's getting scratched on (only thing that it comes in contact with is its own wrist strap and my hands).
Summary: Stay away from this one and go for something newer with a better CCD and reliability.
Pros: This camera takes nice pictures, clean crisp. 7.1 megapxels is plenty, and great for a digital artist. Its small size is very nice. The long exposure setting is nice for night shots.
Cons: The movies have an audible whine, it can break/scratch easily, and has a hard time focusing in low light. The CCD has known flaws. I dropped mine and had to replace a shattered screen (make sure you use the lanyard). A little over a year after I bought it, it ceased functioning, with Error E18. T...
Summary: I have decided that Canon is the only way to go ! Dont have to tweak the camera for pure point and shoot and the color balance is simply amazing! I recommend it to anyone and will buy another one in the future.
Pros: Very good camera. Never had a Canon before but have had minolta, kodak, and casio and i have to say best so far!
Cons: Don't forget to put on the strap or you will break it!
lovely camera except that Canon goes cheap on key parts
D. W. Bourne, Amazon
26 November 2006
Summary: The tiny plastic latch for the card/battery compartment broke almost immediately, making the camera useless. I earlier had a Model S400 Digital Elph: the plastic lid-latch to the card compartment, quite a different part design altogether, broke also. $46.75 to fix it: part $1.75, labor $45.
Summary: We bought this to replace our Canon PowerShot G2, which basically became useless after the LCD died one day. This is everything the G2 wasn't. It is small but sturdy, has a quick auto focus, takes excellent photos quickly, and is so much easier to use.
Summary: The majority of the other reviews have hit it spot on. This camera is easy to use and takes a great picture under almost every condition. It's fast, and light and very portable. There some drawbacks though. The fact that the camera doesn't come with any sort of case is a crime.