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Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver

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Long product name Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver

Digital IXUS 50
Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver:
The official marketing text of Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver as supplied by the manufacturer

The exquisitely finished all-metal 5.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 50 conceals precision optics and cutting edge image processing technology - so your shots are as irresistible as the camera taking them.

Power and style
Key to the cutting edge miniaturisation of the Digital IXUS 50 is the ultra-high refractive index aspherical (UA) 3x optical zoom lens, which delivers outstanding optical performance and corner-to-corner clarity in an exceptionally compact form. It combines with the 5.0 Megapixel sensor to deliver superb images suited for photo quality prints to A3 size.

Big screen movies
Review and share images and movie clips on the large high-definition 2.0" LCD. Night Display mode automatically improves visibility when it is dark, while the user-controlled Quick-bright function lets you frame/review comfortably in low-light conditions. Record and playback extended 30 fps VGA movie clips with sound (up to 1GB files possible¹). Analyse fast action sequences by recording QVGA quality at 60 fps and watching in slow motion.

Groundbreaking technology
Integrating a Canon DIGIC II processor, the Digital IXUS 50 has power to burn. DIGIC II links all key camera functions, driving fast auto-focus, outstanding camera performance, quick start-up times and first-class image quality.
Like a hidden photographer's assistant, iSAPS uses DIGIC II's power to analyse the scene and optimise key camera settings even before the shutter release is pressed. 10 shooting modes including 6 scene modes combine with 9-point auto-focus system (AiAF) to deliver consistently brilliant results in every situation.

Get creative
Create exciting visual effects with My Colors by making favourite colours more vivid, swapping one colour with another, or making all but one area of an image monochrome.

Capture snorkelling, skiing and surfing action with the optional 3m depth All Weather Case, and extend lighting options with the optional High Power Flash.

Photo fun
For full colour prints within seconds, simply connect the camera to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button. It's that easy. With a Canon SELPHY CP series printer, you can even print handy ID photo prints and Movie prints.

Editing and sharing
Canon's ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) help you arrange albums, crop photographs and adjust image contrast and brightness. Access to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY² gives you 100MB online space for your own personal gallery, for sharing with family and friends.

- 5.0 Megapixels.
- UA lens for slim body & 3x optical zoom.
- 2.0" Quick-bright/Night Display LCD.
- VGA 30fps movie clips.
- DIGIC II/iSAPS/9-point AiAF.
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
- 10 shooting modes.
- My Colors.
- PictBridge compatible, Print/Share button.

Short summary description Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver:
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Canon Digital IXUS 50, 5 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 3x, 130 g, Silver

Long summary description Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Canon Digital IXUS 50. Megapixel (approx.): 5 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 3x, Digital zoom: 4x, Focal length range: 5.8 - 17.4 mm. Maximum video resolution: 640 x 480 pixels. Display diagonal: 5.08 cm (2"). Internal memory: 16 MB. Viewfinder type: Optical. PictBridge. Weight: 130 g. Product colour: Silver

Picture quality
Image sensor size *
Megapixel (approx.) *
5 MP
Sensor type *
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Focal length range
5.8 - 17.4 mm
Focus adjustment *
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
ISO sensitivity
50, 100, 200, 400, Auto
Light exposure modes *
Light metering *
Centre-weighted, Spot
Flash modes *
Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash exposure lock
Flash range (wide)
0.5 - 3.5 m
Flash range (tele)
0.5 - 2 m
Video recording *
Maximum video resolution *
640 x 480 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Internal memory
16 MB
Compatible memory cards *
Display *
Display diagonal *
5.08 cm (2")
Display resolution (numeric)
118000 pixels
Viewfinder type
Ports & interfaces
I/O ports
PictBridge *
USB version *
White balance *
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Children, Close-up (macro), Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater
Photo effects *
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Self-timer delay *
2 s
Camera playback
Single image
Multi burst mode
Custom colour
Product colour *
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max)
3 h
Battery type
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Weight & dimensions
86 mm
53 mm
20.7 mm
130 g
Packaging content
Bundled software
ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser PhotoStitch ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Other features
Video capability
Lens focal range
f/2.8 – f/4.9
Lens system
Built-in flash
Camera shutter speed
15 - 1/1.500 s
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
35 - 105 mm
Compatible operating systems
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3
Digital SLR
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2011-09-26 00:51:55
Uk has collected 18 expert reviews for Canon Digital IXUS 50 1/2.5" 5 MP CCD Silver and the average expert rating is 74 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2011-09-26 00:51:54
Well, it seems that Canon is now back on form with the release of the IXUS 50. This utterly delectable, tiny 5-megapixel compact camera both looks and feels solid and stylish. Pick it up and you...
Bottom line An irresistible combination. If you want a compact camera and prints wherever you go, then this is the bundle to beat PhotoRadar rating:4User rating:00 user review(s) Print thisSharePosted by Mark Sparrow on Wednesday, 15th July 2009 at 02:58pm GMT.Us...
2011-09-26 00:51:54
When Canon launched its IXUS camera brand as an APS film model, way back in the early 1990s, it was the last word in style and high-quality construction. Since those days, Canon has released a slew of IXUS products, but not all of them have been as rel...
Good Both models are superbly compact, Camera has arge screen and great lens...
Bad Prints can be a bit blue, Slightly less compact than rivals...
Bottom line When Canon launched its IXUS camera brand as an APS film model, way back in the early 1990s, it was the last word in style and high-quality construction. Since those days, Canon has released a slew of IXUS products, but not all of them have been as rel...
2011-09-26 00:51:54
This is one of the smallest ultra-compact digital cameras available. Despite its size it produces images with good color and resolution. Image softness is above average even for its size, but noise is similar to other ultra-compact cameras. The SD400...
2011-09-26 00:51:54
The new Canon IXUS 50 is a beautiful digital camera. Despite its refined techniques it remains a digital camera with ease of use. Of course nothing is wrong with that. One who seeks more possibilities, more creative control and the possibility for full...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
The Canon SD400 has shrunk to resemble the Digital Elph from years ago. The design is clean enough, but now seems to lack sparkle compared to its sexier competitors. The two-inch LCD is a bit small, but there is always the trusty optical viewfinder to...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
Stylish 5-megapixel compact with a robust all-metal chassis...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
Announced in February 2005, the SD400 (which goes by the names of Digital IXUS 50 in Europe and IXY DIGITAL 55 in Japan) is the latest in a long line of ultra-compact ELPH or IXUS cameras stretching back to early 2000 (and a lot farther back than...
Good Very good resolution, Incredibly slim, compact design, Beautifully built and all-metal construction, Excellent color and white balance in most situations, Manual (custom) white balance, Good exposure and generally very reliable focus (using single-point A...
Bad Some purple fringing, Some edge softness at wide angle/max aperture, Battery life when using LCD not fantastic, No exposure information in record or playback mode, Very little manual control...
Bottom line In an ideal world buying an ultra compact camera would not involve any compromise at all. But this aint a perfect world, and if you want a camera you really can carry with you anytime, anywhere then you have to accept there will be some trade-off in...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
Index Other than the recent explosion in first-time digital SLR buyers, many people are becoming very interested in ultra-compact digicams. In an attempt to assist you in picking the camera that is right for you, we have tested 4 popular ultra-compact...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
2011-09-26 00:51:55
The Powershot SD400 is packed with a high resolution 5.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, a retractable 3× optical zoom lens with macro capabilities, shutter speeds from 15 to 1/1500th of second, a fast 9-point AiAF ?Smart? autofocus system, a new and more...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
The Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital ELPH ($400) is more than just a 5 Megapixel version of the SD300. Canon also added these new features, all of which can also be found on the new SD500. They include: New "Night Display" feature brightens the LCD...
2011-09-26 00:51:55
DPInterface Canon PowerShot SD400Digital ELPH Review (Digital Ixus 50/Ixy Digital 55)Brad Soo - July 10th, 2005 (Updated January 31st, 2006) The stylish little Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital ELPH slots itself between the same sized SD300 Digital ELPH a...
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