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.
* 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
* CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
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.
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.
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.
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.
¹ Depending on card speed/capacity
² Not available in all regions
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Review Date: Tue 8, August, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £250.00| Rating: 10
easy to carry yet powerful
small viewfinder and suffers from camera shake
I use this camera a great deal - even though i have a 350d and several roll film cameras including a Bronica.
On Holidays I exclusively take this camera as, with a 1 Gig card, it take some 600 high res pics. At 5 megapixels the picture are excellent. However I find you need to ballance the camera against a tree or other stable platform as otherwise you can get camera shake as the beast is small. No point in using the viewfinder I feel as it is so small and, if like me, you wear glasses, there is even less point.
As a walker I find the camera sits in a vest pocket and with its metal body, poses little concern. The inclusion of flash, digital as well as optical zoom and macro allows so much scope in such a small body.
As an example, the two dragonflies on my site were taken hand held at max macro setting with this camera.