Canon Powershot A550 reviews and prices: Compact camera

85 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 85 reviews.
Canon Powershot A550: 7.1 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Brian, Cwmbran

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
lightweight, ready for use quickly, feels nice to handle and use
Bad points:
unable to zoom in movie mode
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2008

Alistair, Cambridge I'm old fashioned

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's well made. easy to use. the zoom is 4x rather than 3x and above all it has a viewfinder.

Looking at a screen at the back is OK generally BUT is a nightmare in bright sunlight hand the real need to retain a proper viewfider
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It is a nice compact camera that works well and takes good pictures. The quality of the pictures is very good for this price. I would recommend it
Bad points:
Sometimes the various menus can be a bit confusing
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2008

Ben , Whiteley

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice build quality and a stylish look, plus lots of features you would normally only expect on top end price range.
Bad points:
None really.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser Married man in 20's

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Cheap, easy to use, great build quality
Bad points:
Uses AA batteries, not rechargable. Lag time between depressing shutter and the camera being ready to take another photo takes more time than desirable.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2008

Michael, Burton on Trent

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Value for money
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2008

bill, se9

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
great for point and shoot,and the various modes are great,as good as an slr,in my opinion.
Bad points:
could do with an image stabliser.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2008

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3072x2304
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format MMC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 160
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1500
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 91.2x64x43.1
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3-5.6
In-built memory (Megabytes) 16
Release date 2007-02-14
Height in mm 6.4
Width in mm 91.2
Depth in mm 4.3
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 140
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35

Also known as: Powershot A550, Canon PSA550

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