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Canon Digital IXUS 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 50. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the color and performance. The design and usability also get good comments. Many are critical about the lens and viewfinder, while there are mixed opinions on the storage and battery.

portability, usability, design, performance, color

screen, viewfinder, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Digital IXUS 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Debbie Davies (

Canon IXUS 50 digital camera


Compact and full of gimmicks, but is it enough to impress? We take a look at the Canon Ixus 50, the latest weapon from Canon in the digital compact arena. Playing about with colours is something most of us do after we have transferred digital pictures...

My Colors, good looking, compact design

LCD, viewfinder, 16MB storage card

Aside from My Colours and QuickBright, the IXUS 50 is almost identical to Canon's IXUS 40, which we reviewed in November 2004. The IXUS 50 adds a megapixel, but this will make no difference to standard, 6 x 4 prints. However at A3 it will give...

Jun, 2005

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Canon IXUS 50


Canon IXUS 50 Review. This is a pocket sized digital camera. It has five megapixel pixels and a standard three times zoom lens.

Slim design makes it easy to carry around ; Advanced movie mode ; Takes good photos indoors

16mb memory card supplied with the camera will soon become full

"Very good ultra compact digital camera. Likely to appeal to anyone looking for a digital camera that looks good, is easy to carry around and takes a decent shot."

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS 50 Review


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...

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 AF)...

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

In an ideal world buying an ultra compact camera would not involve any compromise at all. But this ain't 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...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Canon Digital IXUS 50 Review [Bottom-line: a very good point and shot camera]


Click to enlarge Canon Powershot SD400 home Letsgodigital has an in-depth review of the Canon IXUS 50. Note that in [...]

May, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Canon Digital IXUS 50


Improved image quality makes this high-performance ultracompact one of the better choices in the current Canon Digital IXUS lineup.

Ultracompact design ; Long battery life ; Excellent burst capabilities ; Low shutter lag ; Versatile movie mode

Few manual controls or scene modes ; Image quality far from stellar

Chromatic aberration cropped up as purple fringing around backlit subject matter. Noise, not much of a problem at ISO 50 or ISO 100, was quite evident at the ISO 400 high end of the sensitivity range. While the flash provided even illumination beyond...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital ELPH


Otherwise the SD400 is the same as the SD300. That means there's an ultra-thin metal body, DIGIC II processor, 3X zoom lens, 2-inch LCD display, and a nice VGA movie mode

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Compact and very thin metal body ; Blazing performance ; First rate movie and continuous shooting modes ; Unique My Colors feature ; LCD visible in low light ; AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing...

Images noisier/softer than I would've liked ; Redeye ; Some corner softness and purple fringing ; Cheap plastic door over memory card / battery compartment ; Battery life isn't great ; Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod ; More manual...

Overall I recommend the SD400, but if you can swing it, I'd buy the SD500 instead. While it's a bit bigger, it takes better pictures and has both a more powerful flash and a longer-lasting battery.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : kidcool (

Canon IXUS 50


The Canon IXUS 50 is a very slim and sleek digital camera, but when reviewing it, the first thing that comes to mind is the price tag and whether this camera is worth the price or not. At £230, the IXUS 50 is in the more expensive category of five...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Canon Digital IXUS 50


Anyone who used the IXUS 40 might

Sep, 2005

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Canon Digital Ixus 50


ia] Canon's smallest and lightest zoon lens camera, the Ixus 50, can fit in a shirt pocket but offers plenty of user-adjustable settings. The 35-105mm (equivalent) lens retracts fully, giving the camera a smooth profile with few protrusions and the...

ia] Canon's smallest and lightest zoon lens camera, the Ixus 50, can fit in a shirt pocket but offers plenty of user-adjustable settings. The 35-105mm (equivalent) lens retracts fully, giving the camera a smooth profile with few protrusions and the...

Apr, 2005

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Canon Digital IXUS 50


Great little camera for a while.

Compact ; Easy to use ; Takes a lot of photos before needing a recharge ; Robust

Dust is a major problem

Apr, 2008

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