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Canon PowerShot A50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the price and portability. The viewfinder and battery get critical reviews.

usability, performance, design, image quality, reliability

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon - PowerShot A50


Now this is a real camera. No translucent fruity colours or odd twisting bits to frighten you, but a simple boxy metal case which looks like a traditional 35mm compact. A convenient automated lens cap swings ...

May, 2000

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Canon Powershot A50


The PowerShot A50 continues the tradition started by the PowerShot A5, Canon's first, palm-sized digital camera housed in a classy, duralumin shell. Canon first upgraded the A5 to the A5 Zoom by adding a high-quality 2.5x zoom lens. This time they've adde

Apr, 1999

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Canon PowerShot A50 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

Jul, 1999

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I sure made an excullent choice in the cameras that Fingerhut offers. I love this camera. It takes beautiful photos and is easy to use. Very compact too. I can take many more photos with this camera then my older one that I have had for a long time...

Apr, 2013

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Easy to use


This is a very easy camera to use and takes very good pictures. For a point and shoot--can't beat it.

Mar, 2013

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Nice camera


Great camera, but the pictures are misleading. The front of the camera is blue and silver as it appears, but the back of the camera in not blue, it is black!

Dec, 2012

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Great camera


Very nice camera, especially for beginner photographers. Has great zoom and other qualities you would get in an SLR for less money.

Mar, 2012

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Canon PowerShot A50


Summary: I have been using my A50 for over a year now, including mtn biking, hiking, x-c skiing, and a trip to Europe. It has been as rugged and dependable as I had hoped. I am very happy with the picture quality, within its limitations of pixel count....

good and handsome


Feb, 2009

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Canon PowerShot A50


I think that everybody ought to all know the Cannon camera very much this brand. The Cannon camera that I feel is pretty good , this Cannon PowerShot A50 photoreception component describes 1/3 inch;Range 50 cms to Infinity shooting 28-70 mms 100 , 200...

Very good operation of image

Do not resemble unable company beat

Feb, 2009

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Definitely 5 Stars


Let me start off by saying, the last time I bought a digital camera 3.1MP and 3X Optical Zoom is what you got for the same price as the A50. I'm still learning myself, since I bought my previous camera I was just describing over 7 years ago, so I'm by...

the swivel LCD screen


Feb, 2009

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