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Canon PowerShot A550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Canon PowerShot A550. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the focus and screen. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot A550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the price.


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Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera


The A5509 replaces the A530 incorporating several new features for improved ease of use. It's a blocky looking beastie but actually quite small and although the predominantly plastic build helps keep the price down, it feels remarkably tough in the...

Compact, image quality as lower ISOs, responsive, easy to use, good metering and colour, above average lens

Detail suffers from noise reduction processing, intrusive noise over ISO 400, flimsy plastic battery/memory card hatch

The Canon PowerShot A550 has enough resolution and that’s it, enough. Any more and the noise issues would overwhelm the otherwise nice performance and prevent some reasonably large prints from being made. Noise is ugly at higher ISOs but the camera’s...

Mar, 2007

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Canon PowerShot A550 review


The PowerShot A550 costs £23 more than Canon's entry-level A460, but it justifies this with a few useful features.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (

Canon PowerShot A550


A cheap and cheerful introduction to photography

The A550 is light on features, but overall performance and picture quality are good and the price is affordable

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : mfereday (

An Impressive PowerShot : Canon PowerShot A550


Smile please as Canon's new entry level PowerShot camera blends various technologies into a lightweight body.

Adding to its already impressive range of digital cameras, Canon has released the to replace the A530 model. This is a 7.1 mega-pixel camera that is tastefully decked out in silver lightweight casing and small enough to fit in a pocket without...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Stephen Waller (

Canon Powershot A550


The Canon Powershot A550 Digital Camera is one of the cheapest Canon Digital cameras and provides a 7 megapixel sensor, a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2inch screen.

Sharp screen shows the resulting photos with clarity ; Good price ; Quick and responsive ; Useful options in manual mode ; Excellent quality images from ISO 80 to 200 ; Good battery life and they're AA size ; Optical Viewfinder

The Canon Powershot A550 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2" display is not especially exciting, but it does its job well in a very wide range of situations. The camera has a good range (ISO 80-800) of ISO settings. It has...

May, 2007

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Canon - PowerShot A550


There's an old Canon PowerShot A20 sitting on the shelf here and it's interesting to compare it with Canon's spanking new PowerShot A550, the subject of this review. The physical design is similar, with viewfinders and ...

This is a well-featured, compact digital camera at just a touch over £100. It's easy to use as a first-time digital compact, but has the specification to stay with you until you reach enthusiast level. It's crying out for a higher-capacity memory card,...

Apr, 2007

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Canon Powershot A550


Picture quality ; Indoor shots ; Solid design ; Value for money ; Viewfinder

Shutter lag with flash on ; Smallish LCD screen

Although one of the slightly more expensive entry level digital cameras the Canon Powershot A550 is well worth the extra money. When it comes to picture quality it has the edge over all the other cameras I have reviewed to date in this category....

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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Another great compact camera from Canon, the PowerShot A550 won't compare to some more high-end units, but considering the price tag and the features on offer, it's an excellent value-for-money product.

Great colour capture, Low price tag, 4x zoom, Fast operation, Sturdy design

Pictures perhaps not quite as sharp as they could have been

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot A550


Canon's fresh point-and-shoot snaps lovely shots quickly.

Produces sharp, clear shots. Great performance. Very little shutter lag. Has a glass viewfinder.

Recycle times were a little slow. Smallish LCD.

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Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Canon PowerShot A550 review


Canon's PowerShot A550 is a simple, inexpensive 7-megapixel camera, and that's all it wants to be. While it has some nice features, it doesn't offer any outstanding, unique aspects that put it above any other camera in the field, and that's just fine....

Responsive performance; slightly above-average lens.

Images plagued with artifacts and fringing; small LCD.

This camera's low price tag and solid performance can help you forget that it doesn't have many bells or whistles.

Feb, 2007

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