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Canon PowerShot S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 760 reviews of Canon PowerShot S50. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Opinions about the energy efficiency and zoom are mixed. Some have doubts about the storage and sensor.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

sensor, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The storage and reliability get negative opinions. The focus and battery get mixed comments.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

price, reliability, storage

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and performance are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the zoom. Some have doubts about the sensor.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, durability

sensor

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S50 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the design and performance are overall positive. The exposure and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability. Opinions about the focus and durability are mixed.

usability, size, exposure, performance, design

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Powershot S50

 

A 5Mp camera, the Canon Powershot S50 looks like a compact digital camera, but delve a little deeper and you'll find all the whistles and bells for advanced amateur users that you would normally find in a SLR-lookalike high end digital camera. There...

Very good picture quality

No hot shoe, bad positioning of the review button

Overall this is a very good camera let down only by the positioning of the review button. The picture quality is very good and the functions that the camera offers are extensive. For this camera to really be treated as a high-end camera it should have...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Canon PowerShot S50 Review

 

This Canon PowerShot S50 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.

Aug, 2003

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - PowerShot S50

 

Canon is aiming this new camera at what it calls 'advanced amateurs', which seems to fit the bill quite nicely. It's not a professional camera - for a start it doesn't have the option of huge, ...

Canon has got the fundamentals right with the PowerShot S50, in that it's small, produces very good photographs and combines ease of use with the ability to control just about all aspects of the photographic process. Its proprietary battery design...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

PowerShot S50

 

The quality of the images that the PowerShot S50 produced was impressive: The photos were sharp and well exposed, though images taken with the built-in flash tended to look a bit bleached out. We also noticed some noise (a pattern that looks a little...

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S50 Review

 

Just before PMA 2003 Canon announced the five megapixel PowerShot S50. This camera is virtually identical to the four megapixel S45. Indeed other than the five megapixel sensor, case cover, silk screen labels and embossed chrome '5.0 mega pixels' strap...

Good resolution (up there with the best of the five megapixel) Good metering, nice tonal balance (more shadow detail) Good color, slightly too strong in some situations (can be adjusted) Control over cameras internal processing algorithms (saturation,...

Chromatic aberrations visible at wide angle or maximum apertures Vignetting at wide angle and maximum aperture Moderate barrel distortion at wide angle Rotated CCD (in the camera I had for review) Nine-point AiAF not available in P, TV, AV, M or C...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot S50: (5 megapixel compact)

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S50

 

Just before PMA 2003 Canon announced the five megapixelPowerShot S50. This camera is virtually identical to the four megapixelS45. Indeed other than the five megapixel sensor, case cover, silk screenlabels and embossed chrome '5.0 mega pixels' strap...

Good resolution (up there with the best of the five megapixel) ; Good metering, nice tonal balance (more shadow detail) ; Good color, slightly too strong in some situations (can be adjusted) ; Control over cameras internal processing algorithms...

Chromatic aberrations visible at wide angle or maximum apertures ; Vignetting at wide angle and maximum aperture ; Moderate barrel distortion at wide angle ; Rotated CCD (in the camera I had for review) ; Nine-point AiAF not available in P, TV, AV, M...

Lets be honest I think we all expect more from Canon than to simply bolt a larger sensor into an existing design, but that's exactly what they did with the G5 and the S50. And what's the reasoning behind this? Market pressure. Both the G3 and S45 are...

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot S50 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: The PowerShot S50 combines ease of use, excellent picture quality, a 5-megapixel image sensor, and a great selection of features into a handy, point-and-shoot-style model. At just over 4 inches long and under 2 inches thick, it fits easily...

The built-in panorama mode is easy to use; the camera shows the previous image alongside the live image, so lining up pictures is simple. The camera does not build the panorama itself, though--you must import the images into the included PhotoStitch...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S50 Digital Camera (Canon-8445A001)

 

The PowerShot S50 blends ease of use and strong image quality into a convenient package.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot S50

 

Physical Views The Powershot S50 compared in size to a CD. The Powershot S50 and the compact Sony DSC-P72 . Continue on to Page Two Canon Powershot S50 Specifications Effective pixels: Approx. 5 million Image sensor: 1/1.8 inch CCD (Total number of...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot S50 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Canon U.S.A. has long been a strong contender in both film and digital camera markets, well-known for its high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. Since early 2001, Canon has released a full complement of new...

Feb, 2003

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