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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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the focus and screen, while many are less positive 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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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot A550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot A550 from Amazon.ca. 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 Amazon.ca. People really like the price.

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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

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

Canon Powershot A550

 

Physical Views The A550 compared to an average CD disc. The Powershot A550 and the 5-megapixel Powershot A460 . Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A550 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Al Gordon (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera - Full Review

 

As we've come to expect from Canon's A-series, the PowerShot A550 is a great little digicam. Fairly frill-free, the Canon A550 still takes great shots with its 7-megapixel sensor. It has a satisfying 4x zoom, and is quite easy to use. The A550's...

High resolution with excellent image quality ; 4x zoom lens is longer than most in the category and offers excellent coverage ; Very good exposure accuracy ; Easy-setting scene modes ; Custom white balance ; Better-than-average exposure accuracy ;...

No manual control of aperture or shutter speed ; Slow flash recycle (10 seconds!) ; Non-articulating LCD makes it harder to take low level or above the crowd shots ; Limited override functions in AUTO and Scene modes ; No brightness adjustment for the...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot A550

 

I hope that helped, at least a little bit

Very good photo quality, noise levels low through ISO 400 (in good light) ; Well built (for the most part) for the price ; Very good performance ; LCD visible in low light ; Some manual controls ; AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing ; Good movie...

Some corner blurriness ; Redeye remains a problem ; Small, low resolution LCD ; Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit ; Flimsy door over memory card / battery compartment; plastic tripod mount ; Small memory card included

I pretty much snuck in all my complaints about the A550 in the preceding paragraphs. If you want a compact, easy to use camera with a little more zoom than usual, then I'd definitely recommend that you take a look at the PowerShot A550. If you want an...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (washingtonpost.com)

Canon PowerShot A550

 

With a retail price of $199, the Canon PowerShot A550 falls into the budget point-and-shoot market. The digital camera promises improved ease-of-use and convenience, with features like AA battery power

The 7.1-megapixel digital camera offers decent resolution and more zoom than comparable cameras. The PowerShot A530 has a 4x optical zoom lens, along with the standard Canon optical viewfinder. The 2-inch LCD screen has limited resolution at 86,000...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Canon Powershot A550 Review

 

The Canon Powershot A550 is very similar to previous Canon A-series except for its lack of manual controls. Otherwise, it retains all the aspects that made other A-series cameras so popular: good image quality, ergonomics and speed of operation. When...

Good exposure and focus accuracy, Nicely saturated colors, Good image sharpness, Low image noise up to ISO 200, Good body ergonomics, Spectacular battery life

Mild barrel distortion at wide-angle, Strong vignetting, Very noisy ISO 800, Low resolution LCD, LCD difficult to see in very bright light, Some edge softness

May, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (reviewed.com)

Canon PowerShot A550

 

Read a digital camera review of the Canon PowerShot A550 on DigitalCameraInfo.com. Digital camera ratings, comparisons, reviews, and more.

With a $199 price tag, amazing performance can’t be expected from the A550. It does, however, meet the basic requirements of an adequate digital camera. It can take a picture when you want, where you want, and how you want. It doesn’t have much shutter...

May, 2007

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera Review

 

Even if Canon A550 does not come with Image stabilization and no Exposure bracketing, it has a real-image zoom optical viewfinder, Pictbridge, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Connectivity and A/V output (PAL/NTSC switchable). Furthermore, the performance of this...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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

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