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Canon PowerShot S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 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. People are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but the storage and sensor get negative opinions. Comments about the energy efficiency and zoom are different.

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 overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the storage and reliability, and opinions about the focus and battery are mixed.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

price, reliability, storage

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

Feb, 2020

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. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom. Many are negative about the sensor.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, durability

sensor

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

Feb, 2020

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. Views about the design and performance are overall positive. The exposure and size are also mentioned favorably. Views about the focus and durability are different, and some have doubts about the portability.

usability, size, exposure, performance, design

portability

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

Feb, 2020

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 : 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

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

Likethe S45, the S50 is a "light" version of Canon's flagshipPowerShot G3 (except for the higher resolution). It offers mostof the G3's features, including the DIGICimageprocessor, FlexiZone AF, improved movie mode, and the light guideflash. What it...

Excellent photo quality, Robust performance, Has an AF illuminator lamp, Lots of manual controls (not as many as the G3, but plenty for most), FlexiZone focusing system lets you focus on any area of frame; 9 point AiAF for automatic modes too.,...

Redeye noticeable if not directly inline with flash, No diopter correction knob, No live histogram in record mode, Four-way switch poorly designed, Proprietary battery

Feb, 2003

Expert review by (luminous-landscape.com)

Canon PowerShot S50Has the Digicam "Arrived"

 

I've owned a few digicams over the past 5 years. Yes, I'm not afraid to admit it. Real men (I mean - photographers) do use digicams. The reason that this site doesn't have more digicam content is threefold...

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 : Soham Raninga (techtree.com)

Canon PowerShot S50

 

In the world of digital cameras, Canon is a name to reckon with. To be more specific, Canon has engraved its presence in the high-end segment like no other. Canon seems to be directing all its strength towards the high-end market, rolling out cutting...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Canon Powershot S50

 

The Canon S50 is a compact digital camera that has been getting quite a bit of press of late. Its been out for a little while now but is still receiving good reviews. Sales are reportedly pretty decent of both it and its little brother the S45 (4...

Nov, 2003

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