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Canon Digital IXUS 750 / Powershot SD550 / IXY Digital 700

We have collected and analyzed 69 expert reviews and 980 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Sep 30, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 1148596 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Digital IXUS 750 / Powershot SD550 / IXY Digital 700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 750 / Powershot SD550 / IXY Digital 700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and performance are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability, while many are less positive about the zoom.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Digital IXUS 750 Silver Digital Camera [7MP, 3 x Optical Zoom]Canon Digital IXUS 750 Silver Digital Camera [7MP, 3 x Optical Zoom]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Digital IXUS 750 / Powershot SD550 / IXY Digital 700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 750 / Powershot SD550 / IXY Digital 700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Evan Blass (engadget.com)

Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital Elph reviewed

 

PC Mag has bestowed its prestigious Editor's Choice award on Canon's ultracompact, and it seems ultraawesome, 7.1 megapixel PowerShot SD550 Digital Elph. As we've reported before and its name kinda indicates, the $409-at-Amazon SD550 is an update of...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD750

 

Canon's PowerShot SD750 is an excellent camera that, despite its small size, delivers a whopping 3-inch display. In fact, this capable, compact shooter comes with plenty of features, including face detection, and is second only to Canon's own SD1000.

3-inch LCD. Great picture quality and performance. No shutter lag. Face detection technology.

Lacks an optical viewfinder. No MPEG-4 video encoding.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD750 review

 

Sandwiched between similar 7-megapixel siblings--the PowerShot SD800 IS on one side and the PowerShot SD1000 on the other--the Canon PowerShot SD750 nevertheless manages to distinguish itself as a well-designed, practical option for snapshooters who...

Nicely designed; excellent high-ISO photo quality; relatively fast; above-average movie quality; face detection.

Photos tend to have purple fringing; no optical viewfinder.

The Canon PowerShot SD750 has an attractive design, large LCD, and excellent photo quality for an ultracompact.

Apr, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital Elph

 

Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Secure Digital, Type: Ultracompact, Maxim...

Quick performer. Excellent image quality. Unique "My Color" feature. Good ergonomics. Sleek and attractive.

Menus could be improved. No manual settings.

Just like the SD500, the Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital Elph is a versatile, accurate, fun 7MP compact camera that performed very well on our tests and will appeal to a broad section of shooterswhich is why, once again, it wins our Editor's Choice aw

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot Digital Elph review

 

Canon PowerShot Digital Elph

Ultracompact design; long battery life; excellent burst capabilities; low shutter lag; versatile movie mode.

Few manual controls or scene modes; image quality is far from stellar.

Decent image quality and a well-rounded snapshot feature set make the high-performance ultracompact Canon PowerShot SD450 one of the better choices in the current Digital Elph lineup.

Oct, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon Powershot SD550

 

Announced August 2005 (only 6 months after its predecessor), the SD550 (which goes by the names of Digital Ixus 750 in Europe and IXY DIGITAL 700 in Japan) is the latest in a long line of ultra-compact 'ELPH' or 'IXUS' cameras stretching back to early...

Excellent resolution, Very compact and pocketable, Beautifully built and all-metal construction, Excellent color and exposure, Manual (custom) white balance, Fast focus and very responsive performance overall, Good flash performance, High performance...

Low contrast fine detail (such as foliage or hair) can look a little soft, AiAF focus unreliable - turn it off, Screen resolution not high enough for a 2.5-inch LCD, Some purple fringing, Slight corner softness at wide angle, Battery life when using...

Okay, so the SD550 hardly breaks new ground, and - coming only six or seven months after the SD500 it replaces - I'd have been surprised if it was.

Oct, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD500 Digital Elph

 

The SD500 is a versatile, accurate, fun 7MP compact camera that performed very well on our tests and will appeal to a broad section of shooters.

Quick performer. Excellent image quality. Unique My Color feature. Good ergonomics. Sleek and attractive.

Macro mode did not produce good results. Flash had some problems in backlit situations.

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Mar, 2005

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

Canon Powershot SD750

 

Physical Views The SD750 compared to a standard CD disc. The SD750 compared to the Pentax Optio M20 . Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD750 Specifications Sensor 1/2.5" CCD Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 Million Color Filter Type Primary...

May, 2007

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD550

 

The pocket-sized 7.1 Megapixel PowerShot SD550 Digital ELPH and 5.0 Megapixel PowerShot SD450 Digital ELPH cameras, join Canon's line-up between the SD500 and SD400 models which will continue to be available. The new PowerShot SD550 and 450 Digital ELPH c

Sep, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon Digital IXUS 750 review

 

During a press-conference August of this year, Canon introduced a new line of digital cameras, among which the new Canon Digital IXUS 750 digital camera. This camera is the latest top model in the successful IXUS line of digital cameras. The Canon IXUS...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):210
Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-3L / NB-4L
Power Requirements:0 - 40

Camera

Built-in processor:DIGIC III / DIGIC III + iSAPS
Camera playback:Movie, Single image / Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image, Slide show
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Rotating
Image processor:DIGIC III
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom:2 / 210
Playback zoom (max):2 / 210
Scene modes:beach, Children, Close-up (macro), dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater / beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, self-portrait, Underwater / Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Fireworks, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Beige / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Material:Metal
Product color:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5 / 3
Display resolution (numeric):115000 / 230000
Field of view:100

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction / auto, Red-eye reduction / Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 196.9 / 19.7 - 78.7 / 1968.5 - 78.7 / 2.0
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 137.8 / 1968.5 - 137.8
Flash recharging time:10
Flash working distance:500 - 5000 mm / 50cm - 3.5m

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:1.18
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.3 - 0.5 / 11.8 - 19.7
Macro focusing range (wide):0.03 - 0.5 / 1.18 - 19.7
Normal focusing range:0.3 - ∞ / 11.8 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Filter:Primary Colour / Y
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 0.685 / 0.303 - 0.909
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Optical Zoom:3 / 4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 200, 400, AUTO / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot / SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Internal memory:32

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 45
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 4.13 / 1.46 - 4.37
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:7100000
Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/1500 / 15 - 1/1500 / 15 - 1/2000 / 15 – 1/1.500 / 15 – 1/1500
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2 / Vista\nMac OS X v10.3 - 10.4 / Windows 2000 SP4/XP/Vista;\nMac OS X v10.3 - 10.4 / Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS X 10.2 - 10.3 / Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP\nOS X v10.2 - 10.3 / Windows 98SE/Me/2000SP4/XP/XP SP1-2\nOS X v10.2 - 10.3
Data compression:Superfine, Fine, Norm / Superfine, Fine, Normal
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.52 x 2.24 x 1.08 / 3.61 x 0.772 x 2.24
Effective sensor resolution:7100000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 4.13 / 1.46 - 4.37
Interface:USB / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0 (Mini-B, MTP, PTP) / USB 2.0, A/V-out / USB 2.0, NTSC/PAL / USB, A / V
Lens focal range:f/2.8 – f/4.9
Lens system:6 / 5 / 6/5 / 7/15 / 7/5 / 7@5
Light exposure type:Auto
Memory Type:Flash
Metering:Evaluative, Centre-weighted Average, Spot
Power supply type:10 - 90 / ACK-DC10
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch / ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch\nArcSoft PhotoStudio / ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch\nArcSoft PhotoStudio\nDrivers

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/1.8 / 1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 2304
Megapixel:7.1 / 7.4
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 2304
Supported aspect ratios:4:3

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:A/V / USB (Mini-B, PTP)\nA/V output (PAL/NTSC) / USB; A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.772 / 1.08 / 2.24 / 3.61
Height:1.08 / 1.85 / 2.24
Weight:4.59 / 6
Width:0.772 / 3.52 / 3.61