Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S50

 
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Canon PowerShot S50 Digital Camera Review

Type of Camera Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 3x Optical/4.1x Digital/12x Combined Zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.
Image Capture Device
Type 1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 5.3 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 Million
Lens
Focal Length 7.1-21.3mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)
Digital Zoom 4.1x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 50cm (1.6 ft.)- infinity Macro AF: 10 - 50cm/ 3.9in. - 1.6 ft. (wide angle)/ 33 - 50cm/ 1.0 - 1.6 ft. (telephoto) Manual focus: 10cm/ 3.9 in. - infinity (wide-angle) / 30cm/ 1.0 ft. - infinity (telephoto) - infinity
Autofocus System Around most of picture area; AF lock and Manual focus are available.
Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.8 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approximately 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 - 4.9
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/1,500 sec.
Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. is only available in select modes.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO/ ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluation/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is available
White Balance
White Balance Control TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom.
Flash
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto/On/Off, Auto Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF
Flash Range WIDE: 1.8 - 13.1 ft.
TELE: 1.8 - 8.2 ft.
(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less.
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-step increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto, Creative zone (P, Av, Tv, Custom), Image zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Photo Effects Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self-Timer Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless Control Not Available
Image Storage
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II
File Format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF*1)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Compression Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)/ RAW
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels 2592 x 1944 (Large), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1), 1024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Menu Selection File Size
(KB)
Resolution
(pixels)
32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 1GB
Large / SuperFine 2,503 2,592 x 1,944 11 24 49 99 409
Large / Fine 1,395 2,592 x 1,944 21 43 88 177 728
Large / Normal 695 2,592 x 1,944 67 136 274 548 1,426
Medium 1/ SuperFine 1,002 1,600 x 1,200 30 61 122 246 993
Medium 1/ Fine 558 1,600 x 1,200 54 109 219 440 1,726
Medium 1/ Normal 278 1,600 x 1,200 108 217 435 868 3,280
Medium 2/ SuperFine 570 1,024 x 768 53 107 215 431 1,726
Medium 2/ Fine 320 1,024 x 768 94 189 379 762 2,982
Medium 2/ Normal 170 1,024 x 768 174 349 700 1,390 4,687
Small / SuperFine 249 640 x 480 120 241 482 962 3,645
Small / Fine 150 640 x 480 196 394 789 1,563 5,468
Small / Normal 84 640 x 480 337 676 1,355 2,720 8,202
RAW 4,725 5/7 12/15 25/31 51 219/272
Time of Recordable Movies

Resolution
(pixels)
8MB 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 1GB
Movie / High 320 x 240 21sec. 44sec. 91sec. 183 sec. 368 sec. 735sec. 2733sec.
Movie / Low 160 x 120 58sec. 118sec. 242 sec. 486sec. 973 sec. 1,954sec. 6526sec.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2x to 10x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide Show
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Single Image, All Images
Interfaces
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video Out Audio/Video Output (Video:NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)
Other CF card slot (accepts Type I and Type II cards). Direct connection to Canon Card Photo Printers and select BJ Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2L).
2. AC Adapter kit (ACK-700)
3. Car battery adapter (CBC-NB2)
Shooting Capacity Approx. 210 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 460 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
Playback Time Approx 160 min.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32 - 104F (0 - 40C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.41 x 2.28 x 1.65 in./112.0 x 58.0 x 42.0mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 9.2 oz./260g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac Requirements Hardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook
OS: Mac OS 9.0 through 9.2, OS X (Version 10.1/10.2). (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement)
Note: Adobe Photoshop LE, Canon File Viewer Utility v. 1.0, and USB Mounter v. 1.8 software are not supported in Mac OS X.
CPU: Power PC
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3, iMac, iBook).
RAM: 20MB and over for application
PC Requirements Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)
CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and over
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME or Windows XP systems.
RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME/Windows 98), 128MB or more (Windows XP)

Reviews
 
Review by: Sherman
Lacation: Cleveland,Ohio
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-14-2007
Cost Performace

It has excellent features, slick and good for pre-mature photographer as well as for professionals. It is compact, manual controls, shutters and apertures speed control, shooting modes and macro focus. Overall build quality is fabulous. Picture is at least as good as routine shots taken with SLR, superb software. S50 is a solid performer.

 
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