The opposite side of the camera is basically bare, with only a couple of screws visible, plus four tiny protrusions in the corners that let the camera stand vertically on its end although we wouldn’t advise trying this on anything other than a perfectly level, smooth surface — and even then not near an edge the camera could fall off! This is simply because most people like their color a bit brighter than life. On the front of the camera you’ll find a very powerful flash and an AF-assist lamp, which gives the camera good low light focusing performance. Optical – real-image zoom. Noise-suppression systems in digital cameras tend to flatten-out detail in areas of subtle contrast. Second, using the flash or changing the white balance or metering is going to prevent this feature from working properly. For example, a child’s ballet recital or a holiday pageant in a gymnasium.

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Dec 19, Camera performance is excellent in almost all areas. When your download is complete please xigital the instructions below to begin the installation of your download or locate your downloaded files on your computer. Type of Camera Type.

With the PowerShot SD, we found that it had enough resolution to make very crisp 8×10 inch prints. For longer movies you can either lower the resolution or the frame rate.

Canon PowerShot SD Digital ELPH (Digital IXUS ) Review: Digital Photography Review

Full frame mirrorless camera party. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state or province to province in Canada.

A USB cable and interface software are also packaged with the camera, for downloading images to a computer and performing minor organization and corrections. Located on the top panel, this button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed and fires the shutter when fully pressed. You can delete a picture as it’s been saved to the memory card by pressing the delete photo button the sv550 key on the four-way controller. That’s powerhot fast for a powerrshot with an extending lens!


In Portrait mode, the camera opts for a large aperture to blur the background, making the subject stand out.

It’s a lot like its predecessor, but for the most part, powerhsot okay. It’s not bad, though I miss all the bells and whistles of the newer PhotoImpression software that’s available these days which Canon used to include. This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Products, and does not apply in the following cases:. Flash does not ds550 down well at this range, so plan on using external lighting for macro shots.

Simon Joinson on the Seattle years. Canon IXY Digital In any record mode, the LCD display shows either the image area with no information, the image with a limited information display, or no display at all.

Surrounding the Shutter button on the camera’s top panel, this lever controls the optical and digital zoom in any record mode. Cannon Digital Camera Great camera!! Pretty good low-light performance, capable of capturing bright images under average city street lighting and slightly darker conditions.

For example, a child’s ballet recital or a holiday pageant in a gymnasium. Manual mode provides more hands-on control, with White Balance, Exposure Compensation, ISO, and some creative effects, but it is not true manual control because the user is not allowed to set — or even to know — the aperture or shutter speed settings.


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The shot above is designed to mimic the very harsh, contrasty effect of direct noonday sunlight, a very tough challenge for most digital cameras. Occupying the center of the four-way arrow pad, this control activates the Function menu in any record mode, and confirms selections once any menu has been invoked. The SD has a pretty standard 3X zoom lens, and it doesn’t support any conversion lenses, nor would I expect it to.

It’s actually in better condition than mine. This could be rather nice for people trying to take photos of a large family gathering — 30 seconds gives you plenty of time to get into your photo, and with the ability to capture ten images with one press of the shutter, there’s a better chance you’ll get a shot where nobody blinked or made a funny face.

Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital ELPH (Digital IXUS 750) Review

As you can see, the SD’s battery life is pretty average — there are cameras that do a lot better in this area. Exposure Parameters Exposure Metering.

Formats the Secure Digital card, erasing all files even those marked for write-protection. I had a friend who el;h the Canon ELPH and could never understand how her pictures were always so much better than any I took, even when we were taking pictures of the same thing standing right next to each other.