Canon PowerShot SD550 (Digital IXUS 750 / IXY Digital 700) review

Started Oct 1, 2006 | User reviews
DYL New Member • Posts: 4
Canon PowerShot SD550 (Digital IXUS 750 / IXY Digital 700) review

My old Powershot S400 was damaged in checked luggage (traveling during the last terrorist scare), so I needed to get a new camera. I picked up the IXUS 750 in the middle of our tour.

Besides the obvious 4->7MP change, some nice upgrades from the old camera - awesome battery life, much less shutter delay and power-on delay. That nice, big LCD screen. The simplified controls - preview/picture-taking switch moved to the main mode dial, less buttons is a good thing. The ISO button is nice.

The controls are pretty self-explanatory and similiar to the older camera that I didn't have to load the pdf files.

The included software was easy to use for simple chores like red-eye removal though selecting the different tools is a little clunky.

Problems:

The main negative is the soft focus, well actually mis-focus for pictures in low light. The older camera did not have this problem.

Field/spot metering no longer a dedicated button.

The body finish isn't particularly durable.

The battery charger now has a stupid cable instead of the previous one-piece. Why did they do that?

Canons cost top dollar.

Canon PowerShot SD550 (Digital IXUS 750 / IXY Digital 700)
7 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 37 – 111 mm (3×)
Announced: Aug 22, 2005
DYL's score
4.0
Average community score
4.6
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