Canon PowerShot S50 Review
Canon PowerShot S50 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $ 599 [check
UK: £ 499 [check / order]
|CCD effective pixels||5.0 megapixels|
|CCD size||1/1.8" (7.2 x 5.3 mm - more info)|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||G - R - G - B|
|Max resolution||2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)|
|Lower resolutions|| 1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Image formats|| RAW
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) *
* Any image shot as JPEG can be instead saved as RAW by pressing FUNC during record review
|Quality Levels|| Super-Fine
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto
(In reality this range is closer to other manufacturers ISO 100 - 800)
|Zoom wide (W)||35 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||105 mm (3 x)|
|Lens Aperture||F2.8 - F4.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes, smooth up to 4.1x|
|Auto Focus|| Auto Contrast detection
AiAF (9 area)
FlexiZone AF/AE area selection (over 300 areas)
|AF Illumination lamp||Yes, visible light (white)|
|Manual Focus||10 cm (Wide) / 30 cm (Tele) - Infinity|
|Normal focus range||50 cm - Infinity|
|Macro focus range||10 cm (Wide) / 30 cm (Tele) - 80 cm|
|Min shutter|| Auto: 1/8 sec
Program / Aperture Priority: 1 sec
Shutter Priority / Manual: 15 sec
|Max shutter|| Wide angle F2.8 - F3.5,
Telephoto F4.9 - F6.3: 1/1000 sec
Wide angle F4.0 - F8.0, Telephoto F7.1 - F8.0: 1/1500 sec
|Noise reduction||Yes, for shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower|
|Exposure adjustment||-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Auto bracketing|| 3 images
0.3 - 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
|Focus bracketing||Yes, 3 positions|
Wide: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1,
|Shutter priority|| 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5,
2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10,
1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125,
1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250*,
* Only Wide angle F4.0 - F8.0, Telephoto F7.1 - F8.0
|Exposure Modes|| Auto
Program AE, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Custom
Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
|White Balance|| Auto
Custom preset 1
Custom preset 2
|Continuous|| High speed: 2.0 fps, max
Normal: 1.5 fps, max 8 images
(Large / Fine, LCD switched off)
|Movie clip|| 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 3
mins (including audio)
160 x 120, 15 fps, max 3 mins (including audio)
|Photo Effects|| Off
Custom (Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation: all +/-1 level)
|Built-in Flash||Yes, fixed internal|
|Flash Range (Auto ISO)||
W: 35 cm - 4.8 m (1.1 ft. - 15.7 ft.)
|Flash Range (ISO 100)||
W: 55 cm 4 m (1.8 ft. 13.1 ft.)
Auto, On, Off
|Flash compensation||+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Flash manual control||Yes, Manual Exposure Mode, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority|
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal, in line with lens|
|Self-timer||Yes, 2 or 10 sec delay|
|Timelapse|| 1 - 60 min interval
2 - 100 frames
|Orientation sensor||Yes, can be disabled. Images are
tagged with orientation.
* Note: Works with ACDSEE 5.0 "auto" lossless rotation feature
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage media||Compact Flash Type I or Type II (Microdrive supported)|
|Storage included||32 MB Compact Flash Type I card|
|Viewfinder||Optical, no dioptre adjustment, 82% frame coverage|
|LCD||1.8" TFT, approx. 100% frame coverage|
|Playback zoom||Yes, 2x - 10x|
|Print Compliance|| DPOF
Canon Direct Print: Canon CP-10 / CP-100 / CP-200 / CP-300 / Bubble Jet Direct Printers
|Remote Capture||PC control via USB|
|Battery||Yes, NB-2L, 7.4 V 570mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable|
|Battery charger||Yes, supplied charger|
|Weight (inc. battery)||315 g (11.1 oz)|
|Dimensions (inc. grip)||112 x 58 x 42 mm (4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in)|
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