Canon Digital IXUS 50

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS 50

Canon Digital IXUS 50

The exquisitely finished all-metal 5.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 50 conceals precision optics and cutting edge image processing technology - so your shots are as irresistible as the camera taking them.

Benefits

  • 5.0 Megapixels
  • UA lens for slim body & 3x optical zoom
  • 2.0" Quick-bright/Night Display LCD
  • VGA 30fps movie clips
  • DIGIC II/iSAPS/9-point AiAF
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • 10 shooting modes
  • My Colors
  • PictBridge compatible, Print/Share button
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

Detailed Features

Power and style

Key to the cutting edge miniaturisation of the Digital IXUS 50 is the ultra-high refractive index aspherical (UA) 3x optical zoom lens, which delivers outstanding optical performance and corner-to-corner clarity in an exceptionally compact form. It combines with the 5.0 Megapixel sensor to deliver superb images suited for photo quality prints to A3 size.

Big screen movies

Review and share images and movie clips on the large high-definition 2.0" LCD. Night Display mode automatically improves visibility when it is dark, while the user-controlled Quick-bright function lets you frame/review comfortably in low-light conditions. Record and playback extended 30 fps VGA movie clips with sound (up to 1GB files possible¹). Analyse fast action sequences by recording QVGA quality at 60 fps and watching in slow motion.

Groundbreaking technology

Integrating a Canon DIGIC II processor, the Digital IXUS 50 has power to burn. DIGIC II links all key camera functions, driving fast auto-focus, outstanding camera performance, quick start-up times and first-class image quality.

Like a hidden photographer's assistant, iSAPS uses DIGIC II’s power to analyse the scene and optimise key camera settings even before the shutter release is pressed. 10 shooting modes including 6 scene modes combine with 9-point auto-focus system (AiAF) to deliver consistently brilliant results in every situation.

Get creative

Create exciting visual effects with My Colors by making favourite colours more vivid, swapping one colour with another, or making all but one area of an image monochrome.

Accessories

Capture snorkelling, skiing and surfing action with the optional 3m depth All Weather Case, and extend lighting options with the optional High Power Flash.

Photo fun

For full colour prints within seconds, simply connect the camera to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button. It’s that easy. With a Canon SELPHY CP series printer, you can even print handy ID photo prints and Movie prints.

Editing and sharing

Canon's ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) help you arrange albums, crop photographs and adjust image contrast and brightness. Access to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY² gives you 100MB online space for your own personal gallery, for sharing with family and friends.

  • ¹ Depending on card speed/capacity

  • ² Not available in all regions

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.8 – 17.4 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3x, digital approx. 4.0x, combined approx. 12x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (2 UA elements)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more, available in Long Shutter Mode only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.0” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater, Digital Macro), Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, My Colors (9 settings)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 fps¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L)2592 x 1944, (M1)2048 x 1536, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480, Postcard Date Imprint
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB (640x480, 320x240, 30/15fps)¹
Up to 3 mins (160x120)¹
Up to 1 min (320x240, 60fps)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card,
16MB SD card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoStudio

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 150 shots¹
Approx. 180 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Leather Case DCC-60, Body Glove case DCC-BG30, Digital IXUS Metal (Neck) Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case All Weather Case (3m) AW-DC30
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC adapter kit ACK-DC10

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 86.0 x 53.0 x 20.7 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 130g
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.