PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capture snorkelling, skiing and surfing action with the optional 3m depth All Weather Case, and extend lighting options with the optional High Power Flash.
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.
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
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 5.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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)|
|AF System / Points||9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3cm|
|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).
|Settings||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||2.0” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of fifteen levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||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|
|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|
|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
|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)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP printers only)|
|My Camera||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||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|
|Computer||USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||Secure Digital (SD) Card, |
16MB SD card supplied
|PC Macintosh||Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2|
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser|
|Drivers||TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)|
|Image Manipulation||ArcSoft PhotoStudio|
|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|
|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|
|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|