PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Sleek. Smart. Slimline.
The compact Digital IXUS 55 epitomises stylish performance. A giant screen and exquisitely finished exterior conceal the very latest image processing technology for results that demand to be seen.
Elegantly designed with an all-metal finish, the Digital IXUS 55 is slender enough to slip into your pocket.
A powerful 5.0 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers photo quality prints up to A3 size with room to spare for post-shoot cropping.
An ultra-high refractive index aspherical (UA) 3x optical zoom lens delivers crystal-clear performance in an exceptionally compact form.
The Digital IXUS 55's DIGIC II image processor ensures fast, responsive camera performance and superbly rendered colours. iSAPS analyses each scene and optimises key camera settings even before a shot is taken. The result is immediate high quality images.
An extra large 2.5" LCD brings pleasure to framing and reviewing your creations. The monitor’s wide viewing angle provides improved visibility for sharing playback with friends and family. QuickBright gives instant screen brightness in bright outdoor conditions. Night Display automatically improves visibility in low light for easy night shooting.
Choose from 15 shooting modes to get that perfect shot. Seven preset Special Scene Modes help achieve great results in tricky lighting conditions. My Colors allows special in-camera colour effects to be applied to images and movies in real time.
Make extra-long (up to 1GB in size*) 30fps VGA quality movie clips with full audio. View them with friends and family on the large LCD or connect to a TV for full screen playback. Record fast action sequences at 60fps QVGA quality and analyse them in sharp slow motion.
Printing with the Digital IXUS 55 is a breeze. Simply connect your camera to any PictBridge compatible printer and push the Print/Share button for a full colour print within seconds. Connect to a Canon SELPHY CP Series printer and take advantage of advanced print functions, such as printing ID photos and stills from your movies.
Transfer images to your PC quickly and effortlessly with the ultra quick USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection.
Canon’s ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh) are included for editing and organising photos, movies and slide shows. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY** provides 100MB of web space for sharing your photos online.
*Depending on card speed/capacity
**Not available in all regions
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 5.0M|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 5.3M|
|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 ¹, 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 Modes||Normal, Macro, Infinity|
|Selected AF Point Display||Indicated on rear LCD panel|
|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|
|Type||Mechanical shutter & electronic shutter|
|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||2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 115,000 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, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Scene (Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater), My Colors (9 settings), 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 fps ¹ (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|
|Display Formats||Single/ Index (9 thumbnail images)/ Slide Show/ Magnified/ Movie/ Clock|
|Image Erase Protection||Single image|
|Image Erase||Single image, All|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom|
|Menu Categories||(1) Recording Menu |
(2) Playback menu
(3) Set-up menu
(4) My camera menu
(5) Function menu
|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, Thai|
|Firmware Update||Update possible by the user.|
|Computer||USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), |
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 shots ¹ |
Approx. 180 min. playback
|Power Saving||Display turns off after 10, 20, 30sec. 1, 2, 3mins.|
|AC Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10|
|Case||Soft Leather Case DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal (Neck) Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||All Weather Case (3m) AW-DC50|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC adapter kit ACK-DC10|
|Body Materials||Stainless Steel|
|Operating Environment||0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity|
|Dimensions||86.0 x 53.5 x 21.6 mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 140g|
|Zoom||¹ Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only|
|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|