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Canon Digital Camera 5MP IXUS 50

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The 5.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 50 offers a sharp combination of cutting edge technology and ultra compact style. Featuring Canon's revolutionary UA lens technology, the fully retractable 3x optical zoom lens delivers sharp, high resolution images. Capture all the detail with the DiG!C II processor delivering fast performance and industry leading image quality. Thanks to the Canon Print/Share* Button, true to life photo prints straight from the camera are a snap while a huge 2 inch LCD monitor is perfect for reviewing photos and movie clips.

Key Features:

5.0 Megapixel
Canon 3x optical zoom lens
60fps movie recording and playback with sound
Super fast DiG!C II Imaging Processor
Print/Share* Button allows easy 'one push' printing of images straight from the camera

*Compatible printer required for Direct Printing. Compatible Windows computer required for direct download.

Product Specifications:

1/2.5 inch

Effective Number of Pixels:
Approx. 5.0 MP

Total Number of Pixels:
Approx. 5.3 MP

Filter Array:
Primary colour filter (Bayer)

Image Processor:

Focal Length (optical):
5.8 (W) - 17.4 (T) mm

35mm film equivalent:
35 - 105 mm

Maximum Aperture:
F2.8 (W) / F4.9 (T)

Shutter Speed :
15 - 1/1500 sec.

Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed):
Auto / ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 equivalent

6 elements in 5 groups
(including 2 aspherical UA lenses)

Optical Zoom:
Approx. 3x

Digital Zoom:
Approx. 4x

Max Combined Zoom:
Approx. 12x

Focusing Method:
TTL Autofocus
9-point AiAF / 1-point AF (fixed:centre)
AF lock available

Focusing Range:
Normal 30 cm - infinity
Macro 3 - 50 cm (W), 30 - 50 cm (T)

Light Metering Method:
Evaluative / Centre-weighted average / Spot (Metering frame when Spot : Centre)

Exposure Control Method:
Program AE / AE Lock available

Exposure Compensation:
+/- 2 EV in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance Control:
TTL White Balance

White Balance Modes:
Auto + Pre-set (Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H) + Custom

LCD Monitor/Viewfinder:
Real-image optical zoom

LCD Monitor:
2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT colour LCD

Flash Modes:
Auto / Red-eye reduction in Auto or Flash On / Flash On / Flash Off / Slow-Synchro.

Flash Range [at ISO Auto equiv.]:
Normal:50 cm - 3.5 m (W), 50 cm - 2.0 m (T)
Macro: 30 cm - 50 cm (W/T)

Selectable Shooting Modes:
Shooting Modes:
Auto / Manual (Long Shutter is available)/ Stitch Assist / Movie (Standard Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colours) / Scene Mode (Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater)Underwater)

Photo Effects Mode:
Vivid colour / Neutral / Low sharpening / Sepia / Black & White

My Colours Mode:
Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Custom Colour

Continuous Shooting :
Approx 2.1 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode) (until memory card becomes full*) *Depending on memory card speed/capacity. Low-level format may be required

Image Recording Format:
Image File Format:
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant

Still image:
JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)

AVI Image data: Motion JPEG

Sound annotation/Audio Data:
WAVE (monaural)

JPEG Compression Levels:
Superfine / Fine / Normal

Recording Pixels Still Images:
Large: 2592 x 1944
Middle 1: 2048 x 1536
Middle 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480

Postcard date imprint *Compression Fine:
1600 x 1200

Recording Pixels Movie Images:
Large (VGA): 640 x 480
Medium (QVGA): 320 x 240
Small (QQVGA): 160 x 120

Still Image Storage Capacity (with supplied memory):
Large/Super Fine: 5 images
Large/Fine : 9 images
Large/Normal: 19 images
Middle 1/Super Fine: 8 images
Middle1/Fine:15 images
Middle1/Normal: 30 images
Middle2/Super Fine: 13 images
Middle2/Fine: 24 images
Middle2/Normal: 46 images
Small/Super Fine: 52 images
Small/Fine: 80 images
Small/Normal: 127 images

Movie Storage Capacity (with supplied memory):
Movie Large:
640 x 480 Approx. 6 sec. at 30 fps [until SD memory card becomes full*]
640 x 480 Approx. 14 sec. at 15 fps [until SD memory card becomes full*]

Movie Middle:
320 x 240 Approx. 10 sec. at 60 fps (Up to 1 min.)
320 x 240 Approx. 40 sec. at 15 fps [until SD memory card becomes full*]
320 x 240 Approx. 20 sec. at 30 fps [until SD memory card becomes full*]

Movie Small:

160 x 120 Approx. 1 min. 38 sec. at 15 fps [max. approx. 3 min per recording]
*When using a high-speed SD memory card)

Other Operations:
Playback Operations:
Single / Index (9 thumbnail images) / Slide Show / Movie Special Replay - Next frame, Previous frame, Fast forward, Rewind, First frame and Last frame / Slow motion/ Magnify (2x - 10x) / Auto vertical and horizontal image orientation with Intelligent Orientation Sensor / Still histogram display

File Operations:

DPOF - Print Order/ Slide show/Image transfer, Movie - unnecessary scenes can be erased (start-point to mid-point or end-point to mid-point). Sound Memos - max. record/play time is approx. 60 sec.

Direct Printing*:


Print/Share Button:

ID Photo Print:
Yes (with compatible Canon Compact Photo printers)

Movie Print:
Yes (with compatible Canon Compact Photo printers)

Camera Settings:
Start-up image/ Start-up sound/ Shutter sound / Operation sound and Self-timer sound (Creation of on-camera content).

Menu Languages:
21 languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese)

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx. 10 sec. count-down or custom.

Computer I/F:

Video Output:
PAL or NTSC selectable

Audio Output:

Memory Storage:
SD Memory Card

Supplied Memory:

Release date NZ
August 8th, 2005
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