Canon PowerShot Digital Elph review:

Canon PowerShot Digital Elph

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MSRP: $349.99
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3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Very well designed; the best start-up time in its class; quick shot-to-shot performance; novel fast frame-rate movie mode.

The Bad More frequent than usual purple fringing; longish flash shot-to-shot times.

The Bottom Line The Canon PowerShot SD550 is a very well-designed, 7-megapixel snapshot camera. Just don't look for advanced controls.

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7.2 Overall
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Image quality 7.0



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For an ultracompact camera, the SD550 produced some very sharp shots (top), as you can tell from the detail above (bottom).

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