Ken Rockwell has reviewed the new Canon Powershot A550 – an update to the A540 – it features a 4x optical zoom lens, a 7 megapixel sensor, DIGIC II, iSAPS and 9-point AiAF, Redesigned Shooting Mode dial, 30fps VGA movies with sound, 2.0” LCD with dedicated Playback button. Available now for £132 from Amazon UK.
“Compact zoom cameras like the A550 only zoom in fixed steps. They can’t be zoomed to every exact setting, which tends to drive me nuts when trying to frame exactly. Most compact 3x zoom cameras zoom to about 7 different focal lengths and the A550 with a 4x zoom has 8 different settings.”