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One of the leading marketing industries in the world of photography - Canon has held true to what it set it out to do since day one, and that is to produce high quality cameras for everyone. From the experienced photographer who fancies “manual options” and abuses it’s proficiency without limit to the everyday user who likes to take tons of selfies an hour without the slightest care in the world knowing it’s not blurred. Whichever user you maybe, Canon will be there to provide (and take your money as well, but not with good return of course) you with their latest and top of the line cameras for your everyday quality needs.

Let’s take a look at some of Canon’s finest cameras:

Canon Ixus 230 HS

Canon Ixus 230 HS

Average Rating: 10/10

The Ixus 230 HS is one of Canon’s finest achievements released in the late of year 2011, a compact camera with an easy to use interface.

Pros:

  • Incredible zooming capabilities - up to 8x compared to a normal compact camera
  • The build quality is high standard and stylish
  • Creative effects option

Cons:

  • Video Clips limited to 10 minutes or less
  • Unorthodox button design - majority of the buttons are all nudged in the right side of the camera

Canon Ixus 220 HS

Canon Ixus 220 HS

Average Rating: 9.5/10

The Ixus 220 HS is one rare find if you ask me. It’s an all-in-one gadget that checks off every list of any camera fanatic out there! Oh, did I also mention it’s compact? So small and yet so efficient in doing it’s job you won’t even believe you can actually carry it in your pocket!

Pros:

  • Super Zoom Option
  • Full HD Movie Capabilities
  • Lower Noise Levels - 60% reduction at High ISO Speeds

Cons:

  • Insufficient Ambient Light
  • Lack of Contrast in some Output

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Average Rating: 7.8/10

The PowerShot SX600 HS is Canon’s latest release and it comes equipped with reliable zooming capabilities and produces high quality results. It fits the requirements for those casual users who are looking for both an affordable and an easy-to-use interface compact camera.

Pros:

  • Automatic Shooting Options
  • 18x Optical Zoom
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

Cons:

  • Inaccurate of Autofocus
  • Slow Lens - Capture quality can be off sometimes
Posted Sep 10, 2014 cameras canon

Canon 550D Review

Canon 550D ReviewThe new variant that has rocked the world of digital camera is the Canon 550d, but with several other options available in the market, is this camera worth a try? Well, we will find that out here in this Canon 550d review. Presently there are only four brands that produce digital SLR’s and APS-C format. And these brands are Nikon, Pentax, Sony and of course Canon.

And Canon has always been a frontrunner in the DLSR market by owning 50% of the shares, to just 40% by Nikon. Keeping this popularity alive, Cannon came up with the latest 550d, 18.1 megapixel Camera along with a CMOS Sensor.

Price of Cannon 550D

The price of this Canon in the UK is approximately €750 ($1020 USD), which includes a kit with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S image stabilized lens.

Features of Cannon 550D

Here is the list of the common features that are found in the Cannon 550d:

  • 18.1 Megapixel camera which ensures that you work is completed with the right perfection.
  • CMOS sensor, so that you never miss a shot
  • 1080p HD video recording that will allow you to record videos in the best way.
  • Sharp monitor, and likely the best one, when compared to other DLSR cameras.
  • Cool and sleek body design
  • The weight of the camera is 526g
  • The physical dimension of the camera is 128.8 x 97.3 x 62mm
  • Has a rubber coated hand grip
  • Supports (IFCL) Intelligent Focus, Color and Luminance.
  • Includes all the features of the Alpha 550

The Pros of the Cannon 550D

  • The Camera supports fast performance, great quality of images along with a complete HD video recording option.
  • The specifications of the HD video are basically found in the cameras that are more expensive then, this one. Hence, the Cannon 550D can be considered affordable.
  • Has LCD display, with high resolution ability and in 3.2 dimensions.
  • It has compatible software, for Mac and Windows
  • The video mode is quite improved, and has external mic ability; this ability enhances the resolution of the camera and even the quality of the pictures.
  • Great video capture quality.
  • Amazing 18.1 megapixel sensor and the camera produces low noise, and even bring up photo with superb clarity. The ISO performance is appreciable, basically for the 18 megapixel sub frame sensor.
  • The Live view mode works really well.

The Cons of the Cannon 550D

  • The size of the camera is quite small, and it portrays plasticity.
  • The Auto focus option doesn’t function at all in the movie mode.
  • The viewfinder is quite annoying, and so is the layout which pops up while capturing videos
  • Very expensive for an entry level Camera and the kit portray complete plasticity.
  • The main dial is too resistive.

The final verdict

At the price of €750, this camera can be quite a good value. With this camera the videographers who truly love to capture each and every moment in a single glance are going to have quite a good time, especially with the HD movie support and built-in SLR.

Posted Jun 12, 2010 camera canon CMOS digital camera HD video IFCL SLR