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PowerShot A50

PowerShot A Series

PowerShot A50 Kit Contents

PowerShot A50 Kit Contents PowerShot A50 Digital Camera Video Cable BC-100 Macintosh Serial Interface Cable IFC-100MC PC Serial Interface Cable IFC-100PC Wrist Strap 8 WS-100PC 8MB CompactFlash Card FC-8M Powershot A50 Solution CD-ROM Lithium Battery 2CR5


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and optical zoom lens.

Image Capture Device


1/2.7-inch charge coupled device (CCD)

Total Pixels



Digital Zoom

Maximum 2.5x (Maximum 7.5x with optical zoom)

Autofocus System

TTL 3 point AiAF


LCD Monitor

1.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

117,600 effective pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Shutter Speed

1 - 1/1500 sec.
* 1 sec. in manual mode with the flash off or in slow synchro mode. Noise reduction processing on speeds slower than 1/6 sec.

Exposure Control


ISO 100 equivalent (automatically raised to ISO 150 in low light)

Light Metering Method

Evaluative metering (linked to focusing point)

Exposure Control Method

Program AE; Exposure is locked once focusing is complete.

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.

White Balance

White Balance Control

Automatic, Manual


Built-in Flash

Red-Eye Reduction Auto/Auto/On/Off

Flash Range

Normal Mode: 76cm - 4.2m (2.5 - 13.8 ft.) (Wide-angle), 76cm - 2.5m (2.5 - 8.2 ft.) (Telephoto)
Macro Mode: 26 - 76cm (10.2 in. - 2.5 ft.) (Wide-angle/Telephoto)

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto/Manual/Stitch Assist/Playback

Self Timer

Shoots after approx. 10 sec.

Image Storage

Number of Recording Pixels

1,280 x 960 pixels (Large), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

Note: N=Normal F=Fine CCD RAW=Non-compressedStorage capacity varies depending on the scene or subjects. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. These numbers are the values in the Auto or Program modes. In the Stitch Assist mode there is a possibility that the shooting capacity will be slightly lower than in the Full Auto or Program Mode.

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Single image, all images


Computer Interface

RS-232 serial

Video Out

NTSC or PAL selectable

Power Supply

Lithium battery (2CR5), optional NiMH (NB-5H) battery or AC Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500

Power Source

Lithium battery (2CR5), optional NiMH (NB-5H) battery or AC Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.1 x 2.7 x 1.5 in./103 x 68 x 37.3mm.


Approx. 9.2 oz./260g (without battery and CF card).

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Please install the software on a Macintosh computer that meets the following system requirements. Hardware: Power, Macintosh OS: Mac OS 7.5.3, QuickTime 2.1CPU: Power PCRAM: 32 MB or more, Free Hard Disk Space - Plug in Module 2.4: 15 MB or more; Time Tunnel 1.6: 25 MB or more; PhotoStitch 2.3: 30 MB or more; SlideShowMaker 1.3: 20 MB or more, Monitor: 640 x 480 pixels, 256 colors or more (1,024 x 768 pixels, millions of colors recommended)

PC Requirements

Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible, OS: Windows 95, Windows 98 or WindowsNT 4.0CPU: Pentium or better. RAM: Windows 95/98: 24 MB or more; Windows NT 4.0: 32 MB or more. Connectors: Standard RS-232C Interface(For PowerShot A50) D-SUB 9-Pin Connector (IBM PC/AT compatible)Free Hard Disk Space: TWAIN Driver 2.4: 15 MB or more; ZoomBrowser 1.1: 30 MB or more; SlideShowMaker 1.3: 20 MB or more; TimeTunnel 2.4: 30 MB or more; PhotoStitch 2.3: 40 MB or more; Ulead PhotoImpact 4.2: 130 MB or more. Monitor: 640 x 480 pixels, 256 colors or more (1,024 x 768 pixels, 24-bit color or more recommended)

Power Supply Kit DK110 (Consists of Compact Power Adapter CA-PS100, DC Coupler DR-100A, and Battery Pack NB-5H)Digital Printer CD-200Soft Case SC-1008MB CompactFlash Card with PCMCIA Adapter FC-8MAdditional Battery Pack NB-5H

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