PowerShot A50

PowerShot A Series
Item Code: 3192A007


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and optical zoom lens.
Image Capture Device
Type1/2.7-inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels1,310,000
Digital ZoomMaximum 2.5x (Maximum 7.5x with optical zoom)
Autofocus SystemTTL 3 point AiAF
LCD Monitor1.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels117,600 effective pixels
LCD Coverage80%
Aperture and Shutter
Shutter Speed1 - 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
SensitivityISO 100 equivalent (automatically raised to ISO 150 in low light)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative metering (linked to focusing point)
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE; Exposure is locked once focusing is complete.
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
White Balance
White Balance ControlAutomatic, Manual
Built-in FlashRed-Eye Reduction Auto/Auto/On/Off
Flash RangeNormal 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 ModesAuto/Manual/Stitch Assist/Playback
Self TimerShoots after approx. 10 sec.
Image Storage
Number of Recording Pixels1,280 x 960 pixels (Large), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Small/NSmall/FLarge/NLarge/FCCD RAW
File Size65KB120KB170KB320KB1561KB

Note: N=Normal F=Fine CCD RAW=Non-compressed

Storage 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 ModesSingle image, all images
Computer InterfaceRS-232 serial
Video OutNTSC or PAL selectable
Power Supply Lithium battery (2CR5), optional NiMH (NB-5H) battery or AC Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500
Power SourceLithium 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.
WeightApprox. 9.2 oz./260g (without battery and CF card).
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsPlease install the software on a Macintosh computer that meets the following system requirements.Hardware: Power MacintoshOS: Mac OS 7.5.3, QuickTime 2.1CPU: Power PCRAM: 32 MB or moreFree 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 moreMonitor: 640 x 480 pixels, 256 colors or more (1,024 x 768 pixels, millions of colors recommended)
PC RequirementsHardware: IBM PC/AT compatibleOS: Windows 95, Windows 98 or WindowsNT 4.0CPU: Pentium or betterRAM: Windows 95/98: 24 MB or more; Windows NT 4.0: 32 MB or moreConnectors: 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