Canon Digital IXUS 50

Digital IXUS 50 5.0 Megapixel 3 0xzoom 2 0" LCD monitor

The exquisitely finished all-metal 5.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 50 conceals precision optics and cutting edge image processing technology - so your shots are as irresistible as the camera taking them.


5.0 Megapixels
UA lens for slim body & 3x optical zoom
2.0" Quick-bright/Night Display LCD
VGA 30fps movie clips
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
10 shooting modes
My Colors
PictBridge compatible, Print/Share button

Power and style
Key to the cutting edge miniaturisation of the Digital IXUS 50 is the ultra-high refractive index aspherical (UA) 3x optical zoom lens, which delivers outstanding optical performance and corner-to-corner clarity in an exceptionally compact form. It combines with the 5.0 Megapixel sensor to deliver superb images suited for photo quality prints to A3 size.

Big screen movies
Review and share images and movie clips on the large high-definition 2.0" LCD. Night Display mode automatically improves visibility when it is dark, while the user-controlled Quick-bright function lets you frame/review comfortably in low-light conditions. Record and playback extended 30 fps VGA movie clips with sound (up to 1GB files possible¹). Analyse fast action sequences by recording QVGA quality at 60 fps and watching in slow motion.

Groundbreaking technology
Integrating a Canon DIGIC II processor, the Digital IXUS 50 has power to burn. DIGIC II links all key camera functions, driving fast auto-focus, outstanding camera performance, quick start-up times and first-class image quality.
Like a hidden photographer's assistant, iSAPS uses DIGIC II's power to analyse the scene and optimise key camera settings even before the shutter release is pressed. 10 shooting modes including 6 scene modes combine with 9-point auto-focus system (AiAF) to deliver consistently brilliant results in every situation.

Get creative
Create exciting visual effects with My Colors by making favourite colours more vivid, swapping one colour with another, or making all but one area of an image monochrome.

Capture snorkelling, skiing and surfing action with the optional 3m depth All Weather Case, and extend lighting options with the optional High Power Flash.

Photo fun
For full colour prints within seconds, simply connect the camera to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button. It's that easy. With a Canon SELPHY CP series printer, you can even print handy ID photo prints and Movie prints.

Editing and sharing
Canon's ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) help you arrange albums, crop photographs and adjust image contrast and brightness. Access to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY² gives you 100MB online space for your own personal gallery, for sharing with family and friends.


Maximum video resolution 
640 x 480 Pixeles

Technical details

ISO sensitivity 
50, 100, 200, 400, AUTO
Data compression
JPEG, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant, AVI, WAV
Minimum processor 
DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Camera shutter speed 
15 – 1/1.500s
Compatible memory cards 
Secure Digital (SD) Card
Compatible operating systems 
Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2<br />OS X v10.1.5 - 10.3
Flash modes 
f/2.8 – f/4.9
Light exposure control
Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
5 MP
Optical zoom 
Viewfinder type 
Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
I/O ports 
USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP)<br />A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T)
0 - 40 °C


Battery type 
Power supply type 
Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10
Battery life (max) 

Technical details

Display diagonal 
5,08 cm (2")

Lens system

Digital zoom 
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)

System requirements

Mac compatibility 

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Ión de litio

Picture quality

Still image resolution(s) 
(L)2592 x 1944, (M1)2048 x 1536, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480, Postcard Date Imprint

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH) 
86 x 53 x 20.7 mm

Other features

Photo mode 
Auto, Manual, Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater, Digital Macro), Stitch Assist, Movie
Lens system 
9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
Camera CCD sensor 
1/2.5" CCD