Canon Digital Ixus 750
(Canon PowerShot SD550 in the USA)
Review Date: November 21st 2005
(out of 5 stars)
On the face of it the Canon Digital IXUS 750 is a pretty run-of-the-mill digital camera. A 3x optical zoom lens, 7 megapixel sensor, large 2.5 inch LCD screen - on first sight, it doesn't seem to offer anything different to a lot of other, cheaper cameras. And in terms of features, this assessment is an accurate one. What the Canon Digital IXUS 750 does offer, however, to make it stand out from the crowd is an undeniable sense of quality. No other digital camera that I've reviewed has the same level of sheer luxury as this one, in terms of design, finish, ease-of-use and images. It will impress your friends with its looks and take any hard-knocks that you subject it to. It's very intuitive to use and delivers fantastic image quality. Everything that the Canon Digital IXUS 750 attempts to do, it does extremely well, and it should be your automatic first choice if it meets your needs in terms of the overall specification. The Canon Digital IXUS 750 is obviously not going to satisfy everyone, however, myself included. I really wish that it offered full control over aperture and shutter speeds to allow for more creative photography, but Canon have presumably designed the Powershot S80 to offer this instead. The Canon Digital IXUS 750 sadly won't find a place in my pocket, but it is the perfect point and shoot camera for all those who can afford it.
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