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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

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Product Highlights
  • 24-1200mm (35mm Equivalent) Lens
  • 50x Optical Zoom
  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 2.8" Vari-Angle LCD with Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • High Speed AF Focuses in 0.19 sec
  • High-Speed Burst HQ for 13fps Shooting
  • Built-in Hot Shoe

The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera is the world's first compact digital camera with a 50x optical zoom lens. The impressive focal length range extends all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to a super-telephoto 1200mm (35mm equivalent). The camera has a 12.1MP CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, enabling you to capture high-resolution JPEG and RAW still images, as well as full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. The 2.8" Vari-Angle LCD monitor features a resolution of 461,000 pixels and an electronic viewfinder.

Sensitivity up to ISO 6400 helps the camera produce clear, detailed images even in low-light situations. Optical image stabilization compensates for camera shake in these conditions for crisp, blur-free image quality. High Speed AF provides fast 0.19-sec focusing, improving upon the SX40 HS's 0.38 sec, and a reduction in shooting lag time from 0.45 sec (on the SX40 HS) to 0.25 sec to ensure that you don't miss a shot. Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock functions make it easy to track your subjects and keep them centered in the frame until you capture the image.

High-Speed Burst HQ enables continuous capture at 13fps for up to 10 frames. Smart AUTO mode automatically chooses the best camera settings for the situation, selecting from 58 predefined scenarios. Face ID adjusts focus and exposure priority based upon up to 12 pre-registered faces. A variety of shooting modes are at your disposal as well, including Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Program, plus Movie Digest for combining a whole day's worth of clips into a video, Stitch Assist for panoramic shots, and many more. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode combines 3 different exposures into one evenly-lit image.

With the camera's built-in hot shoe, you can use optional Canon Speedlite flashes, such as the 270EX II, 320EX, and 600EX-RT. Using a USB cable and the PictBridge interface, one can enjoy the ability to print directly from the camera to a compatible printer without using a computer.

World's First Compact Digital Camera With 50x Optical Zoom Lens
The 4.3-215mm focal length range extends all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to a super-telephoto 1200mm (35mm equivalent), for exceptional versatility up close and far away
CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Processor
A 12.1MP CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor combine to form Canon's HS SYSTEM, enabling you to capture high-resolution JPEG and RAW still images--including RAW+JPEG--and full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. The combination of sensor and processor permits the use of higher shutter speeds for clearer images with less blur and reduced noise, and also allows for improved tracking performance, even in low light. The CMOS sensor provides clear image capture at high ISO levels with low noise. The camera uses a 12-bit converter to process the output of the sensor, producing true color, smooth tonal transitions and natural gradations. The processor gives you faster continuous shooting speeds at high resolutions and also aids in lens correction and special scene modes.
RAW Image Capture
Shooting in RAW mode records all the information captured by the sensor, giving you maximum flexibility and creative control when editing your images with Canon's included software. In RAW mode, choose from several aspect ratios, including 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, and 4:5. Record simultaneously in RAW and JPEG formats, as well
Vari-Angle LCD with Viewfinder
The camera features a 2.8" Vari-Angle LCD monitor with a resolution of 461,000 pixels and an electronic viewfinder with approximately 202,000 pixels. The LCD flips out and rotates/swivels to enable shooting at various angles, as well as the capture of perfectly-framed self-portraits. It provides approximately 100% coverage
High Sensitivity
Sensitivity up to ISO 6400 helps the camera produce clear, detailed images even in low-light situations
Optical Image Stabilizer
Delivers clear, blur-free image quality in low light or when the camera shakes, without the use of a tripod. Plus, you have Intelligent IS to automatically select from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the given situation: Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS for stills; and Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS for video. Dynamic IS, effective at wide-angle focal lengths, has been improved, now compensating for rotational movement centered on the optical axis in addition to horizontal tilt and vertical pitch. Panning ensures IS does not interfere with camera movement. Hybrid corrects for shift-type camera shake that normally occurs during macro shooting. Powered mode compensates for hand movement at telephoto focal lengths, where camera shake gets magnified. Tripod mode automatically stops the IS system when tripod use is detected, because it is no longer necessary
Fast Focusing and Shorter Lag Time
High Speed AF provides faster focusing at 0.19 sec, compared to 0.38 sec on the SX40 HS, and a reduction in shooting lag time from 0.45 sec (on the SX40 HS) to 0.25 sec also helps ensure that you don't miss a shot (measured at light value LV 13, P mode / Single AF (center point)). Camera has both TTL autofocus and manual focus
Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock
The Seek functions make it easy to locate and track your subject, even at a long distance, and keep it centered in the frame until you capture the image. Just press a button and this function recalls your previous zoom position, zooms out to let you locate the subject, and zooms right back to the saved position when you release the button. With Zoom Framing Assist Lock, the camera locks onto and automatically tracks your subject, keeping it in the center of the frame until you're ready to capture that close-up shot
High-Speed Continuous Shooting
High-Speed Burst HQ enables continuous capture at 13fps for up to 10 frames. Other continuous shooting speeds: Normal: approximately 2.2 shots/sec. in P mode. AF: approximately 0.8 shots/sec in P mode, approximately 4.1 shots/sec in High-Speed Burst HQ. LV: approximately 0.9 shots/sec in P mode
Full HD 1080p Video
Capture high-definition 1920x1080p with stereo sound at 24fps via a dedicated movie button embedded in the camera's thumb pad. You can also record in HD 1280x720p at 30fps, including in iFrame movie format and Movie Digest modes. In Miniature Effect, you can record 1280x720 video or VGA 640x480 video at 6, 3 or 1.5fps. Additionally, you can record 640x480 video at 30fps. Super Slow Motion Movie lets you capture video at 640x480 at 120fps or 320x240 at 240fps. Use the full zoom range while you shoot movies, and view playback on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI output (HDMI cable sold separately).
Smart AUTO and Face ID
The Smart AUTO option takes the guesswork out of shooting by automatically selecting the best camera setting for the scene, from 58 predefined shooting situations. Face ID adjusts focus and exposure priority based upon pre-registered faces. You can register up to 12 faces
Shooting Modes
Custom lets you define and store your own settings. Manual affords you complete control over exposure. In Aperture Priority, you set the aperture, controlling depth-of-field, and the camera sets the shutter speed. In Shutter Priority, you choose the shutter speed and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system is activated to ensure reduced image noise. Program mode gives you access to advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically. In Movie Digest mode, the camera records a video clip prior to capturing a still image and then combines a day's worth of clips into a video. You can easily playback and review clips and delete unwanted scenes. In Sports mode, the camera uses a high shutter speed to capture fast-moving subjects. Portrait mode provides a wide aperture, focusing the subject and blurring the background. Other shooting modes available include Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter for detecting smiles and winks, Handheld Night Scene, Snow, and Fireworks. Stitch Assist lets you create panoramic photos by combining multiple frames. Creative Filters available include Toy Camera, Poster Effect, Monochrome and more. High Dynamic Range combines 3 different exposures into a single evenly-lit image. Plus, you have Fisheye, Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Color Accent and Color Swap modes. The iFrame Movie mode makes it easier and faster to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality, while Super Slow Motion Movie records clips at a fast 240fps for detailed slow-motion playback
Photo Effects
Choose from My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, and Flash Off modes are available. Flash exposure compensation is ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Hot Shoe for Flashes
The camera's built-in hot shoe is compatible with optional Canon Speedlite flashes, such as the 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II and 600EX-RT to improve lighting
Self-Timer with Custom Setting
Options for the self-timer include 10-sec and 2-sec delay, as well as a custom setting allowing for a delay of 0-15 sec in one-sec increments or 20, 25 or 30 sec.
Playback Options
Stills and videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)

Still images: Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID info, Focus Check, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning

Videos: Normal Playback with audio settings available in 5 levels, Slow Motion, Skip Backward (approximately 4 sec), Previous Frame (slow motion available), Next Frame (slow motion available), Skip Forward (approximately 4 sec), Erase chapters, Editing

With the included ImageBrowser EX software, 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed are possible for Super Slow Motion Movies on your computer
Erase Mode
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images. The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased, but protected images cannot be erased. By using the Movie editing function, you can delete sections of the movie
Direct Printing to Compatible Printers
With Canon's Direct Print system, simply connect the camera to a Canon PIXMA, SELPHY or PictBridge-compatible photo printer via USB and press the button to print your pictures
Supported Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Bit Depth 12-bit
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 12MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Color Spaces Not Specified By Manufacturer
Optics
Lens EFL: 4.3-215 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-1200 mm)
Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Filter Thread Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 50x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 2.0" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Wide: 3.3' (1.01 m) - Infinity
Telephoto: 4.3' (1.31 m) - Infinity
Telephoto: 43' (13.11 m) - Infinity
Auto: 0.0" (0.00 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.0" (0.00 cm) - 1.6' (0.49 m)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-6400
Shutter 1 - 1/2000 sec
15 - 1/2000 sec in Manual Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 13 fps for up to 10 frames
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec, 30 Sec
Remote Control RS-60E3 (Optional)
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 18' (0.49 - 5.49 m)
Telephoto: 4.6 - 9.8' (1.40 - 2.99 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Still Images per GB JPEG: 172 @ Highest Resolution - 7675 @ Lowest Resolution
RAW: 55 @ Highest Resolution
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Diopter Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewfinder Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
Screen 2.8" LCD Rear Screen Swivel (461,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 920mAh
AC Power Adapter CA-PS700 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2" / 12.2 x 8.6 x 10.7 cm
Weight 1.2 lb / .54 kg
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
  • NB-10L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • CB-2LC Charger for NB-10L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Digital Camera Solution CD
  • Lens Cap with Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    CanonPowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 264 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (173)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (78)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (222)
    • Good image quality (208)
    • Easy to use (197)
    • Image stabilization (178)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (155)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (29)
    • Lag / shutter delay (21)
    • Poor flash (12)
    • No image stabilization (8)
    • Poor image quality (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (179)
    • Travel (178)
    • Wildlife (156)
    • Family photos (145)
    • Sports/action (80)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (125), Casual photographer (78), Semi-pro photographer (31), Pro photographer (7), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (222), Yes (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A great camera for the money

    A great camera for the photo enthusiast. It is easy to use for beginners, but also powerful for those that wish to get more out of the camera than the day to day...Read complete review

    A great camera for the photo enthusiast. It is easy to use for beginners, but also powerful for those that wish to get more out of the camera than the day to day photographs. I am amazed by the zoom, and the photos are still crisp as long as you don't cross over into the digital zoom. There is a setting to stop it at the edge of the optical zoom, and I always set it so I don't accidentally cross over.

    I love the fun settings. And I love that I can go in and apply a lot of the available settings to a photo that was already taken. I don't have to wish later I had applied a certain setting before taking a photo. Another life saver, I took an amazing photo of a water lily and I didn't notice at the time that one of the petals was dead. The shot was amazing, but the discoloration ruined the shot. I was able to apply black and white or sepia to the shot and it was not lost. Very helpful!

    I did a lot of research before making the purchase, and what I found is that the next step of camera (DSLR) is more than twice as much. And, most of those cameras require a bulky zoom lense to attain the zoom that you get with this camera.

    I love the versatility of having the rotating display. I can use the angled display to put the camera in angles that under normal circumstances I wouldn't be able to see the display, so normally you would be taking the photo "blindly". Be sure to ALWAYS store the camera with the display rotated in to protect the display. This is my second powershot, I had my original for over five years. I love that it is so compact that I can stuff in into a bag and it is durable so I can lug it around on a day trip without having to carry a camera bag. However, I set the bag down just in the wrong position and broke the display on the first camera. So, just be careful to protect the display by rotating it inwards before shoving it into your day bag. It is great that you have the option of proecting the display by turning it inward, as other cameras don't have this option and your display is always vulnerable.

    The other big bonus of having the rotating display is being able to rotate the display to see yourself taking a shot of yourself and composing the angle and background the first time. Also, when setting the timer you can see your result as your taking a picture.

    The *only* downside I have found so far is that it doesn't come with a printed manual. It is only in PDF version. They used to come with a convenient pocket sized manual that I could carry with me when learning the features, or keep in my bag for if I was trying to do something and couldn't remember exactly how. I ended up loading it onto my kindle, which worked out well, but I hadn't really wanted to carry my kindle around with me. So, that would be my only wish for them to bring back the printed manual. And, realistically this is only a downside when first learning to use the camera, so not a big one.

    Also, love the bracketing feature you can set in the P mode. It takes a photo at three different exposures so I always get the shot and don't miss out because there was too much or not enough light.

    A couple of the most amazing features that my last power shot didn't have... You can set the timer for a wink instead of a timed shutter. So, you take as much time as you wish to compose your picture, and then when your ready, simply wink at the camera and it will take the shot. So cool! There is also smile recognition, so it will wait until the subject smiles so you don't miss it. This is especially helpful when taking shots of kids where you are making eye contact with them and encouraging smiles and laughter and then you miss the shot. Not with this camera! Also, I haven't gotten to use this one yet, but you can set the camera to sleeping baby and it will not make any noises or pre-light the shot so as to not wake up your sleeping baby. Pretty smart thinking!

    B&H always has the best price. I price compared at other online retailers and also at the big discount stores, and B&H had the lowest retail price by $50. And with free shipping and no tax on top of the best start price, it was a no brainer to purchase from B&H!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as SX 40

    I am a birder and amateur photographer. I have owned, and loved, both the predessors to this model. Loved the SX40 so much I recommended it to numerous friends...think I must...Read complete review

    I am a birder and amateur photographer. I have owned, and loved, both the predessors to this model. Loved the SX40 so much I recommended it to numerous friends...think I must have sold 15 or so of those cameras for Canon. I could get good clear shots of birds and animals that, at times, would turn out better than my husband's shots with his full frame DSLR and big telephoto lens. We both shoot in JPEG.

    While on tour in Brazil, noticed that two of the fellow particpants had the "new and improved" SX50. Kept thinking that bigger lens would surely get me that much closer and take even better photographs. I admit I was concerned that Canon had not upgraded the sensor on this new model, it uses the same sensor as the SX40. In a peak of "lens" envy I purchased the SX50 upon arrival home. The first thing I noticed, at what I thought was the highest JPEG resolution attainable on the SX50 was my images appeared flat and NOISY regardless of my ISO setting. I could get a good, sharp image, so handling the larger lens, while challenging was not the problem. I poured over reviews online and found no mention "flat" or "noisy" images. Then I called Canon to see if there was something I might be doing wrong. After describing my problem it was decided that the sensor in this particular camera might be defective. I returned the camera and received a replacement. Noise and flatness are still a problem.

    I have, once again, poured over reviews and forums online searching for a possible solution...have found none. A friend of mine, who is a professional photographer, recently purchased SX50. She says she has the same problem. Our conclusion, Canon made a big mistake in not upgrading the sensor in camera with a much bigger lens.

    Luckily, I still have my Canon Powershot SX40. With that camera I could shoot a good crisp image from quite a distance, crop it closer, and still have a very nice 8X10 print, bright colors, good sharpness, depth and no aberrent noise. My advice, if you have the SX40 keep it. If you can get your hands on the SX40, buy it. Do not waste your money on this one.

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    5.0

    Good Camera

    By John

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

      I use the camera mostly for personal photos. I like the RAW format and that it has a hot shoe. I would like to be able to use both a filter and a lens hood at the same time.

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      5.0

      superzoom camera

      By normo

      from cambridge ma

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        i'm planning on using this for outdoor photos mostly birds and wildlife

        great zoom, lets of tutorials on how to use this on the web

        its not so easy to compose a shot in the evf in bright light

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        4.0

        A great camera for non-pros

        By Fung

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

          My recent purchase of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS can be considered one of my best decisions made. It certainly is not a camera for professional use, but I would highly recommend this to any amateur photographers who want to up their game a few notches from their regular mini cameras. The great thing about it is that its functions and features are very close to regular cameras but the manual feature is a good start for a user to start making their own artistic decisions. Picture and video quality is superb: I made a promo video for my band only with this camera! The other very important thing about this camera is the super strong zoom power it has --- 50x zoom! What even surprises me more is how clear the image still is when you maxed the zoom. I highly recommend this to anybody who wants a gradual transition into a professional camera, this is a very good start.

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          4.0

          Decent Camera

          By Craig

          from Palm Harbor, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

            Camera takes good pictures. HQ burst speed is good, but screen/viewfinder goes black during burst. That's a potential problem for some.

            Otherwise works as described and no complaints. A decent camera for those not wanting to jump into the DSLR market just yet and still get good quality pics.

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            5.0

            Excellent camera

            By TC

            from Center Point, Texas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

              Nature photography - birds, butterflies and mammals50x and very excellent clarity of photosLens cap can be a hassle to quickly remove or reset.

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              4.0

              Just Good

              By Renato Stt

              from Brasil, São Paulo

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay
              • Not good in low light
              • very slow autofocus

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

              I use on kids party, or at home

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              4.0

              Flexibility in one package

              By SpuroftheMoment

              from Spring Valley, OH

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                  My main interest is impromtu pictures. I would prefer a pocket camera, but with limited zoom, I can't get close enough for many of the shots I want to take. I also like to take available light shots. However, it's hard to get a fast lens in a compact camera, especially with zoom. While this camera does not have the fastest lens and longest zoom, for the cost it is very good. Further, I have found the number of cases where a little more zoom or a bit faster lens would have made a difference is small. When you add in the wealth of experience with this camera, it gave me confidence I wouldn't be surprised by some idiosyncrasy. Bottom line, while certainly bigger than a pocket camera, it's a great compromise for convenience, value, and versatility.

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                  5.0

                  This product is excellent!!

                  By Fernanda Hendges

                  from São Paulo, Brazil

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                    this product is so easy to take a picture.

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                    5.0

                    Go to alternative for wildlife

                    By Gsabrinus

                    from Cape Girardeau, MO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                      I purchased this camera for 3 reasons: 1) to capture wildlife video footage for research, 2) to capture good high speed footage of animal locomotion in the lab, and 3) for those wildlife shots where a 100-400 mm lens on a Canon 7D just isn't enough. This camera is the perfect low cost tool in my camera bag that satisfies all 3 requirements. There are limitations to the camera, especially in low light, but it does exactly what I need it to do.

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                      4.0

                      Delighted. I made the correct decision

                      By George

                      from New Jersey

                      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                      I had the Canon sx 20 but I was unhappy withe the quality of pictures that I was taking of my grandchildren's sporting event. I then purchased the canon SX 50. So far I am delighted. It gives me more options for taking those sporting events. To early to really give the camera a good workout, but it looks promising.

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                      5.0

                      AMAZING!

                      By Mari

                      from New York

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                        This Camera is so amazing, very light weight, fits well in my hands, easy to use, great zoom. Works beautifully in low light, hight definition pics and Go for it!

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                        5.0

                        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

                        By MZ

                        from Flemington, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Short Lag Time

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                          This is an excellent camera. It does everything that almost anyone could possibly want, and very probably much more than most people will use. There are many, many features that one can try -- if someone really wants to learn about how to use the camera. The optical viewfinder is perfect, the LCD screen is large and easy to see, and the controls make the camera very easy to handle and to use. I bought this camera with a number of essential accessories -- UV filter, lens hood, 8MB HDSC card and so on. I like everything about this camera, and have found nothing (YET!) that I might complain about. However, if you want a "shirt-pocket" camera, this one won't fit. It is "relatively" compact, but is much more like a DSLR than it is like a Point-and-Shoot camera. It's a great camera.

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                          4.0

                          Back up camera with zoom

                          By JO

                          from Middletown, nj

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                          Purchased this strictly as a back-up to my canon 7D for the zoom. It is easy to use, lightweight and takes great shots. I have been practicing for over a month now. Great for quick shots of close ups or macro flower pics. The zoom works but not easy to focus. Learning curve with the pop out screen and it takes a while to get it right especially from far away. I am thinking it is best used when the object is stationary for the zoom. Taking wildlife shots are a bit more frustrating. Battery definitely has a shorter life than others. The view finder really cannot be used, it is way too small. Back up is what this is all about.

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                          5.0

                          Outstanding low-light capabilities

                          By maggie the cat

                          from Meridian MS

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Record Button In The Way
                          • Timer Too Easily Activate

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                          I already own this model camera and have influenced several people to buy it based on the quality of the images I have taken with it. My moon shots with distinct craters and my unbelievable no-flash photograph6y at events have so enamored me with this camera that I just ordered a second one as a back-up when this one gives up the ghost. I like having an eyepiece for taking the photos, the availability of 3:2 ratio, the hot-shoe to add a bigger flash, and the flip screen to protect the viewing screen. The price is quite affordable. The features I would change would be relocating the record button and the timer setting which are too easily engaged when the camera is gripped with the built-in thumb support. This is now my favorite camera in the 30 years I have been in the imaging industry.

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                          4.0

                          Great point and shoot zoom capabilities

                          By Wendell

                          from Waterford Ireland

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Poor Flash

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                          Great handy camera when I don't have room for a DSLR. An external flash would be a good acc. to use with this camera.

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                          5.0

                          Good value for the money

                          By Pat

                          from Pinehurst, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                          Am planning on using this camera instead of my DSLR on an upcoming trip to Argentina and Chile. While I love the DSLR, the weight of the lens (18-300) makes it unwieldy to carry around for many hours. While the Canon SX50 does have some limitations (speed, focusing precision with the zoom), it is an all around great camera.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Kit!

                          By Ed

                          from Queens, NY

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                          This kit provides everything you'll need to take stunning photos. The Canon PowerShot is an easy to use, powerful camera. Out of the box and taking beautiful photos within the hour. The salesperson was extremely knowledgable and beyond helpful. Will go to B&H for all my photography needs.

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                          4.0

                          VERY Happy Customer!

                          By Russ

                          from Dubois, PA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                            Personal use and starting to photograph vintage cars.
                            It is very easy to use and understand the functions.
                            Strap is to thin.

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                            5.0

                            next to slr

                            By Bob, loves the wild

                            from Winona, Ms

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                              for those wishing a step below SLR's this would be a good choice. Do not expect 50X performance without a tripod or or mono-pod. If your number one priority is to not have to change lens this one is worth the look.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Great Bridge Camera

                              By Skyking

                              from Connecticut

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                                I showed my new Canon SX50 to an avid photographer who has a significant amount of DSLR equipment. He hadn't heard of the SX50 previously, being a DSLR afficiando and he was amazed at the flexibility of the camera. I think I've created a convert to the superzoom technology available with the Canon SX50.

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