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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 276 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (180)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (82)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (230)
    • Good image quality (216)
    • Easy to use (204)
    • Image stabilization (182)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (161)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (32)
    • Lag / shutter delay (21)
    • Poor flash (12)
    • No image stabilization (9)
    • Poor image quality (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (186)
    • Travel (186)
    • Wildlife (161)
    • Family photos (151)
    • Sports/action (85)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (131), Casual photographer (81), Semi-pro photographer (31), Pro photographer (7), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (228), Yes (25)

    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

    Great for the Price

    By Mary Ann

    from Point Pleasant, NJ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

    Love this camera. Very light, great zoom and indoor pics come out great, no yellow glow as with my Nikon

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    5.0

    Very good camera

    By Tofael

    from New York

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

      very nice cemera

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Controlling depth of field

      By Ed pledger

      from Texas

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

      An issue I which I didn't anticipate was using the camera in aperture priority, my preferred setting so as to control depth of field. True, depth of field is ample even in telephoto settings, but my surprise was that I was limited to 5.6-8 or 6.3-8 at those telephotos ranges. There is a wider range of available f-stops at wide angle settings. I have seen some excellent photos taken with this camera.

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By TomD

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        This was a replacement for a SX50 that got broke. So buying the same camera again says a lot.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Exceeds Expectations!

        By Photosinvision

        from Costa Rica

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        Yes, this camera has exceeded my expectations. It is great for a vacation or all around camera. I love that it has totally manual controls when I them them and is also very easy for a point and shoot type of camera. My husband and I sharee this camera when we go on vacations and I like to have complete control with everything set manually while he is an automatic setting kind of guy. The photos we have taken with this camera ore very sharp and clear and I don't notice any difference in quality with different settings. The zoom on this camera has proven beyond compare for long range bird photography. It pulls the bird into full frame without the need to crop. I can get high resolution photos of birds with no cropping so that means it is actually a better quality photo than the heavily dropped photos taken of birds with my full frame camera. I am totally pleased with the purchase of this camera and would recommend it for both novice and enthusiast photographers.

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        4.0

        Excellent zoom!

        By Lilian

        from NYC - RJ BRAZIL

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        I would like a camera with a good zoom + easy to use. That is the one. I found it thanks Mr. Moises who works in Customer Service. He understood which kind machine I wanted and he presented some options than I chose Canon SX50. Besides that he explained how to use it in a quick way. And he speaks portuguese that was helpful.

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        5.0

        Nice Camera

        By JG

        from Guilford, CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • AAA batteries

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        "General" photography.

        Size, image quality.

        cannot use rechargeable AAA's.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Best buy ever!!

        By Marcia

        from Boynton Beach, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

          I was used only to compact point and shot câmeras. This is perfect for beginners that want to improve the pictures quality and develop the art of taking pictures. Loving it!!

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          4.0

          Nice little camera!

          By housedobby

          from Palm Harbor FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

          Love the zoom power of this little, easy to carry camera. The pictures are very sharp and clear and, of course, close up when I want them to be. Lots of different settings and they are, for the most part easy to access. So far, the only drawbacks I've experienced are a slower focus time, not as easy to focus on the point I want (though I may not have figured that one out yet) and I miss getting a manual with the product...you have to go online for that. Like the HDR setting, still learning others. Because the camera is so light, it is a little more shaky than larger cameras, but the IS is very good.

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By Jack

          from Missouri

          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
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

            I recently used this camera at my grandsons school program and it functioned superbly. I gave me great images in low light conditions and super videos.It can be as easy or as complicated to use as your skill level dictates. You have a good range of imaging with out changing lenses. I am very happy with the camera and the good service I received from B & H Photo.

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            4.0

            I would by this camera again

            By George

            from Port Orange, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

            I just love my Canon SX50. It has a great zoom and is light weight and easy to use. I makes a great vacation camera.

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            1.0

            Died after 1.5 years

            By YM

            from New York City

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Poor Image Stabilization

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

            A very fine camera. However, died after 1.5 year. Just went blank. Considering the price tag - not worth it.

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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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                    • Yes

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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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                      • No

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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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