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CanonPowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 244 reviews)

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    (162)

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    (69)

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    (6)

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    (4)

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    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (208)
  • Good image quality (193)
  • Easy to use (183)
  • Image stabilization (164)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (145)

Cons

  • Short battery life (28)
  • Lag / shutter delay (19)
  • Poor flash (11)
  • No image stabilization (8)
  • Poor image quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (167)
  • Travel (163)
  • Wildlife (148)
  • Family photos (133)
  • Sports/action (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (118), Casual photographer (72), Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (207), Yes (20)

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

Couldn't be as be more happy

By Margate cruiser

from Philadelphia Pa.

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
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

    Easy to use. Takes wonderful pictures. But I bought a uv filter and a better hood.

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    5.0

    Outstanding Camera for price and size

    By Wingnut

    from Homer Alaska

    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
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No printed manual

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

    As an avid outdoors person living in
    Alaska the small size of the camera and the 50 optical zoom sold me on it. The only negative is having to print 200 pages of the manual.

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    4.0

    Canon PowerShot SX50 is amazing!

    By Susan's In The Garden

    from Spokane, WA

    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
    • Many Useful Features
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Button Location On Back

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Long-distance Shots
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

    I do a lot of traveling and have been wanting a good quality camera that takes decent close-ups and distance shots, yet one that doesn't weigh as much as my DSLR. A friend who has this camera loaned his to me to trial during a trip to Yellowstone. I could not believe the shots I got with the zoom! Amazing. As soon as I got home from my trip, I purchased my own PowerShot SX50 and am using it on a daily basis as I do a lot of garden photography. Just love it! The camera is pretty easy to use, although I did read through most of the manual. It has a lot of very cool features that help you take great shots under challenging conditions. I've had digital Canon cameras for years and am very happy with my purchase.

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    5.0

    It is very good for those who want "some

    By Fernando Stuermer

    from São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

    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

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

    It is lightweight and has very easy commands to work.

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    5.0

    Unbelievable camera!

    By bshettel

    from Carbondale, CO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

      After much research, we bought this camera for photo safari to Africa. I started off using the camera just for stills, using a separate video camera for video. I soon discovered that the image stabilization feature is phenomenal. Doing full 50 power zooms WITHOUT a tripod is par for the course. I was able to catch tremendous close-ups without making waves. No footlong lenses in cramped vehicles or long boot up times. Two other members of our party plan to abandon their DSLR's and pick up one of these units after seeing the shots I got and the ease with which I got them.

      After witnessing the power of the image stabilization, I then started using it for videos. Far superior to my video camera! Wound up using the SX50 for stills and video the rest of the trip.

      Other positives... shoots and saves in RAW, battery life was excellent, and, after you take the time to learn them, it has excellent additional features... aperture priority shooting, time priority shooting, delayed shutter trigger, manual focus... the list goes on. The color values were excellent.

      Negatives... very few. Yes, as others have pointed out, too many buttons are too easy to accidentally push, leaving you in some strange shooting mode. Just reboot... Low light shooting gets grainy. Once learned, the manual focus moves too slowly... too much motion for too little focus. That's all getting pretty nit-picky.

      All things considered, by far and away, the best camera I've ever owned. And DO NOT waste money on a tripod... you won't need one.

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      5.0

      An amazing camera for the price

      By SKirbynyc

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        I take photos every day in Central Park, sometimes as many as 500. The camera is great for closeups on wildlife and flowers. I had the Canon SX500 before this camera, and this one is definitely a step up (I liked the Canon SX500, too, but the shutter button finally gave out). The zoom on the camera is wonderfully close, and I like that I can take pictures from either the eyepiece or the screen (I'm using the screen more). I also like that I can turn down the shutter sound so that my shots are almost soundless. I worry a bit about the sound the camera is making after less than one month when I use the zoom. The sound is pretty loud on the videos I've been taking.

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        5.0

        Love this camera!

        By NJmom68

        from New Jersey

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

        This camera works for me, fast shutter response, great pics. Very pleased with Canon, no complaints here!

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        5.0

        Great doing business with B&H!

        By Bluebirder

        from Georgia

        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
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

          Great camera and lives up to it's name. Love the ease of use and the great pictures I am getting. The shipping was fast and easy. Ordering was easy and I feel good about my purchase so far. The stablizer feature of the lens helps. Enjoying this camera very much. I like to photograph birds and did some shots of my bluebirds! Turned out great!

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          5.0

          Fantastic superzoom camera

          By Craig S.

          from Leesport, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

            This is a fantastic camera. I purchased it back in Nov. 2013. It's not perfect, but not because of its image quality. For a camera of this type and price range, its image quality is among the very best of them. It's not a DSLR, and the reviews that compare it to them, should be taken with a grain of salt. I've been into photography for close to 40 years and this camera will get you photos you can't even get with a DSLR unless you have lenses that weigh several pounds and cost you $1,300-$13,000. And don't even think about hand holding these monsters. As for people complaining that the lens is slow at the long end, price an 800mm or 1200mm f5.6 (which is considered fast) for a DSLR. Yes it would be nice if the lens was faster, but it holds f5.6 to little over 1000mm. Not to shabby for a camera that's $[$]and weighs less than 1.5 lbs. Image quality is very subjective. But if you print mostly 4x6 to 8x10's, you will be hard pressed to tell them apart from a DSLR. If you're pixel peeper or view your 13x19's right in front of your nose, don't even consider a camera like this. Versatility and lightness are what these cameras are all about. At lower ISO's (80-200) you can print very nice 13x19's and even larger, but I mostly print 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10's. I simply don't have the wall space to hang larger prints. Even at ISO 2500, you will get very good 4x6's. Back in the days when all you had was film, you couldn't even come close to this quality at ISO 2500 and 3200. You can't expect the high ISO performance of a DSLR with a sensor this small, but the SX50 does do well. I do edit all my photos no matter what ISO I shoot. I don't shoot video. So I can't comment on that. What I like about the SX50:Image quality (Very good detail and good high ISO performance when prints are made)The ISO can be adjusted from 80-6400 in 1/3 steps and there is a dedicated button for ISO. You can shoot jpeg, raw, or raw + jpeg. IS works very good, though some support is helpful at the long end. Hot shoe for external flash. (Big plus) Short cut button to a function you choose. (I set it for flash exposure compensation)You can zoom slow or fast depending on how far you move the electronic zoom ring. If you move it a little, it takes 5 seconds from 24mm to 1200mm. 2 seconds if moved all the way. Focuses very fast in good light. Variable angle LCD screen. Plenty sharp, plenty bright, and @ 2.8" its large enough. Dislikes: Almost too small, and my hands are not large. Bumping the movie record button with my thumb is too easy. Focuses slow in dim light. EVF dated but still ok with lots of info displayed. I don't find it useless like some reviewers. This is what I use most of the time. Only one programable button. But I haven't found this to be a big problem. Some CA toward the edges of the frame in high contrast areas. You can correct this with software. Considerable amont of noise in images shot at ISO3200-6400 (it is a small sensor)I hope this helps someone in there decision to buy or not to buy the SX50. All I know is that I find myself grabbing the SX50 instead of my T5i when I leave the house. And yes, I have some very good glass for my T5i--Canon L f2.8 70-200 IS, f4.5-5.6 100-400 IS,Tokina 12-24 Pro, Sigma 17-70 f 2.8-4.0, Tamron 90mm Macro, and for light travel the Tamron 18-270 VC PZD. The SX50 is an amazing little camera and as long as you know its limitations and don't expect it to out-perform DSLR's and cameras costing much, much more, you should be very pleased. As always, B&H Photo's top notch service and staff is among the best !

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            4.0

            So far, so good

            By Rhianna

            from Minnesota

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Nice Body Color

            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:

              I just got my camera about a week ago, so I am not totally confident with it yet, but so far I love it. It came with a 32 gb SD card, and was far cheaper than other stores with the same camera.
              My only issue would be that it did not come with a USB cable. I called Canon and it turns out that more and more cameras are not coming with USB cords because people are just expected to use the SD card readers on their computers.
              I also have to use online sources to learn about all the different features because the information booklet was not as informative as I would have liked.

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              4.0

              Optical Zoom on SX50 HS is Amazing

              By Diver Janet

              from Farmington, MI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay
              • Poor Flash

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

              I'm using this supplementally to my DSLR...hoping for some great close-up opportunities with the amazing optical zoom. Shutter lag and slow focus is still an issue with the point and shoots but overall I'm impressed with the size of the camera, the image quality and the reason that I purchased it, the optical zoom.

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              5.0

              This is the way I would design a camera

              By Tdel

              from Vassar, MI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                I really like the functionality of the camera. All the buttons are in the right place and make sense. The zoom is fantastic for getting a close up. The image stabilization works very well. Picture quality is excellent, very sharp and detailed. Autofocus is extremely fast and accurate. Video is good. It's everything I expected for a camera in this price range. Simple enough for point and shoot use but also has the options that more experienced photographers will appreciate. I haven't had the camera very long but I haven't found anything about it that I don't like. Cannon got it right!

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                3.0

                Filter attachment poor

                By The traveler

                from Asheville NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                  The manner in which the filters are attached is not satisfactory. When filters are attached, the lens cover cannot be used. Also, the lens hood can not be used. One has to decide, do I want a hood and lens cap or filters. Perhaps a snap on 67 mm lens cap could be used when the filters are attached. Finally, the filter attach ring is flimsy and sometime difficult to attach to the camera.

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                  4.0

                  amazing zoom for a point and shoot

                  By Alaskan woman

                  from Anchorage, AK

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                  I got this mainly for it's zoom capability, and as an alternative to carrying my heavy DSLR and lenses. It is not a DSLR, but I think the quality is quite good for a point and shoot.
                  I like the manual controls and raw capability. the zoom power and image stabilization is incredible, but takes a bit of learning to get really clear shots. I'd say my keeper ratio is actually a bit better than with my DSLR on the super zoom shots of wildlife.
                  The controls on the back are too easy to accidentally turn on when holding it. the manual controls are a bit slower and trickier than a DSLR. but I have gotten some shots with this that I would have missed, so overall I am happy with it. Not tack sharp, but good enough for me. nice to be able to zoom in and not have to use a tripod.

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                  4.0

                  Nice lightweight camera.

                  By Susan

                  from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • 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
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                  This camera is easy to carry around and use. I love that it has a viewfinder, since I'm an old school photographer. The zoom is phenomenal! If feels like binoculars! Sometimes its hard to find the subject because the zoom is so great, but I'm sure that's something I'll get used to.

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                  5.0

                  Great zoom, easy to hold,

                  By Phylly

                  from Mammoth Lakes, Ca

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                    easy focus through the view finder for those of thus who are old canon eos 35 mm filmers. Zoom is great once the subject has been identified and other functions just take time and practice to become "automatic"? Warning: be careful to keep ones hand off the self-timer .....

                    PLUS, everyone who sees it is amazed at it's lightness and functions...

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                    5.0

                    I bough the same camera for my daughters

                    By j.p.

                    from ocala florida

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Controls To Close To Tumb

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                    At my age ,77 i love a light camera wich has all the capability i need without the need for an extra zoom or micro lens.

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                    5.0

                    Now you see me!

                    By Jimboy

                    from Vallejo

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                    I haven't quite mastered this camera yet but what a zoom! I been going places where I have a good vantage point, Hawk Hill behind the Golden Gate Bridge, and I just crank out the zoom and pick stuff up from across the bay, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco. I catch planes in mid flight thousands of feet in the sky and I think I've become a novice bird watcher.

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                    2.0

                    Not what wanted

                    By gramma

                    from crested butte, colorado

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                      Just returned from a trip to Africa and am happy with the pictures I took with this camera. However, I specifically asked for a camera with a good viewfinder. The view finder was very hard to use, couldn't see clearly what I was taking a picture of. I had to resort to always using the bigger picture screen.

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                      5.0

                      Great camera

                      By Biznaga

                      from USA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Great Zoom

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera:

                        Bought it for my wife after buying myself a Nikon D3100 DSLR.

                        I wish I had bought it first for.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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