Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera

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Summary: A 12-megapixel camera from Canon with a 2.8-inch LCD, 50x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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About - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

The PowerShot SX50 HS is a 12-megapixel camera with 50x optical zoom and a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24mm-1200mm. It has a live-view 2.8-inch LCD (461,000 pixels). It also includes an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.

Because it does not accept interchangeable lenses, we consider this model an advanced point-and-shoot.

The camera has a maximum aperture of f/3.4. The camera's shutter speed range is 15 seconds to 1/2000 of a second.

The PowerShot SX50 HS stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPG or RAW files at a top resolution of 4000 x 3000 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

This advanced point-and-shoot has 9 autofocus points. It also includes 7 flash modes (for the on-board flash), 12 exposure modes, and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-2 EV. The image stabilization system for this camera is lens-based.

Measures 4.9 inches wide by 3.7 inches high by 4.5 inches deep, and weighs 22 ounces (1.4 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its compact camera line includes several different series. The A series are budget point-and-shoots while the ELPH series adds more creative features and advanced functions. Its N series provides an even larger number of features including Wi-Fi and photo-sharing. Canon’s D series cameras claim to be waterproof and shockproof. Its SX series are mostly superzooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.

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Features & Specs - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
info LCD size (in.) 2.8
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 5.6
info Shutter speed range 15 - 1/1600
info Still image formats JPG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 461k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC
info Width (in.) 4.9
info Height (in.) 3.7
info Depth (in.) 4.5
info Max. ISO 6400
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
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