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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
 
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$94.78 - $459.95
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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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Type: Advanced point-and-shoot digital cameras
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 budget line, the A series, is made up of compacts and subcompacts.  Canon's subcompacts are known as SD ELPHs. Its SX-series are mostly super zooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Canon has the D-series compact, which it claims are waterproof and shockproof. 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 very 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 Height (in.) 3.7
info Depth (in.) 4.5
info Max. ISO 6400
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
info Color space Adobe RGB/sRGB
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General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Line PowerShot
Product Model SX50 HS
Product Name PowerShot SX50 HS Bridge Camera
Product Type Bridge Camera
User Reviews - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Terrific vacation camera
8/16/2013
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Great value
Lots of useful options
Portable
Very good video features
Cons
Best Uses
Family
Fun
Travel
Comment:
I bought a Nikon 3100 about 8 months ago. I bought 3 lenses up to 200 mm. It is a great camera but you have to lug around a large back pack for all the lenses. The SX 50 eliminates all the lenses. The zoom is incredible. Just focus in on the moon and you will see why. The craters actually come to life! My Nikon is now gathering dust. For vacations and travel I truly don't think you can beat this camera. Yes you can not put it in your pocket, but most of us have a cell phone for those quickie shots. This camera bridges the gap for serious travel photos that are best shot with a zoom lens.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Very good camera for a good price
6/23/2013
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
Great value
High resolution
Live view/moveable LCD
Lots of useful options
Very good video features
Cons
Best Uses
Fun
Travel
Comment:
Best futures are zoom function and image stablizer.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I love my new sx 50
4/5/2013
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
Great value
High resolution
Live view/moveable LCD
Lots of useful options
Portable
Very good video features
Cons
Big/heavy/bulky
Best Uses
Documentary
Family
Fun
Photojournalism
Travel
Comment:
I have used a Canon product for years, going back to the 35mm AE1 in the 80's. I almost broke down and bought the Rebel T3i but a friend had purchased an sx40 for his trip to China and his pictures were amazing. I purchased the SX 50 when they came out, and have nothing but good things to say about it. The zoom capablity is amazing and I was able to use a mini tripod and capture close-up a couple 800 meters away para-sailing. Without changing lenses and zooming in with amazing clarity. I love the hot shoe and it works very well for receptions.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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