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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Black Digital Camera - 6352B001

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50x Optical Zoom (24-1200mm)/ 24mm Wide-Angle Lens/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ Zoom Framing Assist/ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor/ DIGIC 5 Image Processor/ 1080p Full HD Video/ 2.8" Vari-Angle LCD Display/ Built-In Flash/ Black Finish
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera, Model SX50BK

Imagine getting right down on the field to capture sports action, zeroing in on your child's expression on a crowded stage, and recording elusive wildlife shots. All this and more is possible with the PowerShot SX50 HS offering the world's first 50x Optical Zoom lens* in a compact digital camera, which goes all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) to capture any shot you choose. The PowerShot SX50 HS doesn't just get you up close to the action, it delivers spectacular image quality to every shot. The Canon HS SYSTEM, a combination of a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, achieves beautiful images up to ISO 6400. Record your memorable moments in incredibly lifelike 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound and High Speed AF ensures you'll capture all the action with faster focusing speed and reduced shooting lag time. The PowerShot SX50 HS also features the additional benefit of Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock functions, for easy tracking of and keeping the subject centered in the frame until you capture the image. With powerful technologies that add convenience and advanced capabilities, PowerShot SX50 HS can help you capture more of life every day.


  • World's first 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens* with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers magnificent images whether you are up close or far away
    Experience the difference that the ultra-zooming power of the PowerShot SX50 HS's 24mm Wide-Angle 50x Optical Zoom lens can make on your everyday shooting. The extraordinary focal length of 4.3–215.0mm (35mm film equivalent: 24–1200mm) lets you capture everything from wide-angle shots to super-telephoto shots from wherever you are, while every shot exhibits the unique quality inherent to Canon optics. You'll easily reach into sporting events from up in the bleachers, catch beautiful candid shots of your children without disrupting the scene, and achieve wildlife and landscape photography you never thought possible. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer ensures that whether up close or far away, every shot is clear and steady
  • Zoom Framing Assist
    It's easy to track and capture subjects while using the extreme telephoto on the PowerShot SX50 HS. Use the Zoom Framing Assist Seek function to locate and track your subjects even a long distance away; by simply pressing a button, this function remembers your previous zoom position, zooms out to let you locate your subject, and zooms right back into the saved position when you release the button. And with the Zoom Framing Assist Lock, the camera will lock onto and automatically track a subject, intelligently keeping them in the center of the frame until you're ready to capture the perfect close-up shot
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
    The PowerShot SX50 HS employs a Canon 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, which delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus
  • Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
    The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the PowerShot SX50 HS's image sensor to bring phenomenal increases in processing speed and power, delivering incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. The faster processing speed results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the PowerShot SX50 HS can achieve higher ISO sensitivity and even perform advanced functions like lens correction, special scene modes and much more
  • Canon HS SYSTEM for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 6400
    The PowerShot SX50 HS gives you the power to create images with spectacular depth, detail and emotional resonance. The 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works in concert with Canon's latest-generation DIGIC 5 Image Processor to create the renowned Canon HS SYSTEM. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality even at high ISO speeds all the way up to ISO 6400; beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur in a variety of situations for incredible photos and even when shooting video
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output
    Simply touch the dedicated movie button, now conveniently embedded in the PowerShot SX50 HS's thumb pad, to start recording video in 1080p Full HD that is breathtakingly vivid and realistic. You're free to use the full range of the zoom in movie mode, and sound is recorded in stereo. HDMI output allows you to view and share your video on an HDTV immediately, simply by connecting the camera to the TV with an optional HDMI cable
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed and High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames* while maintaining superb image quality
    The PowerShot SX50 HS is equipped with Canon's latest advancement in AF technology: High Speed AF. The result of several improved technologies, High Speed AF delivers significantly faster focus speed of 0.19 seconds and a dramatically reduced shooting lag time of only 0.25 seconds, for a super-responsive shooting experience that lets you capture every great shot as it happens. The technology also powers the camera's new High-Speed Burst HQ, with continuous capture at a maximum speed of approximately 13 fps. Moreover, images captured in High-Speed Burst HQ maintain the camera's superb image quality
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
    It's easy to capture clear, steady images with the PowerShot SX50 HS, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation – allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. Dynamic IS has been enhanced to provide better performance than ever before, now compensating for rotational movement centered on the optical axis in addition to horizontal tilt and vertical pitch, for beautifully clear and steady video
    • Normal
      Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills
    • Panning
      Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement
    • Hybrid
      Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting
    • Dynamic
      Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking
    • Powered
      Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified
    • Tripod
      When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed
  • Bright 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles, plus an Electronic Viewfinder
    The PowerShot SX50 HS gives you lots of ways to frame a great shot. The bright 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD has excellent resolution (approximately 461,000 dots), and flips out and swivels/rotates for shooting at unusual angles, even letting you capture perfectly framed self-portraits. The camera also has an Electronic Viewfinder to give you the classic photographic experience
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces
    In Smart AUTO, the PowerShot SX50 HS analyzes various factors in the scene's background and subject, then selects optimal camera settings based on predefined shooting situations to achieve the best possible image quality. The Smart AUTO function on PowerShot SX50 HS includes an astonishing 58 predefined shooting situations, giving you spectacular image quality in virtually any photographic conditions you'll encounter. Canon's futuristic Face ID feature allows you to register up to 12 faces on your camera, then gives those faces priority over others with regard to focus and exposure. As a result, even in group scenes, you'll always get great shots of your children, family and friends
  • Shooting Modes
    PowerShot cameras offer shooting modes that make it easy to take perfect photos in a wide range of shooting situations by providing intelligent presets with optimized settings
    • Custom
      Define and store your own settings to achieve the effects you prefer
    • Manual
      You have complete control of exposure, selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually
    • Aperture-priority
      You set the aperture, controlling depth-of-field. The camera automatically selects the shutter speed
    • Shutter-priority
      You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise
    • Program
      Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically
    • Smart AUTO
      The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity
    • Movie Digest
      Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video. Now easily playback and review clips, and delete unwanted scenes
    • Sports
      The camera uses high shutter speeds to capture fast-moving subjects
    • Portrait
      The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”
    • Smooth Skin
      Removes dullness, wrinkles, and harsh shadows for beautiful faces
    • Smart Shutter
      The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame
    • High-Speed Burst HQ
      Captures fast-action shots at full resolution, providing continuous shooting when the shutter button is held down
    • Handheld Night Scene
      Take clear and steady pictures at night without the use of a tripod
    • Snow
      Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint
    • Fireworks
      Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks
    • Stitch Assist
      Easy-to-use guidelines simplify the shooting of aligned multiple frames that can later be combined (using bundled software) to create panoramic photos
    • Creative Filters
      This setting provides easy access to special filter effects and scene modes, such as Toy Camera Effect, Poster Effect, Monochrome and more
    • High Dynamic Range
      The camera combines three different exposures to get one evenly lit image
    • Fisheye Effect
      Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens
    • Miniature Effect
      Emphasizes perspectives for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of the image
    • Toy Camera Effect
      Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect
    • Soft Focus
      Creates a hazy ambiance that's perfect for portraits and wedding photos
    • Monochrome
      Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue
    • Super Vivid
      Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors
    • Poster Effect
      Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts
    • Color Accent
      Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome
    • Color Swap
      Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects
    • Movie
      Record video in stereo sound. Unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode
    • iFrame Movie
      The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality
    • Super Slow Motion Movie
      Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW+JPEG for the ultimate creative control
    As with many EOS DSLR cameras, the PowerShot SX50 HS uses a 12-bit converter to process the output of the CMOS sensor, resulting in true color, smooth tonal transitions and natural gradations. The PowerShot SX50 HS lets you shoot in RAW mode, which records all the information captured by the sensor, giving you outstanding flexibility and complete creative control when editing your images with Canon's powerful bundled software, and the camera allows you to record in RAW and JPEG formats simultaneously. Now in RAW mode, you can even select among several aspect ratios, including 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, and 4:5
  • Built-in hot shoe allows compatibility with optional Speedlite flashes for additional lighting options
    When you're ready to take your creativity further with the lighting and exposure possibilities of an optional Canon Speedlite, the PowerShot SX50 HS is ready too. The camera has a built-in hot shoe that makes it compatible with a variety of Speedlite flashes
  • Direct Connect to Your Printer
    It's quick and easy to make beautiful prints from your PowerShot camera with Canon's Direct Print system. Directly connect your PowerShot camera to a Canon PIXMA or SELPHY photo printer with a USB cable and simply press the button to print; turn every favorite moment into an amazing photo
  • Available in 30 Languages
    There are now a total of 30 display languages from which you can choose: 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


Image Capture Device

  • Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


  • Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 215.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1200mm)
  • Digital Zoom: 4.0x
  • Focusing Range
    • Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
    • Auto: 0 in (0cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
    • Sports: 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (W), 43 ft. (13m) - infinity (T)
    • Macro AF: 0 in. - 1.6 ft. (0-50cm) (W)
  • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


  • Optical Viewfinder: Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 202,000 dots)
  • LCD Monitor: 2.8-inch TFT Color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
  • Shutter Speed
    • 1-1/2000 sec.
    • 15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)

Exposure Control

  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/ 2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400
  • Light Metering Method
    • Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
    • * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
    • ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
  • Exposure Control Method: Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation
    • Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

  • White Balance Control: Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
    • * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.


  • Built-in Flash: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
    • - Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range
    • 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T))
    • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
  • Recycling Time: 10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments


  • Shooting Modes: C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, Sports, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3
    • - Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
    • *1 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*4, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
    • *2 High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
    • *3 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
    • *4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
  • Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *
    • *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.
  • Self Timer: Custom*, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Approx. 10-sec. delay
    • * Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
  • Continuous Shooting
    • 1) Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in P mode) Approx. 13 shots/sec.* (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
    • 2) AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode) Approx. 4.1 shots/sec.* (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
    • 3) LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
      • - Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
      • - Differs depending on the zoom position.
      • * The maximum continuous capture is 10 frames.

Image Storage

  • Storage Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
  • Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
  • JPEG Compression Mode
    • Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
    • Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
  • Number of Recording Pixels
    • Still Images
      • 1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248
      • 2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664
      • 3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000
      • 4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992
      • 5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000
    • Videos
      • Full HD 1920 x 1080: 24 fps (23.976)
      • HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
      • iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
      • Movie Digest HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
      • Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
      • Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
      • Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps
      • Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
      • 640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)


  • Playback Modes File
    • Stills & 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*1, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2, Erase chapters, Editing using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer
      • *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
      • *2 Approximately 4 seconds
      • *3 Slow motion available


  • Erase Modes: 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 (however, protected images cannot be erased)
    • - Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.


  • Video Out: NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    • Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio Out: Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • Other: SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
  • Power Source: Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
  • Shooting Capacity
    • Approx. 315 shots when using LCD monitor
    • Approx. 335 shots when using Electronic Viewfinder
  • Playback Time: Approx. 7 hours


  • Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10-90%

What's in the Box:

  • PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
  • Lens Cap (with Strap)
  • Battery Pack NB-10L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Digital Camera Solution CD

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.44"
  • Width: 4.82"
  • Depth: 4.15"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 21 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.44
Width (inches)4.82
Depth (inches)4.15
Optical Zoom50x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.3–215.0mm (35mm film equivalent: 24–1200mm)
Focus ModesTTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.8
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2-sec., 10-sec.
Shutter Speed1-1/2000 sec., 15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceBattery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2


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  • Excellent image quality (77)
  • Easy to use (73)
  • Nice features/settings (65)
  • Lightweight/portable (63)
  • Large clear LCD (60)


  • Missing features/settings (11)
  • Poor low-light performance (10)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Complicated controls/menu (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (5)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Low light (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Wildlife (4)
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    • Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review


Great carry around camera

This a great all in one carry around camera. I also own the older SX1 and SX40HS, and this camera improves on both. The SX1 has a 35mm equivalent 24-560mm lens, has...Read complete review

This a great all in one carry around camera. I also own the older SX1 and SX40HS, and this camera improves on both. The SX1 has a 35mm equivalent 24-560mm lens, has great image quality, great video, and shoots RAW files, but the downfall in my view was AA batteries which had a very short useful life (relative to a Lithium Ion battery) and always seemed to die at the wrong moment. There was no battery charge indicator other than an "idiot" light that would flash as the battery died. Then a few versions later came the SX40HS. Great camera, battery charge indicator, Lithium Ion battery, 35mm equivalent 24-840mm lens, great image quality, great features, great video... but no RAW. Now we have this little gem the SX50HS which in my view finally completes the picture for the perfect carry around camera with an even longer lens range, battery charge indicator, Lithium Ion battery with remarkable life, great image quality, great video, great features and shoots RAW files! This camera boasts remarkable image quality from a very small chip. Does it compare to the image quality I get from my 1DS Mark III or 5D Mark III? No. Did I expect it to? No. But for the all the amazing features packed into this camera the bottom line for me is that there are many great images that HAVE been captured because of the portability and range of this camera which might have been missed otherwise, as I don't regularly tote around the 20 - 30 pounds of gear that would be needed to cover this lens range on my full frame DSLRs.


Most Liked Negative Review


Somewhat disappointed

I have a Canon PowerShot S3IS that far exceeds the quality I see in the PowerShot SX50 HS. I find the auto focus leaves a lot to be desired. The diopter adjustment for the...Read complete review

I have a Canon PowerShot S3IS that far exceeds the quality I see in the PowerShot SX50 HS. I find the auto focus leaves a lot to be desired. The diopter adjustment for the viewfinder is almost impossible to turn and the focus through the eyepiece is not clear at all. And some of the built in features, like the slight pause between digital zoom and optical zoom is quite irritating. I do admit that image quality is very good, and I like the 1080p resolution in my videos. I don't see much difference between the 1080p on this camera vs the 720p on my Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR. I admit there are some features on this camera that I like, such as the slow motion video and the High Speed Burst HQ, so at this time I intend continuing experiment with this camera. But if I had known what I know now I would not have purchased this camera. On the brighter side, the only cameras I have and will continue to own are Canon!

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Excellent price - gives me everything I need


from iowa

Excellent price - gives me everything I need - factory refurb, seems to work perfectly

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Awesome features for it's price


from San Jose, Ca.

I believe that you could spend 10K on another camera and still not have what this camera offers - period.

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great camera


from Colorado

I have enjoyed this camera so much that I bought another one this year. I have another SX50HS, bought in 2014 and this one in 2015. and gave my son my SX40HS because I guess three similar cameras would have been too much ...HA! They take wonderful pictures and are as versatile as anyone has the right to hope for.

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User friendly


from Shohola, PA

I have since used my Canon in Africa, Europe, South America and here in the States. It takes wonderful images, and with the proper technique using a tripod or bean bag - on the long end of the zoom range, my images are sharp. I also found that I need to set the F-stop at 7 to ensure sharp images at the 1,200mm end. I have always enjoyed the freedom the articulating LCD screens allow, especially for Macro work. It really allows you to be creative. The button for starting and stoping video capture at anytime is very convenient. Along with the quick access to exposure compensation and ISO. All necessary for keeping up with changing subjects and situations. The one thing that I wish could be improved upon in a future model is the range in which macro operated in. When dealing with insects, it would be helpful not to have to be right on top of them in order to fill the frame. A much useful working distance would be 4-7", then zooming in. This might be too much to ask from such a long zoom range, but it would be lovely if it could happen. Overall I am very happy with my Canon and look forward to the next model that will bring me from 24-2,000mm.

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from Iowa

Have been looking for an easy, point and shoot camera that takes great close-ups and produces good color, even when taking in direct sunlight! This camera has a zoom of 50X, and all the settings you could want, but I put it on automatic, set it, and have gotten the BEST pictures of flowers, birds, butterflies, AND long shots too. It adjusts to everything perfectly -- Hopefully I can keep this camera forever -- thsnks!!!

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Great Camera!


from Nebraska

This is a fantastic camera. I take a ton of pictures and have used many different cameras, SLR and point and shoot. This camera rivals more expensive cameras. The ease of an all in one, the 50x zoom and the advanced controls make this a must have camera.

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Great Camera with many Features


from Hersey, Michigan

I was replacing another SLR Camera that I had for a long time and had paid 3x as much for when I bought it. I read a lot of reviews about the SX50 hs camera and compared to other cameras it had very high reviews. Watched some videos on its performance and features before buying this camera. Right out of the box it really surprised me with the quality of photographs it takes and transferring images is a breeze directly from the Memory card. loved the heavy feel of the camera to not like a cheap light weight camera. great photos from very close to long zoom. I Highly recommend this camera for any occasion I think you will be very happy with it. I am 70 years old bought a lot of things in my life

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Love this camera !!


from Boston, Ma.

Photography is a passionate hobby of mine. I have owned Canon cameras for at least 35 years..since my first Canon AE1..I've dealt with carrying around different lenses and filters. This time I wanted a good "all in one " camera. I found it. This camera has an incredible zoom ( a "see the craters on the moon" zoom) and great special effects to play with. The pictures are of excellent quality especially for what is considered a point and shoot camera. I love that it can be either fully automatic or fully manual. It's a nice size and comfortable to hold. I love my SX50 HS.

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love it


from Cincinnati, Ohio

I love this camera! It is very easy to use. gets way up close, takes great pics. My friends that have really expensive camera's want to know what I use to get great pictures. Of course it's a Canon!

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I love this Camera!


from Craig, Colorado

I am a beginner and the Canon Powershot SX50 was recommended by a professional Photographer I know. I love this camers and I am so please with the pictures I have taken!

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