Canon SX40 versus Canon SX50
The main difference and benefit I found with the SX50 over the SX40 was that it rarely ‘hunts’ to obtain focus lock.-- hide signature --
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Interesting in that I was going to "upgrade" from my SX40 to the 50 and found that the SX50 did give me less solid focus "locks" at the upper end. I use spot metering and it always does it's job. I saw to reason to keep the 50 over the 40 and returned the newer one. That said, both are at the top of the heap (along with the Nikon P510) of super zooms IMO.
I thought the 40 had real “L” glass and the 50 doesn't.
Not so. Neither have ever had "L" glass. The native lens on the 50 is a little better than the native lens on the 40. For example the lens on the 40 is identical to the lens on the 30, which had substantial CA at the wide end. In the 40 Canon used software to correct the cA and WA shots from the 40 were more CA free than those of the 30. But the 50 lens is not only longer, but better corrected and has almost no Ca naturally and is pin sharp edge to edge. I have all three cameras. The 50 focuses significantly faster and zooms faster than the others.
So, no L ?
Too bad it’s not Christmas.
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