Question about my new SX50 HS.

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Beefy_SAFC
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Question about my new SX50 HS.
Nov 21, 2012

My new Powershot SX50 HS arrived in the post Yesterday, so I had a good play around with it.

There seems to be an option in 'AUTO' mode to do a continuous drive or composite shot, but when I switch to it only a single shot is taken.   I can access continuous drive in Programmable Auto, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority but not just 'AUTO'.

Can anyone explain or have I found an obscure fault with the camera?

Also (not so important), how do I get to RAW shooting?

Everything else seems fine and I find the above puzzling considering burst mode and burst mode with autofocus (one reason for me upgradng from the SX40) in the scene modes seems to be fine.

General feelings is there's more to this camera and it's not so easy to press the various buttons accidentally on the SX50 as on the SX40 (the buttons are slightly more recessed into the body). Annoying is the swapping over of video and playback buttons.

I'm not 100% sure the extending of the zoom to 1200 mm is of that much benefit with moving targets though will be useful for wildlife and medium range (several metres), close up shots without the need to move closer. Shooting something on the distant horizon with extended zoom will be affected by prevalent weather conditions such as haze.

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Beefy_SAFC
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Re: Question about my new SX50 HS.
In reply to Beefy_SAFC, Nov 21, 2012

To add to the above, it's the continuous shooting on page 52 of the Canon SX50 HS user manual I'm asking about.

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/6/0300009126/01/PowerShot_SX50_HS_Camera_User_Guide_EN.pdf

If I select the continuous shoot in Smart Auto, this doesn't seem to work and only a single shot is taken.   Will this work only under conditions slected by the camera?

I've got continuous shooting worrking in every other mode on the camera.

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Re: Question about my new SX50 HS.
In reply to Beefy_SAFC, Nov 21, 2012

Anyone???

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Ken1
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Re: Question about my new SX50 HS.
In reply to Beefy_SAFC, Nov 22, 2012

Smart Auto works on faces and is not as the name seems to imply.  (Manual Page 22).

Continuous shooting works in any priority mode (Aperture, Shutter, Program, and Manual) and will not work in Auto.  That is normal for this and almost all cameras.

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Monicakm
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Re: Question about my new SX50 HS.
In reply to Ken1, Nov 22, 2012

Ken, are you saying that Auto mode is for (or mainly for) shooting people/faces?

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