Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 2.8 screen | 24 – 1200 mm (50×)
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Harsh because I've taken this camera through miles and miles of Costa Rican cloudforest, AND falling snow in Canadian rainforest. I've taken pictures of birds, which is my main interest; and I've taken scenics and closeups. This review is not about showing off my pictures, though. It is about the camera. I used Pentax Spotmatics, two of them together, in the 1970s. Those were the original screw-mount Spotmatics, with no numbers or letters following that one-word model name. I knew all about ...

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hendratea
 
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Before I purchased this cam, I used Powershot SX30HS for daily photographing. Then I decide o replace my SX30HS with this one with my expected more longer zoom and other better specification...In my opinion, this camera was great for travelling and candids, the long zoom eq. to 1200mm was enough to reach every angle even far from my position. I was very impressed with IS and image quality even in full zoom (50x)! the pics was great for wild life and portraits SX50HS was excellent, althought ...

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It's the best superzoom camera, but you can use it in full daylight only . It has a very poor F6.5 at full zoom , I hope Canon do much better in next model, because if you want use it in evening it's blind in videos and photos without flash. The bad F6.5 aperture cause diffraction limit so the real resolution is 1,7 megapixel s. Another bad thing is it has very slow autofocus (it takes about 3 seconds to focus!) and it's not accurate, but the worse is the camera always loose focus and refocusing

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I bought the SX50 HS last November (2012), but used it to its full extent only in June 2013, when I undertook the European River Cruise. I found it to be a very good camera, giving a crisp picture, even at full zoom. Nice focus and nice colours. Image stabilisation also lived up to my expectations. Red-eye is easily and nicely removed within the camera itself. Good battery life. But I also faced some cons. They are:

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traianserban
 
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As a regular user, I hardly understand the reason why the producer associated a remarcable good optical system with such a poor electro-optical senzor. The cause of the poor image quality may be also the image processor's software, focused on multiple effects but showing poor image quality on the saved images. The image appears as a too compressed jpeg ! The raw format also is poor, and the format - incompatible to the well spread photo editors. Just a little more devotion, please, from the ...

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Canon7DMK
 
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I bought this camera never expecting the kind of images it puts out. I bought it just to have a P&S in my van at all times to capture images all the time. I never thought it would give the quailty image it does. i was honestly surprised where i took my first couple of shots and looked at the on the cameras screen. I took some far pictures in my house and zoomed all the way in and my jaw still dropped open as to the image quailty i was getting. i know it is nothing like my Canon 450D or my ...

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I wish I could post a picture to demonstrate what I'm describing. I bought this camera to capture memories when traveling, not to get publishable photos. I wanted the longest lens I could get in a camera that could be used hand held, and could be carried around my neck during hours of walking. The reviewer states that a tripod is needed for 1200mm equiv use. This just isn't so. The reviewer also pans the viewfinder. Perhaps he's forgotten that an important feature of a viewfinder is ...

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There are some great in-depth reviews out there on this camera already. So I just want to add my personal likes and dislikes about this camera since buying it about a month ago. I have previously owned the Canon S2 and the SX20, and have used and abused them well in my travels. Furthermore, I've made some great photos and videos with these cameras, and have created several good quality DVDs and Blu-rays of my travels). With the promised better low light shooting and the greater zoom that the ...

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Padilla
 
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I bought this camera 3 weeks ago and I am surprised with the quality of the pictures. It is very better than my old SX10IS. The focusing is fast an more precise and the images are sharper. For those that wish a good bridge camera I strongly recomend this camera.

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Jeff73
 
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I’m relatively new to the photography world, having used the Canon G12 for the past couple of years. The G12 is great for travel and outdoor adventures, but marginal for sports/action shots. I considered a full upgrade to a good DSLR and a couple of telephotos, but it’s hard to justify the expense for basically a bunch of snapshots and Facebook posts. Most importantly, the SX50 is in my price range. As a G12 user, the SX 50 requires almost no learning curve. My third-party flash works fine. ...

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