Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 2.8 screen | 24 – 1200 mm (50×)
dpreview conclusion

The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS boasts the most ambitious lens of any camera in its class, and in favorable conditions it's hard to beat in terms of framing versatility. Image quality compares well to its competitors, and we like the camera's ergonomics (although a zoom control on the lens would be very welcome) but where the SX50 HS falls down is highlight clipping in JPEGs, a relatively slow lens and sub-par operational speed, which compares rather poorly to its peers.

Good for

Travel photography, where the 24-1200mm lens is really invaluable for framing everything from intimate interiors to distant details

Not so good for

Shooting action, sports or kids playing - the slow lens and limited continuous shooting options will quickly become frustrating.

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Other reviews
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review
By: Roger Slavens, Imaging Resource (May 31, 2013)

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DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Dec 13, 2012)

If you're looking for a camera that can really cover some distance, then you should certainly be looking at the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. With its 24 - 1200 mm lens, there's really no scene it can't capture. I wouldn't say it's a great camera for low light or fast action, as its lens is slow and continuous shooting lackluster. If that's something you're into, you should really be considering...

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS review

With the PowerShot SX50 HS Canon clearly had one aim in sight - to outdo every other super-zoom manufacturer in the market with a longer zoom range. It has succeeded and then some. To put it in context the SX50 HS's 24-1200mm equivalent range gives it more scope in terms of available focal lengths than most DSLR owners have in their bulky and heavy camera bags. There's virtually no situation it...

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