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Canon PowerShot SX50
7.9 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX50

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Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 50x Optical, 4x Digital and 200x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
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
Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Optical Zoom
Optical Viewfinder
Optical N/A.
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.
Exposure Control
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**
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T))
Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, Sports, SCN*
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 *
Self Timer
Custom*, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Approx. 10-sec. delay
Wireless Control
Continuous Shooting
1) Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in P mode)
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)
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
iFrame Movie, Movie Digest Mode*
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
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
Playback Time
Approx. 7 hours
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.82 x 3.44 x 4.15 in. / 122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5mm
21.0 oz. / 595g (CIPA standard)
Release Date
First seen
12 June 2012