Conclusion: With a 50x optical zoom that delivers an amazing 24-1200mm-equivalent range, the Canon SX50 HS brings distant subjects up close and personal -- and it does so with intelligence and grace. Hand-held shots at full zoom and in good light are relatively easy to take, thanks to the SX50's improved image stabilization and Zoom Framing Assist function. And the end results are surprisingly sharp and pleasing for the digital camera's class and sensor size.
Pros: Whopping 50x optical zoom range from a generous 24mm equivalent wide angle to powerful 1200mm equivalent telephoto, Improved Intelligent IS allows for sharp hand-held shots, even at full zoom, Ergonomic design and build with a good grip and excellent control placement, Zoom Framing Assist helps you track distant, moving subjects and keep them framed, Great image quality for its class, Good lens performance with strong detail across the zoom range and good distortion c...
Cons: Whopping 50x optical zoom range from a generous 24mm equivalent wide angle to powerful 1200mm equivalent telephoto, Improved Intelligent IS allows for sharp hand-held shots, even at full zoom, Ergonomic design and build with a good grip and excellent control placement, Zoom Framing Assist helps you track distant, moving subjects and keep them framed, Great image quality for its class, Good lens performance with strong detail across the zoom range and good distortion c...
Summary: You may forgive Canon for being a little camera-crazy over the past couple of months or so, with the launch of a variety of cameras ranging from ones for amateurs, pros and even videographers. This time around, we’re looking at another of their point and shooters, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. Camera technology has come a long way ever since digital point and shoot cameras first made the scene many years ago.
Pros: 50x zoom, Great outdoor images, Robust features and scenes
Cons: Poor low-light images, Pictures get blurry easily at tail end of zoom
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is a good bridge camera whose most striking feature is the 50x superzoom, which places it at the top of its similar, but that also increases the size of a lot. Stand also support RAW format, the swiveling display, manual controls, the optical stabilizer and HDMI port. Perfect for those who want a quality camera without spending an exorbitant amount.
Pros: CMOS sensor, Full HD movies, zoom, swivel LCD, RAW Support, Manual Mode, Burst at high speed, high sensitivity ISO, optical image stabilizer, auto mode, HDMI port, Support for framing
Summary: However, the optical zoom has significantly increased from 35x (24-840 mm f/2.7-5.8) to 50x (24-1200 mm f/3.4-6.5). The vari-angle LCD screen has increased in size slightly from 2.7 inches to 2.8 inches and the pixel density has doubled from 230k to 461k. The ISO range has expanded from 100-3200 in the SX40 to 80-6400 in the SX50. Another interesting inclusion for budding professional photographers is the addition of the RAW format when shooting.
Pros: 50x optical zoom is a great feature, Zoom motor works fast, going from wide angle to full telephoto, Popup flash provides good low light results, Hot shoe also allows you to add an external flash if needed, SX50 works well in fully automatic mode, Camera is also a strong performer in manual and advanced modes, Most of the camera's control buttons are well placed and a good size, Large right hand grip is comfortable to use, Articulated LCD makes it easy to use the SX50...
Cons: SX50 has smaller image sensor than what's expected in this price range, SX50's response times are a bit choppy, depending on scene, You'll see "busy" on the screen more than you should between shots, LCD screen is a little small, Sharpness and image quality in EVF could be better, SX50 doesn't automatically switch between EVF and LCD when you lift camera to your eye, Battery life should be better with such a thick battery, Zoom motor moves through zoom range almost to...
Excerpt: With this camera you move out of the compact point-and-shoot range and into larger bodied cameras with more DSLR-like features and qualities. The most impressive feature of the 12.1MP SX50 HS is its 50x wide angle zoom lens. 50X is a lot of zoom for such a small camera and to get the equivalent on a DSLR or even a Compact Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens camera will set you back a lot more money.
Conclusion: The Canon SX50HS falls into our super-zoom category, boasting a ridiculous 24-1200mm zoom range, which surprisingly remains pretty sharp throughout. Though we were unimpressed by the low light performance and drive speed, the Canon SX50HS is the go-to option if you're just looking for the longest lens available on a point-and-shoot camera.
Summary: If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies.
Pros: The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS has an extraordinary zoom range with excellent image stabilization and fine photo quality for a megazoom; plenty of shooting modes, from full auto to full manual; raw image capture; and a hot shoe for adding an external flash.
Cons: Its lens and high-ISO picture quality make it less desirable for shooting indoors or in low light, especially without a tripod. A couple of things about the design of the controls might make shooting frustrating for some users. Outside of its long lens, its features and performance are slightly behind competing models.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review: Goldilocks Dream Camera
Digital Camera Review
13 February 2013
Excerpt: Canon introduced the new SX50 HS, the successor to the very popular Canon PowerShot SX40 HS , at the semi-annual Photokina imaging products trade show in Cologne, Germany this past fall. The fifth generation Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is an entry-level DSLR-sized point and shoot digital camera that is essentially an evolutionary update; however, at least one of the new features seems almost revolutionary.
Summary: At Rs 29,995, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is priced significantly higher than many other super-zoom digital cameras and it’s also more expensive than entry-level DSLR cameras. Agreed that the 50x lens is awesome and so is the overall performance, but the feature set should have been better—the camera lacks GPS, eye-sensor for the EVF and other useful modes such as automatic panorama stitching.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot SX50 HS , ( compare prices ) ( review ) was first announced in September of 2012 as a replacement for the Powershot SX40 HS. Noticeable improvements over the SX40 HS include faster AF, less shutter lag, a longer zoom range and the ability to shoot RAW files. The Canon Powershot SX50 HS is what is sometimes called a “bridge” camera. It’s much smaller and lighter than a DSLR , but it’s larger than a compact digital camera.