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Canon PowerShot SX50
8.6 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX50

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera Review

7 June 2015
  • Excerpt: The robust and relatively heavy body of the Canon SX50 HS has a metal-based chassis and is designed like a small SLR system. A large handle on the right-hand side of the body gives a stable grip and allows for comfortable handling when shooting.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

DP Review
6 May 2015
  • Summary: 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...
  • Pros: Very good photo quality for a super-zoom, Enormous 50X, 24 - 1200mm equivalent lens, Optical image stabilization, with Intelligent IS feature that selects the right IS mode for you, Sharp, rotating 2.8" LCD display with 461,000 pixels offers good outdoor and low light visibility, Full manual cont...
  • Cons: Likes to clip highlights (hint: use DR correction), Noise becomes pretty intense at ISO 800 and beyond, Redeye a problem (though removal tool in playback mode helps), Electronic viewfinder isn't great, Slow max framerate of ~1fps with AF (but increasing to 2fps with AF/AE lock and 12.8fps in High...
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Overall 4

Expert Review

20 March 2015
  • Summary: With the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, Canon has included a very nice specification list, led by a 50X , an articulated LCD screen, and an electronic viewfinder. However once you dig a little deeper into the SX50 HS, you'll find quite a few areas where it feels like Canon has skimped with this camera.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review

What Digital Camera
13 August 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is a camera that combines an amazingly long zoom lens and a set of enthusiast and novice features, all packed into a surprisingly small bridge-style body and keeping it all relatively easy to use too. Honestly, make no mistake, that’s no mean feat.
  • Pros: Focal range; Handling; Image quality; RAW and RAW +JPEG capture; Accessory hot shoe
  • Cons: Focus performance; Low power built-in flash; High ISO noise; Lack of Raw in manual modes
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Overall 10

Canon SX50

Imaging Resource
31 May 2013
  • 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.
  • 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 y...
  • Cons: Autofocus frequently struggles to lock in on subjects in low light, Slow lens also not ideal for low-light photography, Center frame details are a hint soft at some zoom settings, Blurring is noticeable in the corners in some shots, Uncorrected RAW files have lots of chromatic aberration and geom...
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Expert Review

9 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: 50x zoom, Great outdoor images, Robust features and scenes
  • Cons: Poor low-light images, Pictures get blurry easily at tail end of zoom
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera: Review

Review guidelines
1 May 2013
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cons: Quality viewfinder.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
16 April 2013
  • 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.
  • 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 a...
  • 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 au...
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Digital Camera Review: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

14 April 2013
  • 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.
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Expert Review

10 April 2013
  • 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.
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