Excerpt: Camera companies love ‘world’s best’ labels, no matter whether they truly are ‘world’s best’ or merely biggest, smallest, longest, widest, quickest, smartest â€¦ or whackiest! However, it’s hard to ignore Canon and its description of the PowerShot SX50 HS as possessing the ‘worldâ€™s largest optical zoom range in a compact camera.’ Simply because, at time of writing, it is!
Conclusion: While the SX50 HS excels in certain areas, and has a fantastic focal range, it’s far from a complete performer and has issues that let it down on the whole. It's a solid camera, but it's nothing special.
Pros: Huge 50x optical zoom, Hotshoe for accessories, Articulated screen
Cons: Occasional issues with focusing, Poor quality EVF, Bulky and unrefined design