Summary: I recently moved near a lake with lots of birds. My SX40 was great, but I wanted more telephoto. I got excited when the SX60 came out, but after combing through the specs and early reviews, I decided on the SX50 because: 1) Price - $150 less than the SX60 (Dec. 2014). 2) Telephoto only a minor upgrade from SX50 to SX60, but a big upgrade from the SX40 (840mm > 1200mm > 1365mm). 3) I didn't think upgrade to 16MP (from 12MP) was worth much.
Conclusion: I purchased the Canon Power Shot SX50 HS to replace a 10 year old Canon 3.2MP 10Zoom camera that still works very well but decided to give it to my grandson and purchase a new Canon Camera. I looked at many name brand cameras but the best one based on reviews was the Canon Power Shot SX50. The features were somewhat similar to the old Canon camera i had so it was easy to get to use. The pictures i have started to take are excellent in contract and color.
Summary: Best $400 I spent the camera is simple anyone can use i love how pictuers come out nice and clear and u can adjust lighting this camera has everything plus the extras . I love everything that came in the bundle ! Oh and fast shipping ! I'm in love with my new camera I took it today to my sons martial arts and I got some amazing photos! Love love love ! The bag is a little big but I can fit everything in there thank u so much !!!
Conclusion: Just purchased a Power Shot SX50HS November 9, 2014. Camera works beautifully. Much better pictures than my last two cameras. Easy to use and hold. Even though there were negative complaints about the power button and self-timer, I have not experienced any negative features. Very glad I read all the reviews but the image quality comments really sealed the deal.
Conclusion: Date:November 14, 2014 I use the camera to identify and document birds and find it ideal for that purpose. The photos are crisp without too much fuss.The automatic settings give excellent results and shutter speed is fast enough for most condiitions. It is perfect for someone who doesn't want to have to mess with a lot of settings.
Summary: I was in the market for a bridge camera with a long focal length to take on a much anticipated hiking trip. After reading the pros and cons of similar cameras in this class, I opted for the Canon PS SX50 HS for three main reasons: The 1200mm focal length, the secondary viewfinder, and the articulating display. I didn't have time to fully learn all the features but the Auto Mode setting was more than adequate for my requirements on my first attempt right out of the box.