Excerpt: I use the camera for amateur photography and starting a Facebook page Automotive Enthusiasts Club. I will start to shoot cars for that page by middle of summer. The camera takes amazing pictures and video and surprisingly very good and clear audio.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Pros: I love the camera, and at a very good price. Ordering was quick and easy. Tracking the item was easy, and it arrived in 5 days. I cant wait till vacation (Alaska) and really put this camera to use!
Cons: The bag is flimsy, but I had one from previous camera so no big deal. The 'small' tripod is just that, very small. I might use it as a handle though, so it will be used.
Summary: I was looking for a camera that didn't require a Masters Degree in Technology to figure out how to take a great picture. I did NOT want something that would require hours of learnings to take professional looking shots --- only to forget it all when I really needed the camera.
Excerpt: The quality of this camera is truly amazing, it is obvious that it is built with high strength material and that all of the controls are first cabin. Canon does not mess around, this is a great camera and I am looking forward to taking a lot of movies and photos with it.
Excerpt: Well. maybe some young people can get used to it-- I hate the thing! Does not work well for someone who wears glasses. Impossible to hold steady, too many buttons, fighting with annoying autofocus that cuts out the part I most want. Bird flies off before I can find it with the camera.
Cons: Bad Guidedirections, Lag / Shutter Delay, Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization
Excerpt: I love this camera! It is very easy to use. gets way up close, takes great pics. My friends that have really expensive camera's want to know what I use to get great pictures. Of course it's a Canon!
Summary: So I do like this camera and it is very capable for birds. I get some very good shots in good light and am overall very happy. You'll need to practice with it (ISO, exposure compensation etc) and get a feel for how quickly it focuses. That said it is NOT a dSLR but it should not be at this price.
Excerpt: I have been looking for an easy to use camera with a great zoom for documenting my bird sightings. After much researching I decided on the Canon Sx50 HS. It has done exactly what I needed it to do. Pictures are great and it is easy to review photos and to down load photos.