Excerpt: The manner in which the filters are attached is not satisfactory. When filters are attached, the lens cover cannot be used. Also, the lens hood can not be used. One has to decide, do I want a hood and lens cap or filters. Perhaps a snap on 67 mm lens cap could be used when the filters are attached. Finally, the filter attach ring is flimsy and sometime difficult to attach to the camera.
Summary: Received it earlier than I thought. Not sure if I like the plastic body, had a Powershot A640 and this is definitely an improvement. Don't care for the "On" button location or the video button. Have to get used to the different layout but am still happy with the fold out screen and the telephoto lens helps capture some amazing shots. Have to play with it a while but so far so good.
Summary: The camera works fine and takes great close and extreme zoom pictures. The software supplied with the camera can not detect the camera. I have an older version of the software that can communicate with my old Canon SX10is but it can't detect the new camera either. After removing the old software, I installed the software bundle. I then connected the SX50 to my Macintosh and it could not detect the camera.
Excerpt: I bought this camera so that I wouldn't have to carry around my 5D Mark III and my good lenses for short trips or the days with the grand kids. However I'm not sold on this just yet. <br /><br />Although I'm getting better at looking at the LCD screen and do like that I can tilt the screen and hold the camera above me for better views, I still prefer looking through a viewfinder and this one seems very small and hard to see through.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Great Zoom, Nice Macro Photos, Small / Compact
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor Quality Lens Cap, Short Battery Life
Summary: Love the camera!!!!! But, the zipper on case broke with first use, liquid lens cleaner was leaking and leaked all over everything, the usb cable, fits the camera but no my computer so am unable to watch disk, unable to use lens protector because it got soaked in the packing when the lens cleaner leaked.
Excerpt: Like most people buying this camera, I use it for photographing birds. It has an amazing telephoto but the auto focus makes it hard to actually get a good focus on the bird. It tends to focus on any twigs in front or behind it. It can be very frustrating to keep hitting the shutter part way down and it keeps re-focusing on the wrong area. The manual focus is complicated and relies on an auto mechanism for the final fine focus.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Difficult to manage the operating buttons on camera. Bought it because wanted one with viewfinder, but find this one (electronic) far less than desirable. Difficult to see thru. Wish I hadn't spent the money. Not worth it. Too bad. Thought it would be just what I wanted.