Summary: There are times I don't want to carry my DSLR and multiple lenses around so I decided to get a point and shoot. I had previously owned a Canon SX10 IS and loved it. It actually still works but I gave it to my son several years ago. This is much smaller and lighter than the SX10 with is a plus as it easy to carry while i'm walking my dogs or chasing down my 22 month old twin grandkids.
Conclusion: I would like to review the camera performance, but I can't do that until I (1) go back to the store and buy a memory card, and (2) make another to trip to the store to buy the appropriate USB cable as the 5 that I have are not compatible. Come on Canon you can't put these in the box?
Conclusion: I love this camera as it takes excellent pictures outside and of landscape photos which I do take often. For taking photos outside, without the need of a flash, the pics are beautiful, clear and brilliant. My only real issue with this camera is that the built in flash seems quite strong to me and many up close pictures turn out white when the flash is used.
I have not allowed bundles to taint otherwise a good canon camera
Leo Annorzie, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: The 32 GB card that came with mine is quite different from the advertised as I was always losing my pictures and videos as corrupt files. I have used Panasonic cards before and the difference between quality and lack of quality pertaining the enclosed card is very striking. I also noticed that the batteries have different colors though slightly which may make one to wonder if one of them is the real thing and the other is not.
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. 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.The battery life on this camera is VERY short (less...
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