Excerpt: Before I purchased this cam, I used Powershot SX30HS for daily photographing. Then I decide o replace my SX30HS with this one with my expected more longer zoom and other better specification...In my opinion, this camera was great for travelling and candids, the long zoom eq. to 1200mm was enough to reach every angle even far from my position. I was very impressed with IS and image quality even in full zoom (50x)!
Summary: I like the camera well enough, particularly the zoom. I do find the buttons a bit close together, so I tend to push them by accident. This may be because I am left handed. I also like the way the camera functions in low light.
Summary: I LOVE this camera. Some of the accessories that I purchased with it were junk though. The camera itself takes AMAZING pictures. I also love the extra battery and charger that come with this package deal. The SD card that came with the deal, unfortunately, broke the very first time I used it and the card reader didn't last much longer. Luckily Amazon was very quick to correct the problem via a partial refund. Overall, I would HIGHLY reccomend this camera.
Summary: I've had this camera for almost three months. I use it almost daily to photograph birds and other wildlife, for the most part. Pros: The 50x optical zoom is, by far, the best feature of this camera. Subjects that are far away can be viewed by simply pulling back on the lever that's attached to the shutter button. The zoom can be set, in the camera functions, to use or not to use the digital zoom that will push the zoom range to 200x.
Conclusion: I purchased my SX 50 HS a couple of months ago. I was born too soon and digital has been difficult for me. I have yet to be able to give accurate ratings. I have used the SX 120 IS and SX 150 IS for a couple of years and learning hasn't been easy, BUT I am a good photographer and I can 'will' an image into existence if needed. The SX 50 HS is filled with promise and I am getting the hang of it quickly.
Pros: good battery life, excellent image quality, Lightweight/Portable, new excitement for us old guys, the histogram is the map and a good one., i like the color histograms as well
Summary: I like the camera and all its features. It delivers what it promises, I can't say I love it because a few things bother me but I'll learn to live with them. One of the problems I have is the control function wheel on the back. It seems I'm always accidentally activating the Self Timer button with the base of my thumb....either my thumb is too big...or the wheel is not recessed enough. The other thing is purely cosmetic......body material feels so cheap.
Summary: The camera is awesome. its exactly that i spect . the bag is nice, additional battery and SD Memory too. The only reason for 4 stars is the usb memory card reader. its useless . in some computers show memory's content, in other computers it can not connect to memory. When finally have access, the connection with the memory is interrupted over and over again. I have read the other users posts on memory card reader and was what i expected..