Conclusion: This is my favorite camera I've ever owned. I took over 2000 pictures on a lengthy Western USA trip and had very few bad ones. A lot of pictures were made though the car windows. I had a lot of fun taking all kinds of shots with the huge zoom. Pictures of the moon look like they came from NASA. With the neck strap and the LCD turned to face upwards the camera functions a lot like a twin lens reflex with a waist level viewfinder. It's a great way to get steady shots.
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, easy to use
Conclusion: The major improvement in the SX50 are: photo quality, Improved Macro capability, RAW function was added, Zoom range improved. The SX50 replaces the SX40 after 172,000 images/actuation. This camera supplements my EOS 6D.
Pros: Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use, raw added
Cons: macro still needs some minor tweaking., front command dial needed for the m settings, improvement in low light capability, not wifi enabled