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Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black

  • Model: SX50HS
  • 12.1 Megapixel
  • 50.0X Optical Zoom
  • Memory Expandable via SD Card
  • 2.8" High Resolution LCD Screen
  • Built-in Automatic Flash with Red Eye Reduction
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Resolution
12.1 Megapixel
Zoom Lens
50.0X Optical Zoom
Memory Expansion
Memory Expandable via SD Card
LCD Screen
2.8" High Resolution LCD Screen
Flash
Built-in Automatic Flash with Red Eye Reduction
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization
Video Output
HDMI Video Output
USB Connection
USB Connection - Cable Included
Rapid Fire Mode
Rapid Fire 10.0 Frames Per Second
Movie Mode
HD Movie Mode
Rechargeable Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Battery Included
Battery Charger
Battery Charger Included
Face Detection
Yes
Includes Software
Yes
Shipping Weight
3 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Imagine getting right down on the field to capture sports action, zeroing in on your child's expression on a crowded stage, and recording elusive wildlife shots. All this and more is possible with the PowerShot SX50 HS offering the world's first 50x Optical Zoom lens in a compact digital camera, which goes all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) to capture any shot you choose. The PowerShot SX50 HS doesn't just get you up close to the action, it delivers spectacular image quality to every shot. The Canon HS SYSTEM, a combination of a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, achieves beautiful images up to ISO 6400. Record your memorable moments in incredibly lifelike 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound and High Speed AF ensures you'll capture all the action with faster focusing speed and reduced shooting lag time. The PowerShot SX50 HS also features the additional benefit of Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock functions, for easy tracking of and keeping the subject centered in the frame until you capture the image. With powerful technologies that add convenience and advanced capabilities, PowerShot SX50 HS can help you capture more of life every day.

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Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black
 
4.4

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent image quality (77)
  • Easy to use (66)
  • Nice features/settings (65)
  • Lightweight/portable (63)
  • Good battery life (59)

Cons

  • Missing features/settings (11)
  • Poor low-light performance (10)
  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Short battery life (7)
  • Complicated controls/menu (5)

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    Reviewed by 98 customers

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    5.0

    Run and buy this camera, it's fantastic

    By Patty

    from Cheektowaga NY

    Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

    I bought this camera last April 2013, I also purchased the polarizing filters, 64GB 10 memory card and remote release & secure shoulder harness . This camera took exceptionally beautiful shots in very low light in Venice and crisp shots inside the Vatican. It's extremely quick to capture clear shots from a busy street, without getting traffic into the image. Rarely need a flash. The button is quick, responsive & smooth, I rarely get blurred photos. I can take multiple photos without degrading consecutive shots. The telephoto lens experience proved to render breathtaking shots of the lagoon in Venice. Macro are good too, Camera is VERSATILE. I have more than 5500 photos in less than 1 yr. For my first year as a member in a Camera Club, I won award ribbons for 95% of my images in judged competitions, They moved me up to the next level because of the quality of my images. Although they call this a bridge camera, it's great for any level of expertise.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Missing pieces

    By mtpockets

    from iowa

    Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

    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?

     
    3.0

    Flash so Strong

    By Kathy

    from Green Bay, WI

    Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

    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. Because of my hobby of rock collecting in Lake Superior and my job of an illustrator and artist, I take many up close pictures of my artwork and rocks. I like them to be bright but not white. I'm also not a fan of the fact that you need to open the flash yourself to use the flash, that it isn;t an automatic open. I also have issues with the fact that it won't take a second picture until I shut the flash and reopen it. This camera has been very difficult for me to use as I'm not a professional photographer. I switched from another brand which took brilliant pictures and the close up pics with the flash worked great. To my sadness the flash went out in my old camera and therefore I needed a new camera. This camera also has so many settings and settings within settings that it's a bit difficult to use for me, as I'm not a professional photographer and wanted a wonderful camera to always work on the "Auto" setting. I'm sure I could fix the flash issue if I used some manual settings and am constantly looking up definitions of "ISO" and "Apeture". I'm sure this is a great camera for the pro but for an ordinary person, it's a bit much. Also this camera is a heavier than I would have liked, much heavier than my older one. I travel around hiking with it on me, taking pics and after awhile, it gets quite heavy and bulky in it's case. All in all, it is a great camera. I haven't used the movie feature yet but I'm sure it is wonderful also. My real issue is the flash being so strong. I have noticed that there is a space for an external flash which I also noticed before purchasing it. I'm guessing that this is the way to go but after purchasing the camera, extra battery, and accessories, the last thing I thought I'd need was an external flash. Very disappointing that I may now need an external flash. Funny thing is, the camera bag that is for this camera has a slot for an external flash ... :)

     
    4.0

    Love this camera,but.....

    By Chocoholic

    from Upstate,NY

    Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

    I love this camera overall and have recommended to several of my friends who have asked what camera I use because they really like the quality of my pictures.. However, this is the second time I have had problems with the lens not working (Lens error).properly. The first time it happened with the sx 40HS and now again with sx50 HS. I'm hoping this can get resolved right away.

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable low-light camera

    By maggiethecat

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Image Quality
    • Good battery life
    • good low-light performance
    • lightweight/portable
    • Nice features/settings

    Cons

    • position of timer and record buttons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

      The main features I look for in a camera are a viewfinder, a long zoom, a 3:2 setting and good low-light results. I have used this camera for a year, and I am blown away by the images it produces. At least a dozen friends have purchased this camera after seeing my prints--especially the first shot of the Super Moon. Three friends have ordered this model in the last three weeks because of my enthusiasm. I deducted a star because of the positioning of the timer and record buttons. They are directly under the thumb when the camera is gripped properly, and it is very inconvenient to have to disengage the timer when trying to take a regular shot. I'm considering buying another one to have as a back-up since none of the new models in this email have an eye-piece. I have been a camera entusiast for 65 years, and this is my first Canon.

       
      5.0

      Wow!!

      By Olbill

      from Atlanta

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good battery life
      • Nice features/settings

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

          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. My ONLY complaint is that I have a hard time holding the camera without mistakenly pushing a button. My fix has been to try to keep my thumb in the LCD cavity (I rarely use the EVF).

           
          5.0

          Do I have favoritess? Yes!

          By KSchey

          from Chicago, Il

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • lightweight/portable
          • Nice features/settings
          • raw added
          • Simple controls/menu

          Cons

          • front command dial needed for the m settings
          • improvement in low light capability
          • macro still needs some minor tweaking.
          • Not wifi enabled

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

            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.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent value

            By swamper

            from Michigam

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Easy to use
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • good low-light performance
            • lightweight/portable
            • Nice features/settings
            • Simple controls/menu

            Cons

            • Slow focusing

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

              I am very well satisfied with my SX50HS, overall quality is excellent. If you realize the few shortcomings you can take pro pics. Battery life is excellent, low light possibilities are great. My biggest complaint is the slow focusing for in flight shots of birds. The camera is fantastic for macro shots using the long focal length (1200mm 35mm equiv>) which focuses at 4.3ft which allows some wonderful macro opportunities at a discreet distance from subject. Having that great magnification is really important although I have experienced very difficult focusing over water at the full extension (1200) even using manual focus. If you are like me and don't wish to carry around huge lenses, the camera is a godsend>

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Optical zoom exceptional

              By mitrob

              from Missouri Ozarks

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Image Quality
              • Good battery life
              • good low-light performance
              • lightweight/portable

              Cons

              • Missing features/settings

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

                The optical zoom is excellent, no panorama however, easy to use video option

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very, very good camera.

                By Coolio

                from iowa

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good battery life
                • good low-light performance
                • lightweight/portable
                • Nice features/settings
                • PERFECT
                • Simple controls/menu

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black:

                    Very good quality. Good photography camera. I would recommend to anybody looking for a quality camera. The price is good considering the camera quality. The nicest camera I've had in a long time. Love, Love, Love. Buy this camera. You won't be disappointed,

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