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Canon SX50 HS

Camera Labs Highly Recommended Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 50 times zoom factor camera
Bridge 12.1MP 50x Yes Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon SX50 HS Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Canon SX50 HS as follows for Summary.
100
968 Reviews + 12 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Very big optical zoom
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

How Big is the Canon SX50 HS?

The Canon SX50 HS is 122.5mm wide and 87.3mm tall. It is 105.5mm deep and weighs 551g.

Canon SX50 HS front dimensions

Canon SX50 HS size in context

Canon SX50 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

This camera has received 10 awards from expert review sites.

The authors at three expert review sites all decided that this Canon camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Firstpost.com and Reviewed.com.

The writers at websites Camera Labs and Ephotozine both decided that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both thought that this Canon camera was very good. The writer at website Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Silver" award and thought it was great and website Vido.com.ua conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl, Fotomaniak.pl gave it a "5 Star" award and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 33 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 80%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 935 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 90%. 529 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 33,726 expert and owner reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX50 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Canon SX50 HS has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Canon SX50 HS is one of the heavier cameras (551 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. The Canon SX50 HS has one of the biggest optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX50 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon SX50 HS has a pretty standard display diagonal (2.8 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon SX50 HS supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The SX50 HS is a one aspherical lens digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The SX50 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The SX50 HS features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX50 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon SX50 HS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The SX50 HS has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon SX50 HS supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras also support direct printing.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the SX50 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX50 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon SX50 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX50 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX50 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The SX50 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2400 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1696 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 424, 480 x 480 and 640 x 360 and 384 x 480. Across all digital cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon SX50 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the Canon SX50 HS has one of the slower flash recharging times amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 0.0055s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2014 when Canon released the SX50 HS.


Product Identifiers

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00013803157192, 00138031571920, 04960999914237, 08714574586489

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