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Canon SX50 HS Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 12.1MP 50x Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eleven industry awards
Supports video recording
Very big optical zoom
731 Reviews + 11 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

Experts rave about this digital camera and have given it eleven awards.

The writers at four expert review sites all said that this camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Reviewed.com, Firstpost.com and Fotomaniak.pl.

This Canon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this low megapixel digital camera was great.

Two more expert review sites liked this low megapixel digital camera. The editor of website Onfoto.ru gave this Canon digital camera a "Silver" award and thought it was great and it received a Vido.com.ua "Recommended" award.

This Canon camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100 based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 887 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon camera is 90%. 453 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon SX50 HS supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon SX50 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This digital camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

Low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x. When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera that we have checked, the optical zoom of the Canon SX50 HS of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200 millimeter, the SX50 HS has one of the longest maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.5, the SX50 HS has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1.8 to 22.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SX50 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age is 4.5mm and the longest is 38mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SX50 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX50 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX50 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX50 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX50 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX50 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($419.95) which has better reviews.

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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 digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1696 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2400 x 3000, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the best still image resolution is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The SX50 HS supports direct printing. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support direct printing.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The SX50 HS has a dioptre correction. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a dioptre correction.

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Features Calendar

The SX50 HS features calendar, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The SX50 HS features multi burst mode, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Histogram

The SX50 HS features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon SX50 HS has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the Canon SX50 HS has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon S120 (3").

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The SX50 HS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX50 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

Comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have flash recharging times of between 2s and 12s. The SX50 HS has one of the slower flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The SX50 HS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The SX50 HS has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The SX50 HS has a battery charger included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon SX50 HS has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon SX50 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The SX50 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The SX50 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty ISO Sensitivities

The SX50 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Memory

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the SX50 HS has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 50g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 551 grams, the SX50 HS is one of the heavier cameras of this type and age amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The SX50 HS has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age. The viewfinder screen sizes of low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 0.2" to 3", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.53".

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803157192, 00138031571920, 04960999914237, 08714574586489

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