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Canon SX50 HS

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Canon SX50 HS

Canon SX50 HS
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A massive optical zoom and multi award winning bridge digital camera, with good features
Bridge 12.1MP 50x Yes Nov 2012
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Canon SX50 HS Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon SX50 HS number 741 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
965 Reviews + 12 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Faster focus and high-speed shooting
Direct connect to your printer
Built-in hot shoe allows compatibility with optional speedlite flashes for additional lighting options
Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW+JPEG for the ultimate creative control
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces
Bright 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots for shooting at A variety of angles, plus an electronic viewfinder
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
Capture stunning 1080p full HD video in stereo sound with A dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output
Average minimum aperture number
Canon HS SYSTEM for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 6400
Canon DIGIC 5 image processor
12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
Zoom framing assist
12.1Mp 1/2.3" CMOS, optical 50x, TTL, 2.8 LCD, 4:3/16:9/3:2/1:1/4:5, 1920 X 1080, 24 fps, 551g<br> the world's within your reach
Available in 30 languages
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

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

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX50 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The SX50 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Canon SX50 HS's optical zoom of 50x is bigger than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The SX50 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX50 HS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the SX50 HS of 6,400 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 39% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the SX50 HS of only 0.0005s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX50 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the SX50 HS of 551g is in the heaviest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The SX50 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 41% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SX50 HS has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SX50 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon SX50 HS has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the SX50 HS of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 67% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX50 HS supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX50 HS has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging time of the SX50 HS of 10s is slower than 77% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average flash recharging time of all cameras is 5.6s, with the fastest being 1s and the slowest being 15s.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon SX50 HS supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon SX50 HS features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The SX50 HS supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Calendar

The SX50 HS features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Only 384 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon SX50 HS is 384 x 480. That's 94% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras and is actually the worst supported resolution amongst all digital cameras.

A 6016 x 4016 resolution is the best supported resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The SX50 HS's display diagonal of only 2.8" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the SX50 HS of 6.5 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 13% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon pssx50hs

Barcodes:

00013803157192, 00138031571920, 04960999914237, 08714574586489

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