Canon PowerShot SX50 Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera with 12.1 Megapixels and 50x Optical Zoom

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    Canon PowerShot SX50 Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera with 12.1 Megapixels and 50x Optical Zoom

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    Take bright, beautiful photos with the Canon PowerShot SX50 Digital Camera. Perfect for capturing life's special moments, this Canon ultra-zoom digital camera features a high sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor to enhance image quality. You'll enjoy showing off high resolution pictures to friends and family, and they also make great photo prints. Full HD 1080p video records the fun as it happens. The 24mm wide angle lens has an optical zoom of 50x, so you can catch every detail.
    Canon SX50 Camera with 12.1 Megapixels and 50x Optical Zoom:
  • 12.1 megapixel resolution with high-quality still images and video recordings
    Featuring 1080p Full HD video, high sensitivity CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Canon Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera is equipped with a 24mm wide-angle lens
    With 50x optical zoom
  • 2.8" vari-angle LCD screen
  • Built-in flash with Auto/On/Off modes

  • Additional Features:
  • 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (memory card not included)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
  • ISO Modes: up to 6400
  • File Formats Supported: JPEG, DPOV, MOV
  • 4.8" x 3.4" x 4.2"; 21 oz

  • Canon PowerShot SX50 Digital Camera Compatibility and Warranty:
  • Compatible with PC or Mac
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

  • What's in the Box:
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera
  • Battery, charger and power cable
  • Canon Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera Quick Start Guide
  • CD with software and digital manual
  • From the Manufacturer


    Good, bad and bottom line - CNET Reviews


    The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS has an extraordinary zoom range with excellent image stabilization and fine photo quality for a megazoom; plenty of shooting modes, from full auto to full manual; raw image capture; and a hot shoe for adding an external flash.


    Its lens and high-ISO picture quality make it less desirable for shooting indoors or in low light, especially without a tripod. A couple of things about the design of the controls might make shooting frustrating for some users. Outside of its long lens, its features and performance are slightly behind competing models.

    Bottom Line

    If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies.


    Main Features
    Optical Zoom: 50X
    Lens System
    Type: 50 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 215 mm - f/3.4-6.5
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 24 - 1200mm
    Macro Focus Range: 0 in - 19.7 in
    Type: 2.8" LCD display
    Camera Flash
    Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Effective Flash Range: 1.6 ft - 18 ft ( wide lens ) Ž 4.6 ft - 10 ft ( tele lens )
    Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.2"
    Viewfinder Color Support: Color
    Additional Features
    Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec, 30 sec, 20 sec, 0 - 15 sec, 25 sec
    Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, focus bracketing, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, highlight point display, in-camera movie editing, 1080p Full HD movie recording, built-in help guide, Exif Print support, HS System, Zoom Framing Assist, high-speed recording, Smart AUTO, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS)
    Connector Type: 1 x Hi-Speed USB Ž 1 x composite video/audio output Ž 1 x HDMI output
    System Requirements for PC Connection
    Operating System Support: MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows 7 SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.7
    Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon Digital Photo Professional, Canon ImageBrowser EX
    More Information
    Model No.: 6352B001
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.2
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 5.8 x 5.0
    Walmart No.: 551839545

    What's Included

    • • Cables
    • • Software CD's

    Customer Product Reviews

    Rated 4.5 out of 5★áby 135reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Awesome upgrade from the SX30 IS I really enjoyed using my old SX30 and captured some amazing photos with it. When the SX40 came out, the reviews and comments indicated that Canon had made notable improvements in the SX line. But, I couldn't justify getting a new camera so soon. But when the SX50 was released with the longer zoom, I knew that would be my next camera. I did some comparisons with other similar cameras, but jumped for the Canon when Walmart dropped the price. In the end, the two reasons I picked Canon over Nikon and Sony were: 1. My familiarity with Canon SX cameras and 2. That incredible 50X zoom.I have only used the camera for a few weeks mostly to capture backyard birds and the full moon. When possible, I took the same shots with my old SX30 to make comparisons. The photos have always been better with the SX50... sharper, brighter and better color. I am very pleased so far.The range of this lens is similar to my SX30 and it provides very good macro shots as well as zoomed shots. I haven't taken enough test shots yet to give a detailed analysis, but the range of this lens is simply amazing. In the dSLR world, you would need to buy several (many) heavy and expensive lenses to get the same range. Without a doubt, the dSLR will deliver much better quality in the photos. But unless you are a pro or a very serious hobbiest, it would be hard to justify the extra expense. And if you do have great dSLR equipment, you can probably justify having an SX50 (or other megazoom) as an everyday carry around camera when you don't want to drag the heavier stuff around.I seldom take video and haven't tried this feature yet. Sorry. But other reviews I've read think the SX50 is very good at this. I guess there are some great video uses for the 50X lens, but does it make sense to buy this camera for movies when there would be no way to capture sound at a 50X distance? But like I said, I don't do video very often.The SX50 controls have been shuffled since the SX30. In my opinion, the new design works about the same as the old. It just took me a few days to get used to the new locations. The power button is the one thing that still troubles me. The location is probably better and lowers the chance of accidental on/offs. But, I find that I have to be very deliberate when pushing the button. Several times, I've grabbed the camera, pushed that button and moved the camera to my eye only to see that the camera hadn't turned on. This might be a deliberate design to further prevent the casual button press???The articulating LCD screen is one of the coolest features of the SX cameras. This makes it possible for you to keep good control of your camera in some very awkward situations... around corners (being sneaky :^), on the ground, over your head, etc. Other than those type of situations, I seldom use the LCD to compose a photo. But I can't imagine having a camera without that feature.I have only used the flash once, just to make sure it works.The image stabilization works great... but hand holding this camera at 50X is still an issue. I use tricks (leaning into something, holding the camera on something, etc) for most long shots, but I think I will use a tripod a lot more than I did with the SX30.If you have always used a point-and-shoot camera, the SX50 is a great way to start using some manual techniques. I've only tinkered a bit with these on the SX50, but have used aperture and shutter priorities quite a bit on the old camera. A big complaint of mine with both cameras is when using manual focus. Ughh. Focusing is a fine tuning function which is almost impossible to do by spinning the control wheel. Luckily, the autofocus works pretty good as long as you can get it to focus on what you want.Should you buy this camera? The zoom is awesome for wildlife, birds, sporting events, etc... anything that you want to bring up close If those type of photos are low on your priorities, there are many other cameras on the market that will give you excellent photos at half the price. For me, I am VERY happy with the SX50. 12/03/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★áby I planned to use this camera to record a wedding in HD. After trying a few practice videos, I noticed the video kept cutting out less than 20 minutes into the recording. I contacted Canon customer support about it and received the following response:"Unfortunately, the SX50 HS has built in clip limitation when shooting videos. Your camera will stop recording automatically once the clip reaches 4GB in size or 29 minutes and 59 seconds in length when shooting in high definition or approximately 1 hour when shooting in standard definition."It is a nice camera and easy to use. The pictures look great and the zoom is amazing, just don't plan on taking long HD videos with it. 11/18/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Great camera, easy to use This by far is the BEST camera that I've owned. I was using the PowerShot S5is, that I bought 4 years ago. I love taking sunset pictures and anything nature, so the decent zoom worked out well for those pictures. When I first saw the PowerShot SX50 at my local Walmart, I fell in love with it, and knew that I would own it when I could. Finally, that day came. Nature and sunset pictures are easier than ever to capture, because it has a GREAT zoom. I consider myself a professional amateur. The PowerShot SX50, makes me look like a professional. The colors of the sunset pictures are amazing!! Great detail!! If you need to zoom in on a pelican, this zoom will get you so close, you think you're standing in front of it. I have not tried recording a video yet, but I'm sure it will be just as great as the pictures have been. So, if you're looking for a camera that takes great pictures, has a great zoom to get you close to everything, and is easy to use, then look no further, the PowerShot SX50 is that camera. 01/05/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Love it!! I have several Canon cameras, including the 5dii. But I got this one both for the super zoom, and for ease of carrying while hiking. I also take it out with me in the kayak. My other cameras have 18-21 mp, and this one is only 12.1, so I hesitated. But the shots are beautiful!! Very rich color, especially in good light.Auto does a decent job, but I also use the manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority. And I admit to enjoying the toy camera option. It's fun.I did buy a cable release for this camera, which makes tripod use even better and easier. The swing out viewfinder also makes tripod use much easier.I also bought a hood, although I don't really notice much difference now that it's on.I also appreciate that the battery lasts quite a long time. But I did buy an extra one, because it's hard to recharge when you're in the boat.I was really very pleasantly surprised at how much I like this camera!!! 06/19/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Great zoom and great quality photos at great price My previous camera was the Canon SX40, with a 35x zoom and I really loved it. I got this one as an upgrade and it met my expectations. It is a great point and shoot camera, if you don't want to worry about any specific settings. But if you like to modify some of them, it allows you to play with it. It's not a substitute for a DSLR, but it shouldn't be.The 50x optical zoom let you take photos of things you can't even see on plain sight. Great for photos of the Moon! (I have even been able to see Jupiter and it's four biggest moons, as bright spots; don't expect so much detail on those!).The flash is more powerful than the SX40, so the SX50 is improved for dark conditions. Just be careful when taking photos too close to individuals; they can seem too bright.Another improvement is the anti-shake technology while taking video. Very useful for people like me, with not a very steady grip.It doesn't include the mini-USB cable, so that's something you might need to get if you want to transfer the photos directly from the camera, instead of removing the SD memory card. 12/08/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Great camera with all the bells of the g-series Canon but with 1200 MM lens. Works great in low light and you can use the hot shoe if needed. 12/08/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★áby Great Very easy to use and quality of pictures are very good. I have grandchildren in sports and this as been wonderful for action shots. 05/14/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Amazing features, and long zoom I love the side-swinging, tilting view screen, which is something I required in a new camera. 50x optic/200x zoom is really impressive and the stabilization really works. Photo here of small bird was done, handheld, through glass, from second story, across back yard and has not been cropped or adjusted.Has amazing features such as recognizing when someone's eyes are closed, and being able to recognizing a designated face and focus on it.Only criticisms so far are that the controls on the back are too easy to bump when pickup/handling the camera, and that it does use a rechargeable rectangular battery, so you cannot substitute common AA batteries when you are low. However, this does make the camera smaller and lighter. 01/19/2014
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