Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
81
Based on 29 scores, 52 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • 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....
  • Industryleading 241200mm 50x optical zoom, Rich, accurate colors, Excellent image stabilization system
  • Very good photo quality for a super zoom, Enormous 50X, 24 1200 mm lens, Optical image stabilization, with Intelligent IS feature that selects the right IS mode for you, Sharp, rotating 2.8" LCD display with 461,000 pixels offers good outdoor and low light visibility, Full manual controls, now with RAW support, Smart Auto mode picks a scene mode for you, can even tell when babies are smiling or s...

Cons:

  • Some image flaws, like fringing and oversharpening
  • Soft telephoto images at full zoom, AF hunts at telephoto lengths

Expert reviews and ratings

By Trusted Reviews on 60

What is the Canon Powershot SX50 HS? The combination of a large focal range and relatively compact body make bridge cameras increasingly popular for those looking for a more advanced shooting option without the burden of carrying around large lenses and...

By ConsumerSearch on

The 50x-zoom Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is a technical marvel, reviews say: You can extend the lens, snap a photo of something two miles away, close up the camera and toss it into your shoulder bag. And it's not just a pretty zoom. It's got serious...

By The Imaging Resource on

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By Steves Digicams on

By Kyle Schurman Finding just the right price point at which to offer a digital camera can be pretty tough for camera manufacturers, especially in the mid-range price points. For example, sub-$200 cameras are almost exclusively basic point-n-shoot...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

I loved Canon's S-series ultrazoom digital cameras (S1-S5) and I was a bit suspicious of the SX-series that replaced them. But, after using each of the SX models, to date, I've come to regard the SX-series as worthy successors to the benchmark "S"...

By cnet on 70

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

By Amateur Photographer on 81

Those photographers who are concerned about the impact the wide zoom has on image quality can rest easy, because the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS puts in a solid performance. Furthermore, Canon has wisely addressed the areas where the SX40 HS was found...

By Digital Trends on 80

Available for $400 or less, the SX50 HS is a fine mega-zoom — especially good for travelers. Image quality is tops in class, it's a lot lighter to tote around than a DSLR, and the focal range can't be beat. It has its limitations but if you can deal...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on

Conclusion For photographers who just can't get enough telephoto power, there's the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. This camera packs a whopping 50X, 24 - 1200 mm lens, which is more than you'll find on any other super zoom on the market (at least for now)....

By Camera Labs on 84

With the PowerShot SX50 HS Canon clearly had one aim in sight - to outdo every other super-zoom manufacturer in the market with a longer zoom range. It has succeeded and then some. To put it in context the SX50 HS's 24-1200mm equivalent range gives...

By firstpost.com on 80

At Rs 29,995, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is priced significantly higher than many other super-zoom digital cameras and it's also more expensive than entry-level DSLR cameras. Agreed that the 50x lens is awesome and so is the overall performance, but...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is an interesting and attractive bridge camera. Its 50x zoom sets it apart from competitors but image quality isn't on par with the Panasonic FZ200, for example, which makes do with a 24x...

By reviewed.com on 98

Superzoom cameras were already passing epic magnification levels last year, so it is with no shortage of bewildered fascination that we sit here reviewing the world's first consumer still camera to offer 50x optical zoom. To put that in perspective, were...

By reviewed.com on 98

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By Digital Photography School on

Camera companies love ‘world’s best’ labels, no matter whether they truly are ‘world’s best’ or merely biggest, smallest, longest, widest, quickest, smartest … or whackiest!However, it’s hard to ignore Canon and its description of the PowerShot SX50...

By Expert Reviews on 80

An excellent all-rounder but image quality has its foibles...

By Photo Review Australia on 80

Front view of the PowerShot SX50 HS with the pop-up flash raised. (Source: Canon.)Although the new camera is slightly smaller and six grams lighter than its predecessor, its price is $50 higher than the SX40 HS 's was on its release. With its SLR-like...

By Pocket-lint on 90

The SX50 is the full package deal. We're impressed with its performance as a whole, even if the 24-1200mm equivalent lens is the obvious headline-grabbing feature. Such a lens means some compromise in quality and maximum aperture terms, but the...

By CNET UK on 80

The SX50 HS's output is sharp and accurate, and it delivers an extraordinary zoom, which would cost thousands to replicate on a dSLR. It represents a significant step up from its predecessor, the SX40, but with rival superzooms with wider apertures...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The most attractive feature of the SX50 is clearly it's 50x optical zoom lens, not found yet on any other digital cameras. But as well as this, there are ample other features which make it a fantastic option for those looking for a versatile camera. If...