Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review

Overall Score

57

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-1200 mm (50x) F3.4-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 202k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 123 x 87 x 106 mm, 595g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: PowerShot SX40 HS
  • Replaced by: PowerShot SX60 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon SX40 HS with PowerShot SX50 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX50 HS with Canon SX40 HS

Canon replaced PowerShot SX50 HS with Canon SX60 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX50 HS with Canon SX60 HS


Canon SX50 HS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX50 HS ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Canon SX50 HS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX50 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
202k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
315 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
6.5 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 461 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS has an Overall Score of 57/100 and ranked #96 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #399 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX50 HS Scores
Imaging score
42
Features score
65
Value for money score
72
Portability score
76
Overall score
57
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX50 HS


Canon PowerShot SX50 HS weighs 595g and has external dimensions of 123 x 87 x 106mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.17"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX50 HS is 203 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX50 HS
595g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX50 HS
106mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX50 HS Dimensions PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 595 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 595 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 595 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Canon SX40 HS 600 g 595 g 123 x 92 x 108 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 595 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Nikon Coolpix P600 Nikon P600 565 g 595 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 595 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 595 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 123 x 87 x 106 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX50 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX50 HS
Announced January, 2013
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 0
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 202
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 315 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-10L
Physical
Weight 595 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 87 x 106 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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