Canon SX50 12.1 Megapixel Extended Zoom Reviews Roundup

On September 17 2012, Canon announced 3 new PowerShot digital cameras - G15, S110, and SX50 HS. These 3 new models provide advanced features, greater focusing speed and multiple-shot speed. Both the G15 and S110 models include a newly designed 12.1 Megapixels High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor. The G15 features a new 28mm wide-angle f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom, maximum ISO speed of 12800, 1080p Full HD video with a built-in stereo microphone, 10fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode at full resolution, accessory shoe for Speedlites, an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch 922,000-dot LCD display. Additional optional accessories include the Tele Converter Lens, Conversion Lens Adapter for Macro Ring Lite or Macro Twin Lite, a threaded Filter Adapter for 58mm lens filters, and WP-DC48 Waterproof Case (up to 130 feet).

The PowerShot S110 comes with built-in Wi-Fi feature allowing the camera to share images and video to social networking sites through the Canon iMAGE GATEWAY or to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as iOS or Android smartphones and tablets with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app. The S110 features a 24mm f/2.0 wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, ISO speed of 12800, 10fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode at full resolution, 1080p Full HD video, built-in stereo microphone, optical zoom while shooting, and convenient playback via HDMI output. The PowerShot SX50 HS comes with a 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization, a maximum ISO of 6400, 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD screen (461,000 dots) and a Zoom Framing Assist function to help users locate, track and capture subjects while zooming. The SX50 can also capture 12-bit RAW + JPEG image files. The PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras is listed for $479.99.

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Canon Powershot SX50 IS Camera Reviews Roundup

What Digital Camera - Oct 22 2013
"The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is a camera that combines an amazingly long zoom lens and a set of enthusiast and novice features, all packed into a surprisingly small bridge-style body and keeping it all relatively easy to use too. Honestly, make no mistake, that's no mean feat. The monster zoom grabs the headlines perhaps, but it does not come without the com..." More »
89out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Jul 07 2013
"The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS offers a reasonable level of image quality, although once again it's not without points at which it falls down. The camera's metering system displays a worrying propensity to overexpose. When it does overexpose it clips highlight detail, which will force you to resort to exposure compensation often. Although the model's white bal..." More »
60out of 100
Imaging Resource - Jun 04 2013
"With a 50x optical zoom that delivers an amazing 24-1200mm-equivalent range, the Canon SX50 HS brings distant subjects up close and personal -- and it does so with intelligence and grace. Hand-held shots at full zoom and in good light are relatively easy to take, thanks to the SX50's improved image stabilization and Zoom Framing Assist function. And the end..." More »
Not Rated
Steve's Digicam - Apr 18 2013
"The image quality of shots with the PowerShot SX50 is consistently good. Colors are vibrant and realistic. The SX50's autofocus mode works very well, resulting in sharp images. You may find a slight blur at the maximum telephoto, but you can fix that problem most of the time by using a tripod. With this camera, Canon has included the ability to shoot in RAW..." More »
Not Rated
Amateur Photographer - Feb 15 2013
"With the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS covering such a wide focal range, there is the obvious risk of compromised image quality. We shot our resolution charts with the lens set to 100mm and f/5.6, and at ISO 100 the camera reaches the 22 marker in raw format. While sharper results can be expected in raw format, this performance still does not quite match up to it..." More »
81out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Feb 14 2013
"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" cameras.  SX-series cameras are slightly smaller, a bit lighter, and substantially more fe..." More »
80out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Feb 01 2013
"The fifth generation Canon Powershot SX50 HS replaces last year's very popular SX40 HS. The SX50 HS is about the same size as an entry-level DSLR and features 12 megapixel resolution and a brand new 50x zoom - currently the longest zoom lens in the world. Other features include a 2.8 inch (6.9 cm) tilt/swivel (461K) LCD with Canon's Quick-bright mode (which..." More »
Not Rated
dpreview - Jan 21 2013
"Canon seems to have made a concerted effort to improve performance in the SX50 HS compared to its earlier generation super-zooms and it has certainly done that. Is the SX50 HS now the fastest super zoom in the land? No, but it's pretty good. The camera starts up in a very respectable 1.2 seconds, which is better-than-average. Focus speeds are 50% better tha..." More »
72out of 100
LuminousLandscape - Jan 07 2013
"Pick up the Canon SX50 and you'd think that you were holding an entry-level DSLR with short kit zoom attached. Most controls are in familiar locations, the LCD screen is articulated, there's a built-in flash, and a dedicated video button. The only thing that breaks the spell is looking through the electronic viewfinder. It's the typical crappy, small and lo..." More »
Not Rated
Camera Labs - Dec 30 2012
"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 it more scope in terms of available focal lengths than most DSLR owners have in their bulky and heavy camera b..." More »
84out of 100
Digital Camera Resource Page - Dec 14 2012
"Canon made it a point to improve performance on the PowerShot SX50, and they certainly did. Is the SX50 now the fastest super zoom in the land? No, but it's still pretty good. The camera starts up in a very respectable 1.2 seconds, which is better-than-average. Focus speeds are 50% better than on the SX40 (per Canon), bringing them up to "average"..." More »
Not Rated
NeoCamera - Dec 12 2012
"The SX50 HS has an ISO range from 80 to 6400 with noise apparent at all sensitivities. From ISO 80 to 200, the noise is very fine-grained at has little effect on image details. With noise-reduction at Normal, images still retain a good amount of details with a noise cleaned nicely. The Low setting is quite noisy and the High setting leaves things looking li..." More »
100out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Nov 06 2012
"Super-zoom 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 this a traditional 35mm camera, that camera's lens would need to be a ridiculous 1,200mm long. This of..." More »
100out of 100
PhotoReview Australia - Oct 24 2012
"All super-zoom digicams involve compromises and the more manufacturers 'stretch' the capabilities of the technology, the more likely the effects of compromises will become obvious. We found such to be the case with the  SX50 HS we received to review. Extending the zoom range to 50x takes a severe toll on lens speed, which reduces shooting options when..." More »
80out of 100
Pocket-lint - Oct 22 2012
"High ISO settings are important for superzoom cameras for a number of reasons. The SX50's more limited maximum aperture at its longer focal lengths means less light can reach the sensor and therefore, in many situations, a higher ISO setting will need to be used when shooting handheld. That long focal length also introduces greater sensitivity from physical..." More »
90out of 100
CNET UK - Oct 20 2012
"I tested the PowerShot SX50 HS in generally good conditions with a light cloud cover. It was set to write JPEG files at their largest possible size, and I used a mixture of full auto, scene modes and aperture priority so the camera could always adjust its shutter speed to compensate. Sensitivity was set to automatic. The SX50 had an extremely light touch wh..." More »
80out of 100
Photography BLOG - Oct 10 2012
"The jaw-dropping 50x lens may get all the attention, but the PowerShot SX50 HS' other new features are what makes this Canon's best super-zoom camera yet. It's impossible to review the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS without focusing on its 24-1200mm focal length - after all, it would be very costly and indeed difficult to replicate that range on a DSLR system, not..." More »
90out of 100
What Digital Camera - Oct 08 2012
"The screen at the rear is the vari-angle type, measures 2.8inches and has a 461,000 dot resolution. First impressions of it are good. It's sharp and seems to display faithful colours. The way it swings out and up and down will be particularly useful for macro work or when you need to hold it high up above the crowds. Something often overlooked on bridge com..." More »
Not Rated

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