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Canon PowerShot 12.1MP 50x Optical Zoom Digital Camera (SX50HS) - Black

  • Model Number: SX50 HS
  • WebID: 10224249
(28 ratings)

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Snap beautiful shots of faraway objects with the advanced Canon Powershot SX50 HS. Sporting a powerful 50x 24-1,200mm lens, this camera enjoys 12.1 Megapixels and an intelligent Zoom Framing Assist that pulls the lens back so you can easily find your subject before zooming back in. Afterwards, view your images on the sharp 2.8" vari-angle LCD screen.

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  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • High-sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Zoom right in with the powerful 50x 24-1,200mm optical zoom lens
  • Intelligent Zoom Framing Assist software pulls the lens back so you can easily find your subject before zooming back in
  • Canon Smart Auto determines the best shooting conditions based on 58 pre-defined situations
  • Vibrant 2.8" vari-angle LCD screen

What's in the Box

  • Digital Camera PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Lens Cap (with Strap)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Battery Pack NB-10L(with Terminal Cap)
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC
  • Solution Disk V123

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Image Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 11.05 mm
Total Pixels 12.8 MP
Effective Pixels 12.1 MP
Image Processor Digic 5
Optical Zoom 50x
Digital Zoom 4x (200x Combined Zoom with Optical)
Focus Range 0 cm - Infinity
Focus Lock Y
Focal Length 4.3 mm - 215 mm
35 mm Equivalent 24 mm - 1200 mm
Autofocus System TTL AF with Manual Focus
Viewfinder & Monitor
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.8 Inches
LCD Monitor Resolution 461000 dots
Brightness Adjustment 5 Levels
Built-in Flash Yes
Auto Flash Mode Yes
Red-Eye Reduction Flash Mode Yes
Flash On/Off Mode Yes
Fill-in Flash Mode Yes
Slow Synchro Yes
Other Flash Modes Not Applicable
Flash Range 50 cm - 5.5 m
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 in 1/3 increments
Aperture & Exposure
Aperture Range f/3.4 - f/6.5 (f8.0 max)
Shutter Speed Range 15 - 1/2000th
Evaluative Metering Mode Yes
Centre-Weighted Average Metering Mode Yes
Spot Metering Mode Yes
Other Metering Modes Not Applicable
ISO Sensitivity ISO 80 - 6400
Exposure Compensation +/-3 in 1/3 steps
Image Stabilization Optical - Intelligent IS
White Balance Modes 1 Auto; Daylight; Cloudy; Tungsten; Fluorescent; Fluorescent H; Flash; Custom 1; Custom 2 (With Multi-area WB)
White Balance Modes 2 Not Applicable
Still Image Features
Auto Mode Yes
Manual Modes Yes
Portrait Mode Yes
Night Mode Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Other Shooting Modes 1 Custom 1; Custom 2
Other Shooting Modes 2 Not Applicable
Face Detection Yes
Self-Timer Off; 2sec; 10sec; custom
In-Camera Effects
Red-Eye Removal Yes
Black & White Yes
Sepia Yes
Other In-Camera Effects See scene modes
Video Features
Video Modes Auto (21 Scenes); Movie Digest; Standard; Super Slo-Motion; iFrame
Special Video Modes Not Applicable
Frame Rate @ 640 x 480 Resolution 120 fps
Frame Rate @ 320 x 240 Resolution 240 fps
Frame Rate @ Other Resolutions 1920x1080 (24 fps); 1280x720 (30 fps; 6 fps; 3 fps; 1.5 fps)
Sound Quality 48kHz; 16-bit; Linear PCM Stereo
Digital Storage Media SD; SDHC; SDXC
Included Storage Medium Size No
Still Image File Formats JPEG (EXIF 2.3); RAW (12-bit)
Movie File Formats MOV (H.264)
Image Quality Modes L; M1; M2; S
Resolution - Highest Quality Mode 4000 x 3000
Resolution - Medium Quality Mode 1600 x 1200
Resolution - Lowest Quality Mode 640 x 480
Images per 1 GB (Highest Resolution) 172
Minutes of Video per 1 GB (Highest Res.) 3.66 min
Image Playback Modes 1 Image Only; Index (2x); Focus Checker; Info Screen (2x); Slide Show; Category Search
Image Playback Modes 2 Not Applicable
Movie Playback Modes Not Applicable
Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB
Video Output Mini-HDMI
Audio Output Mini-HDMI
PictBridge Yes
Other Connection Type No
AC Adapter Optional
Battery Type & Quantity NB-10L
Auto Off Function Yes
Shooting Capacity 335
Playback Time 420 min
Included Software
Computer Compatibility PC And Mac
System Requirements 7 SP1; Vista SP2; XP SP3; Mac OS X v10.6-v10.7
Physical Features
Colour Black
Body Construction Not Applicable
Freezeproof No
Dimensions - Width 12.3 cm
Dimensions - Height 8.7 cm
Dimensions - Depth 10.6 cm
Weight (with Batteries) 595 g
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

22 Customer Reviews for Canon PowerShot 12.1MP 50x Optical Zoom Digital Camera (SX50HS) - Black

Average Overall rating

4.3 / 5
Based on 28 ratings
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10% Critical

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  • from Montréal, QC
  • Jan 13, 2014

Canon powershot 12.1mp 50x optical zoom

Very happy with this camera.

  • from Richmond, BC
  • Jan 12, 2014

good for amateur

I was planning to buy a tele zoom lens for my nikon SLR , but it is too expensive!!!! during the boxing week , the canon sx50 was on sale for only 299, 50x optical equal to 1200mm lens , the price is good for sure but just want to remind the ppl who are going to buy, for zooming over 30 x , you will need a tripod or it is kind of impossible to focus well

  • from St. John's, NL
  • Dec 31, 2013

Gotta love the Zoooom !!

Been using the SX50 for about a week and very impressed. I regularly use a variety of cameras and this camera fits right in. Good quality construction, easy handling, good picture quality (outdoors) and fairly compact when the zoom length is considered. I consider this a special use camera and probably should be used as such. It's low light capability is not very good and shutter release response is a little slow when compared to just about any DSLR. So I don't view this camera as a DSLR replacement. BUT, and this is a big BUT. Look at this lens range; 24-1200mm (35mm SLR equiv.)! To get a 1200mm for my DSLR is almost impossible. The last Canon Lens of this length weighed in at over 36lbs and was around $100,000. Plus the SX50 has a zoom and has some wide angle capability. If you are looking for a long zoom camera, with a relatively compact size and good picture quality, that can get you up close and personnel with birds and other wildlife, then get this camera. You won't be disappointed.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Dec 29, 2013

Top notch zoom

Best zoom on a point and shoot. Very happy with this camera - good back up for when my SLR is too big to be brought along. Love that you can connect a Speedlight flash to it with ease. Image stabilizer is simply amazing when a tri-pod is not available. Zoom into a lunar shot and no editing required for breathtaking photos. My only grief is that you need to open the battery compartment to remove the memory card, it should have its own door.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 28, 2013

Canon SX50HS Black

I like this camera.