Summary Canon SX50 HS

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Help 50x
Screen size
Help 2.8"
Help f/3.4
Screen resolution
Help 461k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 24fps
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HSCanon PowerShot SX50 HS


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Canon SX50 HS Feature Tutorial for Bird and Macro Pictures.
  • Tutorial
  • Exposure bracketing
  • White balance
  • Shooting video
Canon PowerShot Pro-Tips - The Big Picture
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The Canon SX50 HS vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
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The Canon SX50 HS vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
Weight Light Help
595 g
Thickness Thin Help


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The Canon SX50 HS vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Announced Old Help
September 2012
Weight Heavy Help
595 g
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.2 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Thickness Thick Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Canon SX50 HS vs other recent super zooms

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
461k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds
Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second




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Avatar for Stock Advisor Stock Advisor (9:23 PM, November 16, 2015)
use ur smart phone for that ..... use it as remote and get all facilities of high end models using qdaslrdashbaorad
Avatar for Stock Advisor Stock Advisor (9:21 PM, November 16, 2015)
dont need more than that for a Point-and-shoot ..... reasons ..... 1....sensor is small so must maintain reasonable pixel size ..... can do a lot in Photoshop because you got raw shot ..... 3.... the camera sells because it shoots raw has hotshoe for external flash and viewfinder and the best digic5 processor is bonus..... check out these features and then decide ...... it is simply superb camera ..... I got one of course to supplement my dslr cameras and back up as zoom lens
Avatar for patrick patrick (4:23 AM, December 23, 2014)
thats f***ed up
a yousef (0:13 PM, October 28, 2014)
is there a nice night + sport setting ??
Avatar for fakhir abrar fakhir abrar (7:13 PM, October 25, 2014)
mega picsal improve picture quality ...more mp mean mpre pic quality .. in less mp when u zoom the picsel and pic show uuclear the small sapot appear on pic for pic quality mp should be high
sarah (11:17 AM, August 23, 2014)
so what is better than canon sx50 hs at 2014 ??? with allover high quality images and in low light , HD video and the other great important features????
I need camera for long term with high features and not in big size ! :)
achilles (11:33 PM, July 19, 2014)
I'm planning an African safari, need to find a good camera to get as much as possible at all different lights
Avatar for Rajiv Rajiv (11:34 AM, May 15, 2014)
Can any body suggest me which camera I should choose
Nikon coolpix 600 or canon sx 50 HS where canon has no wi fi and nikon picture quality in night mod is not satisfactory. ....what to do.
Avatar for mkecupcakequeen mkecupcakequeen (2:40 PM, April 08, 2014)
I just got this camera yesterday. I am heading to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony this week. Looking to shoot at the stage. Any tips on settings for such an environment?
john nyc (3:59 PM, April 06, 2014)
Snapsort has done a very good job of the pros. Here are some of the cons.
Low light issues: Very grainy in low light, color rendition in low light is poor. The best WB was AWB even in tungsten lighting. What you see in the screen and viewfinder are not what you get. Saturation, brightness and hues are very noticeable different. Saved images, even in raw are noticeable grainier than the screen.
Long exposures are only possible in ISO 80 which is good and bad. Bad because with a 30 sec limit means effectively high I so shooting is very limited and good because at 80 iso processing images are less noisy.
Daylight shooting: DOF focus issues fine detail missing, visible moire patterning.

These all point to the tiny CMOS....however a larger sensor would mean a bigger lenses, weight etc.Otherwise its probably the best bang for your buck in this category of bridge camera.
Avatar for edbear edbear (4:58 PM, December 18, 2013)
On the stats both in pcworld and here it says 0cm for macro photography, but I found it need more like 2cm for a good focus
Avatar for brolly321 brolly321 (11:44 PM, October 19, 2013)
I can't believe they left off the GPS...
Avatar for brolly321 brolly321 (11:30 PM, October 19, 2013)
interesting, when you are limited as to what to do with the pictures.
Avatar for abdullah abdulaziz abdullah abdulaziz (9:04 AM, October 17, 2013)
It is a great camera even the 12mp is awesome and its very cheap I recommend every one to buy it
eret (0:43 PM, August 16, 2013)
Avatar for Rafael Nogueira Guimaraes Rafael Nogueira Guimaraes (11:56 PM, August 03, 2013)
12.1Mp is bad to this cam?
trikster2 (0:03 AM, July 22, 2013)
I'm using snapsort to compare the latest superzooms and I suddenly realized that all of your SX50 comparisons are total BS.

To every SX50 score you add 100 points just because it's popular and for a new camera you add almost nothing for popularity.

So snapsort's advice boils down to: Just buy whatever everyone else is buying.

Thanks for nothing....
Jspider (5:18 PM, May 17, 2013) is its macro? Can it do macro photography at 5-10 cm? Or is it only super close range?
eli (8:29 PM, April 28, 2013)
it's not a DSLR camera, it has a permenant lens that cannot be replaced
as (2:34 PM, April 18, 2013)
small sensor, less mp - less noise.
Lizzy O. (3:16 AM, April 15, 2013)
So when it says "Camera Only = 429-450" does it mean ONLY the camera and nothing else? It doesn't come with a lens too? Help me out here!!
Avatar for i-Man i-Man (5:37 PM, March 28, 2013)
why is it 12 mp ?! consider it a disadvantage ?
Owen K. (2:42 PM, February 14, 2013)
It has an awesome zoom! You would think that at 50x the pics would be horrible but they're not, they're quite usable. I'm even able to get close up shots of the moon - showing the craters etc. Impressive!!
The image quality is also very good, probably the best in its class in ideal conditions. It does have a weakness though, the low light performance is not great. But I don't expect a single camera to do it all so I will forgive one weakness.
Otherwise its a superb camera.
I'm glad I got it.
Avatar for Aniket Kukade Aniket Kukade (9:46 AM, December 28, 2012)
give me little detailed reviews about this camera, please
Avatar for SH SH (5:14 AM, October 09, 2012)
dear snapsort this cam canon sx50 has 13fps fast burst mode,it also has an HDR scene mode option,so pls check it n update it soon :)