Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 50x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Review.
Imagine getting right down on the field to capture sports action, zeroing in on your child’s expression on a crowded stage, and recording elusive wildlife shots. All this and more is possible with the PowerShot SX50 HS offering the world’s first 50x Optical Zoom lens* in a compact digital camera, which goes all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) to capture any shot you choose. The PowerShot SX50 HS doesn’t just get you up close to the action, it delivers spectacular image quality to every shot.
The Canon HS SYSTEM, a combination of a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, achieves beautiful images up to ISO 6400. Record your memorable moments in incredibly lifelike 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound and High Speed AF ensures you’ll capture all the action with faster focusing speed and reduced shooting lag time. The PowerShot SX50 HS also features the additional benefit of Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock functions, for easy tracking of and keeping the subject centered in the frame until you capture the image. With powerful technologies that add convenience and advanced capabilities, PowerShot SX50 HS can help you capture more of life every day.
The bridge area of compact cameras are part of the contract must be made in what is otherwise declining segment. Manufacturer of packaging raise the greater the camera to act as a good alternative to a DSLR, or a step up from a standard compact camera.
Two important features distinguish the 12.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX50 HS of 12, 1 Canon PowerShot SX40 HS replacing the Canon superzoom bridge or range. The Canon PowerShot SX40 announced at Photokina 2012, Canon PowerShot G15 Canon EOS 6D over and found a 50x optical zoom, equivalent to 24-1200mm, while the zoom range of the Canon SX40 35x or 24-840mm.
This is a phenomenal zoom range than most SLR users can only dream of, or perhaps trying to reach with difficulty. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is much more affordable. The point of 24mm is ideal for capturing the sights and shot inside, while the longest winded point is perfect for photographing wildlife from a distance or the collection of information. For those who are 50-zoom is not enough, the camera has a digital zoom, which expands to 100x. Canon calls this 100x Zoom Plus.
The Canon Powershot SX50 HS can be regarded as a miniature DSLR, with handrails as pronounced, using the electronic viewfinder, hotshoe and the mode dial. It’s also relatively heavy, giving the same type of feel as the entry-level DSLR with kit lens attached, like the Canon 1100D.
But of course the lens mounted on the Canon Powershot SX50 HS is much more flexible than the 18-55mm kit lens is standard, with a 50x optical zoom. Unlike other DSLR, is controlled by the switch around the shutter release button on the top of the camera, instead of manually turning the zoom by hand.
Zooming in and out was fast and smooth, which means you can quickly go from full wide angle to full telephoto with the minimum of effort. Thanks to the large hand grip, the camera feels very secure in the hand, making it easy to use when shooting one-handed – even when extending the full range of the zoom.
Anyone familiar with a variety of Canon DSLRs will recognize the mode dial on the camera top. Here you will find access to the full manual, semi-automatic, automatic, scene, movie and fashion creative effects.
When using aperture / shutter priority, to change the shutter speed or aperture, rather than using a dial on the handle, as you might do DSLR, the wheels on the back of the camera must be used. If shooting in fully manual, you can toggle between shutter speed and aperture by pressing on the control pad.
The Canon SX50 HS features, fully articulating 2.8-inch 461k dot PureColor II LCD screen. It is a bright and clear display, to avoid glare and reflections in various lighting conditions. We were not able to test it in bright sunlight to fully assess that, though.
have a camera that has an articulated screen is very useful, because it gives that extra flexibility when shooting at awkward angles.
A small pop-up flash can be found at the top of the camera, which needs to be raised manually. There is a button on the side of the flash that is used to access the different flash modes once the flash is raised. It can take a lot of poking buttons to realize that it does not raise the flash automatically.
You can choose to have the camera autofocus deciding point for you, or choose a singular point.
This is achieved by pressing the dedicated button on the back of the camera, then either use the arrow keys or the scroll wheel on the back of the camera to move the autofocus point to the correct position.
An electronic viewfinder is included on the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. Unfortunately there is no eye sensors to automatically detect when your eyes lifted to the EVF, so you’ll need to press the screen twice to turn it on.
This slows down the process of shooting a bit, and is an embarrassment to the camera with great specs otherwise.
Furthermore thumb grip on the back of the camera is a dedicated button to activate recording Full HD video. It is very useful and can be used even when the camera is not in video mode, which really speeds up capturing moments as it unfolds in front of you.
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