Editors Liked

  • The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS has an extraordinary zoom range with excellent image stabilization and fine photo quality for a megazoom; plenty of shooting modes, from full auto to full manual; raw image capture; and a hot shoe for adding an external flash
  • Industryleading 241200mm 50x optical zoom, Rich, accurate colors, Excellent image stabilization system
  • Very good photo quality for a super zoom, Enormous 50X, 24 1200 mm lens, Optical image stabilization, with Intelligent IS feature that selects the right IS mode for you, Sharp, rotating 2.8" LCD display with 461,000 pixels offers good outdoor and low light visibility, Full manual controls, now with RAW support, Smart Auto mode picks a scene mode for you, can even tell when babies are smiling or s
  • Awesome 50x 24-1200mm zoom, Excellent 5 stop intelligent stabilisation, 2.8in 460k articulated LCD screen, Good auto exposure and focus bracketing
  • Classleading 50X optical zoom, Nice retention of details, Good metering system, Punchy image colors but no too much, Excellent whitebalance, Classleading 0cm macro focus, Impressive stabilization, Sensitive autofocus, Resists purple fringing, Intuitive us

Editors Didn't Like

  • Some image flaws, like fringing and oversharpening
  • Soft telephoto images at full zoom, AF hunts at telephoto lengths
  • Its lens and high ISO picture quality make it less desirable for shooting indoors or in low light, especially without a tripod. A couple of things about the design of the controls might make shooting frustrating for some users. Outside of its long lens
  • Noise issues at higher ISOs, Video frame rate behind the times, EVF should be larger
  • Likes to clip highlights (hint: use DR correction), Redeye a problem (though removal tool in playback mode helps), Electronic viewfinder isn't great, Lens is on the slow side (in terms of maximum aperture); tripod almost a necessity when shooting at 50X zoom, ISO fixed at 80 at shutter speeds at or below 1 second, Below average battery life, Rear dial is flush with fourway controller, difficult t
  • Small f3.4-6.5 maximum aperture, Low resolution EVF, Short burst mode of less than 1 second, Poor battery life, No screen/EVF toggle button or sensor
  • Useless ISO 3200 & 6400 sensitivities, Noise visible at all ISO, Limited dynamic range, Max 1s shutterspeed above ISO 80, Sluggish autofocus, High distortion near wideangle, Miniscule EVF, No EVF/LCD toggle, Controldial too slim, Weak LCD hinge, Short bat