The Canon Powershot SX50 HS is the new mega-zoom bridge camera from Canon.
With a 50x optical zoom that covers the equivalent of 24-1200mm, it’s going to make the SX50 HS very desirable to the amateur photographer who’s looking for something more than a compact.
Similar to the PowerShot SX40 HS, the Canon SX50 HS includes the 1/1.7-inch 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor. In addition, both cameras shoot video in 1080p at 24 frames per second and 720p at 30fps. The electronic viewfinder hasn’t changed, the hot shoe is still included and the battery is identical.
Other new features include a hotshoe for an accessory flash, a bigger handgrip, and a higher-resolution LCD screen.
The vari-angle LCD screen has increased in size slightly from 2.7 inches to 2.8 inches and the pixel density has doubled from 230k to 461k. The ISO range has expanded from 100-3200 in the SX40 to 80-6400 in the SX50.
Specs at a glance: