Canon SX50 12.1MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom 

by Canon | Item  #: 497385 |
Canon SX50 12.1MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom
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  • 50x Optical Zoom
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 2.8" Vari-Angle LCD
  • 1080p HD Video


  • World's first 50x Optical Zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers magnificent images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with a DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed and High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames while maintaining superb image quality.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Bright 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles, plus an Electronic Viewfinder.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.


Effective Pixels:12.1 megapixels
Total Pixels:12.8 megapixels
Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Lens Type:Canon 4.3 (W) - 215.0 (T) mm lens
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent):24-1200mm
Optical Zoom:50x
Digital Zoom:4x
Optical Image Stabilization:Yes
Aperture:f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
LCD Size:2.8"
LCD Type:TFT Color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels:461K Dots
LCD Coverage:Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Coverage:Not specified
Autofocus Points:Not specified
AF Assist Light:Yes
Continuous Autofocus:No
Focus Range:Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
Shutter Speed Range:1-1/2000 sec.15-1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Bulb Shutter Setting:No
Flash Sync Speed:Not specified
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Exposure Compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Recycling Time for Built-in Flash:10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
External Flash Connection:No
Exposure Control
Shooting Modes:C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, Sports, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
Exposure Compensation:Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Bracketing:No
Metering Modes:Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Metering Range:Not specified
ISO Sensitivity:80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/ 2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400
Auto ISO:Yes
White Balance Modes:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
Shooting Specifications
Shutter Release Modes:Single, Continuous, Timer
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution:Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in P mode). Approx. 13 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ).
Maximum Burst:Not specified
Scene Modes:Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
Face Detection:Yes
Panorama Mode:No
Image Stitching:Stitch Assist mode available
HDR Mode:Yes
Remote Control Option:No
Playback Specifications
Playback Functions:Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
In-Camera Image Editing:Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID info, Focus Check, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning
Video Specifications
Video Resolutions:1920x1080; 1280x720; 640x480
Video Frames Per Second:30 fps standard; other fps available in specialty modes
Computer Interface:NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video).Mini-HDMI connector
Video Out:NTSC/PAL
Audio Out:Stereo
Included Software:Digital Camera Solution CD
Software System Requirements:Not specified
Media Storage
Internal Memory:Not available
Compatible Memory Cards:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image File Formats:Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video File Formats:MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Included Battery:Battery Pack NB-10L (Included)
Other Compatible Batteries:None listed
Battery Life (Images):Approx. 315 shots when using LCD monitor. Approx. 335 shots when using Electronic Viewfinder.
Battery Life (Video):Not specified
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity:10-90%
Storage Temperature:Not specified
Storage Humidity:Not specified
Tripod Socket:Yes
Package Contents
PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
Lens Cap (with Strap)
Battery Pack NB-10L
Battery Charger CB-2LC
Neck Strap NS-DC11
Digital Camera Solution CD

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Assembled Size

  • Dimensions: 4.82"W x 3.44"H x 4.15"D
  • Weight: 21.0 oz.
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