Dec 12, 2012

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS gives you a super-duper 50x optical zoom

Canon just pushed the limits on how far travel cameras can zoom with their PowerShot SX50 HS, a camera that can offer you up to a whopping 50x optical super-zoom.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 1

This camera is equipped with a lens equivalent of 24-1200mm which makes it one of the most powerful in its category while maintaining a light at just over half a kilo in weight and compact body. A perfect tool for travelers and concert-goers.

It still packs a 12.1 million pixel on its CMOS sensor similar to its predecessor which is the PowerShot SX40 HS that can only go up to 30x zoom. If 50x is not enough, the PowerShot SX50 HS also has a Zoom Plus, which is just digital zoom that can expand its range to 100x.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 2

For those who want to dabble with their photos for post-processing, the PowerShot SX50 HS can also shoot in RAW format as well as JPEG.

It can only manage f/3.4 at the widest point and f/6.5 at the telephoto end but with the Digic 5 processor used in their DSLRs, it performs admirable even at high sensitivity settings. It also has a Zoom Framing Assist Lock button to reduce camera shake at telephoto range.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 3

To give versatility in shooting, Canon equipped the PowerShot SX50HS with a 2.8-inch articulating 461k dot LCD screen. It also provides you with advanced manual controls including Full Manual. This camera also facilitates Full HD video recording.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 4

The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is already available in stores with a retail price of Php25,998 and comes with a three-year warranty.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specs:
Image Sensor: 12.1 million effective pixels
Sensor: 11mm CMOS
Lens: f3.4-6.5/4.3-215mm (24-1200mm as 35 SLR equivalent)
Exposure Modes: Auto, Program AE, shutter and aperture priority, manual
Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 second
Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Viewfinder: Turret and 7.1cm LCD screen (461,000)
File Formats: RAW, JPEG, MPEG4
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 80 to 6400
Flash: Built-in
Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Weight: 551 g (body only)
SRP: Php25,998


  1. ferdinand marte says:

    does Canon have a trade-in offer for this model this Christmas? I want to replace my Canon SX10 w/c served me well personally & professionally. I want 1080P capability. Though I have to question why the 2.8 screen for a full HD camera????

    • i think canon do not accept trade-in offer. but some online shops do accept(ithink?). having a 2.8inch screen is good for a flip out screen. if this cam doesn’t have flip out screen maybe canon could maximize this up to 3-3.2. still PRICEY for a point and shoot camera for a price of 25,990. a Canon 1100D or a Canon 1000D will fit on that budget knowing those 2 are DSLR and this PowerShot SX50 HS is just a point and shoot. BUT in this camera i think a 24-1200mm with a CMOS sensor will be the better side.

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