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PowerShot SX50 HS

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Overview

The World's Within Your Reach.

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.

 

Features

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.
Experience the difference that the ultra-zooming power of the PowerShot SX50 HS's 24mm Wide-Angle 50x Optical Zoom lens can make on your everyday shooting. The extraordinary focal length of 4.3-215.0mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1200mm) lets you capture everything from wide-angle shots to super-telephoto shots from wherever you are, while every shot exhibits the unique quality inherent to Canon optics. You'll easily reach into sporting events from up in the bleachers, catch beautiful candid shots of your children without disrupting the scene, and achieve wildlife and landscape photography you never thought possible. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer ensures that whether up close or far away, every shot is clear and steady.

Zoom Framing Assist
It's easy to track and capture subjects while using the extreme telephoto on the PowerShot SX50 HS. Use the Zoom Framing Assist Seek function to locate and track your subjects even a long distance away; by simply pressing a button, this function remembers your previous zoom position, zooms out to let you locate your subject, and zooms right back into the saved position when you release the button. And with the Zoom Framing Assist Lock, the camera will lock onto and automatically track a subject, intelligently keeping them in the center of the frame until you're ready to capture the perfect close-up shot.

12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The PowerShot SX50 HS employs a Canon 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, which delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.

Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the PowerShot SX50 HS's image sensor to bring phenomenal increases in processing speed and power, delivering incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. The faster processing speed results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the PowerShot SX50 HS can achieve higher ISO sensitivity and even perform advanced functions like lens correction, special scene modes and much more.

Canon HS SYSTEM for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 6400
The PowerShot SX50 HS gives you the power to create images with spectacular depth, detail and emotional resonance. The 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor works in concert with Canon's latest-generation DIGIC 5 Image Processor to create the renowned Canon HS SYSTEM. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality even at high ISO speeds all the way up to ISO 6400; beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur in a variety of situations for incredible photos and even when shooting video.

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 50x Optical, 4x Digital and 200x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 215.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1200mm)

Optical Zoom
50x

Digital Zoom
4.0x

Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)

Auto: 0 in (0cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)

Sports: 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (W), 43 ft. (13m) - infinity (T)

Macro AF: 0 in. - 1.6 ft. (0-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
Optical N/A.

Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 202,000 dots)

LCD Monitor
2.8-inch TFT Color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/2000 sec.

15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/ 2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off

- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T))

Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, Sports, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3

- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

*1 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*4, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

*2 High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

*3 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *

*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.

Self Timer
Custom*, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Approx. 10-sec. delay

* Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
N/A

Continuous Shooting
1) Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 13 shots/sec.* (in High-Speed Burst HQ)

2) AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 4.1 shots/sec.* (in High-Speed Burst HQ)

3) LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)

- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically

- Differs depending on the zoom position.

* The maximum continuous capture is 10 frames.

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant

Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)

Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:

1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248

2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664

3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000

4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992

5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000

Videos:

Full HD 1920 x 1080: 24 fps (23.976)

HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)

iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)

Movie Digest HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)

Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps

Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps

640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  16:9 3:2
File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB
Large (L) SF 4,507 1,729 6,980 5,134 1,515 6,118
F 2,915 2,640 10,659 3,247 2,384 9,624
Medium 1 (M1) SF 2,630 2,923 11,801 2,914 2,640 10,659
F 1,814 4,234 17,091 1,945 3,961 15,989
Medium 2 (M2) SF 1,095 6,822 27,537 899 8,187 33,044
F 604 12,280 49,567 496 14,448 58,314
Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 221 30,703 123,919
F 113 49,125 198,271 133 40,937 165,225
RAW RAW 17,680 442 1,788 17,585 444 1,798
RAW+JPEG RAW+JPEG NA NA RAW+JPEG NA NA




  4:3 1:1
File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (L) SF 5,661 1,379 5,568 4,224 1,832 7,397
F 3,537 2,192 8,850 2,640 2,923 11,801
Medium 1 (M1) SF 3,173 2,431 9,814 2,365 3,274 13,217
F 2,073 3,721 15,020 1,549 4,912 19,826
Medium 2 (M2) SF 1,002 7,442 30,040 760 9,824 39,653
F 558 12,927 52,176 420 16,374 66,090
Small (S) SF 249 27,291 110,150 188 35,089 141,622
F 150 40,937 165,225 113 49,125 198,271
RAW RAW 17,529 446 1,804 17,415 448 1,814
RAW+JPEG RAW+JPEG NA NA RAW+JPEG NA NA




  4:5
File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (L) SF 3,396 2,273 9,178
F 2,121 3,611 14,578
Medium 1 (M1) SF 1,898 4,026 16,251
F 1,243 6,140 24,783
Medium 2 (M2) SF 608 12,280 49,567
F 336 20,468 82,612
Small (S) SF 150 40,937 165,225
F 90 61,406 247,838
RAW RAW 17,347 450 1,821
RAW+JPEG RAW+JPEG NA NA


Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine

*The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  iFrame Movie, Movie Digest Mode*1 Miniature Effect
HD: 1280 x 720 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
30 fps*2 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
6 fps*3 3 fps*3 1.5 fps*3 6 fps*3 3 fps*3 1.5 fps*3
Movie Size
(KB/sec.)
4701 573 287 143 246 123 61
8 GB 27 min. 39 sec. 3 hrs. 35 min. 27 sec. 6 hrs. 49 min. 22 sec. 11 hrs. 22 min. 17 sec. 7 hrs. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hrs. 38 min. 45 sec. 22 hrs. 44 min. 36 sec.
32 GB 1 hr. 51 min. 37 sec. 14 hrs. 29 min. 36 sec. 27 hrs. 32 min. 15 sec. 45 hrs. 53 min. 45 sec. 30 hrs. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hrs. 04 min. 31 sec. 91 hrs. 47 min. 32 sec.

  Super Slow Motion Movie Other
640 x 480 320 x 240

Full HD: 1920 x 1080

HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
120 fps*3 240 fps*3 24 fps*4 30 fps*2 30 fps*2
Movie size (KB/sec.) 4914 2457 4355 3054 1416
8 GB 26 min. 24 sec. 52 min. 28 sec. 29 min. 39 sec. 42 min. 11 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec.
32 GB 1 hr. 46 min. 35 sec. 3 hrs. 31 min. 49 sec. 1 hr. 59 min. 43 sec. 2 hrs. 50 min. 19 sec. 5 hrs. 59 min. 10 sec.
*1Movie Digest refers to the created movie.
*2Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*3Playback frame rate is 30 fps*2.
*4Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:

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)

Still Images:

Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID info, Focus Check, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning

Videos:

Normal Playback*1, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2, Erase chapters, Editing

Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

*2 Approximately 4 seconds

*3 Slow motion available

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images

- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).

- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.

Back to TopInterfaces

Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Mini-HDMI connector

Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Other
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source
Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)

Shooting Capacity
Approx. 315 shots when using LCD monitor

Approx. 335 shots when using Electronic Viewfinder

Playback Time
Approx. 7 hours

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.82 x 3.44 x 4.15 in. / 122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5mm

Weight
21.0 oz. / 595g (CIPA standard)

19.4 oz. / 551g (camera only)

30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese.)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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PowerShot SX50 HS Contents
PowerShot SX50 HS 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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