PowerShot SX50 HS
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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.
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.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 50x Optical, 4x Digital and 200x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
4.3 (W) - 215.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1200mm)
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)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 202,000 dots)
2.8-inch TFT Color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
Approx. 461,000 dots
f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
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
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
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.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
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
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
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
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.
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.
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.
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
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
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
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)
|File Size (KB)||8 GB||32 GB||File Size (KB)||8 GB||32 GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||2,630||2,923||11,801||2,914||2,640||10,659|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||1,095||6,822||27,537||899||8,187||33,044|
|File Size (KB)||8 GB||32 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||3,173||2,431||9,814||2,365||3,274||13,217|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||1,002||7,442||30,040||760||9,824||39,653|
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||1,898||4,026||16,251|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||608||12,280||49,567|
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.
|iFrame Movie, Movie Digest Mode*1||Miniature Effect|
|HD: 1280 x 720||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|6 fps*3||3 fps*3||1.5 fps*3||6 fps*3||3 fps*3||1.5 fps*3|
|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.|
*2Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*3Playback frame rate is 30 fps*2.
*4Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
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)
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
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
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.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
Approx. 315 shots when using LCD monitor
Approx. 335 shots when using Electronic Viewfinder
Approx. 7 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.82 x 3.44 x 4.15 in. / 122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5mm
21.0 oz. / 595g (CIPA standard)
19.4 oz. / 551g (camera only)
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