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Canon Powershot SX50 Hands-On At Photokina 2012

Canon Powershot SX50 Hands-On At Photokina 2012 - We go hands on with the Canon Powershot SX50 IS, the ultra zoom bridge camera from Canon features a 50x optical zoom lens!

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS in Compact Cameras

Canon Powershot Sx50 (2)

The Canon Powershot SX50 IS features the World's longest zoom in a compact camera with a 50x optical zoom lens - zooming from 24mm all the way to a 1200mm equivalent, as you can see below:

Canon Powershot Sx50 (4)

It also has two side buttons to help you zoom in and out quickly to recompose your shots if needed, for example if you lose the subject. We had a brief look at the camera at Photokina and look forward to testing the product fully when it becomes available.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specifications

Max Aperturef/3.4 - f/6.5
35mm equivalent24mm - 1200mm
Optical Zoom50x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor2.8in
Screen resolution461,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus0cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting2.2fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L
Battery Life (CIPA rating)315shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery pack, battery charger, neck strap, lens cap, getting started guide, manual disk, solution disk, warranty system booklet

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petebfrance 6 2.7k France
21 Sep 2012 7:53PM
I'm intrigued. On the face of it this is a pretty dreaful idea compared to the Panasoniic FZ200 with its constant F2.8 and (much) shorter zoom range, but I wonder...


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