Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Ultra advanced 50x zoom
A powerful 50x ultra zoom for extreme telephoto shots. Intelligent IS counteracts shake and Zoom Framing Assist helps keep subjects in the frame. A premium lens, manual modes and RAW give expert results.
- 50x ultra wide-angle zoom
- 4.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer. Intelligent IS
- 12.1 MP HS System with DIGIC 5
- Full HD, HDMI
- 7.1 cm (2.8") vari-angle LCD, EVF
- Manual modes, RAW
- Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist
- Smart Auto, Multi-area WB High-speed Burst HQ
50x ultra wide-angle zoom
With an incredible 50x optical zoom reaching from 24mm to 1200mm* (up to 100x with ZoomPlus) you can capture a huge range of subjects with one camera - from exceptional long range close ups of wildlife to impressive landscapes. An Ultra Sonic Motor ensures fast, near-silent zooming.
Sharp shots with Intelligent IS
A 4.5 stop optical Image Stabilizer delivers sharp images in low light or when using the full extent of the zoom. Intelligent IS automatically selects the optimal Image Stabilizer mode from 7 options, to ensure clear, detailed images.
12.1MP HS System with DIGIC 5
A powerful combination of DIGIC 5 image processor and 12.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, HS System lets you shoot with low noise and high image quality even in low light without flash or tripod.
Full HD Movies, HDMI
Record superb, Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound. Enhanced Dynamic IS compensates for rolling motion plus conventional camera shake for steady movies. HDMI connection allows for loss-less, high quality playback on a compatible HDTV.
Vari-angle LCD and Viewfinder
A 7.1 cm (2.8â€) vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD provides excellent visibility and easy framing from difficult angles. An EVF lets you shoot using your own style and view subjects clearly in very bright conditions.
Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist
Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist helps keep track of distant subjects at full zoom. Pressing the Lock button engages the Image Stabilizer to keep the subject static while using full zoom. The Seek button quickly zooms the camera out of the scene - so you can relocate the subject - zooming back when the button is released.
Manual modes, RAW
Manual modes let you take full control of exposure - choose settings for aperture, shutter speed, WB and ISO. Shoot in RAW with multi aspect support, for maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the supplied DPP software.
Smart Auto with Multi-area WB
Smart Auto selects camera settings from 58 scenes (21 in movies), ensuring optimum results. Multi-area White Balance captures the natural colour of scenes illuminated by multiple light sources.
High-speed Burst HQ
Capture fast action in full 12.1 MP resolution, at up to 13 shots/sec for up to 10 shots, using High-speed Burst HQ mode.
Optional accessories include a 67mm Lens Filter Adapter, Lens Hood and Canon Speedlite EX flashes.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.3 u0096 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 u0096 1200 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 50x. |
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoomu00b9). Combined Approx. 200x
|Construction||13 elements in 10 groups (3 UD lenses and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), 4.5-stop. Intelligent IS|
|Ultrasonic Motor (USM)||Yes, zoom|
|AF System/ Points||Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AEu00b9, Tracking AF|
|AF Point Selection||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|AEB||1/3 u0096 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400|
|Speed||1 u0096 1/2000 sec. (factory default) |
15 u0096 1/2000 sec. (total range u0096 varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom1, Custom 2. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto. White Balance Compensation.|
|Viewfinder||EVF (0.20 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 202,000 dots|
|Viewfinder / Coverage||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor||Vari-angle 7.1 cm (2.8u0094) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RTu00b9)|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm u0096 5.5 m (W) / 1.4 m u0096 3.0 m (T)|
|External Flash||E-TTL with EX series Speedlitesu00b9|
|Modes||Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie Digest, Movie|
|Modes in Movie||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap,Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.2 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 13 shots/sec., up to 10 shots. High-speed Burst HQ with AF: Approx. 4.1 shots/sec., up to 10 shotsu00b9u00b2|
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
|Image Size||4:3 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480|
16:9 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (RAW, L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2400 x 3000, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S
|Movies||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps|
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
|Movie Length||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.u00b9|
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 houru00b2
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Histogram||Yes, live histogram|
|Playback zoom||Approx. 2x u0096 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3|
Mac OS X v10.6 u0096 10.7
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 315 shotsu00b9|
Approx. 420 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80|
|Cases / Straps||Soft Case DCC-850|
|Lenses||Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX IIu00b9, 600EX, 600EX-RT), Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3|
|Remote Controller/ Switch||Remote Switch RS-60E3|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE|
|Other||Lens Hood LH-DC60|
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
|Operating Environment||0 u0096 40 u00b0C, 10 u0096 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 595 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||u00b9 Depending on the image size selected.|
|AF Modes||u00b9 Some settings limit availability.|
|Manual Power Adjustment||u00b9 Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|External Flash||u00b9 Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|Continuous Shooting||u00b9 Under conditions where the flash does not fire.|
u00b2 Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||u00b9 The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.|
u00b2 Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Battery life||u00b9 Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|
|Flash||u00b9 Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
*Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.