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PowerShot SX50 HS

The world’s first
50x zoom compact camera*!

The SX50 HS takes awesome shots whether you’re near or very, very far away. With 50x optical zoom you get the power of a professional grade telephoto lens. With ZoomPlus, you can achieve high resolution shots with an incredible 100x zoom. Zooming in on and not losing sight of your subject used to be next to impossible. Now, with Zoom Framing Assist the camera locks onto your subject, helping you get a perfectly framed photo no matter how much you zoom in.

*As of September 17th, 2012

  • Canon’s HS SYSTEM featuring the DiG!C 5 image processor and 12.1 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor
  • High-powered 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens
  • 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD screen lets you view your shots from all kinds of angles
  • Impressive 1080 Full HD video with built-in stereo microphone and the option of optical zoom while in shooting mode
  • Optical Image Stabilization ensures clear steady images even when shooting at full telephoto
  • Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects optimal camera settings from 58 pre-defined shooting situations
  • Enhanced Movie Digest compiles all clips shot in one day into one file

$429.99 MSRP

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Print Specs

  • What's in the Box
    • PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera 
    • Lens Cap (with Strap)
    • Battery Pack NB-10L
    • Battery Charger CB-2LC
    • Neck Strap NS-DC1
    • Digital Camera Solution CD
  • Type

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

  • Total MegapixelsApprox. 12.8 Megapixels
  • Effective PixelsApprox. 12.1 Megapixels
  • Focal Length4.3 - 215mm
    24 - 1200mm 35mm film equivalent
  • Digital ZoomApprox. 4x
  • 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 SystemTTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
  • Optical ViewfinderOptical N/A, Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 202,000 dots)
  • LCD MonitorTFT Colour Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
  • LCD PixelsApprox. 461,000 dots
  • LCD CoverageApprox. 100%
  • Shutter Speed
    • 1-1/2000 sec.
    • 15-1/2000 sec. (in TV and M modes)
  • White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2
  • Built-in FlashAuto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
  • Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
  • Image Recording FormatSuperfine / Fine
  • Number of Recording Pixels

    Still Images:

    [16:9]

    • Large: 4000 x 2248
    • Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
    • Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
    • Small: 640 x 360
    • RAW: 4000 x 2248 

    [3:2]

    • Large: 4000 x 2664
    • Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
    • Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
    • Small: 640 x 424
    • RAW: 4000 x 2664 

    [4:3]

    • Large: 4000 x 3000
    • Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
    • Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
    • Small: 640 x 480
    • Raw: 4000 x 3000 

    [1:1]

    • Large: 2992 x 2992
    • Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
    • Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
    • Small: 480 x 480
    • RAW: 2992 x 2992 

    [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)
  • 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
  • Video OutNTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video); Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio OutStereo (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
  • Operating Temperature32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C)
  • Operating Humidity10–90%
  • Dimensions4.82 x 4.15 x 3.44 in.
    122.5 x 105.5 x 87.3mm
  • WeightApprox. 20.99 oz (595g) including the battery and memory card.
    Approx. 19.44 oz (551g) camera only.
  • * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.