PowerShot SX50 HS

The PowerShot SX50 HS is equipped with an extremely powerful 50x (24 – 1200mm) optical zoom giving you true shooting versatility. The Intelligent Stabilizer feature ensures crisp, brilliant images at any zoom length. The camera’s slim, compact body is proportioned in perfect relation to the giant zoom, while rounded corners with angled grips are a natural fit for the palm of your hand. An enhanced Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock buttons help you track and capture subjects for sharp super telephoto photography, and the new High Speed AF dramatically reduces lag time so you’ll never miss a shot.

Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock

At maximum telephoto, it can be challenging to track a moving subject hence Zoom Framing Assist feature makes it much easier to use the camera’s powerful zoom lens. When you press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist Seek button, the camera will automatically zoom out to include a wider angle of view, enabling you to more easily locate your moving subject. Once you find it, release the Seek button to return to its original zoom position. You may depress the Zoom Framing Assist Lock button to keep the subject in focus for that perfect close-up capture.

Intelligent IS (Image Stabilizer)

The camera automatically selects the optimum IS for all situations allowing users to capture crystal-clear, picture-perfect moments whether if they are capturing photographs or video.

The Intelligent IS eliminates shake by analyzing the motion of both the camera and subject, and identifies the shot type such as panning, macro or telephoto shot

High-speed AF

The PowerShot SX50 HS is equipped with Canon’s latest advancements in Autofocus (AF) technology. Canon’s newly developed AF achieves a significant increase in speed, for a shooting experience that’s spontaneous and natural. The remarkably responsive High Speed AF lets you capture up to 13 fps at full resolution with reduced lag time.


Specifications for PowerShot SX50 HS

Imaging Processor DIGIC 5
Image Sensor
Camera Effective Pixels Approx 12.1 Million pixels
Focal Length 50x zoom: 4.3 (W) – 215 (T)mm
(35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) – 1200 (T)mm)
Focusing Range 0cm (0in.) – infinity (W),
1.3m (4.3in.) – infinity (T)
Macro: 0 – 50cm (0in. – 1.6ft.) (W),
30cm – 50cm (12in. – 1.6ft.) (T)
Image Stabilizer (IS) System Len-shift type
LCD Monitor
Size 2.8-inch type (Approx. 461,000 dots)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Features Variangle
Electronic Viewfinder Approx 202,000 dots
Control System Continuous AF, Servo AF, Manual Focus
AF frame Face Detect, Tracking AF, Center, FlexiZone
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
ISO Speed
(Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto, ISO 80 – 6400
1/3 step increments
Speed 1 – 1/2000sec.
15 – 1/2000sec. (in Tv and M Modes)
Type Iris type
f/number f/3.4 – f/8.0 (W), f/6.5 – f/8.0 (T)
Modes Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Range 50cm – 5.5m (W), 1.4 – 3.0m (T)
(1.6ft. – 18ft. (W), 4.6 – 9.8 (T))
Hot Shoe Available
Shooting specifications
Shooting Modes C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, Sports, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3

*1 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*4, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, 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
Continuous shooting In P mode: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec.
In High-speed Burst HQ mode: Approx 13 shots/sec.
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images: 4:3
Large: 4000 x 3000,
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112, Medium 2: 1600 x 1200,
Small: 640 x 480,
RAW: 4000 x 3000
Movies: iFrame Movie & Movie Digest: 1280 x 720
Super Slow Motion Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240
Miniature effect: 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Others: 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Power Source Battery pack NB-10L
Number of Shots
(CIPA Compliant)
Approx. 315 (with LCD on)
Movie Recoding Time
(Actual Usage Time)
Approx. 1hr. 15mins. (with LCD on)
Dimensions (CIPA compliant) 122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5mm (4.82 x 3.44 x 4.15in.)