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Digital Camera Review: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

by K.T. Bradford on April 14, 2013

Editor's Choice: Mid-Range

Canon PowerShot SX50 HSWith this camera you move out of the compact point-and-shoot range and into larger bodied cameras with more DSLR-like features and qualities. The most impressive feature of the 12.1MP SX50 HS is its 50x wide angle zoom lens. 50X is a lot of zoom for such a small camera and to get the equivalent on a DSLR or even a Compact Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens camera will set you back a lot more money. And the camera's high-quality image stabilization means you can pull off far away shots without a tripod if you must. The camera also excels in low light and night shooting. Plus, we like the combo of an electronic viewfinder and screen on the back that swivels out for capturing shots at difficult angles.


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Key Specs

Image Sensor: 12.1 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Lens: 4.3 - 215.0mm (24 - 1200mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Zoom: 50x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range: f3.4 (W) - f6.5 (T)
Display: 2.8" LCD 461K dots
Dimension: 4.82 (W) x 3.44 (H) x 4.15 (D)
Weight: 21.0 oz with battery and SD card

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