Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

84
Global
Score
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

If you need to zoom in on the action and don't want a DSLR and a big lens, it doesn't get any better than the SX50 HS with its 50x (24-1200mm equivalent) lens. TechRadar says the SX50 has "good image quality," and "is easily one of the best options currently available on the market" thanks to its "articulating screen, RAW format shooting and of course that giant zoom." Photography Blog calls the HX50 "a real alternative to a DSLR or compact system camera and a bag full of lenses," though, like other critics, PB also points out that using the full zoom range often requires high ISO settings, which can lead to "high levels of noise." Still, as Pocket Lint puts it, the SX50 "feels great in the hand and delivers plenty of bang for the budget."

from $498+

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Breakdown

Image quality
8.0
Video quality
7.1
Ease of use
8.0
Battery life
5.3
Design and form factor
7.8
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Specs

PowerShot

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Memory card
SD
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Specs

PowerShot

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Memory card
SD
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