Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
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
An 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 (2.8”) 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
||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS |
||Approx. 12.1M |
|Colour Filter Type
||Primary Colour |
||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology |
||4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm) |
||Optical 50x. |
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 200x
||13 elements in 10 groups (3 UD lenses and 1 double-sided aspherical lens) |
||Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. 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) |
||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF |
|AF Point Selection
||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small) |
||On/Off Selectable |
|AF Assist Beam
|Closest Focusing Distance
||0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro |
||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) |
||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
||1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
||AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400 |
||1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
||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. |
||EVF (0.20 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 202,000 dots |
|Viewfinder / Coverage
||Approx. 100% |
||Vari-angle 7.1 cm (2.8”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots |
||Approx. 100% |
||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD |
||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
|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-RT¹) |
|Second Curtain Synchronisation
|Built-in Flash Range
||50 cm – 5.5 m (W) / 1.4 m – 3.0 m (T) |
||E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹ |
||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 |
||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) |
||Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer |
||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 shots¹² |
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
||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
||Superfine, Fine |
||(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)
||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹ |
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(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 |
||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)] |
||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) |
||Yes, during shooting and playback |
|My Camera / My Menu
||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation |
||Image tagging feature |
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor
||Yes, live histogram |
||Approx. 2x – 10x |
||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom |
||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 |
||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible) |
||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC) |
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
|PC & Macintosh
||Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7
|Browsing & Printing
||ImageBrowser EX |
||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development |
||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied) |
||Approx. 315 shots¹ |
Approx. 420 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply
||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80 |
|Cases / Straps
||Soft Case DCC-850 |
||Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter) |
||Canon Speedlites (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II¹, 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 |
||Lens Hood LH-DC60 |
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity |
||122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5 mm |
||Approx. 595 g (including battery/batteries and memory card) |
Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.
A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.
Softcases & Straps
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.
Neck Strap NS-DC11
Carry your PowerShot comfortably and in style.
Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.
Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.
Speedlite 270EX II
Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.
Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Lens Filter Adapter FA-DC67A
Attaches directly to the front of the camera’s lens, allowing the use of 67mm optical filters.
Lens Hood LH-DC60
Maintains image quality by preventing flare, and protects your lens against bumps and knocks.
Cables & Other Accessories
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Trigger your camera’s shutter without touching it, avoiding vibration and preventing camera shake – great for long exposures in low-light conditions.