Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Video Reviews

Note: If you haven't read our article, Top Superzoom Cameras for Wildlife Pictures, it's worth a look to find out more about the Canon SX50 and its main competitors.

Video 1

The first of our selected video reviews of the SX50 superzoom (1m 11secs long), from Norman Camera, provides a quick look at the main features and gives a basic but useful overview of the camera.


Find out more and read customer reviews for the Canon PowerShot SX50 on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Video 2

This more comprehensive video (4m 05secs) by DigitalCameraWorld, goes deeper into the SX50's make-up, highlighting changes and improvements (like abilitiy to shoot RAW) over its predecessor, the SX40.

The presenter is not impressed with the EVF (electronic viewfinder), describing it as the worst aspect of the camera, and found she preferred using the LCD screen in most situations. That's a pity, because an EVF is very useful in direct sunlight when it's difficult to see the LCD; I also believe you can keep a superzoom more steady when held against your face than at arm's length.

On the positive side, the camera produces images that have a "great level of detail and fantastic color". The SX50 is described as very appealing to holdiaymakers, travelling photographers or anyone who wants a decent allround camera without the hassle of having to change lenses.


Find out more and read customer reviews for the Canon PowerShot SX50 on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Video 3

This clip (3m 47sec) by WhatDigitalCamera also goes into some detail about the SX50. You'll learn that the maximum aperture of the incredible 50x zoom lens varies, depending on the focal length. At wide angle (24mm equivalent) it's f/3.5, but this does change to a rather disappointing f/6.5 at maximum zoom, so you'll need good light to ensure a reasonably high shutter speed when shooting at 1200mm.

This presenter is also not over-impressed with the electronic viewfinder of the SX50, finding it extremely small and not eye-activated.


Find out more and read customer reviews for the Canon PowerShot SX50 on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Video 4

Our final video (3m 05secs) by David Santo has no voiceover or background music. Rather it's simply a video of squirrels, showing the capabilities of the 50x zoom. Unfortunately it's difficult to judge the video quality at this size, nevertheless entertaining to watch and check out what the zoom can do.


Find out more and read customer reviews for the Canon PowerShot SX50 on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

For additional superzoom video reviews, please see:
Nikon Coolpix P510 Video Reviews
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Video Reviews

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