Canon SX50 point-and-shoot Digital Camera with 50x zoom

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Canon Powershot SX50 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera (zooms 24mm-1200mm)

Canon SX50 point-and-shoot Digital Camera has 50x zoom and great stabilization. I (NOT David Woodsmall) do own the SX50 and would recommend it for it's huge zoom (24mm-1200mm), great image stabilization - it's even great for close-ups. I have taken full moon shots, hand-held, 1200mm and craters are clear. Try doing that with an SLR costing thousands!! In Sydney, the SX50 is selling for $411 (2013). The author (NOT David Woodsmall - David doesn't like it's reviews), does NOT like the Sony 50x camera - LOTS of people may love it. If you are a Birder, you obviously need to take binoculars on Safari MY OPINION: If you are on an African photo Safari, AND everyone has a decent camera, I WOULD NOT TAKE BINOCULARS - TOO MANY THINGS TO DEAL WITH and a decent zoom camera, has more zoom than your binoculars. Also, you will be too busy looking and taking pictures to change to binoculars. If you are using binoculars, you may easily miss your camera opportunity. Other people may not agree with me. Canon SX50 OWNER's MANUAL

Excerpts from Christopher in Kenya about the Canon SX50

"The Canon SX50 is my main camera these days. The 50x is indispensable for birding, though you typically won't need all that zoom for the mammal shots. But it's nice to have the capability anyway. I am seeing it offered as low as $369 now (6/2014). BTW Nikon has come out with a 60x version, the P600. I haven't had a chance to test it yet.

Canon SX50 battery life

Re Canon SX50 battery life, I think I got perhaps 200-250 shots per battery. It is a bit of a power hog. (I think it's about the same as my Canon 2Ti). My Nikon P510, an equivalent sized camera with equivalent capabilities, is definitely better on batteries with 300+ per charge. I advise people to pick up some extra batteries from eBay. My local camera retailer wanted 8-10 times more money for batteries, but remember that camera shops make a lot of their profits from selling accessories. Almost pure profit for them. BUT DO THEY USE THREE OR MORE BATTERY CONNECTORS? (if not, you may be risking battery fire and explosion - PERSONAL OPINION.) I don't recommend the cheaper Sony, Samsung or Fuji imitations, at least when it comes to this high-zoom category. I tried a Sony in the shop and at full zoom the focus wasn't as sharp and there was a surprising amount of noise. The fact it uses AA batteries is helpful but I want great, crisp images even more." - Christopher

REVIEWS of the Canon SX50 Camera

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review: Goldilocks Dream Camera - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review - Canon PowerShot SX 50HS - Canon Powershot SX50 HS - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS - Canon SX50 HS review - Cameralabs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review - Digital Trends Reviews Canon SX 50 Review - The Luminous Landscape Canon Powershot SX50 HS Review Best zoom Camera - YouTube SX50 with 50x zoom - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 review - 50x zoom lens - You'll have to look very hard to find a comparable zoom range among models from competitors. The Panasonic Lumix FZ200's 25x zoom covers the range of 25-600mm, Sony's Cyber-shot HX200V has a 30x zoom with a range of 27-810mm. The Nikon P510 and the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS get a little closer with 42x and 40x respectively, but none can match the SX50's massive 1200mm telephoto. Canon SX50 OWNER's MANUAL


The rubber around the viewfinder of this advanced point-and-shoot may cause skin or eye irritation - CR Fortunately, I seldom use the viewfinder, I use the LCD. "Canon announced a recall of 14,000 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras that were sold between October 2013 and January 2014. Canon stated that "a chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the user.


The CPSC states that the affected cameras are black and have serial numbers beginning with "69," "70," or "71" and have "1" as the sixth digit of the serial number." - CR The cameras were sold from October 2013 through January 2014 at including OfficeMax, Sam's Club, Staples, Target and Walmart and on various websites including, and for about $430.


For a free repair, contact Canon Customer Support Center toll-free at 855-226-3277 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. You can also go to Canon's website for more information. Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras - DPreview Canon U.S.A. : Recalled to Repair Canon Recalls to Repair PowerShot SX50 HS Digital - SX50 Recall - WBAtv


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