Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 12.1MP, 50x Optical Zoom, 2.7” LCD Screen, Black

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The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS gives you the power of a DSLR without the hassle of changing lenses. Ergonomically designed and balanced to sit comfortably in the hand, this camera is as easy to use as a family point-and-shoot with the added benefit of a 50x optical zoom. The SX50 HS also features advanced image stabilisation to deliver rock-solid results at extreme range. Along with an upgraded processor for faster shooting times and Full HD video capture - this camera is perfect for the enthusiast needing flexibility and usability in one compact package.

Key benefits:

  • With an incredible 50x optical zoom reaching from 24mm to 1200mm (up to 100x with ZoomPlus) you can capture a huge range of images with one camera – from exceptional long range close ups of wildlife to impressive landscapes. The ultra-sonic motor also operates in near-total silence so you don’t disturb your subjects

  • 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.

  • A 2.8-inch 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.

  • 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.

  • A 2.7-inch vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD provides excellent visibility and enables easy framing from difficult angles. You’ll also enjoy instant reviewing of your snaps with friends.

  • A 4.5 stop optical image stabiliser 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Zoom Framing Assist helps you keep track of a distant subject when shooting with maximum zoom. At the press of a button it quickly zooms out of the scene - so you can relocate the subject - zooming back in the moment it’s released.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 315 shots per charge
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
H87.3 x W122.5 x D105.5mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Rechargeable Li-ion battery NB-10L
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 12.1MP, 50x Optical Zoom, 2.7” LCD Screen, Black 4.8 5 9 9
Good camera but no USB lead Very happy with the camera, however a cable to transfer images from the camera to the computer is not included which is really annoying to have to buy, given the amount of money already spent on the product! 15 July 2014
Excellent quality, easy to use camera. I am delighted with the camera. I usually put it on automatic and it takes excellent photos. I am especially pleased with the macro feature. It's lightweight and comfortable around the neck. An excellent camera for my uses. 08 July 2014
Great camera Having bought one of these for my daughter's birthday/Christmas present, I decided I needed one for myself! An excellent camera, lightweight and full of useful features. Good for close-up flower photography using manual focus or macro. 25 March 2014
Pleased with purchase Good choice for bridge camera. Battery life good. Needs a case. 25 February 2014
What a little Gem! This camera is superb. Best camera I have ever owned. The picture quality is excellent and the zoom is outstanding. I take nature photographs and this is easy to carry and use and really takes stunning photos. Highly recommended. 27 November 2013
Best Camera Ever After recently selling my SLR (tired of carrying multiple lenses around) I decided to buy myself a bridge camera. After extensive research it was down to two cameras the Canon Powershot SX50HS and the Panasonic Lumix FZ200. I had a look at both in store and went with the SX50HS and all I can say is wow. The zoom is amazing the picture quality is amazing the camera is the best I have ever owned. I recommend this to anybody who wants a quality camera. 12 October 2013
sx50 power shot Brought this last year, 2012. Best camera I've ever had, 14 June 2013
Brilliant camera We bought this camera for Christmas, it was ordered in store as we wanted to look at it first before buying but they had run out of stock. The gentleman who served us in Cambridge was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a bit of trouble when we first tried it so returned to store for some guidance, as it kept turning off. turned out it was a fault with our memory card not the camera and since that has been resolved we are very pleased with it. Still learning all it's features but are delighted with it and the service from John Lewis. 08 January 2013
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