An incredible 50x optical zoom extends from 24mm to 1200mm* and up to 100x with ZoomPlus. This allows you to quickly and efficiently capture a vast range of subjects, from exceptional long-range close-ups of wildlife to impressive landscapes, with just one camera. An Ultra Sonic Motor ensures fast, near-silent zooming so you can photograph your subjects without disturbing them.
The 4.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer delivers sharp images in low light conditions or when using the 50x optical zoom at its full extent. Intelligent IS automatically selects the optimal Image Stabilizer mode from seven options, ensuring sharp, detailed images whatever the situation. This compensates for camera shake thereby reducing the risk of blurred images.
An improved Auto Focus (AF) system makes it easy for users to capture sharply-focused stills. The PowerShot SX50 HS has an AF speed of 0.19 seconds at the wide-angle; a reduction of 50% compared to its predecessor the PowerShot SX40 HS. In addition, the total shooting time lag has been reduced by 44% to 0.25 seconds (based on the CIPA standard).
A powerful combination of DIGIC 5 image processor and 12.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, the HS System allows you to shoot with low noise and high image quality even in low light without the use of flash or a tripod.
Record your own superb, Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound. The Enhanced Dynamic IS compensates for rolling motion and conventional camera shake to produce sharp movies. The HDMI connection gives high quality playback on a compatible HDTV so you can enjoy your movies in perfect clarity and with crystal clear sound.
A 7.1 cm (2.8”) vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD provides excellent visibility and easy framing from even the most difficult of angles. Additionally, the electronic viewfinder (EVF) lets you shoot using your own style and enables you to view subjects clearly in very bright conditions.
Manual modes let you take full control of exposure by choosing settings for aperture, shutter speed, White Balance and ISO. Shoot in RAW with multi-aspect support to give you maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the supplied DPP software.
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 that you can relocate the subject, and zooms back in when the button is released. So you can track and photograph distant subjects without them getting away.
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. Whether at the seaside in bright sunshine or on a shady woodland walk, you can be confident that your shots will look just as you remember them.
Capture fast action stills in full 12.1 MP resolution, at up to 13 shots per second for up to 10 shots, using the High-speed Burst HQ mode. This continuous shooting mode produces exceptional, high quality images captured in rapid succession.
Optional accessories include a 67mm Lens Filter Adapter, Lens Hood and Canon Speedlite EX flashes.
*35mm focal length equivalent
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