|Canon PowerShot SX50 HS|
Ilse Jurriën : September 17th 2012 - 13:28 CET
Photokina 2012 - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera : Canon unveils the new PowerShot SX50 HS compact camera that demonstrates Canon’s expertise in next-generation lens design. The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is the world’s first 50x optical zoom compact stills camera, offering ground-breaking power alongside advanced manual control and RAW format support. Designed for advanced users looking for premium quality, class-leading performance and a compact body, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS features Canon’s renowned imaging technologies, delivering superior quality stills and Full HD movies. The new Canon SX50 HS also features the acclaimed HS System, which offers outstanding low light performance and exceptionally low noise levels in all conditions. |
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera lens
The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS incorporates new, cutting-edge precision Canon lenses that open up a range of creative possibilities. For photographers who want to capture detail in distant subjects, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS features Canon’s most powerful optical zoom in a compact camera to date. A class-leading optical construction features 13 elements, with three UD lenses included in a 10 group optical arrangement - providing exceptional performance throughout the enormous 50x optical zoom range. A newly designed Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and Voice Coil Motor (VCM) ensure fast and near-silent zooming when moving from the 24mm wide angle through to 1200mm maximum reach. In addition, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS offers ZoomPlus to digitally extend the zoom to 100x while maintaining high image quality.
Zoom features on the Canon SX50 HS
Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist on the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS now includes new Seek and Lock functions, which are designed to help photographers locate and lock-on to subjects at the telephoto end of the lens. Users can press a dedicated Seek button located on the lens barrel, which makes the lens zoom out to relocate subjects. Once the subject is located users of the PowerShot SX50HS can release the button, with the lens automatically extending back to its telephoto focal length. Additionally, a Lock button can also be used to engage a powerful optical IS mode that holds the subject in the frame until the shot is taken.
Canon PowerShot SX50HS camera features
The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera features Canon’s HS System - a combination of a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 5 image processing. Powerful DIGIC 5 processing in the Canon SX50 HS is also optimised to work seamlessly with the high resolution sensor, keeping image noise to a minimum in all lighting conditions. In addition, an improved Auto Focus (AF) system on the Canon SX50 HS makes it easy for users to capture sharply-focused stills. The High-speed Burst HQ mode allows the capture of high quality, full resolution shots of fast moving subjects. The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS captures split-second action at 13 shots/second, perfect for wildlife photography.
Record Full HD movies with the Canon SX50 HS
Perfect for capturing super-sharp video, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS also supports Full HD (1080p) movie recording at 24fps. The cameras’ optical zooms can be utilised during recording, while AF in movies also ensures that subjects remain crisp, clear and in focus. High quality stereo sound is also supported by the PowerShot SX50 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS accessories
The new Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is compatible with a wide range of Canon accessories, allowing users to expand their photography kit bag. A hotshoe allows photographers to experiment with creative flash photography using Canon’s Speedlite flash range, while Lens Filter Adapters offer compatibility with Canon’s range of EOS filters. The Canon SX50 HS is compatible with the Remote Switch RS-60E3, perfect for controlling long exposures or shooting at night to reduce camera shake.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS price & availability
The new Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital compact camera will retail starting from the end of September 2012. The Canon PowerShot SX50HS will carry a suggested retail price of €530 Euro. Availability of colors and optional PowerShot accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Canon PowerShot website in your region for more details. Also take a look at the full Canon PowerShot SX50 HS specification sheet.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon PowerShot SX50 HS review.