• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Predecessor: Canon SX40 HS
SX40 HS vs SX50
 
Successor: Canon SX60
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General
Model Number: SX50 F5
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $449.99  
Street Price: $459.00 $99.99
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2013-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.3 oz (603 g)
includes batteries
4.3 oz (121 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2 in.
(123 x 87 x 106 mm)
3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(97 x 58 x 22 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.42 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 47  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.3  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 179  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 3232 (10.4 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 13.0 0.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30/120)
320x240 (30/240)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) QuickTime Motion JPEG with mono audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens; Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) 6 elements in 5 groups, 3 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 1,200mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 215mm 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 50.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - f/8.0 f/3.2 or f/9.1 (W) / f/6.5 or f/18.4 (T), 2 step
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: 67mm (with optional adatper) n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; Contrast Detect: Face / 9-Area / 1-Area
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 202K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment of -4 to +1  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400  
Minimum ISO (native): 80  
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 - 6400 Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/1600 - 8 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) Intelligent Multiple
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Custom (2), Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie Digest Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby(Birthday only), Sunset, High sensitivity, Panorama Shot
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction and Correction available Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T)) Intelligent ISO: 0.6 - 5.7m (Wide), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe (E-TTL) n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG  
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) QuickTime Motion JPEG with mono audio
Included Memory: No memory included 10.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3)  
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.85  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.51  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 13.0 0.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.48 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.41 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.341 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.067 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.5 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 315 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 3.6V, 690mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 Lite Edition, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3; Mac OS X v10.5+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Intelligent Image Stabilization, DIGIC 5 processor, improved AF speed, 1080p24 Full HD movies, 13 fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode, Zoom Framing Assist, 58 scene Smart Auto, 12-bit RAW+JPEG capture. Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD movies, in-camera Panorama.