• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Pentax K-70
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Predecessor: Canon SX40 HS
SX40 HS vs SX50
Pentax K-50
K-50 vs K-70
Successor: Canon SX60
SX50 vs SX60
 
General
Model Number: SX50 K-70
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $449.99 $649.95
Street Price: $459.00 $594.89
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2016-07-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.3 oz (603 g)
includes batteries
39.6 oz (1,122 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2 in.
(123 x 87 x 106 mm)
4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9 in.
(126 x 93 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 24.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Optional
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 13.0 6.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30/​120)
320x240 (30/​240)
1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3/4)
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens; Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) smc Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC DA WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 1,200mm 27 - 203mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 215mm 18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio: 50.00x 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - f/8.0 f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/40 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 62.0mm
Thread Type: 67mm (with optional adatper) n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; SAFOX X TTL phase-matching - 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center); Hybrid PD/CD AF in Live View with Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot AF area modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 202K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment of -4 to +1 SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 22.3mm eyepoint (from center of lens), -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 102400
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 - 6400 Auto, 100-102400 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
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, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/6000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) TTL open-aperture: 77-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
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 Scene Mode (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum), Digital Filter (Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome ); Sensitivity Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority; HDR (Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR); D-RANGE Compensation (Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction); Pixel Shift Resolution (Motion Correction ON/OFF)
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 24.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction and Correction available P-TTL; Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Auto Picture, Scene) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
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)) GN=12m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe (E-TTL) Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 2.0 Micro B, 3.5mm external stereo mic / cable switch jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.85 <0.3
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):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 13.0 6.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 47
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   11
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   9
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.48 seconds 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.41 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.272 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.341 seconds 0.095 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds 0.14 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.067 seconds 0.093 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.5 seconds 2.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 315 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   410 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary D-LI109
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5
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.