Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Top 47%806 points
Top 47%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
lowmidhigh
Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS: 59 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
179ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.20fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
26% have it
152
0

7. weight

595g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
47
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

9. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

10. video recording

1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

11. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
335shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
20.30bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
48% have it
86
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

15. pixel density

350ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

16. width

122.50mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

17. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11.20Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
72
0

18. volume

1128.24cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

19. height

87.30mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

20. thickness

105.50mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

21. battery power

1200mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

22. resolution

784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

23. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
46% have it
67
0

24. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
15% have it
63
0

25. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.80"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

26. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
73% have it
57
0

27. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
52% have it
52
0

28. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
88% have it
51
0

29. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
16% have it
51
0

30. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
44% have it
50
0

31. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
66% have it
49
0

32. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
45% have it
48
0

33. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
19% have it
47
0

34. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

35. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
50x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x
43
0

Top 10 cameras

Add to comparison
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Compare