Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specifications

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Part Number: CNETPSSX50HS (Reviewed)

General

  • Depth
    4.2 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    BSI-CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 5
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, Smile Shutter, Wink Self-timer
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 18 ft ( wide lens )
    4.6 ft - 10 ft ( tele lens )
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 2500, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 4000, ISO 500, ISO 5000, ISO 640, ISO 6400, ISO 80, ISO 1000, ISO 800, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 2000, ISO 250
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    fireworks, stitch assist, handheld night shot, hi-speed burst HQ, movie digest, portrait mode, smart shutter, smooth skin, snow, sports mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Monochrome, Neutral, Positive Film, Posterization, Sepia, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Color Accent, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, HDR, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, fluorescent light (cool white), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps

Display

  • Display Format
    461,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    10 - 90%

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    50 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.4-6.5
  • Min Focal Length
    4.3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    215 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    10
  • Element Qty
    13
  • Features
    UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.2 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    202000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    0.5 cm
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    100%

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.8 frames per second, 0.9 frames per second, 13 frames per second, 2.2 frames per second, 4.1 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 15 sec, 10 sec, 2 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, audio recording, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, high-speed recording, highlight point display, AE lock, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera movie editing, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, AF lock, FE lock, HS System, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), RGB primary color filter, Smart AUTO, Zoom Framing Assist

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1, 1, 1
  • Connector Type
    19 pin mini HDMI Type C

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Canon NB-10L
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 315 shots ( LCD Monitor on )
    Photo shooting - 335 shots ( EVF on )
    Playback - 7 hours
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Canon NB-10L

Software

  • Type
    Canon Digital Photo Professional, Canon ImageBrowser EX, Canon PhotoStitch, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.7, MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    SX50 HS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.8 frames per second, 0.9 frames per second, 13 frames per second, 2.2 frames per second, 4.1 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 2500, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 4000, ISO 500, ISO 5000, ISO 640, ISO 6400, ISO 80, ISO 1000, ISO 800, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 2000, ISO 250
  • ISO (Max)
    6400
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 5
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Monochrome, Neutral, Positive Film, Posterization, Sepia, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Color Accent, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, HDR, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, Smile Shutter, Wink Self-timer
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 15 sec, 10 sec, 2 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, audio recording, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, high-speed recording, highlight point display, AE lock, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera movie editing, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, AF lock, FE lock, HS System, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), RGB primary color filter, Smart AUTO, Zoom Framing Assist

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Shooting Programs
    fireworks, stitch assist, handheld night shot, hi-speed burst HQ, movie digest, portrait mode, smart shutter, smooth skin, snow, sports mode
  • Bracketing Modes
    focus bracketing

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, fluorescent light (cool white), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.8 in
  • Height
    3.4 in
  • Weight
    19.43 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    12.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    BSI-CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Total Pixels
    12800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.8 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.1 cm
  • Display Format
    461,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1.6 ft, 4.6 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    10 ft, 18 ft
  • Lens Type
    tele lens, wide lens

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1200 x 1200, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 3000, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, H.264, H.264, iFrame, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    1.5 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 6 frames per second, 6 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second, 120 frames per second, 24 frames per second, 240 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 30 frames per second
  • Comments
    Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

Battery Life Details

  • Usage Mode
    photo shooting, photo shooting, playback
  • Battery Life
    315 shots, 335 shots, 7 hours
  • Details
    EVF on, LCD Monitor on

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon
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