Canon SX50

Canon SX50


Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Datasheet


Sensor CMOS sensor 1/2.3″ 6.2 x 4.6 mm (crop factor 5.6
)12.1 megapixels (effective)
Pixel pitch 1.5 µm
Photo resolution
4.000 x 3.000 pixels (4:3)
2.816 x 2.112 pixels (4:3)
1.600 x 1.200 pixels (4:3)
640 x 480 pixels (4:3)
Picture formats JPG, RAW
Colour depth 36 bits (12 bits per color channel)
Metadata Exif (version 2.3), DCF standard
Video resolution
1.920 x 1.080 (16:9) 24 p
1.280 x 720 (16:9) 24 p
640 x 480 (4:3) 24 p
Maximum recording time 29 min
Video format
MPG4 (Codec H.264)
Audio format (video) WAV


Focal length 24 to 1200 mm (35mm equivalent
)50x ZoomDigital zoom
Apertures F3.4 (wide-angle
)F6.5 (telephoto)
Autofocus yes
Autofocus Functions Single Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Area Auto Focus, Manual, AF Assist Light

Viewfinder and Monitor

Monitor 2.8″ TFT LCD monitor with 461,000 pixels
Video viewfinder Video viewfinder available


Exposure metering Center-weighted integral measurement, matrix/multi-field measurement, spot measurement
Exposure times 1/2,000 to 1 s (automatic
)1/2,000 to 15 s (manual)
Exposure control Program automatic, Aperture automatic, Time automatic, Manual
Bracketing function HDR function
Exposure compensation -3.0 to +3.0 EV
Sensitivity to light ISO 80 to ISO 6.400 (manual)
Remote access non-existent
Scene modes Automatic, fireworks, skin, night scene, portrait, beach/snow, 0 further motif programs
Picture effects Blue, green filter, HDR effects, miniature effect, red filter, toy camera, blur, Colorkey, ColorSwap, saturated colors
White balance Clouds, sun, shadow, flash, fluorescent lamp with 2 presets, incandescent light
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting function max. 4.1 fps at highest resolution and max. 10 stored photos
Self-timer Self-timer with distance of 2


Flash built-in flash (hinged
)flash shoe: Canon, standard centre contact
Flash range 0.5 to 5.5 m at wide angle1
.4 to 3.0 m at telephoto flash sync
1/2,000 s
Flash functions Auto, Fill Flash, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction


Image stabilizer Lens-Shift (optical)
Power supply 1 x Canon NB-10L (lithium ion (Li-Ion), 7.4 V) 350 CIPA-standard images
Playback Functions Image index
Voice memo Voice memo (WAV format)
Face recognition Face recognition, blink detection
Ports Data interfaces: USB video output
: yes (HDMI output Micro (type D)
Supported direct printing methods PictBridge
Tripod socket 1/4″
Features and Miscellaneous DIGIC 5 Image Processor with iSAPS Technology Optical
Image Stabilizer (Lens-Shift)
Ultrasonic Focus MotorFlexizone AF
, Continuous AF, Single AFiContrastVideo Effects(21) including Miniature, Black and White, Super Slow Motion

Size and weight

Weight 595 g (operational)
Dimensions W x H x D 122 x 87 x 106 mm


included accessories Canon CB-2LCE Special Battery ChargerCanon
LH-DC60 Lens AccessoriesCanon
NB-10L Special Battery ChargerRising StrapImage Editing SoftwareImage Browser EX for Windows and MacintoshImage Editing Software
PhotoStitch for Windows and MacintoshImage Edit



Digital Photo Professional for Windows and Macintosh

optional accessory Canon ACK-DC80 AC AdapterCanon
DCC-850 Camera CaseCanon
HTC-100 Audio / Video CableCanon
NB-10L Special Battery Power AdapterCamera Case


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