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Canon Super Zoom Camera: PowerShot SX50 with 50x Optical Zoom

Updated on August 18, 2013

New Canon Super Zoom is World's First 50x Optical Zoom Camera

Want a camera that can get you closer to the action? Then take a look at the new Canon PowerShot SX50. The SX50 is the world's first 50x optical zoom camera, capable of zooming from wide-angle 24mm to an amazing 1200mm (35mm equivalent). The 12.1 MP camera is a big step up from Canon's previous super zoom leader, the SX40, which has a 35x super zoom, and it knocks Nikon's Coolpix P510 out of the top spot as the compact camera with the longest zoom lens. Here's more about this new SLR-style bridge camera from Canon.

(Image of Canon SX50 super zoom camera provided by amazon)

Canon Super Zoom PowerShot SX50CHECK PRICE

  • World's first 50x Optical Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Image Stabilized Lens (24mm to 1200mm equivalent)
  • 1080p Full HD Video With One-Touch Movie Recording
  • 12.1 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • High-speed Burst up to 13 fps for a maximum of 10 frames
  • Built-in Hot Shoe Allows Use of Optional Speedlites

Meet the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS - 12.1 MP with amazing 50x optical zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX50 is designed as a bridge camera for people wanting more control without making the jump to a full DSLR. It features the Canon HS SYSTEM and the Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, which boosts low-light performance and produces less noise. Those who like to shoot RAW images will be pleased to know it offers RAW support. Other features include ISO 80 to 6400, f/f/3.4 to f/6.5, a 2.8-inch LCD with 461,000 dots, and shutter speeds from 1 - 1/2000 second.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Black)
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Black)

Product description:

Imagine getting right down on the field to capture sports action, zeroing in on your child's expression on a crowded stage, and recording elusive wildlife shots. All this and more is possible with the PowerShot SX50 HS offering the world's first 50x Optical Zoom lens* in a compact digital camera, which goes all the way from a wide-angle 24mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) to capture any shot you choose. The PowerShot SX50 HS doesn't just get you up close to the action, it delivers spectacular image quality to every shot. The Canon HS SYSTEM, a combination of a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, achieves beautiful images up to ISO 6400. Record your memorable moments in incredibly lifelike 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound and High Speed AF ensures you'll capture all the action with faster focusing speed and reduced shooting lag time.

 

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An Earlier Model from Canon - SX40 with 35x optical zoom

The SX50 is Canon's latest super zoom compact camera, replacing the SX40. The SX50 eclipses the SX40 in optical zoom and some other features, but one thing the SX40 has going for it is a faster aperture. The SX40 is has a range of f/2.7 to f/5.8 versus the SX50's range of f/3.4 to f/6.5.

Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD
Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD

Product features:

- 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD,1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty

- 35x Wide-Angle (24-840mm) Optical Zoom Lens

- Shutter: 15 - 1/3200 sec, Self Timer: 2 Sec, 10 Sec

- Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound

- SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Compatible (156, 7.4v)

 

Canon's Super Zoom SX50 is Significantly Smaller Than DSLRs Such as the 7D

Canon's Super Zoom SX50 is Significantly Smaller Than DSLRs Such as the 7D (photo by Lisa Howard)
Canon's Super Zoom SX50 is Significantly Smaller Than DSLRs Such as the 7D (photo by Lisa Howard)

Another Amazing Super Zoom Camera - Nikon P510 with 42x optical zoom

Until Canon came along and knocked them out of position, the Nikon Coolpix P510 had the honor of being the compact camera with the world's longest zoom lens. Though it no longer can make that claim, the P510 does have a larger LCD screen and higher megapixel count than the Canon.

Nikon COOLPIX P510 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and GPS Record Location (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Nikon COOLPIX P510 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and GPS Record Location (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Product features:

- 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor

- 42x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens

- 3-inch Ultra-high-resolution (921,000 Dot) LCD

- Full HD (1080p) Movies with Stereo Sound

- GPS record location information of your pictures and movies

- 3-inch TFT LCD display

 

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Espetacular,show de bola essa sx50!!!