Canon SX50 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot SX50 HS? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the SX50 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS below.
In any case, the SX50 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on September 17th, 2012, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3668 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon SX60 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's user guide for the SX50
The camera's user guide is 286 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the SX50 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon SX50 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your SX50 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon SX50 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon SX50 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the SX50.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the SX50 based on?
The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the SX50 with the DIGIC 5 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the SX50?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 6400.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the SX50 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Does the Canon SX50 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the SX50 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
|Camera Model||Canon SX50|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-1200mm f/3.4-6.5|
|Launch Date||September 2012|
|Launch Price||USD 429|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 000 x 3 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.53 μm|
|Pixel Density||42.74 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/24p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 6 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 5|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||47|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||20.3|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||11.2|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||179|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||202k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||461k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||2.2 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||NB-10L power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||315 shots per charge|
123 x 87 x 106 mm
(4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2 in)
|Camera Weight||595 g (21.0 oz)|
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