Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 50x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Premiere Bundle W/ 16 GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Mem. Card, Hi-Speed SD USB 2.0 Card Reader, BP 1150mah Battery

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  1. 46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing camera – stills and video – with great “extras”, October 10, 2012
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    Lauren

    This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 50x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Premiere Bundle W/ 16 GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Mem. Card, Hi-Speed SD USB 2.0 Card Reader, BP 1150mah Battery (Electronics)

    I could not be happier than I was when I received this camera, along with the cool bundle pack. The Canon Powershot SX50 is an amazing piece of equipment.
    I’m a professional photographer who has been shooting for 35 years. I have worked with great equipment, expensive equipment, and some of the cheapest equipment. My belief is that – the creator and his/her abilities are ultimately more important than the equipment. I say that because the SX50 is not the most expensive camera, but it sure does compete excellently against them.

    Being primarily a film guy, who was about to transition into the digital world (even if only 50%), I did some extensive research on the products currently available. This one made the most sense. The Canon SX50 offered so many variables which were impossible to ignore. Even if someone is looking for a simple camera, this will do the trick and falls into the right price range. But if you are looking to do more professional shooting, this is still the camera for you. For someone who resisted the concept of digital cameras for so long, I cannot heap enough praise on this one.

    The three main reasons I chose this camera are: 1) Price, 2) the incredible Wide-Angle Optical Zoom lens, and 3) the great photographic options within the system.

    The Pros:
    * Decent weight – not too heavy, but not so light that it will shake in your hands.
    * The feel – This camera just feels so right in my hand. The grip is created usefully, and the camera is well-balanced.
    * A fantastic 50x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom. even further with the digital zoom. Yes, you can take full view close-up photos of the moon right from your yard. I would recommend a tripod for stability though, but I have taken decent photos just by hand. This offers the ability to shoot wide landscapes up distant buildings and people. And seeing how “point and shoot” cameras are being allowed more at concerts and events, this one allows the ability to take close photos from all the way up in the balcony. Amazing!
    * The options – There are many great extra features and options on the system that allow for better photographing without having to know much about Photoshop or outside editing techniques. From offering brilliant vibrance to color photographs, to various tinting options, to various lighting options (daylight, cloudy, Tungsten, etc), as well as various professional setting abilities for setting one’s own functions.
    * Photo quality – The Canon SX50 creates some stunning photographic results – from low light to daylight. Some pictures may take some tweaking, depending on your understanding of photographic techniques and how much individual control the user wants to put in, but primarily offering very easy controls. The results are very nice.
    * Battery life – I found, for various types of photography that I do, that the battery life was quite adequate – although I would always suggest buying at least one back-up battery if you do a lot of photographing or video shooting.
    * The video – Amazing! This shoots actual 1080p HD video, in proper format. I have shot events, concerts, landscapes, and some film projects using the Canon SX50, and found it to be excellent. This is not hype. I did not know what to expect, and frankly wasn’t expecting too much outside of adequacy. What I did find was exceptional video quality, stability, and representation. I could not be happier, and I do plan to shoot some bigger film projects using the SX50, to prove that in this day and age, one does not need to spend thousands of dollars to create great art (or decent quality at the very least). For budding filmmakers who want a camera as well, I absolutely recommend the Canon SX50
    * Video effects – There are some cool effects such as miniaturization and slow-motion that are quite effective, but what I really love is that the SX50 shoots 24fps, giving video that “real film” appearance as opposed to the cheap “Cops” show look. I really cannot stand most digital video, so I am thrilled about this aspect.
    * Builit-in Flash AND ability to connect a mounted higher-quality flash – I have seen complaints from some users who mistakenly thought that there was no hot-shoe on the SX50. There is. It is located just above and in front of the view-finder. See the manual on proper removal for usage.

    The Cons:
    * Not much. I would suggest getting the highest quality memory card you want to afford, to ensure faster photo shooting, and faster downloading onto your computer.

    The Results:
    And excellent camera, in an excellent price-range, that provides some very exceptional features for both the amateur and the professional. If you are someone who has already spent thousands on SLR equipment, you would not go wrong buying this as a back-up camera. And for those who are beginners or amateurs, looking for “something to just take photos with,” considering camera prices and…

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  2. Lanie Kate says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best camera ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, November 23, 2012
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    Lanie Kate (Tennessee) –

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    For someone who is not an expert and needs automatic but some extra choices – this is super!! The zoom is absolutely wonderful and there is a great stabilizer – I am absolutely 100% pleased with this camera!

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  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    superb in its class!!wow., January 6, 2013
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    Majid (Texas,USA) –

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    I couldn’t imagine how good this camera is until I used it. It’s an amazing stuff out of canon lines of camera.

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