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Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »

We’re told to expect a replacement to the PowerShot SX50 HS in the spring for an early summer launch. Apparently this camera sells better in the spring and summer than it does in the winter.


We’ve seen a patent for a 100x zoom lens for a compact camera, perhaps we’ll see such a lens in the new big zoom PowerShot camera.


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Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 09:20:49 PM »
I bought a SX50 last year, but returned it.  I had issues holding and operating it with my large hands and greatly reduced feeling in my finger tips.  The zoom was too fast as well, it needs a 2 speed zoom.
Otherwise, it was a good camera.  I'd buy a replacement that had a touch screen, because that's what I'd need to operate it.  A 100X zoom seems a bit overboard, would such a lens get bigger and longer?

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 09:34:01 PM »
100x zoom :o :o :o

 wildlife shooters, are you already for this? This will be perfect camera to shoot 100yrs old turtle running from miles away ;D

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 10:44:01 PM »
Odd thing.

I've been shooting some video lately, and it's a pain because I've been using my wife's SX260, which is 25-500mm equivalent, but has no viewfinder, just the LCD.

So I went looking for a camcorder, what with their long optical zooms and dedicated video functions.  First thing I did at B&H was select "electronic viewfinder" under "features".

You know what?  Not one of them has more than a 12x zoom lens built in unless it has no viewfinder.  Not one, at any price.  And the ones that do have an EVF start around $900.

So, I've used an SX50 that I have at work, and it or its replacement is starting to sound like a nice video camera, especially since I do a lot of shooting at airshows and model airplane airshows where the wide focal length range is really helpful.

I think it's really odd that a still camera has a bigger sensor, a far wider optical zoom range, and at half the price compared with camcorders that have EVFs.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 10:54:16 PM »
I bought a SX50 last year, but returned it.  I had issues holding and operating it with my large hands and greatly reduced feeling in my finger tips.  The zoom was too fast as well, it needs a 2 speed zoom.
Otherwise, it was a good camera.  I'd buy a replacement that had a touch screen, because that's what I'd need to operate it.  A 100X zoom seems a bit overboard, would such a lens get bigger and longer?

It does have a 2 speed zoom....
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 11:09:16 PM »
Unfortunately too late for this birding season.  I hope they finally upgrade the viewfinder.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 01:32:18 AM »
We'll have to see how the 100x zoom fares, the new Fuji S1 looks like good competition as it'll probably be the only weather sealed megazoom around for a while.
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 03:39:29 AM »
The current SX50 is a great camera. I would like to see in a new version:
1. Dual pixel technology for faster AF.
2. Larger viewfinder.
3. Touchscreen.
4. Mode dial lock so that my wife doesn't set to self-timer every time she picks it up.
5. An increase in maximum aperture to lower diffraction limitation.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 04:24:40 PM »
I wish less zoom and better IQ. Why don't try to use a bigger sensor on it? I owned a SX50, FZ200 and X-S1. Ate the end i am staying with Fuji X-S1.

Can i dream with a X-S1 with the lenses and sensor IQ of Canon?

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 05:02:14 PM »
The current SX50 is a great camera. I would like to see in a new version:
1. Dual pixel technology for faster AF.
2. Larger viewfinder.
3. Touchscreen.
4. Mode dial lock so that my wife doesn't set to self-timer every time she picks it up.
5. An increase in maximum aperture to lower diffraction limitation.
Your wife is not the only person with that problem... I am forever setting it to 2 seconds shutter delay.....
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2014, 05:49:02 AM »
Hi There has anyone any news re this sx60 if there is going to be one ? Ive just taken up birding and i really want to get a camera asap :-) Thanks .

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX50 Replacement in the Spring [CR2]
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