Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera User Guide

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. The PowerShot SX50 HS also features the additional benefit of Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock functions, for easy tracking of and keeping the subject centered in the frame until you capture the image. With powerful technologies that add convenience and advanced capabilities, PowerShot SX50 HS can help you capture more of life every day.

Before Use

Package Contents
Compatible Memory Cards
Preliminary Notes and Legal Information
Organization of Camera User Guide
Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
Table of Contents
Contents: Basic Operations
Safety Precautions

Basic Guide

Initial Preparations
Trying the Camera Out
Included Software, PDF Manuals

Camera Basics

Shutter Button
Shooting Modes
FUNC. Menu
Shooting Display Options
Indicator Display

Smart Auto Mode

Shooting (Smart Auto)
Common, Convenient Features
Using Face ID
Image Customization Features
Helpful Shooting Features
Customizing Camera Operation

Other Shooting Modes

Auto Clip Recording (Movie Digest)
Moving Subjects (Sports)
Specific Scenes
Image Effects (Creative Filters)
Special Modes for Other Purposes
Shooting Various Movies

P Mode

Shooting in Program AE Mode (

Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
Color and Continuous Shooting
Shooting Range and Focusing
Shooting RAW Images
Other Settings

Tv, Av, M, C1, and C2 Mode

Specific Shutter Speeds ( Mode)
Specific Aperture Values ( Mode)
Specific Shutter Speeds and Aperture Values ( Mode)
Customization for Shooting Styles

Playback Mode

Browsing and Filtering Images
Editing Face ID Information
Image Viewing Options
Protecting Images
Erasing Images
Rotating Images
Image Categories
Editing Still Images
Editing Movies

Setting Menu

Adjusting Basic Camera Functions


Tips on Using Included Accessories
Optional Accessories
Using Optional Accessories
Printing Images
Using an Eye-Fi Card


On-Screen Messages
On-Screen Information
Handling Precautions
Functions and Menu Tables

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