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Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 29, 2018 05:53PM
3+ years ago, the refurb Canon SX50HS was a hot topic here. Seems a lot of forumites jumped in and bought it.

So who's still using it, who sold theirs, & what replaced it?
Anyone abandon the camera for the one on your phone?



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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2018 06:15PM
I have one (refurb) in a box, never opened. If anyone is interested, speak up. make a reasonable offer.
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 29, 2018 06:27PM
Still using the SX40 and lovin' it, no need to move to the SX50, or 60, will see about the 70 or 80...
eventually.
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: hal
Date: October 29, 2018 06:46PM
Still using mine all the time.
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: DP
Date: October 29, 2018 07:21PM
SX70 released a month ago. 1365mm equivalent zoom, 20 mp-although that doesn't mean a whole lot. RAW is the new CR3 format. I still use my 50 a lot but I am waiting for the 60 to drop in price now.

The 50 is still a very enjoyable camera. Make space-time an offer!





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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 29, 2018 07:23PM
i had one.

an okay travel camera.

workable for daytime, not so good in low light or evening.

small chip.

and i don't believe any stabilization.

for a small travel kit, i went with panasonic's m43 system.

even with m43, the chip is MUCH bigger, useable in low light and many bodies have 5 axis stabilization.

i am very pleased with the image quality.

and the size works for me.

ymmv

rob
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 29, 2018 07:40PM
Still have mine, only camera I use (though I seldom shoot anymore.. it just became to frustrating as my eyesight degraded)



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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: DP
Date: October 29, 2018 07:56PM
for a small travel kit, i went with panasonic's m43 system.

SX50 isn't the same camera class, tho, and cheaper, and does have image stabilization. I also like that it has RAW too.





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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 29, 2018 10:37PM
Have mine, used it for the first year. Then found my iPhone 6 and 6S cameras did a lot for me, and have often forgotten about the SX50.

My wife travels with me more often now and brings her Rebel. Why carry two cameras?

Still a great product.
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: Frank
Date: October 30, 2018 12:06AM
I love my SX-50. My wife and I have traveled a lot in recent years. I can get quick grab shots, even when in a moving vehicle or ship, at full zoom. The image stabilization is very good. My wife carries a Lumix DMC-ZS25 which fits in a pocket. The Canon is a far better camera imo and will still fit in a jacket pocket (barely).



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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: Sam3
Date: October 30, 2018 04:40AM
Still have mine, like space-time, in the (refurb) box, unopened. I've used the SX-40, however not quite that often anymore, as I got a Sony Rx-10 who's larger sensor gives better low-light results. I'm debating whether to sell the SX-40 and open and try the SX-50, or just sell both.

The SX-40/SX-50 big advantage is it's size and ability to be allowed into concert venues, I used it at a Jimmy Buffet concert from the lawn seats and got some nice pictures.
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 30, 2018 08:22AM
I had one, tried it out a few times, and got frustrated with it very quickly. It was different enough from what I’m used to that I would have needed to put in more time than I wanted to get comfortable with it. The SX50 is smaller and lighter than my other cameras, but still not a camera that I would carry around with me daily, which was what I had in mind when I got it.

I have my Pentax cameras set up for simplicity, because the light in the kind of scenes that I generally shoot frequently changes from one second to the next. So fiddling with settings is not desirable.
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 30, 2018 11:37AM
I still have my SX40 and unless there's a nice moon shot or I'm on a roadtrip it pretty much sits by the computer.



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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: JoeM
Date: October 30, 2018 02:02PM
I still have my SX50 refurb and use it mostly on vacation along with my Sony A6000. I took it to Spain last year and carried both cameras when visiting the Sagarada. I got photos with the SX50 that wouldn't have been possible with the lenses I have for the A6000:













I still have my SX40 but don't use it anymore since I prefer to shoot RAW with the SX50. Maybe time to sell it.



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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 30, 2018 04:54PM
No love for the Nikon Coolpix P1000?
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Re: Monday's Flashback: Nosy ?'s for You Canon SX50 Buyers
Posted by: Winston
Date: October 31, 2018 12:13AM
I use our SX40 a lot, but was disappointed a couple of years ago when I found that video recording gets a garbled scratch sound. I've assumed it would not be cost-effective to fix.

My other gripes are that it focuses slowly, does a lousy job of taking shots out of a tour bus window (i.e. out the side window when moving in a vehicle), and recovers slowly after taking a shot. Manual focus is just about impossible to use. I also have trouble telling if something is in focus using the viewfinder.

But I love the size, weight, wide angle to high zoom, macro, image stabilization, battery life and VIEWFINDER. As with JoeM, I've gotten photos I wouldn't with my "big" Canon. I've carried the SX40 a lot more often because it's so portable. And by using the viewfinder instead of the LCD the battery goes on forever.

This is interesting:

Aperture Range:
PowerShot SX40 HS - f/2.7 - f/5.8
PowerShot SX50 HS - f/3.4 - f/6.5
PowerShot SX60 HS - f/3.4 - f/6.5
PowerShot SX70 HS - f/3.4 - f/6.5
So the SX40 has a slightly faster lens than the others, by about an f-stop.

Weight:
The SX40, SX 50 and SX 70 all weigh about 1 lb 5 oz with battery and memory card. The SX 60 is a couple of ounces heavier.

WiFi and Bluetooth:
Only the SX70. Can set up automatic downloads from the camera via WiFi. Bluetooth can get location data from your phone - nice! The wireless connectivity might be a reason to upgrade, but I wonder what it does to battery life.


Good luck.

- Winston



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