LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX50 HS has a Fully Articulated 2.8" LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. At only 2.8", the screen is on the smaller side and 461kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon SX50 HS will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
SX50 HS has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 202kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX50 HS can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
SX50 HS has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon SX50 HS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from. Canon SX50 HS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SX50 HS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon SX50 HS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
SX50 HS also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. SX50 HS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon SX50 HS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect SX50 HS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon SX50 HS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 315 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 353 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Canon SX50 HS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon SX50 HS Features Compared to Main Competitors