Have had my eyes on SX50 for over a year – but I didn’t want to buy a new so long my little one was working fine, but then last week I saw it to a such a good that I couldn’t resist and now it’s mine.
Spent a week with Oscar now, as I named it. And what a difference in cameras; Oscar is in a class for himself.
I love most about him is the superlens, 24-1200mm – no words to describe it.
I love that it has a nightshot mode that is stable as with a tripod.
I love that the LED screen is moveable and also give the camera a solid back and that protects the screen too. First time I worked with LED screen that I can angle, it also helps me to keep the camera steady.
I love the sport mode – that is excellent. Used it on birds that moves around.
I love the Marco – which is brilliant and for the first time have I been able to capture rain and water drops without having to go down on ants-level.
I love it because it has setting for 2 personal programs. I have only set one .. my Marco. A fantastic feature.
I love that it’s using SDHC card, hate those small micro cards … so easy to lose and misplace.
It has also a setting for getting the full view back when focusing and that is fantastic, because how often don’t we lose the object when focusing – press the button half way and the full view is back and let the button go and focus is back. Absolutely brilliant and Canon call that button; Framing Assistance Lock – and there is also a button for framing assistance seak.
I don’t like is that the video button is so close to function setting and it’s very sensitive – so I have by mistake started take video films.
I don’t like that it’s a bit plasticy – but that is what makes the camera small and light. Something I can live with until I drop for some reason.
I don’t like that it eats battery – on Saturday I was out and about with Oscar, we took 321 shots and I wanted to take one more, but the battery was dead. It take about 45 min to charge the battery in the charger, which is okay. I will get a second battery this week.
When on Autofocus mode – the focus point moves around very quickly – and not always where I want it to be, don’t know why and it’s something I have to learn more about. But setting the camera on Program – it stays solid. I’m not much for manual setting, I don’t have the patience, and I’m not born with it even. Just found out its called “Smart Focus” – have to pratice on that one.
Oscar and I will be a great team – very quick in response – a bit too quick at times, but it’s to delete those mistakes. The camera is easy to understand, mostly because I had Canon cameras before. A bit like Nokia mobiles, if you had one … you will have the basics with every new model. I love that.
I just love my new playmate, a bit too big for evening handbag, but that is why my powerful little one will still be in the picture. So Hulda, as I named after my grandma … will still be part of my exploring team.
“When I have a camera in my hand,
I know no fear.”