Remarkably, given the price and the list of specifications, the SX50 HS scores well among its peers.
Among the category of compact and high-end compact cameras with sub 4:3 sensors this Canon rates 10th in DxOMark’s testing. There are a couple of cheaper cameras higher up the scale, the Canon Powershot S95 and S100, but neither of these has anything like the range of zoom capability. The overall score of 47 is good. Color depth, shown by the Portrait Score and Dynamic range shown in the Landscape Score are also pretty good. Low light ISO is not great, 179 ISO is a long way behind the best in class, but it is a similar figure to most of this type of camera.