DPReview has published a new review on the Canon SX50 HS. Overall, the SX50 is a well around camera (for a superzoom) with two serious issues. First, it doesn’t perform well at high ISO settings (which is expected given how small its sensor is). Second, its lens is on the slow side. With these two cons working together, you have a camera that will be hard to use under less than ideal amount of available light. Even the reviewer suggests Panasonic FZ200 as an alternative for those who needs to take shots in more demanding conditions (FZ200′s sensor is also very small, but its lens is a constant f/2.8 aperture design). Other issues are less significant IMO. Check this review out.
Their final words: If you’re looking for a camera that can really cover some distance, then you should certainly be looking at the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS HS. With its 24 – 1200mm equivalent lens, there’s really no type of scene it can’t capture, given favorable conditions. I wouldn’t say it’s a great camera for low light or fast action, as its lens is slow and continuous shooting lackluster. If that’s something you’re into, you should really be considering Panasonic’s more expensive Lumix DMC-FZ200. But if you’re looking for something to capture the moments on your exotic vacations, then the SX50 HS is worth checking out.