Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX40 HS specification comparison review, read the review below before selecting your next megazoom camera.
More Zoom Range: With SX50 HS you get 50X optical zoom, with canon sx40 HS zoom range is limited to 35X only.
Better ISO Range of 80-12800, Canon SX40 HS was limited to 100-3200
RAW Output: Now you can also get SX50 HS output in RAW format, no RAW option in SX40 HS
Aperture Range: Due to more lenses in side a small body SX50 HS losses the bright aperture range, SX40 HS have better aperture range compared to SX50 HS.
Shutter speed: Canon SX40 and 50HS have almost same shutter speed, shutter speed above than 1/2000 used for test purpose only.
SX50 HS have More FAST AF Speed compared to SX40 HS : High Speed AF provides faster focusing at 0.19 sec, compared to 0.38 sec on the SX40 HS, and a reduction in shooting lag time from 0.45 sec (on the SX40 HS) to 0.25 sec. Canon SX50 HS has both TTL autofocus and manual focus mode.
Faster Movie mode: Both camera can record full HD videos but Additionally with SX50 HS you can record 640×480 video at 30fps. Super Slow Motion Movie lets you capture video at 640×480 at 120fps or 320×240 at 240fps.
Better Display: Canon SX40 HS have bit bigger and high resolution vari-angle display compared to Canon SX 40 HS
Hotshoe - both camera features hotshoe for external flash.
Conclusion: Canon SX 50 HS is a excellent camera. Highly recommended.