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Superzoom replacement for Canon SX50 (1 Viewer)


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Hi there. It's been a while since I last visited but my birthday is coming up and I'm looking for possible replacements for my aging Canon Powershot SX50's. I have three of them but they are all developing quirks as they age. I'm looking closely at the Lunix FZ80 as one possibility but have not been able to get a good read on how that performs at maximum optical zoom in terms of picture quality vs the SX50.

At one point I did get a Canon SX60 and hated it. Picture quality at the long zoom end was very noticeably poor when compared to the SX50. I also tried the Nikon P900 and it was just too huge for my purposes and had other issues that I hated about it.

I never tried the Canon SX70 as it appeared to be the same lens as the SX60. I never got a definitive answer on how closely the SX70 could match the SX50 for maximum optical zoom picture quality.

It appears that the Canon SX540 might have the same lens as the SX50 did but lack of a viewfinder is a deal-breaker.

Any thoughts on cameras that are currently avaiable that would be at least as good as the old SX50 is at maximum zoom?


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As I read more the Lumix 80 doesn't get great scores for image quality.

How about Sony HX400v?

I wish Canon would bring back the SX50 lens on an updated camera - with a viewfinder!



Carpe Carpum
Staff member
Hi CF and welcome back. I got the SX60 and get where you’re coming from. Felt I got better pictures with my SX50. Good luck with your choice.



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There are people here very happy with their Sony Rx10-iv. There are people very happy with their Nikon p900/p950/p1000. I have seen people very happy with a pana fz300, as well as the model you mentioned. I have not seen the same level of enthusiasm for a Canon superzoom lately.

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