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The Powershot SX50HS was released on Sept 17 2012


A beta release of CHDK is available for the Powershot SX50HS with either firmware version 1.00b or 1.00c from the Autobuild Server



Reviews and Specifications

Technical Data

The use of ver.req to determine your firmare version may not work. It is recommended you use the ACID utility to determine your firmware version.

  • Digic V image processor
  • 12.1 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, 1/2.3 inch
  • 50x wide-angle optical zoom lens 24- 1200mm, F3.4 - F6.5
  • operating system: DRYOS version 2.3, release #0051
  • Image stabilization (lens shift-type)
  • Display: 2.8 inch vari-angle LCD, 461,000 pixels
  • Electronic viewfinder 202.000 pixels
  • Built-in flash, hot-shoe for external flash
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 @24 fps, 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps)
  • HDMI output
  • Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger included)
  • Dimensions: 123 x 87 x 106 mm, Weight: 595g (with battery)

Firmware info

The ver.req file method is used to gather firmware information about this camera model.

Europe Version Header:

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

P-ID: 3259 PAL D

Fimrware Ver GM1.00B (

Adj Ver.009.010

DryOS operating system (ver 2.3 Rev #51)

For Developers

LED addresses

Firmware dumps


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Firmware 1.00B , full 16MB dump:


SX50 porting thread:

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