So, what does this mean for you in real terms, Chris? You will keep it? Or you're going to get another SX50? Or neither?
For me, the decision has been made easily... I've decided for now to keep my Panny FZ100... I've reduced the res to 12Mp instead of 14, and it is making a difference for me during the golden hour. Its still rubbish in really low light, but I have plenty of other cameras to cover that. I have nothing for distance, except my Pentax and zooms.
Oh, I returned it and got another, which is working perfectly.