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Sony DSC-HX50

Sony DSC-HX50
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A good spec and multi award winning compact digital camera
Compact 20.4MP 30x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-HX50 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX50 number 801 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
733 Reviews + 5 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 733 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
\\Change your exposure: with an EV dial capability you can change exposure values manually
\\Recognise each face: the camera automatically adjusts focus, exposure and white balance for clearer portraits
\\Grab stills from video playback: press the shutter button and capture high resolution still photos during video recording
\\Boost your flash photography: advanced flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera
\\Be in the shot: when the camera is held at arm\'s length, the camera frames and takes pictures automatically for great self portraits
\\Create wide panoramic pictures: intelligent sweep panorama automatically combines a burst of images to create panoramic pictures
\\Artistic effects: create \'in camera\' effects, including toy camera, partial colour, pop colour, HDR painting, illustration and watercolour
\\See colours deeper and brighter: with triluminos colour technology every shade and hue becomes brighter and deeper when viewed on a BRAVIA TV with triluminos display
\\Lock on fast even at zoom: frame your subject quickly with fast autofocus which brings everything sharply into focus even at a distance
\\Movies without the shakes: even when you re walking or zooming optical steadyshot active mode keeps everything stable
\\Shoot for longer: A long-life battery lets you shoot from dusk until dawn
\\Fine tune every shot: you can select between shutter or aperture priority, or pre-set your own shooting modes
\\Shoot full HD movies: film smooth, steady 50p video clips in full HD
Higher than average megapixels
\\Double the distance: double the 30x optical zoom range to an effective 60x with clear image zoom, filling the frame with distant subjects while maintaining image quality
\\Add all the extras: use the multi interface shoe to add a flash, electronic viewfinder or microphone
\\See clearly even at high zoom: A G lens from sony is crafted to capture light and detail, even when zoomed right in
\\Easy sharing with wi-fi: send photos and videos straight to a smartphone or tablet, back-up shots wirelessly to your PC, or see them on your TV
\\Shoot high quality pictures quickly: A BIONZ processor delivers high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality
\\Don't worry about unsteady hands: take crisp, blur-free still photos with optical steadyshot that cuts handheld wobbles when you re zoomed in or don't have a tripod
\\Capture 20.4 megapixel detail: shoot detail-packed stills and movies with a 20.4 megapixel exmor R CMOS sensor
\ get 30x closer: with the smallest digital camera that has 30x optical zoom capability*
The smallest camera with 30x optical zoom capability*
\\Shutter in your pocket: use your phone as a handy remote to control the camera via wi-fi; it\'s great when you don't want to be left out of the scene
Not waterproof
Slower than average start-up time

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Sony DSC-HX50 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony DSC-HX50?

The Sony DSC-HX50 is 108.1mm wide and 64.3mm tall. It is 38.3mm deep and weighs 245g.

Sony DSC-HX50 front dimensions
Sony DSC-HX50 size in context

Sony DSC-HX50 In-Depth Analysis

Features

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony DSC-HX50 is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony DSC-HX50 of 20.4MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DSC-HX50 of 30x is bigger than 88% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Sony DSC-HX50's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 64% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX50 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the DSC-HX50 of 3.5 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The DSC-HX50's weight of 245g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 42% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-HX50 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-HX50 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-HX50 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-HX50 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-HX50 has a wind filter. 96% of digital cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-HX50 features noise reduction. 91% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-HX50's maximum aperture number of 6.3 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 77% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DSC-HX50 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-HX50 features face detection. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The Sony DSC-HX50's start-up time of 1,900ms is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The fastest start-up time of digital cameras is 0.1ms, the slowest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

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Supports Direct Printing

The DSC-HX50 supports direct printing. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-HX50's digital zoom of 486x is bigger than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-HX50 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that 92% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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400 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony DSC-HX50 which takes 400 battery life.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the Sony DSC-HX50 of only 8x is lower than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the DSC-HX50 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 27% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-HX50 supports Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-HX50 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-HX50 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-HX50 features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX50 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Sony DSC-HX50 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony DSC-HX50 has an external flash connector. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony DSC-HX50 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-HX50 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 20megapixel, sony dschx50vs, sony dschx50vb, 4905524944556, dschx50sce3, sony hx50vb, dschx50silv

Barcodes:

00027242862227, 00799456164601, 00799456164618, 00905524944556, 04905524943245, 04905524943368, 04905524943399, 04905524944549, 04905524944556, 04905524944570, 04905524944587

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