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Sony DSC-HX50 Digital Camera

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20.4MP 30x CMOS 324x Apr 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 - Megazoom im Test - Unboxing & Movietest, Videotest
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45 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

The reviewers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, Vido.com.ua and Insidegeeks.net.

The reviewer at one other expert review site decided that this compact camera was great. Gadgetspeak.com gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

This Sony camera received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint this compact camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 543 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony camera is 85%.

Robust

Seventeen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. A to Z wrote on Amazon four years ago “The camera, in the main, is well built”. Also four years ago Klondike Pete mentioned on Amazon “A truly beautifully engineered Camera with amazing feaures” in their review. Also four years ago Martin wrote on Amazon “30x-zoom - nice video mode - very good sound with the Sony ECMXYST1M-microphone - feels solid What I don't like” in his Sony DSC-HX50 review.

A few people reckoned that it was strong and durable. Andrew Curtis said on Amazon “Was heavy enough to feel robust.”. Two years ago Emily1202 said “Feels sturdy, doesn't look cheap”. Richard Paradine gave the Sony DSC-HX50 a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon in the same month “Feels robust and easy to hold”.

A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Recklessspirit wrote in their review on Amazon “I am just still debating as pretty upset that mine has broken; it has been well used”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-three Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Adam D Hopkinson scored the Sony DSC-HX50 very highly and he said on Amazon “This camera is very good it is got good build quality it's got good” in his review. Alan Powell mentioned on Amazon “Zoom is exception and picture quality great - controls are easy to learn” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50. B. M said on Amazon three years ago “Picture quality is pretty good” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Size

Fifty-one customers who bought the product agreed that it was compact. A to Z wrote on Amazon “Due to its impressive 30x zoom (24 - 720mm wide angle lens) is a little bigger than your average compact at H64.3 x W108.1 x D38.3mm”. Amazon Customer said “Had two previous Sony compact cameras loved them” in their review. Andre Baya gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review on Amazon four years ago “I love taking photos of birds so the 30x zoom is a huge advantage in such a compact camera”.

Seven people reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. David Craddock rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50 on Amazon “Never a large DSLR, too heavy, fiddly, changing lenses”. Gelli-Girl wrote in their review three years ago “Fantastic zoom; easy to use / follow the instructions; could be really sophisticated if I wanted it to be; feels secure in your hands; good viewing interface; not heavy” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mike I he mentioned on Amazon “It doesn't feel as heavy as its size”.

Several Sony DSC-HX50 owners who reviewed it said that it was a good body shape. Peter the Elder wrote “My first Cybershot had a metal body and even had an optical viewfinder; very useful outdoors in strong light” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50. Picto69 mentioned “Cheap feel body and shutter button” yet they gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. T. Butler said on Amazon “Single metal body frame not plastic anymore, better quality case, nice tactile control knobs) + slightly larger than previous model”.

One Sony DSC-HX50 reviewer thought the Sony DSC-HX50 was good physically. Gavin wrote in his review “The physical size, large zoom & extensive features drew me towards the HX50” and scored this digital camera very highly. One Sony DSC-HX50 owner said in their reviews that it was a good size. Jaxlarkabout wrote on Amazon two years ago “Its an ideal size for taking out”.

One Sony DSC-HX50 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was heavy. Mike I wrote on Amazon “The chubby rotary knobs are nicely weighty in a retro way”.

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Good Connectivity

Several Sony DSC-HX50 owners who bought the Sony DSC-HX50 wrote that it was wifi compatible. A to Z mentioned four years ago “You can get round this in a way as the camera has wifi and so you can actually upload pictures to a smartphone on the go” in their review of this digital camera. Alan Powell mentioned “Great Camera - Wifi could be better”. Alan Powell also said “There is no doubt that they could have made the wifi more intuitive and easier to use - its fiddly”.

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had gps. Browny137 scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Brilliant Camera - No GPS tagging”. Christopher Smith said on Amazon three years ago “Shutter lag is very small.I don't mind the lack of GPS at all, as it quickly drains the battery” and rated this digital camera as very good. Mike I rated it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Epic 30x zoom, very versatile, no GPS”.

One Sony DSC-HX50 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-HX50 reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. R. Palmer said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX50 on Amazon four years ago “Probably better sticking to the USB”.

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Nice Design

Some customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Dr. David A. Gilbert scored the Sony DSC-HX50 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Pretty good, especially at the price”. Fandango said in their review of this digital camera “30x is pretty impressive anyway in my book!I've put 500+ shots through this camera now” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Jenhar scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “AMAZING CAMERA! If you want a portable camera with the capabilities of a big professional one then get this one! Love taking beautiful photographs on it” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX50.

A few Sony DSC-HX50 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was retro. Hantshog wrote four years ago “Case looks great and gives camera a retro look despite being ultra modern”. Obriens2uk mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It has a real retro feel about and it looks pretty solid”. Stuffmideast.com mentioned “Fight!The X20 is wonderfully retro in both look”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX50 considered that it was ergonomic. Lessa gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Pleasing ergonomics Impressive feature set Fantastic design considering substantial focal range overall would be 7/10”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX50 thought it was neat.

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Good Battery Life

Some people agreed that this digital camera had a good battery life. Four years ago A to Z said in their review “Out of the box set up is simple, to recharge you don't need to faff around with taking out batteries”. Christopher Smith wrote on Amazon “Battery life is very good” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50. Christopher Smith also said “I don't mind the lack of GPS at all, as it quickly drains the battery and manufacturers have realised that most people turn GPS”.

Good Support

Several Sony DSC-HX50 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX50 said that it had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “So i like the manual controls.”. Brighton Breezy gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX50 review “The manual says the full charge takes 230 minutes, so will have to wait a while to test it”. Countrygirl mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I eventually managed to get two better photos on the manual setting” although they rated it 1 stars.

Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. A to Z said in their Sony DSC-HX50 review “Is searchable and is really handy” . A to Z also said “This is a handy alternative to the self timer”. Bruce Lawrence scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon “Impressed with its ease of use” in his Sony DSC-HX50 review.

A few Sony DSC-HX50 owners who bought it said that it was easy to use the menus. Countrygirl said “It's good points (yes there were some) were its ease of handling, all the controls are well placed and menus are easy to navigate”. R. Palmer mentioned “Though it has good auto settings, as you'd expect from a camera of this type, you can change plenty of things, like the ISO” in their review and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Robin Paulus wrote on Amazon “Also misses some useful automatic settings I've seen on cameras of other brands (fireworks, for example) - their effects can be achived by manual control, though” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Six customers who purchased it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andrew Curtis wrote in his Sony DSC-HX50 review “The camera felt nice to hold with the grip”. Apollo13 said “You need to hold the camera steady to prevent camera shake” in their Sony DSC-HX50 review. Four years ago Mike I said “With the intermediate size comes a fairly stable platform to hold and take pictures with, far better than any phone/tablet/phablet”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Christopher Smith said on Amazon “I normally leave it in intelligent auto and it handles 99% of situations very well indeed” in his Sony DSC-HX50 review. Jonathan gave the product a very good review score and he mentioned “The colours appear to be true and crisp and it handles low-light situations well” in his Sony DSC-HX50 review.

One Sony DSC-HX50 reviewer thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I wanted something a little faster to set up” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it had a good zoom. Apollo13 scored the Sony DSC-HX50 5 stars and mentioned “The 30 x zoom is very useful”. Three years ago Brighton Breezy said in their Sony DSC-HX50 review on Amazon “While shopping around I was unable to find another compact camera with this zoom capability in the HX50's price range”. Brighton Breezy also said “It is remarkable how good shots taken at full zoom can be”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Brighton Breezy gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The autofocus is intelligent”. Dr. David A. Gilbert scored it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “* Focus following feature works well” in his review of this digital camera. Entsoft mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Touch screen, which is nice for changing focus in video mode” .

Some Sony DSC-HX50 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Jasbo mentioned on Amazon “Under normal circumstances this camera performs brilliantly, pictures are great from that 20 megapixel sensor and 1080p videos are stunning! The 30x zoom lens is sharp” and gave the product a very good review. Klondike Pete said “An incredible optical 30x lens and 20mp image quality”. Mr. G. Bonus wrote “Adequate lens, once practiced, this is nice” but even so they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Two people concluded that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Impulse Buyer mentioned “The video is slightly better due to improved stabilization”. Phillip and Sue he said “Zoom and optical image stabilisation is fantastic” in his Sony DSC-HX50 review.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good for video recording. A to Z said in their review on Amazon “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo0), to make the most of the ability to take full 1080p movies in AVCHD”. Brighton Breezy scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The video quality is similarly excellent both in terms of sharpness”. Browny137 wrote three years ago “The massive 30x was fantastic for both HD video and the photos”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people thought the product was able to produce good images. A to Z said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX50 “This is the camera that has got me back in the habit of taking better photos; it's a little more than a point” . Abc.alan mentioned in their review on Amazon “The zoom is realy realy good very good photos so wont swop thanks” and scored it 5 stars. Adele said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Fab camera, takes a really good photo!” and rated the Sony DSC-HX50 5 stars.

Some Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer said “Continuous shooting mode”. Fandango gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Have not had to change in a day's shooting.* Good thumb grip” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX50. Three years ago Mika said “A good camera with a awesome 30x zoom lens.+ Image quality (including video)+ Good manual shooting options+ Good battery life- A bit big”.

A few customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX50 thought it was good in low light. Four years ago Jasbo mentioned on Amazon “Lowlight very good too!”. Last year Julesowls wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent low light no flash photography”. Julesowls also said “I have found it to be an excellent low light camera as I take a lot of concert photos without flash”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Justgems gave the Sony DSC-HX50 an excellent review and said “Still had an amazing ISO setting”. Three years ago Mr. G. Bonus wrote on Amazon “Image quality, I think it is fine with good light and low ISO, forget noise reduction”. R. Palmer wrote “At lower ISO, seems good” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX50 and gave the product an excellent review score.

Two Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers agreed that it was shaky. Richard Paradine said on Amazon two years ago “Takes superb pictures without any effects from shaky hand, even on full telephoto” in his review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers considered that it had a good screen. A to Z wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX50 “You get a good sized 3" screen to view your subject/s” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Andrew M Laws mentioned “The only down side I have found so far is seeing the screen on a bright sunny day.” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50. Christopher Smith rated this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50 on Amazon three years ago “Only downside is the screen - as other reviewers have noted it can be hard to see anything in bright light, jut put it in wide angle”.

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. One Reader said “It seems to be really difficult to find a good compact camera with high pixel lens that has a traditional viewfinder”. Rob said in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50 on Amazon “Using your phone as a remote viewfinder is kind of cool - perfect for group shots”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony DSC-HX50 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. A to Z said “Has some very nice features”. A to Z also mentioned “Anyone who wants to work on their picture taking a little more will find plenty of features to keep them busy”. A to Z also wrote “I find that although there are more features than I, personally, could ever use I can”.

Good Flash

Several people who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. Christopher Smith said on Amazon “Is small enough to take anywhere with a really good flash and excellent zoom” in his review of this digital camera and rated it as excellent. Patrick Ovenden said on Amazon “There is a built-in flash”. S. Hawley mentioned on Amazon three years ago “For a quick instance flash photo you will probally miss that perfect picture by the time you say”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had good exposure controls.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX50 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX50 is 2x, the biggest is 330x, and the average digital zoom is 31x. With a digital zoom of 324 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX50 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX50 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX50 do not support wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX50 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX50.

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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-HX50 has one of the higher megapixels (20.4 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX50 is 10MP and the highest is 29MP.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX50, the DSC-HX50's optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX50 have optical zooms of between 2x and 30x, and the average optical zoom is 8.5x.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Light

The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 330g. The DSC-HX50 is fairly light (only 245 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX50.

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Two Memory Slotss

The DSC-HX50 is a two memory slots digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-HX50 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX50.

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Features Four Image Quality Adjustments

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the Sony DSC-HX50 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features a Sharpness image quality adjustment, which is the most frequently featured image quality adjustment featured on cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image quality adjustments "Brightness", "Contrast" and "Saturation" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX50 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX50. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX50 is 190mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 0.28mm to 720mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720 millimeters, the Sony DSC-HX50 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX50.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Sony DSC-HX50 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The DSC-HX50 has one of the more total megapixelss (21.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX50 is 18MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 33MP.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

The smallest extra/Smart zoom of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1.3x, the biggest is 60x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 20x. At 60 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX50 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX50.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The DSC-HX50 is a five number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX50 have between one and eight number of aspheric elementss.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-HX50 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX50 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DSC-HX50 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX50 take between 150 and 469 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX50.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-HX50 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 5184 x 3888 and 2592 x 1944 and 640 x 480.

A 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony DSC-HX50 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony DSC-HX50 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivitys "80", "1600" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony DSC-HX50 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX50 is 27mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 23mm to 35mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Compact cameras that have been available for more than two years have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 80 and 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 100. At only 80, the Sony DSC-HX50 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Four Sony DSC-HX50 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was not noisy. Impulse Buyer wrote on Amazon “Image quality is clearly superior to the HX9 (the only real flaw with that camera was the noisy photos at high ISO”. Les he said in his review of the Sony DSC-HX50 “As soon as you zoom in a little all quality gone and very grainy And tones of noise”. Miss D. Menzies mentioned two years ago “Images are very noisy” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX50.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX50 have an image stabilizer, however the DSC-HX50 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Sony DSC-HX50 does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-HX50 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-HX50 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX50 do not have a GPS (satellite). The DSC-HX50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-HX50 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX50. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The DSC-HX50 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX50 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-HX50 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports an AC3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX50 has a quite low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of this type and age is 8x and the highest is 16x.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the DSC-HX50 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX50. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX50 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 41s.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

When compared to other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX50 that we have checked, the DSC-HX50's start-up time of 1,900 millisecond is one of the longest. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX50 have start-up times of between 2ms and 1,900ms, and the average start-up time is 780ms.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 1.7 and the largest is 4.5. At 3.5, the DSC-HX50 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX50.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-HX50 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX50 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Panorama
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Cool Shot Function
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Image Processor
Optical Sensor Size

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Expert Reviews

(28)
15 January 2014

Gadgetspeak.com

It?s been a while since I have had an opportunity to look at one of the excellent Cyber Shot range; in fact from memory the last Sony offering I told you about was the NEX6L almost a year ago.... Read more…

22 December 2013

But regular cameras are now catching up in the convenience stakes. Some have WiFi built in so you can send images to social networking sites, while compact system cameras offer the high-quality... Read more…

8 December 2013

Sony 's long-lensed HX50 calls Fuji's stylish X20 a fop. Fight!The X20 is wonderfully retro in both look and feel. The optical viewfinder is synced to the 4x zoom and helpfully displays shooting... Read more…

13 September 2013

There's no denying how impressive the combination of a large 30x zoom and compact body is, but its photos are adequate rather than spectacular. It's a decent camera, but only if you really need...

22 July 2013

Some record-breaking specs, but the net result isn't so remarkable...

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User Reviews

(391)
Reviewed 23 June 2013 by A to Z

Like many people,in recent times I've probably abandoned digital cameras in favour of grabbing my smart phone to capture special memories, all well and good, but often resulting in photos of... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Tony B

Firstly, having read a lot of reviews there is quite a lot of confusion on what this camera can and can't do. I'm an experienced amateur photographer who has owned an awful lot of cameras, from... Read more…

Reviewed 26 June 2014 by David craddock

This is absolutely the best camera that I have ever owned and,believe me at 84 I've had a good few.From 35mm,110,126 to today's digital marvels. Never a large DSLR,too heavy,fiddly,changing lenses... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2013 by Jonathan
(Verified Purchase)

Couldn't wait to get my hands on this camera and so far it has not disappointed. Previously I owned the DSC HX9V which I didn't think could be surpassed but I wanted this for the enhanced optical... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2013 by Fandango
(Verified Purchase)

Let's get the flaw over with as that is doubtless what drew your attention. No viewfinder. This is the first camera I've had without a viewfinder and I assumed that Sony would not release one... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx50, sony dschx50v, sony dschx50b, sony dschx50vs, sony dschx50bc, sony dschx50bce, sony dschx50bceh
Barcodes 00027242862227, 00799456164601, 00799456164618, 00905524944556, 04905524943245, 04905524943368, 04905524943399, 04905524944549, 04905524944556, 04905524944570, 04905524944587

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