Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V - focus speed and accuracy

Started Jun 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
neww2dig
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V - focus speed and accuracy
In reply to Jamon47, Jun 28, 2013

Jamon47 wrote:

MarioV wrote:

neww2dig wrote:

I am looking to part with my Tamron SP 70-300 and my A100 to get this camera and I looking for a more compact do all camera. I know I do not get raw images with this camera but I have seen the pics and they look good but I am concerned on the focus speed of this camera. I am hoping that it is faster and more accurate than my A100 and as fast as my A700.

Is this camera good at focusing?

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Tony
A100, A700, Sony 16-105, & 35/1.8, Minolta 50/ 1.7, and Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di & 55-200

Hi Tony

Whilst I havent had a problem with focusing in good light or indoor, I dont think this is the right camera to be your DSLR replacement/upgrade.

If you are looking for image quality and reach, you might be better off with the Nikon 7700 or Panasonic LF1 if you need a pocket camera.. assuming the RX100 doesnt have enough reach for you..

If the OP means by "looking for a more compact do all camera" one that can also do video in 1080p60, the HX50V can do it but not the Nikon 7700 or Panasonic LF1. The RX100 and RX100II can also do 1080p60.

Not looking to replace my DSLR, that is why I am keeping the A700.  I am looking for an all in one camera that is to carry around, such as Disneyland and such and do not have to lug the A700.  The RX lines are not in my budget so that is why I am looking at the HX50V.

So back to may original question is the focus speed and accuracy good in the HX50V?  This will also be my video camera

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Tony
A100, A700, Sony 16-105, & 35/1.8, Minolta 50/ 1.7, and Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di & 55-200

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