Great in all circumstances

Started May 21, 2013 | User reviews
inukshuk
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Great in all circumstances
May 21, 2013

The market of camera today, like in many other tech department, are creating many useless needs and the last compact camera (HX50V, TZ40) are probably the best example.

20M pixels, 30x zoom in a so compact format, it's more a technical performance than a consumer need.

Who ask for 20M pixels, 30x zoom, WiFi, NFC, touchscreen for a compact travel camera (GPS can be good)? But some of you ask for RAW, too bad for this time.

I was a little bit sceptic about image quality and performance, but finally this camera is a all around camera for almost all my needs.

Photo are great, video is amazing, fast reaction and the manual exposure can help in low light situation, PASM is big step forward, manual focus is something I use on my 7D, but to have it on the HX50V it's a great feature.

I'm not professional, so my experience of shooting style may vary from your level and kind of photographer. If you looking for a compact camera, this one is simply the best camera I own, after the 7D of course. I make this review because I'm waiting for opinion, I finally buy the HX50V instead the TZ40, I hope this help in your choice.

Try it and wait for official DPreview review.

The real down side I found it's the price.

Sorry for my english.

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In reply to inukshuk, May 21, 2013

if you own the camera already, if so can you please post some samples.

*I make this review because I'm waiting for opinion, I finally buy the HX50V instead the TZ40, I hope this help in your choice.*

maybe i read above wrong ?

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Hi,

Now I own the HX50V, but before making my decison, I'm waiting for some user reviews here. Some user already own the HX50V, but nobody want to review the camera.

I will post some pics here

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inukshuk wrote:

Hi,

Now I own the HX50V, but before making my decison, I'm waiting for some user reviews here. Some user already own the HX50V, but nobody want to review the camera.

well to make a decision you need to like it, i dont think it matters what others think about it

I will post some pics here

looking forwards to your pictures.

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In reply to Marti58, May 21, 2013

I would also love to see some photos. Especially low light indoor photos, or night photos. ISO 800, 1600 would be great. All these small sensor cams produce some pretty good photos in sun light. But really struggle under low light conditions.

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You mind snapping one in Auto mode? Look forward to your photos..

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Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

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Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ? ISO400 ...hmm what should i say.

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Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

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Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

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Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

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Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

Enrique

ISO400.... not for me enough said.

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Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

Enrique

Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

Enrique

ISO400.... not for me enough said.

I saw another portrait shot at 200 ISO. Same smear.

Enrique

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Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

Enrique

Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

Enrique

ISO400.... not for me enough said.

I saw another portrait shot at 200 ISO. Same smear.

Enrique

not what the OP stated from these samples *Great in all circumstances*

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In reply to Marti58, May 22, 2013

It is an error to look at one sample at 100% and make conclusions.  Check the detailed review at CNET australia...lots of real samples there...at every iso.  I've downloaded and checked at large screen (24") size, and it is really very impressive.

To make judgements at 100% from a hi res small size sensor...., well I won't say that is ___, but really, that is a very amateurish way to look at modern images from modern cams.

And yes, you can take that to the bank. 

I don't own the 50V, but I'm planning to .

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what does 100% pixel peeping prove???  Please, comparing cameras in this class, and always understanding its limitations. I'd reckon an 8x10 would still look good.

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Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

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Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

Enrique

ISO400.... not for me enough said.

I saw another portrait shot at 200 ISO. Same smear.

Enrique

Enrique...maybe you should then only stick to large sensor low meg bodies...maybe like the original Canon 5D.   That way you could be happy at 100%....which most of us no longer use to determine the final usefulness of a unit.

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Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

Enrique

Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

Enrique

ISO400.... not for me enough said.

I saw another portrait shot at 200 ISO. Same smear.

Enrique

Enrique...maybe you should then only stick to large sensor low meg bodies...maybe like the original Canon 5D.   That way you could be happy at 100%....which most of us no longer use to determine the final usefulness of a unit.

I judge all camera im looking at on 50% image size,, i never base my thoughts on one image, instead i use various resources.

i´ve seen base ISO shots in good conditions that already show spurs of.

I shoot FF DX CX M4/3 and several small or smaller censored cameras, my 50% views are always based with cameras the same size.

if one states in *great in all circumstances* that means to me ISO values up to lets say at least ISO400 for tiny sensor cameras.

lets hope the OP is going to provide a wide range of shots.

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jonrobertp wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Marti58 wrote:

Enir4 wrote:

Hi Marti,

I found this: http://mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/HX50/Sample%20Images/DSC00163a.jpg

Enrique

Hi Enrique, did you look at 100% ?

I'm afraid I did...

Enrique

ISO400.... not for me enough said.

I saw another portrait shot at 200 ISO. Same smear.

Enrique

Enrique...maybe you should then only stick to large sensor low meg bodies...maybe like the original Canon 5D.   That way you could be happy at 100%....which most of us no longer use to determine the final usefulness of a unit.

This is the portrait I mentioned, taken at 200 ISO. As with the other portrait I posted, there is no need to pixel peep to see the smearing, which Marti and I find unacceptable *for us*. Personal stuff, subjective. The objective thing is that the smearing does exist. I don't even know if this semearing, produced in all likelyhood by NR, could be improved setting NR to low or to none, I don't know if the HX50 offers this possibility in settings.
As for your "big sensor low meg bodies", with the very high megapixels of the NEX 7, RX1 and Nikon D800 you can enlarge and crop to your heart's content. It is not mainly a matter of the derogatively intended "pixel peeping", but sheer cropping ability. Besides, some do like pixel peeping, and why not.
As for me, with 1/1.7 sensors I had results I am reasonably happy with. It is the 1/2.3 sensors and smaller that show this smearing due to NR that I don't care for, although others don't seem to mind. Again, it is there, and whether one likes it or not is subjective.

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Samples posted at Imaging-resource.com. They don't look great to me.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-hx50v/sony-hx50vA7.HTM

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Even at lower ISOs, even at 25% image size I can still detect loss of detail due to smearing. I really fail to see the logic of such high MP on tiny sensors, I'd rather they dropped it to 10MP and enlarged the photosites. Too bad, it's such a nicely spec'd camera otherwise.

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download the samples from IR at 1600iso...size them both the same size on a 24" monitor...and the Sony has more color depth and more contrast.   Just slightly better than the Canon.

That's as good as it gets for a long zoom pocket cam, guys.  Don't like it ?  fine, go with your larger heavier units.

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