Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Announced Apr 24, 2013 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 720 mm (30×)
LinJay
 

I owned the Sony HX50V for only a month, so I don't think I can really write up a review but to share my thought and the photos I shot with it. Pros: - Camera body looks great and well built compared to WX or W models. - Hot shoe for external flash unit, stereo microphone module or electronic viewfinder. - 30x optical zoom (Did not really have a chance to play with its 60x Clear Image digital zoom). - Very nice grip for better steady shot. - Share the same NP-BX1 battery as all modern ...

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Lars Luciano
 

This camera is the best, after using many different style cameras from dslr, superzoom, pocket cameras, bridge cameras, etc. this Sony hx50v give the biggest challenge. Once you realize it's limitations and you study and learn his strong points, this little camera becomes a gem. It has amazing reach, very good macro, quick focus, lots of manual control, the best design with solid grip and it also looks good. But I think most people give up before they get to know the strong points of this ...

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I expected to be disappointed by this camera when I bought it. It is an upgrade from the Canon SX230HS. That camera is a very well balanced camera. What I mean by this, is that it makes the right compromises. The sensor is small, but so is the megapixel count (12MP, relatively). The lens has lots of zoom, but not too much (14x). The aperture at the tele end is small (F5.9) but not too small etc. The HX-50 doubles the zoom, almost doubles the megapixel count, and has an even smaller aperture ...

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jimi b
 

Very nice little camera with great picture quality. Very user friendly...I also own a Canon Rebel T5i This little baby is a great camera to grab and go.

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Reference frame My primary camera is a Sony A-900 24m full frame that i have for 5 years now. Next to that i have Canon G-10 small compact for the situations i do not want to carry the big heavy A-900 with several lenses. I Bought the Sony HX50 a month ago to replace the G10.  I used is very intensive for 3 weeks when traveling by car true Sweden and Finland. Negatige -To start with the negatives, it was en big disappointment that the HX50 does not support RAW format shooting. - The display ...

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Albert Stumpf
 

Despite the small sensor, the image quality is very good. Obviously, in low light the quality tends to shrink but overall, I really like this camera for its convenience.  I used to take a laptop when I was travelling so I could view my pictures every day on a screen larger than the camera's screen. I now carry my Samsung 10.1 tablet and use the wi-fi transfer, which works even when I'm away from any wi-fi server. Wifi was easy to set up and the user has total control over what and when to ...

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ludwik123
 

Every camera is a compromise with good and bad points.  Unusually for me I will start with the bad points because they  spoil a good camera. The 20MP count in a small sensor is too much.  It may give excellent results in a larger 1 inch sensor such as the RX100.  But in the HX50 when I pixel peep I see mush and harsh artifacts.  The first thing I do after downloading photos is to resize them to 10MP.  This removes most of the mush and artifacts, yet almost all the actual image details remain. ...

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dwilk
 

I have now had the Sony HX50 for about a month now and would like to post my views on this camera. First, HX50 is faster to acquire focus than HX20V that I also owned. Battery life in HX50 is considerably longer. Image quality is a little bit better and images are much sharper out of the camera. Overall I like this camera better than the HX20V. Camera menus in both cameras are practically the same except the HX50 has a noise reduction setting and also Wi-Fi capability. Note Sony HX50(UK ...

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iPixel
 

After lots of information gathering, to buy a compact zoom camera suitable for travel, I found this one had all I needed in a camera to take on a trip to Europe. I purchased this camera, and I have had mixed feelings about it - yes, it has all the features I wanted: GPS, WiFi, big zoom, good battery life in a compact size that can slip in a pocket.....yet I am not impressed with a few features. 1) In auto mode, the pictures come out under-exposed. Even in the brightest sunny locations (on a ...

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