Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Announced Apr 24, 2013 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 720 mm (30×)
ludwik123
 
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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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Albert Stumpf
 
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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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dwilk
 
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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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Bodhi-U
 
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The good is the incredibly small pocket size camera with an excellent super zoom and good image stablization. Photo quality is good and on par with the other point and shots (I've had them all, but really like the size of this one!) Has nice array of artistic features. The lens and zoom are exellent throughout, and the Sony technology of the close up clear zoom over the optical is spectacular. The not so good is the aperture is not fast enough, no RAW, no touch screen. More in-camera editing ...

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I am primarily a DSLR user. The Sony HX50V is the compact alternative to my DSLR. But beyond just being an alternative, the HX50V provides an amazing zoom range of 24-720mm in a compact body that is pretty hard to match on a DSLR and in fact most other cameras. I occasionally go to rock concerts, and I like shooting photos there. Since DSLRs are almost never allowed, I usually take a compact camera with me. And since I almost always end up far from the stage, I go for a camera with a reach. I ...

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inukshuk
 
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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 ...

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