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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
 
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$345.00 - $449.99
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Summary: A 20-megapixel camera from Sony with a 3-inch LCD, 30x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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Type: Superzoom digital cameras
About - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

The Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is a 20-megapixel camera with 30x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24mm-720mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (921,600 pixels).

Because of its long zoom lens, we consider this model a superzoom.

The Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Duo memory cards and has 48MB of on-board storage. It captures images as JPG files at a top resolution of 5184 x 3888 and full HD-resolution video as MP4 files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60p and 60i fps.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V measures 4.3 inches wide by 2.6 inches high by 1.5 inches deep, and weighs 10 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Sony offers innovations at relatively high prices. Cyber-shot compacts and subcompacts offer distinctions such as touch screens and sleek bodies. The W series are budget lines. High-end H series compacts, and premium T series subcompacts tend to be priced higher than other brands.  Sony has expanded its SLR Alpha series significantly and offers cameras for every advanced camera user and budget, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors and special features, such as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. It also has a wide range of lenses. Its SLR-like NEX series models include key SLR features, such as interchangeable lenses, but will have the small size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Sony has 3D technology on select basic and advanced cameras but it is limited to its special panorama models.

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Features & Specs - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
info Maximum aperture f3.5-6.3
info Shutter speed range 4 - 1/1600
info Optical zoom 30
info 35mm equivalent zoom ratio 24-720mm
info LCD size (in.) 3
info AA batteries No
info Viewfinder No
info Manual controls Yes
info Manual focus Yes
info Macro focus Yes
info Touch screen No
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line Cyber-shot
Product Model DSC-HX50V
Product Name Cyber-shot Digital Camera HX50V
Product Type Compact Camera
User Reviews - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
User Reviews
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Very good, versatile camera
7/12/2014
Pros
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Good in Low Light
Great Zoom
Small / Compact
Cons
Best Uses
Family Photos
Indoors/Low Light
Travel
Weddings/Events
Wildlife photos
Comment:
I really do love this camera. I've taken some fantastic pictures with it, particularly in low or difficult lighting situations. I also have the previous generation HX30. While I love the extra zoom on the 50, the lower megapixels on the same size sensor in the 30 actually renders better photo quality in some cases. The Tut exhibit shots I took with the HX30 are near-pro quality; I haven't done quite as well with the HX50.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(77 of 78 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Well done Sony - Very impressive camera!
8/20/2013
Pros
Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Good Hand Grip
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Hotshoe
Large Clear LCD
Lightweight
Small / Compact
Cons
Best Uses
Family Photos
Indoors/Low Light
Sports/Action
Travel
Video
Weddings/Events
Wildlife photos
Comment:
I bought my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50V because of the fast focusing, 3-way stabilization and 30x zoom in a small, light camera! I am thrilled to have amazing low light performance. Also, the Soft Skin setting is the best I have ever seen - it makes all adults look at least 10 years younger. I'm gonna keep taking picutes of my pix 'til I'm a teenager agail...lol! Seriously I love this camera. It's my 4th digital and it'll probably be my companion for a long time. I'm taking it on vacation soon ... will update this review once we return.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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