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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
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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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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 offer distinctions such as touch screen LCDs and sleek bodies. Some larger models include very long optical zooms. The W series are budget lines and the T series is waterproof. High-end H series superzoom point-and-shoots are available with and without Wi-Fi. Most RX-series cameras are advanced point-and-shoots with high-end SLR features that fit in your pocket. Some of these RX-series models include Wi-Fi. Sony has expanded its 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 mirrorless Alpha series models include key SLR features, such as interchangeable lenses, but will have the small size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Its wireless Cyber-shot QX series are portable “camera units” that clip onto--and are meant to be used wirelessly with--your smart phone.

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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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User Reviews - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
X-Cellent Camera 4 cost
Auto Manual Controls
Long Battery Life
nice clear lcd
Very good zoom
Lcd Difficult 2c Brite Su
No Tilting Lcd
No view finder
Best Uses
Actionsport Events
I am strictly am amateur photographer but I like the size and weight & esp the zoom on this camera. I take a lot of pics at college and youth basketball and football games as well as pro football games and they R for the most part really clear. There R enougth settings to adjust for different lighting situations - ie nite, flourescent, action, there's even a panoramic setting besides a movie setting - tho I don't take very many movies. I really like this camera - only needs a tilt LCD and someting 2 shade the LCD in bright sunshine as the view is obliterated - that's where a manual view finder w/b nice.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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