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Sony DSC-HX50: Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50 is a small compact digital camera and the small but important technical specifications, such as the Exmor R CMOS sensor 20.4 mega pixels, 30x optical zoom, the optical stabilizer, the Sony G lens the focal length wide, Full HD video clips, a convenient ring to adjust the settings, the Wi-Fi connectivity, a long battery life, the advanced flash and a 3-inch LCD display with excellent resolution of 921,600 points. The camera is also equipped with a slide for the connection with a series of compatible accessories.

Sony DSC-HX50: Design

The Sony DSC-HX50 is a pocket-sized digital camera but able to ensure high performance. It presented this year by the manufacturer, sporting a very classic design, far from that of the most attractive compact today, a comfortable ring for manual controls and functionality particularly advanced. As regards the technical specifications, this camera is equipped with a type image sensor Exmor R CMOS Super 1/2, 3 inches in size and with an effective resolution of 20.4 mega pixels, and a Sony G lens that has a focal length equivalent to 24-720 mm on a traditional 35 mm, a maximum aperture of f4.3-f6.3, 30x optical zoom and a digital zoom of up to 486x.

Sony DSC-HX50: Features and Functionality

Many are the hallmarks of the Sony DSC-HX50, which can be defined as a compact for its design but, which features some professional-level features, such as the practice ring EV that ensures total control over all settings. For those who are fasting in photography can leave it all to the camera using the automatic mode.

Also of note is the expandability of the camera, which has a convenient slide to the addition of various accessories, such as microphones, sights or flash, and then secures a professional use with the camera as if it was a reflex. The SteadyShot optical stabilizer ensures sharp photos and movies even if you inadvertently move the camera or zooming at high levels.

Sony DSC-HX50
Sony DSC-HX50

As for the rest of the functionality, the Sony DSC-HX50 is also equipped with the BIONZ processor, which allows high-speed continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second, and gets high-quality images with incredible detail, and the Wi-Fi connectivity, to send photos and videos to other devices wirelessly.

Note, then, that the camera is equipped with a high-quality display, with a particularly high resolution but, above all, technology-based Triluminos Colour, the same used for the new generation of Sony TV, which provides color images more vivid and natural.

The Sony DSC-HX50 has, again, built-in flash, fast focusing, various artistic effects, face detection, panoramic photos, sensitivity between 80 and 12,800 ISO and the ability to record video in Full HD a maximum resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels and take pictures during the shooting touch on a button.

As for connectivity, apart from the Wi-Fi previously mentioned, the Sony DSC-HX50 was also equipped with a USB port Hi-Speed ​​and HDMI interface, for connection with any type of device, with or without wires. The HDMI cable must be purchased separate.

As for saving your photos and videos, the Sony DSC-HX50 has slots for memory cards Memory Stick and Secure Digital cards of different types. As for autonomy, the supplied battery pack allows for approximately 400 shots or 200 minutes of recording time on a single charge. The package finally, includes battery, charger, microUSB cable, wrist strap and instruction manual.


Belonging to the category of compact, the Sony DSC-HX50 differs from other models for simple design, for manual controls, optical zoom, the lens focal width and the ability to install additional accessories through the slide. Among the outstanding specific sensor resolution, the quality of the display, Wi-Fi, high ISO, the optical stabilizer and the HDMI interface. Too bad for the lack of support for the RAW format.

Where to Buy Sony DSC-HX50

Sony DSC-HX50V/B 20.4MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)
  • 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom Optical SteadyShot image...
  • Full HD 1080/60p with dual record of stills and movies Full manual & dedicated...
  • Multi interface shoe attaches flash, light, and mic Incredible battery life of...
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PROS : Optical stabilizer; OPTICAL ZOOM, Resolution, Manual controls; microHDMI connector; Accessory shoe, High ISO, Focal Length, Wi-Fi connectivity.


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