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Sony DSC-HX50V/B 20.4MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

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  • 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-way active mode 20.4MP images and high speed AF even in low-light
  • Full HD 1080/60p with dual record of stills and movies Full manual & dedicated EV control dial allow more creativity Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
  • Multi interface shoe attaches flash, light, and mic Incredible battery life of approx. 400 shots 3.0" LCD (921k dots) with high resolution viewing Take stunning images with Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360 Degree
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  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSC-HX50V/B
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 20.4 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 30 x
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Color Black Black Black Black
Optical Zoom 30 multiplier x 20 multiplier x 20 multiplier x 30 multiplier x
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None None LCD
Max Resolution 20.4 megapixels 18.2 megapixels 18.2 megapixels 18.1 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) VCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i),MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Image Stabilization Optical Optical Optical Optical
Battery Description Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery and charger Lithium-Ion NP-BG1 battery and charger NP-BX1 Lithium-ion battery and USB charger
Display Size 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Flash Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Dimensions 2.52 inches x 4.25 inches x 1.5 inches 2.44 inches x 4.21 inches x 1.38 inches 2.16 inches x 3.78 inches x 1.01 inches 2.52 inches x 4.37 inches x 1.34 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 20.4 megapixels 18.2 megapixels 20.4 megapixels 18.1 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS CMOS Information not Provided
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00CDIK48U
  • Item model number: DSC-HX50V/B
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 23, 2013

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Product Description

Compact body with 30x optical and 60x Clear Image Zoom Take clear shots even in lowlight with high speed AF Multi Interface Shoe for expanding shooting options Zoom up close with 30x optical and 60x Clear Image Zoom Easy Camera Ctrl. & Image transfer via Wi-Fi with your Smartphone Features Full Manual Camera Controls, dedicated button for EV control

From the Manufacturer

A+ DSC-HX50V







Take hold of the textured grip and capture your next adventure with ultra-sharp precision. Not only does this compact, 20.4MP beauty deliver an impressive 30x optical zoom, action shots appear clearer thanks to advanced 3-way image stabilization. You also get full manual control for more creative shots and 1080/60p movie recording for smoother footage. You can even map your memories with built-in GPS tagging and accessorize with a wide variety of available extras.
Technology
Super 60x zoom
Zoom in incredibly close for awesome sports, travel, and wildlife photos. The HX50V boasts 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom technology to bring you near enough to capture elated smiles on the sports field. A powerful processor reduces graininess for crisper, higher-quality close-ups.
Say goodbye to blur
Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions3. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.
Pixel Power
With a 20.4-megapixel Exmor R® CMOS sensor, capture high-resolution images that take full advantage of the camera's high quality Carl Zeiss® lens. Advanced processing technology reduces noise and graininess for incredibly crisp, clear images - even in challenging low-light conditions.
Amazing HD movies
Record crystal-clear movies at the highest resolution available with Full HD 1080/60p video capture1. Stunning, fast motion video with reduced distortion looks great when played back on your HDTV2. Notice a perfect photo opp while shooting video? With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Control in the palm of your hand
Take your photography to the next level with full manual control. Use Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting and direct access exposure control via dedicated dial.
Never miss the moment
Capture full 20.4 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Additional features
Explore the full range of features and options below.

Multi interface shoe attaches flash, light, and mic
The multi interface shoe allows easy connection with wide-ranging accessories expanding the range of photographic expression. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder etc.

Incredible battery life of approx.
400 shots

Take up to 400 photos per charge for high-volume photography on-the-go. Perfect partner for travel.

3.0" LCD (921K dots) with high resolution viewing
The 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD™ LCD has 921K dots for superb resolution.

Intelligent Sweep Panorama™
mode-up to 360°

Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode takes our Sweep Panorama function to the next level with the addition of motion compensation. Even when subjects are moving in the foreground of your landscape, these cameras can detect faces and moving subjects, intelligently stitching different widths together to minimize distortion. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots.

1. Records in 29 minute segments

2. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately

3. Combined with electronic stabilization

© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cyber-shot, SteadyShot, Smile Shutter, Sweep Panorama, Exmor R and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews

The quality of picture and video are very good.
PR
I love that you can manually adjust the settings but that the auto features are still available.
amama
Indoor pictures in low light (without flash) were very good.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

425 of 436 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on May 21, 2013
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Ever since the HX5V, the HX handheld series has seen improvement year after year. The HX50V is no exception. It now features 30X zoom, 400 battery shot life and retains the amazing video quality.

I am a gadget geek, so I like buying the new version when it gets released. This year I was waiting for the new HX series and usually Sony announces something in March at the latest. But this year they announced the HX50V in late April. By that time I had already purchased the new Panasonic ZS30 which is the Panasonic's version of a compact long zoom camera which competes with the HX series. After receiving the HX50V and doing some comparisons, the ZS30 is no where near the image quality of the HX50V (Or even my older HX20V for that matter). IQ on the ZS30 looked out of focus and fuzzy when you compare the image of the HX50V. The HX50V images were sharp and more detailed.

I am definitely what you call a pixel peeper (Pixel peeper is someone who opens up images in full and looks for every pixel detail). I was worried with the increased pixel count that IQ would suffer. I can happily say the IQ on the HX50V has improved slightly when compared to the HX20V. The images on the HX50V are more sharp and less noise to them. While the improvement isn't earth shattering, its a step up in the right direction.

****Pros****

- Image quality. Image quality is still sharp and crisp. IQ has improved from last years model (HX20/30V). When I compared both the HX50V and HX20V images, the HX50V had more detail and less noise. I also compared the images to the Panasonic ZS30 and the HX50V images look WAY MORE sharper. You can also see more image details in the HX50V. Outdoor images look sharp and colorful (I would describe it as life like and not overly saturated).
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278 of 294 people found the following review helpful By Eager Beaver on May 31, 2013
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I bought a Sony HX9V a few years ago and when I saw the announcement for the HX50V with its 30x zoom, I thought: "Upgrade time has arrived." The delivery van showed up yesterday and I gave the camera a thorough test drive today. There is good news and bad news. Let's get the bad news over first.

The first photo I tried to make was of a target about 70 cm (28") wide at a distance of about 1 m (39"). The camera wouldn't focus. I tried my HX9V and it focused perfectly. I called Sony and asked what was going on and the nice man suggested my camera must have a manufacturing defect and I should send it back to Sony for a new one. Eventually I figured out that this is complete nonsense. The compromises required to get a 30x zoom into such a small camera meant that the minimum distance at any given zoom just has to be more than the zoom on other cameras. Bummer, but in practice, you don't normally have to get very close with a high zoom.

The second piece of bad news is that after extensive testing (see below) I concluded that the only f-stops available are f/3.5, f/4, f/4.5, f/5, f/5.6, and f6.3. When there is plenty of light, I would have liked f/8, f/11, and f/16, but they aren't available. Also, the fastest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.

The flash is not automatic, like on the HX9V. You have to manually release it. This is a real minus. The camera should figure out on its own when it needs the flash, pop it up, and use it.

The menu system is quite complicated and it is difficult to find things. For example, there is a MENU button, which when pushed, displays a column of icons, one of which is Settings. But not all the settings are under Settings. Some are in the column of icons.
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120 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Robin Hood Forest of Dean on May 30, 2013
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This may be the best pocket size camera currently on the market.
Excellent picture quality for such a small camera. Great resolution and brightness; zoom in on a photo and the detail is very fine.
The image stabilization works really well and is a must for a handheld camera with a large telephoto zoom lens. The stabilization works well in low light too. Love the flexibility the large zoom ratio affords. Max optical zoom, handheld and no blur. Best stabilization I have seen in a small camera.
The bright and clear display provides the operator with a wealth of information with good presentation / navigation. It is not a touch screen which I much prefer.
Functionally the camera worked very well. A myriad of features. Haven't used all the different functions yet. Buttons and rotary switches have good feel and are logically placed.
Very light and small size considering the size of the lens and all the electronics they have to cram inside.
PC connection fine. GPS locates quickly (obviously outside only), haven't tested its accuracy.
The movie quality is very good. I took a few short clips at the highest resolution and they displayed well. Haven't tried the 3D feature.
I always carry a pocket camera, currently this Sony or a Canon Power Shot ELPH. There are times when the smaller and lighter camera (Canon) is more appropriate; hate giving up the power of the Sony.
Excellent value for the money if you want high quality pictures in a small package.
I have already taken some great pictures. Ordered camera from Amazon on April 30.

Cons
1. The battery compartment is poorly designed. It is not obvious which way to insert the batteries especially in low light. Even in the correct orientation some pressure is needed to enable it to slot home.
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