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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the focus and shutter, while opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, size, value for money

features, flash, shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Preview


Sony has announced the new Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V. The world's smallest and lightest camera with 30x optical zoom capabilities, the HX50V boasts a 20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor, a BIONZ image processor, Full HD Video Recording at up to...

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Sony CyberShot DSC-HX50V


A not-exactly pocketable point-and-shoot with a huge zoom.

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50V Review


I’ve had lots of experience with these mega zoom cameras: some enjoyable, some not so much.


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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, portability, performance, image quality

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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great sony pocket camera



24mm lens","Fantastic Stablizer","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Battery","Great Zoom","Sharp At 720mm","Small \/ Compact

Hard to see in bright sun

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Wonderful camera for multiple uses!


I have been searching for a camera to use for indoor action shots and I have been looking forever! I did not want to go to a large DSLR camera and wanted a pocket sized camera and this one does everything a fancy big camera does but in a small package....

Takes great pictures

A little complicated

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Best camera I ever owned


I have had quite a few cameras over the years and this one tops them all for a point and shoot. It's so easy to use and the features are super. The one thing that stands out is the zoom ratio it is super. My main complant is I cannot download...

Easy to use and the piture quality is great

can not download movies to pc

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Fast camera


Great camera with lots of features and takes pictures fast. Great overall camera.

Lots of features

A little big

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Full of features but also lets has "Easy" mode.


I love this camera. I have had at least 8 digital cameras over the years and this is by far the best. It is for those that want a camera that can do anything but don't want to lug around a full size DSLR. It can zoom much more than the 30x in different...

Super Zoom

Battery life is fair if you use all the features

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Small - yet great movement pics


I have a SLR camera & it may have been I had my settings wrong for the type of pics I was trying to take although I tried many different settings. Another Mom had an older version of this camera & always took good action shots so I decided to try the...

Pics are clear even during fast dance steps

Haven't had it long enough - nothing bad so far