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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2965 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and performance are generally positive. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the shutter and reliability, and many are negative about the storage and viewfinder.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, size

viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the focus, and opinions about the shutter and reliability are different.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, performance

focus

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

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 523 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The zoom and portability also get good opinions, but many are negative about the storage and shutter. There are some mixed views about the screen.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, image quality

durability, reliability, viewfinder, shutter, storage

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony DSC-HX50V ( Black)

 

Granted, "pocketable" is a bit of a stretch for a camera that measures 4.4 inches wide by 2.6 inches high by 1.6 inches deep, and weighs approximately 9.6 ounces. On the other hand, similar cameras around this size don't have a 30x, f3.5-6.3, 24-720mm...

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is the smallest, lightest camera with a 30x zoom. It has a large assortment of shooting options, direct control over exposure compensation, and excellent photo and video quality for its class. A Multi Interface Shoe lets you...

Despite the additional manual controls and Multi Interface Shoe, the HX50 lacks a couple of things enthusiasts value: a large sensor and raw capture. The flash, mic, and viewfinder accessories are expensive. A slow lens limits its usefulness indoors.

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V combines two things a lot of people are after in a compact camera: a pocketable body and a long zoom lens.

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is the smallest, lightest camera with a 30x zoom. It has a large assortment of shooting options, direct control over exposure compensation, and excellent photo and video quality for its class. A Multi Interface Shoe lets you...

Despite the additional manual controls and Multi Interface Shoe, the HX50 lacks a couple of things enthusiasts value: a large sensor and raw capture. The flash, mic, and viewfinder accessories are expensive. A slow lens limits its usefulness indoors.

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V travel-zoom camera is the World's smallest and lightest camera with a 30x zoom lens. Offering a focal range of 24-720mm, 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, wi-fi connectivity and built-in GPS tracking,...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V offers the longest focal length of any travel-zoom camera on the market, with the 30x optic providing enough width and reach for virtually any photographic situation that you'll encounter. It does make the camera...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony HX50V Review

 

Apparently the pocketable Sony HX30V long-zoom digital camera and the DSLR-like Sony HX200V bridge camera have had a love child. The new Sony HX50V carries some excellent DNA from both "parents," packing a 30x optical zoom lens like the HX200V into a...

Pricing and Availability. The Sony HX50V, available in black only, starts shipping in May 2013 for an estimated retail price of US$450. It comes with a rechargeable battery pack, AC adapter, Micro USB cable, shoulder strap, shoe cap and instruction...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX50V

 

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

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Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V - High Zoom, High Stamina Superzoom

 

Going on a holiday? You might want to consider a superzoom compact instead of a bulky DSLR camera. We narrow down your choices by taking a look at the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V. It is Sony's latest superzoom compact which serves up 30x optical zoom in...

30x optical zoom ; Has multi-interface shoe mount ; Good image stabilization

A bit on the chunky side ; Very basic Wi-Fi features ; Rear display is not touch sensitive ; Display washes out under bright sunlight, more so than other competing models ; Expensive

The Sony HX50V is definitely one of the better travel compacts, with a 30x optical zoom housed inside a relatively compact body. Its image stabilization is also top-notch, with the hot shoe mount providing more options to users (though we feel it’s...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V

 

The Sony HX50V is the worlds smallest, lightest camera with a 30x optical zoom. It packs a lens with a 35mm equivalent range of 24 - 720mm into a compact camera that is just about pocketable. The main attraction of a compact super-zoom is it's zoom...

Huge 30x 24-720mm equivalent zoom range., Excellent image stabilisation., Hot shoe with accessory port for EVF., Excellent 400 shot battery life., Full PASM modes and Exposure compensation dial., Built-in wifi and GPS (GPS on HX50V only)

Wifi difficult to setup and limited in use., Screen hard to see in bright conditions., Limited customisation options., Miniature effect not available for movies

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50V Review

 

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

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V camera

 

This super-compact camera has a 30x zoom, Wi-Fi, and GPS

Compact design ; Excellent GPS and Wi-Fi ; Good video, photos in good lighting

Noisy shots in dim, dark lighting ; Heavy noise reduction past ISO 400 ; No RAW photo mode

If you were looking for a travel-zoom camera in the past, we’d have gone straight to recommending a Panasonic. Sony’s new HX50V crams 20 megapixels -- too many, really -- on its tiny sensor, with a 30x zoom lens and all the trimmings you could want....

May, 2013

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