Sony HX50V review

Sony's top-end travel compact

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.4 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeNo
Product FamilyCyber-shot H
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), microSDHC Card, microSD Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom486x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)245 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3888
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height64.3 mm
Width108.1 mm
Depth38.3 mm
Product SeriesH
Focal Length4.30 mm to 129 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-HX50
Product NameHX50 Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCHX50B.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Big things come in small packages

For round-the-world expeditions to a round-the-forest Sunday stroll, give every scene the detail it deserves, with the smallest digital camera with a 30x zoom. With a 20.4MP sensor and built-in stabilisation you'll get vibrant photos from a camera that's truly pocket-sized.

Package Contents
  • HX50 Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Cdaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software Media
Limited Warranty1 Year