Sony HX50 review

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The widest (24mm equivalent) end of the lens is great for sweeping vistas or when you need to squeeze lots into the frame.

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This was shot at the 720mm (equivalent) end of the lens and it's a detail from the building in the wideangle shot above.

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Colours are punchy and vibrant without being over the top.

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This was shot in manual mode with the exposure set to match the outside conditions, thus rendering the inside of the bus very dark. However, the tonal range looks decent.

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This image is a little soft, but it was captured at the longest end of the lens as the bus moved.

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There's no shortage of detail in this long-range shot.

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The light-coloured building has fooled the camera into slight underexposure here, but it's nothing to be ashamed of.

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Taken with the selective colour mode set to red to render all but the red objects monochrome.

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Nelson in Toy Camer mode.

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And again in Sepia mode at the longest point of the lens.

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The bus had moved a few meters further away from Nelson's column by the time we got this shot at the 24mm end of the lens, but it demonstrates the effectiveness of the 30x zoom very well.

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Another quick grab shot made possible by the snappy AF performance.

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The vignetting seen here comes courtesy of the Toy Camera filter mode.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.