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Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera - DSC-HX50V/B

Abt Model: DSCHX50VB | UPC Code: 027242862227
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30x Optical Zoom Plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ 20.4MP Images And High Speed AF/ Full HD 1080/60p With Dual Record/ 3.0 Inch LCD Screen/ Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode/ Black Finish
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Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera, Model DSCHX50VB

When it comes to preserving your favorite memories, you want a camera that will get the job done right. The Sony Cybershot Camera DSCHX50V. With it's easy-to-use features, you can be sure you will always get the right shot, at the right time. The 30x optical zoom plpus 60x clear image digital zoom will help you capture moments, even when they are far away. 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, actions 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. The Sony Cybershot camera DSCHX50V is there to take the best pictures to make you life's greatest moments come alive.

Key Features

  • 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°

Features

30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Get super close with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos. 

Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization 
Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. 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 

20.4 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor
This camera features a 20.4 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. 

Full HD 1080/60p
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 AVCHD™ video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time. 

Full manual & dedicated EV control dial allow more creativity
For creative flexibility, users can enter 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 

Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
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. 

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. 

Specifications

Camera

  • Camera Type: High zoom

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Exmor R® CMOS sensor
  • Pixel Gross: 21.1 MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 20.4 MP
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Media Type: Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
  • Color Space: RGB
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 16:9 mode: 15M (5,184 x 2,920) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: 4:3 mode: 20M (5,184 x 3,888) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 x 1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
  • Video Format: AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
  • Video Mode: AVCHD 60i/60p: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440x1,080/60i), MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280x720/30fps) / 3M VGA (640x480/30fps)
  • Dual Record: Yes
  • Audio Format: AC3(Stereo)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Stereo/mono
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Off / On

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: Sony G
  • Optical Zoom: 30x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 4:3: 24-720mm /Movie 4:3: 32.5-975mm(SteadyShot Standard) 32.5-1320(SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 26-780mm / Movie 16:9: 26.5-795mm(SteadyShot Standard) 26.5-1080mm(SteadyShot Active)
  • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine™ LCD (921K dots)
  • Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1(Dark)
  • Histogram: Yes(On/Off)
  • Grid Display: Yes

Focus Control

  • AF Modes: Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual/Face Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator: Auto / Off

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode /Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced Sports Shooting
  • ISO: Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 *4 /12800 *4
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift

Drive System

  • Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
  • Shutter Speeds: iAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
  • Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)

Flash

  • Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
  • Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25m to 5.6m (0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.0m to 3.0m (6.56 ft.. to 9.84 ft.) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 7.9m (25.91 ft.) (W) / Approx. 4.2m (13.78 ft.) (T)

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
  • Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
  • Power Save Mode: Standard / Max / Off

Advanced Features

  • Anti Motion Blur: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Face Detection: 8 faces
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Yes
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with 3-way Active mode
  • In-Camera Editing: Retouch / Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking/Still image capture from Movie / Date view / Slideshow with Music / 3D Viewing Mode / BRAVIA Sync / Picture Effect (Watercolor, Illustration)
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Background Defocus: Yes
  • Superior Auto: Yes
  • Tracking Focus: Off / Auto
  • Blink Detection: Yes
  • Picture Effects: HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
  • HD Output: Micro HDMI
  • USB Port(s): Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)

Power

  • Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity: 4.5Wh (1240mAh)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.2W
  • Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA

In the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC AdaptorAC-UB10
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Shoe Cap
  • Instruction Manual

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.625"
  • Width: 4.375"
  • Depth: 1.563"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs
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  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels20.4 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.63
Width (inches)4.38
Depth (inches)1.56
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom60x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthStill 16:9: 26-780mm / Movie 16:9: 26.5-795mm
Focus ModesMulti Point AF/Center Weighted AF/SpotAF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual/Face Tracking Focus
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
LCD TypeXtra Fine
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter SpeediAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
Storage MediaMS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
Power SourceLITHIUM ION NP-BX1 3.6V Battery
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift
Wi-FiYes
  

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4.5

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
  • Good image quality (3)
  • Good in low light (3)
  • Image stabilization (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Family photos (3)
  • Low light (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3)
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5.0

An outstanding buy

By 

from Palatine. Illinois

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera:

    Taking pictures of the garden for compliance with the Palatine, Illinois Township beautification project. The camera's features bring out the best that the hard working garden committee has to share with Palatine. There is not any short coming that can not be overcome with this particular camera. It serves the purpose nicely.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    cute camera

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera:

      Small enough to fit in a purse or fanny pack. Nice zoom lens and easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Love this camera!!

      By 

      from NYC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera:

      I brought this camera to the Buring Man festival and it exceeded my expectations. The picture quality in low light shhoting is outstanding and the optical zoom is second to none on a point and shoot compact camera.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was super fast from Abt electronics. They are the best of the best on the web!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great camera

      By 

      from Northbrook, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera:

        I had to replace my camera a few days before a vacation. This camera was recommended to me. It was easy to use. The zoom is fantastic!. I still am learning all of this camera's benefits.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera

        Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera

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