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

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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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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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Sony Cyber-Shot High Zoom 20.4MP Black Digital Camera
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Family photos (3)
    • Low light (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Upgrade!

    This is great upgrade from DSC-HX30 I had .I was little afraid of the 30x zoom picture quality but I must say it is perfect! I'm very happy with this camera. More happy...Read complete review

    This is great upgrade from DSC-HX30 I had .I was little afraid of the 30x zoom picture quality but I must say it is perfect! I'm very happy with this camera. More happy than I was with RX100! Sure it does not have RAW and 1" sensor but it has the features I like more . If you like to take beautiful pictures and videos that aren't always right front of you and share them instantly with friends and family this camera is definitely for you!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Change not always better

    I recently upgraded from the HX20, which is certainly a great camera, to the HX50. The plus to the HX50 is certainly the Hot Shoe and why I changed. While both cameras take...Read complete review

    I recently upgraded from the HX20, which is certainly a great camera, to the HX50. The plus to the HX50 is certainly the Hot Shoe and why I changed. While both cameras take excellent photos, both cameras also have no viewfinder and in bright light it is impossible to see what you are shooting on the display, you are guessing. While quite expensive (its about the same price as the camera), you can get a digital viewfinder that attaches to the HX50 with the Hot Shoe. To me, the big downside is the flash & the WiFi. If you set the camera to either of the auto modes, the flash is not automatic as it is on the HX20. It is only automatic if you manually pop up the flash. To me this is not automatic. As for the WiFi, I cannot say that it is the quickest thing to use. Make a WiFi that is easy to connect in any WiFi area and that you can upload directly to Facebook or other social media sites and then you will have a decent WiFi. As it stands not, it is easier to just either connect the camera with a cable or insert the media card directly into your computer to upload pictures or take a picture with your phone. If you are not or cannot go the price of the digital viewfinder and have a previous version of the camera, I would not recommend changing. If this is your first camera in this series, although it is not inexpensive, you might not be bothered by the lack of automatic flash and the lack of a viewfinder would be the same no matter what brand you purchase. As stated previously, this camera, like its predecessors takes excellent photos.

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    5.0

    An outstanding buy

    By RonQ

    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.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      cute camera

      By Patti the sports nut

      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.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Love this camera!!

        By chaspat

        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!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera

        By Babs

        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.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good but need some improvement

          By peterpan99

          from NY

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

          First at all, I like this camera a lot, it have a lot of feature which are great for travel. but as a travel zoom camera, it lack the important flip screen which allow user to take self portrait. during travel, a lot of people will take self portrait with the landscape/building or nice scene. A 180 flip screen help a lot. Sony, hope you hear this and for next travel zoom that include flip screen, I will buy.

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good but not perfect

          By Ilya

          from Irvine, CA

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

          Good but not perfect Date:August 23, 2013 I was looking for reasonably small camera with large (over 18x) zoom and this camera seems to be the best compromise. Overall, I'm happy with it, but here is what I'm not happy about. - LCD screen zoom: the main purpose of the LCD is to see if the picture you took is good enough (e.g., if it is sharp#. Since LCD is small, you can't figure that out without zooming into the image. The max zoom that HX50V has is not enough: it is several times lower than needed for pixel-by-pixel magnification. Somehow older models #HX20V?# had higher max zoom #8x vs. 4x in HX50V#. - Useless 3D mode. It works very slightly #the difference between L and R eye pictures# and only for a certain compositions. When it works, the difference between eyes is very very small, thus having very slight 3D effect. On most of the pictures there is no difference, so 3D simply doesn’t work at all. What is interesting is that in previous models Sony had 3D panorama mode, and people were saying that this mode really worked well #since in panorama mode there are multiple shots from different angles, so it should be possible to generate proper 3D image from them#. Don’t know why Sony killed it. - Panorama modes: all modes with 1080 vertical resolution produce pretty bad quality picture #it is not sharp to be viewed full screen on PC#. Vertical panorama modes #especially HD mode# are pretty good #they generate image with height higher than 1080 lines#. - JPEG compression artifacts: visible #under magnification# even when there is enough light for the sensor not to be too noisy. No settings to adjust compression amount or shoot in RAW. All JPEG files have the same size for the given resolution, regardless of picture quality #amount of details in it#. - Video modes: not that great at all. First, somehow video is much less sharp than stills scaled to the same resolution even under perfect light #and I doubt that this is due to not high enough recording bitrate#. Second, image stabilization is not adjusted to shooting video #it results in sudden jumps in video#, and there is no way to disable it. Also, it seems that camera uses rolling shutter, so if your camera is shaky #which is pretty much always unless you use a tripod or not using zoom at all# you’ll get “wobble� effect that cannot be fixed later by video stabilization processing of the recorded video. - Minimum time between shots: the RX100 camera feels much faster than HX50. Don’t know why Sony couldn’t take faster electronics and better user interface and case from RX100 and use it with smaller sensor and larger zoom as in HX50. - A very useful thing #that is not advertised enough in my opinion): GPS tracking. The camera has a mode where it would record GPS position every 15 seconds even when the camera is off (but has a battery in it#. Very useful to document your route when you are on a trip. You can even review later what speed you were travelling at and how many times you broke the speed limit. Bad thing: there is no way to get to know your current elevation from camera’s GPS without a PC, which is important for hiking or when travelling at high altitudes. - Battery life: could easily use up a battery during one day. Ended up having to get 3 batteries. - LCD screen under a sun: it is really a problem even after increasing the brightness #camera could also had a sensor to increase the brightness automatically like in cell phones).

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Packs a punch...

          By SonyKid

          from Encinitas, CA

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

          The good is the incredibly small pocket size camera with an excellent super zoom and good image stablization. Photo quality is good and on par with the other point and shots (I've had them all, but really like the size of this one!) Has nice array of artistic features. The lens and zoom are exellent throughout, and the Sony technology of the close up zoom over the optical is spectacular. The not so good is the aperture is not fast enough, no RAW, no touch screen. More in-camera editing options would be nice. The one thing I really didn't like about the camera is that in bright sunshine, it is virtually impossible to see the LCD screen. Camera funtions superbly in sunshine and struggles in shadows and dark areas. Really a daylight camera. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. a very noble attempt. it's as good as the Canon and Fuji point and shoots but stands out for its small size and packs a good photo punch.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding point and shoot

          By coinman

          from La Porte, Texas

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

          This camera will rival most dslr cameras with its picture quality. The wi-fi feature works great and downloads are easy to complete wirelessly. The 30x zoom is smooth and responsive. I really like the ability to take pictures in low light without a flash. A viewfinder would be nice but it is the same price as the camera, not cost effective at this time. A great camera overall.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good travel size

          By ponder

          from Jacksonville, Fl

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

          I really like this size camera to tuck in a belt pouch and head to the forest, sports event or concert. The zoom lens gives you options from macro closeups to long sports shots. My current similar older Sony walk around camera does fine in Auto but has limited settings for A , S and M modes. I would like to see Sony put an APS-C sensor in this camera without a drastic increase in size, and give me more usable options for aperture and shutter speed. Also add an EVF. I would love an NEX6 with this type of lens.for an "always with me" camera.

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          (23 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Change not always better

          By Traveln2C

          from Miami, FL

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

          I recently upgraded from the HX20, which is certainly a great camera, to the HX50. The plus to the HX50 is certainly the Hot Shoe and why I changed. While both cameras take excellent photos, both cameras also have no viewfinder and in bright light it is impossible to see what you are shooting on the display, you are guessing. While quite expensive (its about the same price as the camera), you can get a digital viewfinder that attaches to the HX50 with the Hot Shoe. To me, the big downside is the flash & the WiFi. If you set the camera to either of the auto modes, the flash is not automatic as it is on the HX20. It is only automatic if you manually pop up the flash. To me this is not automatic. As for the WiFi, I cannot say that it is the quickest thing to use. Make a WiFi that is easy to connect in any WiFi area and that you can upload directly to Facebook or other social media sites and then you will have a decent WiFi. As it stands not, it is easier to just either connect the camera with a cable or insert the media card directly into your computer to upload pictures or take a picture with your phone. If you are not or cannot go the price of the digital viewfinder and have a previous version of the camera, I would not recommend changing. If this is your first camera in this series, although it is not inexpensive, you might not be bothered by the lack of automatic flash and the lack of a viewfinder would be the same no matter what brand you purchase. As stated previously, this camera, like its predecessors takes excellent photos.

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