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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50

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Overall 8

Expert Review

1 November 2013
  • Summary: A not-exactly pocketable point-and-shoot with a huge zoom.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 8

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Review

What Digital Camera
16 September 2013
  • Summary: The HX50 is a prime example of the old maxim “Jack of all trades, master of none”; it tries to do too much and doesn’t do any one thing particularly well.
  • Pros: Amazing zoom range; Great set of features; Good ergonomics
  • Cons: LCD screen; AF hunts in low light; High ISO performance
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20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Following the tradition of this category’s winner from the 2012-2013 EISA awards, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20, the HX50 is the world’s smallest compact camera with a 30x zoom lens - stretching the limits of the compact zoom segment even more.
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Expert Review

10 August 2013
  • Summary: The Sony HX50V is a premium point and shoot camera that takes a different approach than most. Rather than singling out image quality as the primary concern this camera is focused on taking clear photographs at extreme distances and letting you share those images through built in Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Pros: A powerful 30x optical zoom lens makes for clear shots of distant subjects.
  • Cons: This camera has a relatively small sensor and slow lens, making it less adept in low-light situations.
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Overall 6

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50V Review

Digital Photography School
26 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I’ve had lots of experience with these mega zoom cameras: some enjoyable, some not so much. If you’re new to the field, approach them with caution: the zoom range is appealing, impressive and somewhat frustrating.
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Overall 8

Sony DSC-HX50 Review

Review guidelines
11 July 2013
  • Summary: Belonging to the category of compact, the Sony DSC-HX50 differs from other models for simple design, for manual controls, optical zoom, the lens focal width and the ability to install additional accessories through the slide.
  • Pros: Optical stabilizer; OPTICAL ZOOM, Resolution, Manual controls; microHDMI connector; Accessory shoe, High ISO, Focal Length, Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Cons: No RAW.
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Overall 8

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V

Camera Labs
1 June 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: 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).
  • Cons: Wifi difficult to setup and limited in use., Screen hard to see in bright conditions., Limited customisation options., Miniature effect not available for movies.
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Overall 8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Designed as a travel camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 has one really standout feature - its 24-720mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens. Packing this 30x zoom lens into such a small compact is an impressive feat.
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Overall 7

Sony Cyber-shot HX50

Trusted Reviews
13 September 2013
  • Summary: A 30x zoom compact that fits in your pocket. Surely not?
  • Pros: Pleasing ergonomics, Impressive feature set, Fantastic design considering substantial focal range
  • Cons: High ISO performance, LCD screen could be better, AF performance in low light
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Overall 6

Sony HX50V review

TechRadar UK
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Sony's top-end travel compact
  • Pros: Superb zoom range, Manual control over exposure, Pocketable size
  • Cons: No raw file capture, Images poor at 100%, Poor low light AF performance
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