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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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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 9
Design 8
Features 10
Ease of use 10
Performance 8

Sony CyberShot HX50

15 January 2014
  • Excerpt: It's been a while since I have had an opportunity to look at one of the excellent Cyber Shot range; in fact from memory the last Sony offering I told you about was the NEX6L almost a year ago. Here a fixed lens offering to fit into your pocket.
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Overall 7

Sony Cyber-shot HX50

Trusted Reviews
14 August 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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Overall 8

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 review

Pocket Lint
24 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The HX50 has a packed-out specification will undoubtedly attract plenty of potential purchasers. But does it deliver in every department? Not quite. For all its strengths - and there are plenty to name - the HX50 feels a little on the fence, sandwiched between the high-end and the not so much.
  • Pros: Massive zoom in relatively small body, decent optical image stabilisation, hotshoe means accessories can be added, Wi-Fi implementation fairly faff-free, great battery life
  • Cons: Image quality is trying to do too much - even low ISO shots suffer from excessive processing artefacts, no raw capture, a little chunky, no touchscreen, where's NFC?
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