Summary: This camera package is a great value, the quality of the camera is great. Unfortunately the camera did not come with a wrist strap and the spare battery did not come in the package as listed. Camera takes great pictures and the case fits the camera well. The camera appears new, with no scratches.
Excerpt: I bought this camera for my 70+ year old mother in law. She loves to travel, do long hikes but also loves photography. I wanted to get her something that was small but still had a fair amount of zoom. We just put this camera through it's paces on a trip to Patagonia. I was pretty amazed at some of the photos she got. While I was lugging around my SLR and heavy lenses, she got some shots that were pretty awesome.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Sony ’s new Cyber Shot DSC Digital Camera is pretty impressive. I’ve seen in at Best Buy now several times and I find this camera to be pretty impressive. It has a 6. 0 megapixel and a 32 megabite built in memory feature. I like it because it is very uncomplicated to use, is versatile because it can accept both Pro Duo and Memory Stick Duo, and it is portable.
Excerpt: Every camera is a compromise with good and bad points. Unusually for me I will start with the bad points because they spoil a good camera. The 20MP count in a small sensor is too much. It may give excellent results in a larger 1 inch sensor such as the RX100. But in the HX50 when I pixel peep I see mush and harsh artifacts. The first thing I do after downloading photos is to resize them to 10MP.
Summary: I do photography as a hobby, for fun, have for many years and am the family photographer. That being said, I have purchased many camera's over the years. A few years ago I purchased this camera except with the 18MP and 20X zoom and have carried that sucker everywhere. At first, it was along with my larger "better and more expensive" camera. Then I realized I took more pictures with it because it was easier to pull out and use and the pictures come out perfectly.
Great product, but lens cover system is not functioning
Gonzalo Jimenez, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: I think I would give a 5star rating if this anoying cover would work properly. For some strange reason it just don't open by itself. one side seems to have some piece inside not working properly. So I have to open it with my finger, sometimes having to touch the lens, and leaving the marks on it. it looks lide that lid is too close to the lens because it touches it.
Excerpt: We purchased this camera on or way to Morocco and are thrilled with it. The 30x zoom worked great and the photo quality is good. The camera has a feature that stitches multiple shots together if you are shooting in a unstable situation that works great too. We used this feature while riding camels in the Sahara and several other times and the photos it produced were flawless. Would recommend this camera to everyone. B&H was great to deal with also.