Loved this camera...until it broke 5 months later for no reason.
Jennifer B, Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: I bought this camera in June 2013. I loved this camera. Everything was pretty easy to use, the pictures came out great. Then I went to New York and when I went to take my first picture the lens froze and it was stuck out. Since there was a Sony store in Manhattan I stopped by there. They said they couldn't fix it because I bought it from amazon. But he did say that it needed to be replaced. Amazon sent me a replacement that was obviously used before.
Summary: Would never buy another Sony Camera - the CMOS was junk producing over half the photos with vertical colored lines and when sent in under their Protection Plus Warranty was told repair was more than camera cost and they refused to repair or replace but would be happy to refund the cost of the Sony Protection Plus Warranty I had purchased.
Summary: Used my camera for one month, then it got irreparable damaged due to condensed water. Although, the camera didn't get in contact with water and I stuck to all the guidelines of the guide, Sony didn't want to provide the guarantee! So, if you want to use the camera also outdoor and you don't want to live with the risk, that the camera can break from one to the other moment without any observable reason, don't waste your money for the Sony DSC-HX50V!
Summary: Сразу скажу о 30 кратном зуме, здесь фирма Sony, конечно переборщила, попробуйте на полностью выдвинутом зуме что-то сфотографировать, без электронного видоискателя ничего не получится, будет сплошное мыло и сплошные шумы. Даже электронный видоискатель не поможет. Теперь о матрице, здесь стоит самая малюсенькая матрица 1/2.3, которая чуть больше чем в смартфоне, а в нее умудрились засунуть 20,4 мп. Тоже минус.