Summary: We'very been using the camera for 3 weeks. We gave up and bought a Nikon. This Sony is okay as long as you're taking pictures inside. It's pretty muchard useless for pictures outside because you can't see the screen.
Out of luck with this vendor if you have a warranty issue
M Williams, Amazon
18 June 2015
Summary: Very disappointed with the POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THIS VENDOR. Camera was purchased as a gift. After 2 months of use, it displayed an error message to 'insert memory card' after the memory card is replaced (after downloading images).
Summary: For some reason this is a difficult camera to use and we haven't been successful with our photos. Nowhere near as good as our Panasonic Lumix or Nikon. Additionally many of the accessories don't fit this camera - the case is too small, etc.
Pros: Light...30X zoom gets you closer to the action.
Cons: Durability is a question. Received defective . Lens cover only partially opens when turned on. Contacted newegg for replacement but newegg does not replace this particular product even if you receive this defective right out of the package. Instead, to call Sony as this is covered by warranty. So...
Summary: Had this for a few weeks. This is my 4th SONY Cybershot HX line of cameras; Menus and options work better than the previous models but the pictures quality is the worst!!! close range is bad and on the tele end is just horrible.
Summary: Camera took wonderful pictures. But the "forever" PROCESSING. .. screen after the shots made the camera almost worthless. Even 100x zoom is worthless if a photographer misses 100 shots waiting for the camera to cycle. SONY knows better than placing this camera on the market!!!
Summary: I needed a secondary camera that was smaller than my Sony A77, had a hot shoe, and a good wide and zoom lens. I didnt need a 30x zoom probably just a 20x or so, and was fast. I thought the HX50v was the solution, however poor image quality and extremely slow focusing really made me go from excited...