I like this Sony Camera, but hopefully the missing item Card Reader-Writer will be solved soon.
4 December 2013
Summary: I ordered Sony DSC-HX50V package with the Order #103-5668661-0503463 on 10/30/13 and received this on 11/05/13. Unfortunately there was One Missing Item in this package is Focus Memory Card Reader-writer and I has been contacted to Amazon-Focus Camera for this problem, Until today I did not receive this missing item yet. I would like Amazon - Focus Camera to solve this problem for me. I am looking forward hearing from you soon. Thank you so much in advance.
Summary: Received a fair market price of base camera, but take caution with aftermarket accessories which most are not OEM product and sub-standard. Fore example, extra 3rd-party battery is mislabeled for orientation, camera case does not fight (too tight and forget about adding an extra SD flash or battery). Positives are the 64GB SDXC UHS-I SD Sony OEM memory card (SF-64UY), and the portable tripod and cleaning accessories are fine.
Summary: First at all, I like this camera a lot, it have a lot of feature which are great for travel. but as a travel zoom camera, it lack the important flip screen which allow user to take self portrait. during travel, a lot of people will take self portrait with the landscape/building or nice scene. A 180 flip screen help a lot. Sony, hope you hear this and for next travel zoom that include flip screen, I will buy.
Excerpt: Great, with optional (expensive) EVF. Great PASM control. Unfortunately all reviews point to the older HX20/30 Sony compacts as better ISO performers. Those go up to X20 only, this 50 goes to X30. If you need the x20 to x30 and if you are gonna shoot in good light, its OK.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Summary: I recently upgraded from the HX20, which is certainly a great camera, to the HX50. The plus to the HX50 is certainly the Hot Shoe and why I changed. While both cameras take excellent photos, both cameras also have no viewfinder and in bright light it is impossible to see what you are shooting on the display, you are guessing. While quite expensive (its about the same price as the camera), you can get a digital viewfinder that attaches to the HX50 with the Hot Shoe.