Excerpt: The image quality in bright light (low ISO) is very good. The clarity of the lens is good throughout the range of the zoom. Distortion and other artifacts seem well controlled for this type, size and price of lens. Above ISO 400 the noise is high and the detail decreases rapidly. I guess I shouldn't expect much more from a 1/3.2 sensor with a lens aperture of f6.3 (at the long end). The LCD screen has good resolution and color but is almost unusable in bright sunlight.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom
Cons: High Noise At High Iso, Lcd Unusable In Sunlight, No Viewfinder, Poor low light quality
Outstanding quality photos and impressive zoom....BUT these buttons are driving me crazy!
S. Bell "online shopper", Amazon
17 April 2014
Summary: This camera is a great (technical) camera. Super fast shutter speed, unbelievable for low light photos. I won't live without WiFi now! (Push to my phone and upload to FB takes no time and little skill!) However....My one (and major) complaint is the proximity to the function buttons. I inadvertently hit the other buttons (movie and custom buttons) all the time because its right where you hold the camera with your thumb! So annoying.
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.
Kind of complicated menus, but it takes great pics.
2 March 2014
Summary: I've had this camera for about 8 months now and I still don't know how to access the menus and settings I want to adjust - and that's not for a lack of trying. I resort to using the in-camera guide and have to search by keyword to get info on how to change settings, but when I do what the guide says to do, all I wind up with is the wrong menu and no way to get to the one I want. Very time-consuming and frustrating.
Summary: Received the camera package quickly. Everything advertised was included but the carrying case that was provided is not big enough to get the camera in it. So this package has a major default as I was expecting to be able to safely transport the camera in the carrying case. Very disappointing. Would love to figure out how to return the case and get something that works.
Summary: A nice camera but a bit expensive for what it does. The controls are not as intuitive as I expected but easy to use once you get use to them. The case I received with the camera was too small. I emailed Focus Camera about it. They said that they would look into it but I did not hear from them. After about one month, I gave them a one star rating. After that, I did hear from them. They said that Amazon had packaged the order and not them.
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.