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.
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.