Sony DSC-H50 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 
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General
Model Number: DSC-H50
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 15.6 oz (442 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.2 x 3.4 in.
(116 x 81 x 86 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 9.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.79 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/16.6)
320x240 (8.3)
Movie File Format: MPEG1
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar (13 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspherical, 1ED)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 31 - 465 mm
Zoom Ratio: 15.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 - 5.6 (wide) / f/4.5 - 8 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 81x (total) Smart Zoom
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-area Contrast Detect with Face Detection; center-weighted AF, flexible spot AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.2" color LCD, 201K pixels
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent-1, Fluorescent-2, Fluorescent-3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push (custom)
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High Sensitivity, Advanced Sports Shooting, Smile Shutter
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: W: 0.2 - 9.1m / T: 1.2 - 5.5m; ISO 3200: up to 18m (W), 11m (T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG1
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC input, HD 1080i video out with optional cable
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.630
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.920
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.630
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.520
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.380
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.880
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.640
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.008
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.530
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.000
Shutdown Time: 2.500
Play -> Record Time: 1.400
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.300
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 10,075.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 300
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Picture Motion Browser v3.0, Music Transfer*
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X v10.3+ *
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Super Steady-Shot Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Advanced Sports Shooting, Smile Shutter, Night Shot, DRO, Tilt LCD, HD video out. Retouch: Unsharp Mask, Happy Face.

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