Sony HX50V Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V 
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General
Model Number: HX50V
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $450.00
Street Price: $298.00
Date Available: 2013-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 9.6 oz (272 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.
(108 x 64 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 20.4
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
10480 x 4096 (42.9 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i)
1440x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Sony G Lens; 11 elements in 10 groups, including 5 aspheric elements; 5-blade aperture
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 720 mm
Zoom Ratio: 30.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - f/8
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital zoom
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Multi Point AF/Center Weighted AF/Spot AF/Flexible Spot AF/Manual /Face Tracking Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 80
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000*4, 5000*4, 6400*4, 8000*4, 10000*4, 12800* 6400*, 12800*; (* By Pixel Super Resolution multi-shot overlay)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, White Balance Shift
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: Scene modes: Handheld Twilight, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet mode, Anti-motion blur/Backlight Correction HDR, Advanced Sports Shooting; Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360); Background Defocus
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash; Red-Eye Correction: Auto/On/Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25m to 5.6m (0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.0m to 3.0m (6.56 ft.. to 9.84 ft.) (T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D), Multi Terminal (USB/AV/Remote)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 10.000
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 10
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: 3.6-volt 1240mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 400
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p60 Movies, Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, Multi Interface Hotshoe, 10fps Full-res Burst Mode, USB Charging.

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