Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V, a 30x compact superzoom camera that includes both Wi-Fi and GPS. It’s built around a 20.4MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor, sitting behind a 24-720mm F3.5-6.3 lens. It includes 3-axis SuperSteady Shot image stabilization and can shoot at up to 10 frames per second for 10 frames. Its battery is rated at around 400 shots-per-charge and the Wi-Fi can be used for both file transfer and remote control.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Price

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V – $448.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Specifications
MSRP $450
Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5184 x 2920
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 20.4 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21.1 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Color filter array Primary Color Filter
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400, 12800 with boost)
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Image stabilization notes Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with 3-way Active mode
Uncompressed format Unknown
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–720 mm
Optical zoom 30×
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes
Manual focus Yes
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97″)
Lens mount None
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type XtraFine LCD display
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • High Sensitivity
  • Soft snap
  • Soft Skin
  • Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Gourmet
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Pet mode
  • Anti-motion blur
  • Backlight Correction HDR
  • Advanced Sports Shooting
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 5.6 m
External flash Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Advanced Flash
Continuous drive Yes (10 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Videography notes 60i/60p: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/60p) / 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440×1,080/60i), MP4: 12M (1,440×1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280×720/30fps) / 3M VGA (640×480/30fps)
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless Built-In
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 400
Weight (inc. batteries) 272 g (0.60 lb / 9.59 oz)
Dimensions 108 x 64 x 38 mm (4.25 x 2.52 x 1.5″)
Other features
GPS BuiltIn

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Release Date

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V starts shipping on May 21, 2013.

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