Huge 30x 24-720mm equivalent zoom range.
Excellent image stabilization.
Hot shoe with accessory port for EVF.
Excellent 400 shot battery life.
Full PASM modes and Exposure compensation dial.
Built-in wifi and GPS (GPS on HX50V only).
Wifi difficult to setup and limited in use.
Screen hard to see in bright conditions.
Limited customization options.
By TechRadar on August 12, 2013
Ratings in depth At the time of launch the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50V is the smallest compact camera with a 30x zoom lens. This Sony G lens has an equivalent focal length of 24-720mm, making it enormously versatile and ideal for sightseers and travelling...60
By Digital Photography School on July 01, 2013
I’ve had lots of experience with these mega zoom cameras: some enjoyable, some not so much.If you’re new to the field, approach them with caution: the zoom range is appealing, impressive and somewhat frustrating.For one, you simply cannot...-
By DigitalVersus on June 11, 2013
For a compact that packs 20 million pixels onto a small-format sensor and sports a 30x optical zoom lens in a compact casing, the Sony Cyber-shot HX50V masters its technology very well, both in terms of optics and electronics. Performances are...100
By cnet on June 07, 2013
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters to enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the...80
By Camera Labs on June 01, 2013
Sony has made a smart move by splitting it's 2013 pocket super-zoom range and offering two options in the form of the HX50(V) and the more affordable 20x WX300. Not everybody needs or wants a 30x zoom but those who do won't mind paying a little...15
By Good Gear Guide on May 02, 2013
If you were looking for a travel-zoom camera in the past, we’d have gone straight to recommending a Panasonic. Sony’s new HX50V crams 20 megapixels -- too many, really -- on its tiny sensor, with a 30x zoom lens and all the trimmings you...65
By CNET Australia on April 24, 2013
The HX50V stuffs a lot of zoom in your top pocket, sporting added bonuses like Wi-Fi and GPS. It comes recommended, though pixel peepers may be...83
By CNET France on October 07, 2013
Le Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V combine deux qualités recherchées par la plupart des personnes en quête d'un appareil photo numérique : compacité et gros zoom. L'adjectif "de poche" est un peu exagéré pour un...80
By PC for Alla on September 09, 2013
Idag finns det gott om smartphone-modeller som kan ta dugliga bilder – åtminstone så pass dugliga att de allra flesta nöjer sig med den bildkvalitet dessa telefoner ger. Mer avancerade kompaktkameror fyller dock fortfarande en...80
By hardwarezone.com.sg on July 29, 2013
You may be surprised, but many camera purchase decisions have been down to the simple fact that their owners just want something better than their smartphone camera to take pictures when they're on a holiday. DSLR cameras are too bulky, while the...80