Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50

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By GadgetSpeak on 92

It’s been a while since I have had an opportunity to look at one of the excellent Cyber Shot range; in fact from memory the last Sony offering I told you about was the NEX6L almost a year ago. Here a fixed lens offering to fit into your...

By TrustedReviews on 70

There’s no denying how impressive the combination of a large 30x zoom and compact body is, but its photos are adequate rather than spectacular. It’s a decent camera, but only if you really need its long zoom.

By Expert Reviews on 60

Some record-breaking specs, but the net result isn't so remarkable...

By Amateur Photographer on 80

Designed as a travel camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 has one really standout feature - its 24-720mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens. Packing this 30x zoom lens into such a small compact is an impressive feat. However, given that the HX50 has a...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The HX50 has a packed-out specification will undoubtedly attract plenty of potential purchasers. But does it deliver in every department? Not quite. For all its strengths - and there are plenty to name - the HX50 feels a little on the fence,...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50 is the first pocketable camera to have 30x optical zoom. Despite being pocketable it is a little on the bulky side and fairly heavy. There are other features that make it ideal as a travel camera - built-in Wi-Fi and a good...

By Stuff.tv on 100

The best all-round compact camera money can buy, superb in any situation...

By telegraph.co.uk on

But regular cameras are now catching up in the convenience stakes. Some have WiFi built in so you can send images to social networking sites, while compact system cameras offer the high-quality image capabilities of DSLRs but in a smaller and more...

By T3 Magazine on

We only had a very quick play with the camera, but the zoom capabilities are certainly impressive for a compact - we tried it out on the view from the top of the Gherkin in London and we were able to focus on objects that were far away in the...

By TechRadar on

As well as making the Sony HX50 smaller than its predecessor, the Sony HX20V , the manufacturer has used some of its RX technology to enhance the new model and squeezed in a 30x optical zoom lens. The Sony G lens has an equivalent focal length of...

By What Digital Camera on

Aimed at the discerning photographer, the Sony Cyber-shot HX50 features a 24-720mm equivalent Sony G lens with optical image stabilization and a maximum aperture of f/3.5-6.3. Other headline features include a 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, Sony's...

By Digital Photography Now on

A genuinely compact camera packing a whopping 30x zoom lens We've had a short time using a pre-production Sony Cyber-shot HX50, officially launched earlier today. The HX50 is an interesting camera in several ways; it is the world's smallest 30x zoom...

By Pocket-lint on

The travel zoom keeps on giving and Sony wants to be the company to give - well, sell - the most: the introduction of the Sony Cyber-shot HX50 will see the Japanese giant be able to boast that it makes the smallest and lightest 30x compact in the...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Le Sony HX50 est le frère jumeau du HX50-V : même capteur BSI CMOS de 20 Mpx, même zoom 30x 24-720 mm, même boîtier, même interface. En fait, la seule différence est à l'intérieur, puisque le HX50 ne possède pas de GPS. Prise en mains Chez Sony, la...