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Sony DSCHX50 Compact Digital Camera - Black (20.4MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

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  • Zoom in on distant details with 30x optical zoom. 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, G Lens, Optical SteadyShot, Wi-Fi and EV dial
  • 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 30x optical zoom G Lens by Sony
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm ; 245 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DSCHX50B.CEH
  • ASIN: B00CH08M0G
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 April 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 535 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Product Description

Get a closer look with a 30x optical zoom.

DSCHX50 Compact Digital Camera

At a glance
  • Travel light with this small camera with 30x optical zoom capability*
  • Capture the life in every shot with a 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a powerful BIONZ processor
  • Shoot like the pros with manual and exposure control dials
  • Add a flash, viewfinder or mic to the Multi Interface Shoe
  • Get your best pictures online with built-in Wi-Fi
Look Further, See More

Good morning Vietnam, it’s your first day in the jewel of Southeast Asia, and it’s time to start snapping. Heading down the river you know you have to stay in the boat, but you’re eager to get a better view. The HX50 is the smallest camera with a 30x optical zoom capability*. How close can a 30x zoom take you? There’s only one way to find out.

What was that moving in the trees? Think fast before it’s too late. With high speed autofocus and built-in stabilisation from Optical SteadyShot you get a once-in-a-lifetime shot of a climbing tiger in a sharp, blur-free photo.

Capture light and detail with a 20.4MP sensor
Capture light and detail with a 20.4MP sensor
Add a microphone and other accessories to the Multi Interface Shoe
Add a microphone and other accessories to the Multi Interface Shoe

The smells hit you as you wander through the market early in the morning - fragrant spices, herbs and flowers mixed together. Nothing in the world smells like it. You can’t take it with you, but you can capture those fleeting sensations in a shot with detail, colour and beauty. A G Lens from Sony, 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ processor do justice to the scene.

When you first got out to Vietnam, you just wanted to take great pictures. Now you’re starting to fine-tune your shots with the manual control and exposure value dials on top of the HX50. And the Multi Interface Shoe has come in handy for adding a flash and microphone.

On the plane home you’re looking forward to telling everyone about everything you’ve seen. But why wait? You use built-in Wi-Fi to send a selection of your best shots to your smartphone, upload to Facebook and they’re already getting a lot of likes. The holiday is over now but at least the memories and pictures will be with you for the rest of your days.

Get a Closer View with 30x Optical Zoom

Zoom right in and capture every detail. The HX50 has 30x optical zoom capability and a G Lens from Sony and optical image stabilisation, so when you’re zooming in from an unstable platform (like a boat), even at 30x you get highly detailed, sharp, steady pictures.

Change exposure values with a dedicated dial
Change exposure values with a dedicated dial
Share your best photos with Wi-Fi
Share your best photos with Wi-Fi
Embrace Detail with a 20.4MP Sensor

Waited your whole life to see the sunrise in the East? Take a photo with the detail, colour and life that captures exactly how it felt. Zoom right in without sacrificing any of the detail with a 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ processor.

Go Pro with a Multi Interface Shoe

It might be pocket-sized, but the HX50 has professional performance and features. It has a Multi Interface Shoe that you can add a flash, electronic viewfinder or microphone too. And a new long-life battery will keep you flashing, recording and shooting all day long.

Shoot Fast and Share It All

When the moment comes fast, you won’t miss it. With high speed autofocus you get sharp, blur-free photos (and Full HD movies) every time. When you’re done, there’s no need to wait until you get back to your computer to send out your photos. As soon as you’ve hit the shutter, you can use built-in Wi-Fi to share your best shots with friends and family.

You’re in Charge with an Exposure Control Dial

Looking for a camera that puts you in control? There are manual control and exposure value dials on top where you can select aperture or shutter priority and change exposure values manually. Or for fast shots, you can let the camera choose the best settings.

* Information correct as of 24th April, 2013 and refers to commercially available products intended for consumer use.

Box Contains

Instruction manual
AC adaptor
Rechargeable battery
USB cable
Accessory shoe cap

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Customer Reviews

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129 of 140 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to Black? 23 Jun 2013
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Like many people,in recent times I've probably abandoned digital cameras in favour of grabbing my smart phone to capture special memories, all well and good, but often resulting in photos of variable quality and focus. This is the camera that has got me back in the habit of taking better photos; it's a little more than a point and click and has some very nice features. The camera is great for casual use and anyone who wants to work on their picture taking a little more will find plenty of features to keep them busy.

Out of the box set up is simple, to recharge you don't need to faff around with taking out batteries, a lead and charger just plugs straight into the body. My camera did not come with a memory card, it does take a range of formats of these( SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo0), to make the most of the ability to take full 1080p movies in AVCHD and MP4 formats.

The camera, in the main, is well built. It has a bit of a retro feel and, due to its impressive 30x zoom (24 - 720mm wide angle lens) is a little bigger than your average compact at H64.3 x W108.1 x D38.3mm. You get a good sized 3" screen to view your subject/s and scroll through the options, though disappointingly maybe, it's not touch screen and access is via a bewildering range of buttons and menus including a small wheel which does, I have to say, feel a little flimsy to the touch. Though, through extensive use of this camera I have got used to when to use the menu or "?" button I do still find myself having to refer to the incorporated camera guide for more advanced features. The guide is in A-Z form and is searchable and is really handy.

Talking of additional features one thing that surprised me about this camera was its failure to include GPS.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great outdoor Pics...But... 10 Mar 2014
I bought this Camera to take with me to Vegas as I wanted a compact camera that boasts High specs and is pocket-able. But, I came away from the trip wishing I bought the far more affordable (at time of purchase) Panasonic Lumix TZ40 which my girlfriend took and made me jealous with!

I have to say, I was very pleased with outdoor pictures in good lighting, They were crisp and fantastic! the zoom was also very good, amazing in fact with the stability control.

What let this camera down though was indoor shooting with low light. I am no amateur when it comes to Manual settings so I made all the correct changes to compensate for the low light, But to no avail. When on auto with the flash on, the pictures were still Poor.
These were indoor shots of dark casinos/restaurants with bright neon lights all around. Very upset with the indoor pictures.

Overall, I would highly recommended this little "beast" for outdoor use and well lit indoor use. Any dark indoor scenes, then you might struggle.
The camera felt nice to hold with the grip, and was heavy enough to feel robust, but not so much that your wrist cried after 2 minutes.

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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The camera does not disappoint 2 Jun 2013
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Couldn't wait to get my hands on this camera and so far it has not disappointed. Previously I owned the DSC HX9V which I didn't think could be surpassed but I wanted this for the enhanced optical zoom. The camera is nicely weighted and still a good compact size considering the zoom lens it houses. The x30 optical zoom is truely astounding with clear optical zoom to a very impressive x60, going up to a x120 digital zoom at 20M is staggering (apparently at lower resolution the digital zoom is up to x324). It has some great picture effects - like the tilt-shift miniature effect and the iSweep panorama is great to name just two I have tried. The colours appear to be true and crisp and it handles low-light situations well. Couple of slight niggles in that the movie record button is quite sensitive and positioned in such a place that it can be accidentally depressed to start recording and it takes slightly longer than the HX9V to write the images to the SD card (but to be expected for 20M pixels) but these niggles cannot overshadow the absolute awesomeness of this little compact.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bar a major flaw 29 Sep 2013
By Jeremy Shaw TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Let's get the flaw over with as that is doubtless what drew your attention.

No viewfinder. This is the first camera I've had without a viewfinder and I assumed that Sony would not release one unless the screen was bright enough for daylight viewing. Wrong. If you have any bright light behind you then you just can't see a thing. And the screen is not tiltable so you can't manipulate it into shade.

So why did I keep it? Because I love the rest and most of my shots are of buildings and in cities. If your main use is for sunny beaches I strongly advise you to look elsewhere.

I originally wanted a bridge camera. But having read all the reviews I came to the conclusion that with those you get the inconvenience of a bulky camera without the quality of an SLR. And all the reviews had too many negatives for me. I'd call myself a keen amateur. I've had SLRs in the past, I take a lot of photos in the course of a year and care quite a lot about them. But while I was happy to muck about with aperture and priority settings when I had to, I'd rather point and shoot if the result will be good enough. With this camera it can do a better job with the automatic settings than I can manually.

This camera (and others similar of course) is very compact so you can slip it in a trouser pocket, which means you are much more likely to take it with you.
I was attracted by the 50x zooms you see being released now. But I am sceptical about how even with electronic damping you'll get good results at that level of zoom. Even at 30x you can visibly see the effect of hand shake as you focus and the camera does a great job of taking that out. I post process all my shots so I'd rather have a good shot and crop it than go the extra zoom. 30x is pretty impressive anyway in my book!
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Published 1 day ago by ROY ADCOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good camera
I am very pleased with the performance, it is lovely to use. My last Sony (DSC- HX30) died through condensation which Sony refused to repair under warranty, so I had to do it... Read more
Published 6 days ago by R J England
5.0 out of 5 stars Great travel camera with a few little niggles
This camera looks great, it has a real retro feel about and it looks pretty solid. It is a compact but it is a lot bigger than your regular compacts, this is due to its... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Obriens2uk
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Camera - No GPS tagging
Just got back from a three week holiday in Thailand. Bought the camera specifically for this, didn't regret it. The massive 30x was fantastic for both HD video and the photos. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Browny137
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
excellent kit, took it out of the box and straight to Thailand, took some fantastic shots easy to use auto setting are all super and in general a really great camera
Published 23 days ago by Pauli
5.0 out of 5 stars A good digital pocket camera
A good camera with a awesome 30x zoom lens.

+ Image quality (including video)
+ Good manual shooting options
+ Good battery life

- A bit big and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mika
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy zoom, perfect for stalkers
Yes the interface is a bit clunky without a touch screen and the accessories cost more than the camera in many instances, but this is a fantastic travel camera. Read more
Published 2 months ago by The Rambling Fat Man
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
Not a bad camera overall but I'd rather take pictures with my iPhone as I believe the resolution of this camera is quite low. Amazing zoom but overpriced.
Published 2 months ago by Andrea Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures and superb HD video
We use this on holiday, documenting art projects, making short videos, etc.

+ fixed the mistakes from previous model (better: single metal body frame not plastic... Read more
Published 2 months ago by T. Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
Still learning on the settings but I feel it's a great camera for beginners who just want to be able to click and shoot while taking great photos.
Published 2 months ago by Sarah
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