Is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V a good camera?

The Bottom Line Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V combines two things a lot of people are after in a compact camera: a pocketable body and a long zoom lens.

How good is the hx50v’s video quality?

The HX50V’s video is as good as its photos. With plenty of light you get nice-looking, smooth video when recording at the camera’s maximum AVCHD resolution of 1080/60p. There is very little trailing on moving subjects or judder when panning the camera, though some is noticeable when viewed at larger screen sizes.

How big is the Canon EOS hx50v?

Despite its massive zoom lens, the HX50V is still a fairly slender camera, measuring nearly 4cms at its narrowest point and weighing 272g with the battery and memory card fitted, with a large 3-inch, 921k-dot resolution LCD screen at the rear.

What is Backlight Correction HDR on the hx50v?

Backlight Correction HDR is a feature where the HX50V automatically shoots two frames quick succession, varying the exposure for each one then combining them to create a single image with the most detail possible in both the shadows and highlights.

What kind of battery does the Sony hx50v take?

The Sony HX50V uses a 3.6-volt, 1240mAh, X-type lithium-ion battery (model NP-BX1) that’s the smallest ever to be used in an HX-series camera, according to the company. It’s CIPA-rated up to 400 shots on a single charge.

How fast is the shutter speed on the Sony hx50v?

Shutter speed reaches as fast as 1/4000-second. Unfortunately, the Sony HX50V only records images as JPEG files; you can’t shoot RAW. Creative filters and effects come aplenty, including Sony’s Intelligent Sweep Panorama, which can capture even a full 360-degree image.