HX50 ULTRA COMPACT CAMERA WITH 30X OPTICAL ZOOM

Full Specifications and Features

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$399.99

Lens

Optical Zoom
30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom
20M Approx. 60x / 10M Approx. 85x / 5M Approx. 120x / VGA Approx. 486x / 15M (16:9) Approx. 60x / 2M (16:9) Approx. 162x
Digital Zoom
20M Approx. 120x / 10M Approx. 170x / 5M Approx. 240x / VGA Approx. 486x / 15M (16:9) Approx. 120x / 2M (16:9) Approx. 324x
F
F3.5 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal Length (f= mm)
4.3-129
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion)
24-720mm
Macro (ft)
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 0.16 ft. (5cm) to Infinity, T: Approx. 6.56 ft. (200 cm) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 0.16 ft. (5 cm) to Infinity, T: Approx. 6.56 ft. (200 cm) to Infinity)
Filter Diameter (mm)
NO
Conversion Lens compatibility
NO
Carl Zeiss® lens
NO
Sony G
YES

Image Sensory

Sensor Type
Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches)
1/2.3 type (7.82 mm)

Camera

Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels)
Approx. 20.4
Bionz Processor
YES
Face Detection
YES
Smile Shutter
YES
Soft Skin Mode
YES
Background Defocus
YES
GPS
YES
Waterproof
NO
Backlight correction HDR
YES
Picture Effect
HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, Illustration
Sweep Panorama
NO
Intelligent Sweep Panorama
YES
Underwater Sweep Panorama
NO
3D Sweep Panorama
NO
Clear RAW NR
NO
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point)
YES
Auto Focus Area (Center-weighted)
YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot)
YES
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot)
YES
Manual Focus
YES
Aperture Auto Mode
iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto (F3.5-F6.3 (W) ) / Manual (F3.5-F8.0 (W)) / Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0 (W)) / Sutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3 (W))
Aperture Priority Mode
YES
Aperture Manual Mode
YES
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec)
iAuto (4 - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1 - 1/1600)
NR Slow Shutter
NO
Hand Shake Alert
NO
Exposure Control
± 2.0EV, 1/3EV step
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set, White Balance Shift
Automatic White Balance
YES
Light Metering (Multi Pattern)
YES
Light Metering (Center-weighted)
YES
Light Metering (Spot)
YES
Sharpness Setting
YES
Saturation Setting
YES
Contrast Setting
YES
ISO Sensitivity (REI)
ISO80-3200 (iAuto), ISO80-12800 (Superior Auto), ISO80-1600 (Program Auto)
Scene Selection
High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode

SteadyShot

SteadyShot capability
YES
Optical SteadyShot capability
YES

Auto Focus System

AF Illuminator
Auto / Off

Built-In-Flash

Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Red-Eye Correction
Auto / On / Off
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash
NO
Distance limitations using Flash (m)
ISO Auto: Approx. (0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) 0.25 m to 5.6 m (W) / Approx. 6.56 ft.. to 9.84 ft. (2.0 m to 3.0 m) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 25.91 ft. (7.9 m) (W) / Approx. 13.78 ft. (4.2 m) (T)

LCD/Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches)
2.95 in (3.0 type)
LCD Total Dots Number
921.600
LCD Monitor Type
TFT Xtra Fine Trublack
Auto Bright Monitoring
NO
Optical Viewfinder
NO
Electrical Viewfinder
NO

Recording

Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro* / Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Recording Media II
SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card* / microSDHC Memory Card*
Recording Format
JPEG
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System)
YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
YES
Burst Mode (shots)
Approx.10 fps
Burst Interval (approximately sec)
Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots)
Still Image size (20M 5,184 x 3,888)
YES
Still Image size (18 M 4896×3672)
NO
Still Image size (14M 4320 x 3240)
NO
Still Image size (13M 4224 x 3168)
NO
Still Image size (12M 4000 x 3000)
NO
Still Image size (10M 3648 x 2736)
YES
Still Image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592)
NO
Still Image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448)
NO
Still Image size (7.2M 3072 x 2304)
NO
Still Image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944)
YES
Still Image size (3.1M, 2048 x 1536)
NO
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480)
YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080)
YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4896 x 2752)
NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,608 x 2,592)
NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4,320 x 2,432)
NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248)
NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672)
NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3648 x 2432)
NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3456 x 2304)
NO
2D Panorama
360° (11,520 x 1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
3D Panorama
NO
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50p Approx. 28 Mbps)
YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx. 24 Mbps)
YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx. 17 Mbps)
YES
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 25 fps Fine Approx. 12 Mbps)
NO
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 50i Approx. 9 Mbps)
NO
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30 fps Standard Approx. 6 Mbps)
YES
Moving Image Size (640x480 30 fps Approx. 3 Mbps)
NO
Moving Image Size (640x480 25 fps Approx. 3 Mbps)
YES
Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1440 x 1080 (50i, Interlace) Approx. 9 Mbps (Average bit-rate))
YES
Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 1440 x 1080 Approx. 25 fps Progressive) Approx. 12 Mbps (Average bit-rate))
YES

Playback/Edit

HD (High Definition) Playback
YES (HDMI® out)
Slideshow Playback
YES
Trimming
YES
Playback Zoom
YES (8x)
Cue & Review (MPEG)
YES
Index Playback
16 / 25 images
Image Rotation
YES
Auto Image Rotation
YES
Auto grouping and Best Picture Recognition
YES

General

Battery Remaining Indicator
NO
Histogram Indicator
YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
NO
Print Image Matching
YES
PictBridge
NO
Shop Front Mode
YES
Start up time (approximately sec)
Approx. 1.9 sec.
Menu Language
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Russian

Jacks

Multi use Terminal with HD
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
Multi-use Terminal
YES
AV Out
NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
YES

Power/Others

Battery System
Lithium N
Supplied Battery
NP-BX1
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition
Approx. 400 / Approx. 200 min
Battery for Clock
NO
Weight (oz)
Approx. 8.6 oz (245 g)
Weight with Accessories (oz)
Approx. 9.6 oz (272 g)
Supplied Software
PlayMemories Home
Supplied Accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual

Dimensions

Width (inch)
4.26
Height (inch)
2.53
Depth (inch)
1.51

Disclaimers

*
Requires adaptor (not supplied)

Color Options

black

What's In The Box

  • AC adaptor
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Shoe Cap
  • Instruction Manual
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Features

Get 30x closer

With the smallest digital camera that has 30x optical zoom capability*

Capture 20.4 megapixel detail

Shoot detail-packed stills and movies with a 20.4 megapixel Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Don’t worry about unsteady hands

Take crisp, blur-free still photos with Optical SteadyShot that cuts handheld wobbles when you’re zoomed in or don’t have a tripod

Shoot high quality pictures quickly

A BIONZ® processor delivers high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality

Easy sharing with Wi-Fi®

Send photos and videos straight to a smartphone or tablet, back-up shots wirelessly to your PC, or see them on your TV

See clearly even at high zoom

A G Lens from Sony is crafted to capture light and detail, even when zoomed right in

Add all the extras

Use the Multi Interface Shoe to add a flash, electronic viewfinder or microphone

Double the distance

Double the 30x optical zoom range to an effective 60x with Clear Image Zoom, filling the frame with distant subjects while maintaining image quality

Shoot Full HD movies

Film smooth, steady 50 p video clips in Full HD

Change your exposure

With an EV dial capability you can change exposure values manually

Fine tune every shot

You can select between shutter or aperture priority, or pre-set your own shooting modes

Shoot for longer

A long-life battery lets you shoot from dusk until dawn

Movies without the shakes

Even when you’re walking or zooming Optical SteadyShot Active Mode keeps everything stable

Lock on fast even at zoom

Frame your subject quickly with fast autofocus which brings everything sharply into focus even at a distance

See colors deeper and brighter

With Triluminos® color technology every shade and hue becomes brighter and deeper when viewed on a BRAVIA® TV with Triluminos display

Artistic effects

Create 'in camera' effects, including Toy Camera, Partial Color, Pop Color, HDR Painting, Illustration and Watercolor

Create wide panoramic pictures

Intelligent Sweep Panorama automatically combines a burst of images to create panoramic pictures

Be in the shot

When the camera is held at arm's length, the camera frames and takes pictures automatically for great self portraits

Boost your flash photography

Advanced Flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera

Grab stills from video playback

Press the shutter button and capture high resolution still photos during video recording