There are a number of users who want just a simple camera to click pictures while traveling. Sony DSC-HX50 is one such digital gizmo that has been designed just for travelers who wish to click videos or images quickly and without giving much effort in the process. In other words, it is just point-and –click camera which they would love to have. They only want to shoot and transfer the videos to their smartphones or to the web. Let’s check the specifications of the camera and the price that one must pay for with it.
The lightweight, smooth-finish metallic digital camera is compatible with most operating systems, such as Windows8, Windows7, Vista, Mac, and Windows XP. The 3-inch LCD monitor offers extra fine detailed photos. The screen supports Trublack technology where viewers can expect vivid colors with jet blacks. The screen is good enough to support 921K dot. The sleek and handy gizmo fits into jacket pockets easily. Naturally, travelers love to use it while traveling even in remote terrains. There is a robust grip in the front part of the camera. There is a thumb pad for the thumb to rest. The camera which weighs roughly around 225 grams has a comfortable dimension of (3.8 x 10.8 x 6.4) cm.
The 20.4MP camera allows video recording at 1920x1080/50p resolution at a speed of around 28Mbps. It allows AVCHD format videos at 1440 x 1080/50 Interlace resolution with a speed of 9Mbps. It does not offer 3D panorama shooting. Nevertheless, one can check out the videos on HDTV or web as it supports moving image size of MP4 or AVI at (1440 x 1080) resolution at 25fps. The digital camera offers full HD videos with dual recording of videos and still images. An EV control dial offers better creativity and high quality of the still images. Still images in JPEG format can be clicked at 20MP that supports a resolution of (5184 x 3888) pixels. The built-in flash allows automatic operations, such as Slow Synchro and Rear Slow Synchro. It has the ability to perform Red-Eye Correction. There is no Auto Daylight Synchronized flash facility however. There is auto-focus system, steady-shot capability, face detection, smile shutter, picture perfect utility, and automatic white balance. The result is as expected: crisp and sharp images with minute detailing. There is no noise in the images as well.
The gizmo does not have 4g LTE or Bluetooth connectivity. Nevertheless, it can be connected wirelessly through Wi-Fi connection. There is no fingerprint scanner either. The camera is not equipped for under water shooting as it is not water resistant. There is a gyroscope sensor which ensures that the images are aligned to the axis and do not change their orientation when the camera is tilted. There is a 30x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom available with the Sony DC-HX50 digital camera. The focal length is between (24-720) mm. There is no provision for Carl Zeiss lens nor is the camera compatible with Conversion Lens capability.
Nevertheless, at $330, buyers will bargain an efficient digital camera that has the required functionality of any standard cameras with a higher price tag.
The robust backend specification allows the gizmo to perform efficiently. Users can click images even at low intensity light, bright light, or when the object is moving. The 1/2.3-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor supports 20.4MP that is good enough to produce sharp images and smooth videos. The performance speed is also remarkably quick at 10 frames per second (fps) – when, continuous video is taken. The multi-core Bionz processor gives the durability that the gizmo needs. The sensor can sense lights enough to meet the ISO 80-12,800 standards. Note however, there is no built-in storage option. There is also 40MB internal memory. Nevertheless, there are options to upgrade the memory or include external storage option. The gizmo supports SD, SDHC, SDX, Stick Duo, Stick PRO Duo, Stick micro, and micro SD cards.
The lithium-ion rechargeable battery NP-BX1, allows 200 minutes of clicking still images. This will mean that 400 still images can be clicked in a single charge. It also allows 90 minutes of continuous recording. Weighing 245 grams, the battery does not have battery-for-clock option. The battery is compatible with PlayMemories Home utility. The entire kit includes an AC adaptor as well.
|Sensor Size||Exmor R CMOS 1/2.3”||Optical Zoom||30x|
|Focal length(mm)||4.3-129 mm||Maximum ISO||12800|
|Shoots per battery||400||Build in Flash||Yes|
|Build in WIFI||No||Video Recording||Yes|
|Weight||356g||Dimensions||108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm|
|Environmentally sealed||No||GPS Tagging Capability||No|
|Live view mode||No||Maximun Shutter Speed||Empty|
|Memory Card Slot||0||Model number||Empty|
|Viewfinder Coverage||0||Date First Available||2015-06-29|
|Auto Focus Points||Empty||Articulated LCD Screen||No|
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