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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # SODSCH50B Mfr # DSCH50/B
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Product Highlights
  • 9.1 Megapixel
  • 15x Optical Zoom
  • 3.0" Tilt-up LCD Display
  • Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection with Smile Shutter
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • NightShot Infrared System
  • HDTV Compatibility
  • In-Camera Retouching

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Digital Camera is a full-featured point-and-shoot with 9.1 megapixel resolution and a top-quality 15x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens. The camera is equipped with the Sony Double Anti-Blur Solution, which combines Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization with High Sensitivity (ISO 3200) for crisp imaging in low light. The Advanced Sports Mode catches fast action, the Intelligent Scene Recognition automatically selects your camera's settings based on detected lighting conditions, and the Face Detection system can identify up to eight faces in a picture, and is combined with Sony's Smile Shutter technology, which captures smile the moment they happen, so everyone will look their best.

The 3.0" ClearPhoto LCD Plus display incorporates an anti-reflective coating provides for excellent visibility that lets you easily view your images and menu options, and the display also tilts up to make low angle shooting easier. Furthermore, the camera has the option to provide HD Output (with an optional accessory - sold separately) for spectacular photo viewing on your Sony BRAVIA and other compatible HDTV screens.

9.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
The advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD of the DSC-H50 provides 9.1 megapixels of effective resolution for images with detail and definition to make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. Furthermore, The Super HAD CCD allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Carl Zeiss 15X Zoom Lens
The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens provides a 15x optical zoom to bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots quickly for better composition. The lens also incorporates ED (super low-dispersion) glass, which drastically reduces chromatic aberration, and yields sharp, high contrast images without color fringing. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a Smart Zoom feature that intelligently "crops into" the central portion of your photo, providing up to an additional 81x zoom at VGA resolution while avoiding the image degradation common with digital zoom. There is also a traditional 2x digital zoom to quickly pick up even the smallest detail of your subject.
Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
Sony's Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization uses optical sensors to detect camera movement and send correcting signals to a stabilization lens to minimizes blur caused by shaky hands, and allows even ultra-long-distance digital photos to capture more detail with less camera shake distortion.
High Sensitivity Mode
The high sensitivity mode (ISO 3200) lets you shoot effectively in low light without flash to preserve the mood, helps to minimize blur, and brightens your images. Additionally, the Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) system will take care of the picture noise that can ruin low-light shots.
Color Modes and Color Filter Kit
The camera provides five color modes including the Real mode that enables faithful color reproduction by minimizing in-camera image processing. Five color filter effects including Red, Green, Blue, Warm, and Cool provide the same effects via in-camera image processing that are typically achieved with colored lens filters to provide greater creative control.
Face Detection & Smile Shutter Technology
Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure, color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look more natural, reduce red-eye, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot. The Smile Shutter Mode helps you capture smiles automatically as they happen. Used in conjunction with Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter is able to differentiate between children and adults, and can be set to automatically shoot a picture when your subject laughs, smiles, or even grins. You select the person to watch and the expression to catch and your Cyber-shot camera does the rest.
Versatile Exposure Modes
To adjust quickly for specific shooting situations, you can choose from several convenient photo modes, including Auto, Program Auto, and Scene Selections such as Twilight, Portrait, Snow, Fireworks, and Beach environments. The Intelligent Scene Recognition mode automatically detects 5 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera setting, plus it has two different modes - the advanced mode takes an image with the standard automatic settings and the other with optimized settings; while the auto mode takes a single shot, utilizing only the optimal settings.

The Bracket Shooting feature provides no only standard exposure bracketing, but also includes settings for white balance and color bracketing as well. For more creative freedom, manual modes (shutter speed priority, aperture priority, or manual exposure), ISO sensitivity control, focus area, and exposure value are all available for the user to adjust as needed.

Advanced Sports Mode
The DSC-H50 includes a sports shooting mode that combines high shutter speed with intelligent continuous AF that responds more quickly to rapid motion to catch the perfect moment in sports, children's games, pet tricks and more.
Long-Distance Flash
The powerful built-in flash provides illumination sufficient to light up a subject over 180' from your camera, with precise light control and the ability to adjust the flash for both front and rear sync when shooting at low-speed sync setting. Plus Auto Daylight Synchro provides effective fill-in flash illumination for backlit subjects.
9-Point Auto Focus
The DSC-H50 can measure auto-focus at 9 points on your screen giving you greater creative freedom to compose your image, with the ability to place your subject off-center in the frame.
Dynamic Range Optimization
Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed processing engine, Dynamic Range Optimization (DRO) preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas for great results even in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, the DRO Plus mode enhances optimization, analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.
NightShot Infrared System
Sony's NightShot Infrared System lets you shoot photos in near-dark or totally dark conditions without using a flash, so you can capture creative night scenes that conventional cameras couldn't possibly capture.
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
The DSC-H50 lets you capture VGA (640 x 480) video clips with sound at frame rate of up to 30 frames per second, with the clip length limited only by the capacity of your media. Plus, unlike most other digital still cameras, the powerful optical zoom is available to use during movie recording.
Remote Control Included
Use the supplied remote control unit to control basic camera functions including zoom, menu settings, and more, so you can put yourself in the picture when shooting or sit back and enjoy the show when you share images on your home TV screen.
Large 3.0" Tilt-up LCD Screen
Use the large, bright 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus Display for composing shots, checking results and sharing your photos on location. Furthermore, the simple camera menus and a simple Function Guide that displays menu information makes it easier for beginners to learn and use the cameras features. The LCD display can also tilt up for easier low-angle shooting, and it incorporates an anti-reflective coating for excellent visibility under all ambient lighting conditions.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The DSC-H50 has 15 MB of built-in memory allowing you to capture images without a memory card. However, the camera also has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately), that can support capacities of up to 16GB to store literally thousands of images.
Function and Resolution Guides
An on-screen Function Guide makes it easy to learn the camera functions by providing a simple text explanation of each camera setting, right on the LCD screen, and the resolution guide is helpful when deciding on the best resolution to select for the desired print size.
In-Camera Retouching and Red-Eye Reduction
The DSC-H50 has a range of in-camera editing effects available to customize your images. Built in image effects include a soft edge filter to soften backgrounds, a cross filter to place starry "dazzles" at highlight points, a partial color filter to mute surrounding colors and a fish-eye filter to create interesting results. There is also a built-in red-eye reduction feature that reduces irritating "glowing eyes" that can ruin even the most creative photos.
Multi-Resizing Function
Resize your images right in the camera for easy re-purposing - a 9MP 4:3 images can be resized to widescreen 16:9 and 2 MP resolution for display on an HDTV, or convert a high resolution, widescreen 16:9 images to a 4:3 VGA (640 x 480) resolution so your pictures can be easily shared with friends and family via e-mail (internet connection required).
HDTV Compatibility
Enjoy High-resolution images in all of their beauty simply by connecting the camera directly to a compatible HDTV. It is an ideal way for users to share photos in the comfort of their living room, and it provides an excellent alternative to viewing photos as prints or on a computer monitor. To connect the camera to an HDTV, the optional Sony VMC-MHC1 HD Output Adapter Cable is required.
HD Slide Show with Music
View your photos in spectacular HD clarity and detail with direct HD (high definition) output to compatible HDTV screens, then watch as your photos come alive - the exclusive PhotoMusic slide show feature lets you display your favorite images accompanied by your choice of visual effects and any of eight preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite MP3 tunes downloaded from PC to your camera for use as background music.
Stamina Battery Power
The included rechargeable NP-BG1 Lithium Ion Battery provides sufficient power to capture up to 300 shots on a full charge. That's enough power to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation without needing to recharge.
Includes Picture Motion Browser Software
It's easy to upload, organize and search photos on your PC with the included Picture Motion Browser software, and it also provides a convenient map view function to sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map when you use an optional GPS unit with your camera.
Camera Type Ultra-Zoom Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.3" 10.3 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
Effective Resolution 9.1 Megapixel
Color Depth 14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion
24-Bit RGB Out
Color Modes Real, Normal, Vivid, Sepia, Black & White
Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
Recorded Resolution 9M - 3456 x 2592 (4:3)
8M - 3456 x 2304 (3:2)
6.7M - 3456 x 1944 (16:9)
5M - 2592 x 1944 (4:3)
3M - 2048 x 1536 (4:3)
2M - 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
0.3M - 640 x 480 (4:3)
Video Recording MPEG Movie Mode with Audio
MPEG VX Fine (640 x 480 @ 30fps)
MPEG VX Standard (640 x 480 @ 16.6fps)
Normal Mode (320 x 240 @ 30fps)
Presentation Mode (320x240 @ 8.3fps)
Clip Length limited only by available Memory
MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO Duo media
Audio Recording Yes
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar (13 Elements in 8 Groups with 1 ED glass element and 4 aspheric elements)
Optical Zoom 15x (Up to 81x Smart Zoom at VGA Resolution)
Lens Focal Length 5.2 - 78mm (31 - 465mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 2x
Minimum Focus Distance 0.8" (2cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.7-4.5
Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 74mm
Focus Control
Focus Type TTL-AF with AF Illuminator
Focus Modes 9 Area Multi-Point AF, Monitoring AF, Flexible Spot AF, Face Detection AF
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.8" (2 cm) - infinity wide
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 second
Aperture Range f/2.7-4.5 - f/8.0
Exposure Metering Multi-Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Increments), Exposure Bracketing
White Balance Modes Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push
Scene Modes High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Smile Shutter
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Synch, Red-eye Reduction)
Effective Flash Range Up to 180' (30.0 m) @ ISO 3200
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag 0.05 second
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 1.6fps up to 100 frames at all resolutions
Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp No
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 15MB
Compatible Memory Cards Memory Stick DUO
Memory Stick PRO DUO
Memory Stick PRO DUO (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG DUO
Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter AC-LS5K portable AC adapter (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) via Mutli-Use Connector
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control Remote control included
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL) via Mutli-Use Connector & includes cable
1080i HD (with optional accessory cable)
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
Apple Macintosh OS 9.1 & 9.2; OS X (10.0-10.5)
Viewfinder EVF (0.2" FLC (Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal) - 201,000 pixels)
LCD Display 3.0" Flip-up Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
Language Options English, Spanish, French
Playback Options Single Image, Slide show, HD Slide Show with Music, DPOF Functions, resize, Rotate, Adjust Saturation/Contrast, Histogram Display, D-Range Optimization, In-Camera Editing (Red-eye correction, soft focus, partial color filter, fish-eye filter lens, , cross filter, retro, radial blur, unsharp masking, happy face) , Video Playback, Video Edit Functions
Dimensions 3.2 x 4.6 x 3.4" (82 x 116 x 86mm)
Weight 14.6 oz (415g) without battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-CSG Battery Charger
  • Power Cord (for charger)
  • Multi Connector Cable (USB & A/V)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap with Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Adapter Ring
  • Remote Commander
  • Software CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser 2.0 + USB Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
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    Lowepro -  Apex 100 AW Shoulder Bag (Black)
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    Sunpak -  6601UT Tripod
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    McGraw-Hill -  Book: How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera
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