The Cyber-shot HX50V Digital Camera from Sony is a compact camera with a 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a powerful 30x optical zoom lens. In combination with the BIONZ image processor, the 20.4MP CMOS sensor provides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds. The Sony G 30x optical zoom lens has a 35mm format focal length equivalency of 24-720mm which means its powerful zoom covers a full range of shooting situations from true wide angle to ultra-telephoto. In addition, the BIONZ image processor creates Clear Image Digital Zoom which allows you to double the optical zoom range for extreme close-ups and distant image capture.
The HX50V also supports Full HD 1080p video capture in the AVCHD format. This is high grade video resolution that allows smooth recording of moving subjects and, combined with the long zoom lens, is a potent movie maker in such a compact body. Smaller video resolutions are also provided in M4 format for easier playback on computers and portable devices. In both still and video modes, the HX50V provides optical image stabilization. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions when shooting photo and Active 3-way stabilization adds digital rolling control to counter clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to instantly transfer images from your camera to your computer, smartphone or tablet. With the free Sony PlayMemories App you can also use your smartphone as a remote control and viewer and directly send images to social media sites.
The high-performance capabilities of the HX50V include fast continuous shooting of up to 10 fps in full resolution, full manual exposure with P/A/S/M modes and a dedicated exposure compensation dial. The camera also features a multi-interface hot shoe for attaching accessories such as an external flash. microphone or electronic viewfinder. Of course, the HX50V is also very manageable as a point-and-shoot, with Intelligent Auto to make picture taking easy and other assistive modes such as Background Defocus, Face Detection and Scene Modes such as Gourmet, to automatically adjust the camera's settings for a particular kind of subject. A pop-up flash is built-in and several Picture Effects let you add creative touches to your images.