Cyber-shot HX50 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/cyber-shot-hx50/news en-GB Sony Cyber-shot HX50 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-cyber-shot-hx50/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best all-round compact camera money can buy, superb in any situation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX50 review" alt="Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX50 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-HX50-hands-1_0.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony&#39;s DSC-HX50 is the camera we&#39;re currently recommending to anyone that asks us which compact camera they should buy. Sure, that conversation often gets deeper and we might end up conlcuding that something smaller, something cheaper, or something more SLR-shaped is more suitable, but if you want our default response, this is it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wide-angle to Big Zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is based on the assumption that you want a camera that&#39;s pocketable, fast, takes great video and is equally adept at snapping friends in a dimly lit pub as it is tracking a football player from the opposite side of the stadium. The HX50 is all that and more.</p> <p>It&#39;s built on the foundations of the HX20V, extending the optical zoom range to an amazing 30x and adding Wi-Fi features.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony HX50 review" alt="Sony HX50 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-HX50-hands-3_0.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30x optical zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The zoom really is something special. It can be used hand-held at full stretch thanks to superb image stabilisation and there&#39;s very little chromatic distortion from the lens. Its three-part concertina&#39;d mechanism gives the HX50 more bulk than most compacts. It&#39;s not huge, and that extra girth is just about the only compromise with the camera in general. </p> <p>That big zoom also makes it easy to create depth-of-field effects in auto mode, simply by stepping back and extending the zoom to bring your subject into focus with a blurred background.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony HX50 50x zoom" alt="Sony HX50 optical zoom" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-HX50-hands-2_1.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Picture Quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Image quality is consistently excellent (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93783325@N00/8733556165/sizes/o/in/photostream/" target="_blank" title="View test shot at full resolution">click here</a> to view the test shot above at full 20MP resolution on Flickr). As with previous models in the series, the DSC-HX50 often draws upon its multiple-shot technology to stack up a burst of images in order to maintain high shutter speeds in low-light or to avoid motion blur.</p> <p>The results are surprisingly good and in many cases this allows you to shoot without a flash for much more naturual colours. This compositing process can leave you hanging for a few moments after you&#39;ve taken a shot, so if you need to reload more quickly you can step down from the &quot;Superior Auto&quot; mode to &quot;iAuto&quot;. Exposures are mostly spot-on, textures and shadows are reproduced with clarity and depth, and colours are vivid without saturating.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony HX50 test shot 1" alt="Sony HX50 test shot 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SonyHX50-Test-Shot-1.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony HX50 test shot 2" alt="Sony HX50 test shot 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SonyHX50-Test-Shot-2.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video Quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hi-def video from the HX50 is absolutely stunning. It shoots 1080p at 50fps (or less if you prefer), and captures an amazing amount of detail. The big zoom and image stabilisation combine once more to make this an incredibly versatile video recorder. Distant objects can be made to fill the frame, especially if you push up to the camera&#39;s perfectly usable 60x digital zoom limit. </p> <p>Movement is super-smooth, whether you&#39;re tracking and panning, fixed on a single point or zooming while filming. This is easily the best video you&#39;ll get from a compact camera, and better than the footage from many camcorders at this price level. Oh, and the smattering of realtime picture effects is also available in video mode.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multi-interface shoe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A number of extras can be clipped onto the multi-interface shoe, including a stereo microphone and an electronic viewfinder. Although the FDA-EV1MK electronic viewfinder will set you back more than the camera itself, it&#39;s good to know there are options for expansion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why, oh why, oh Wi-Fi? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Camera manufacturers seem to feel the need to add a Wi-Fi badge to the box, regardless of whether the Wi-Fi features really add anything to the package. Wi-Fi should be a convenience feature but (in common with its rivals) the HX50&#39;s Wi-Fi implementation requires so much faffing around that it&#39;s hardly worth bothering with. </p> <p>Transferring images is far easier via USB or by removing the SD card, although some will appreciate the ability to fire the shutter remotely from a smartphone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony HX50 Wi-Fi" alt="Sony HX50 Wi-Fi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-HX50-hands-4_0.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you buy it for the Wi-Fi features you&#39;ll be disappointed. Otherwise, the HX50 will fill your life with beautiful pictures and video. Sure, it takes up a bit more pocket space than you&#39;d like, but it&#39;s a small price to pay for such a brilliant all-rounder.</p> <p>That means right now the HX50 reigns supreme in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cameras/top-ten">Top Ten list of best compact cameras</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Review by&nbsp;<a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony DSC HX50" alt="Sony DSC HX50" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-HX50-hands-6_0.JPG?1395141758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best all-round compact camera money can buy, superb in any situation</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-hx50 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-cyber-shot-hx50/review#comments Cameras Cyber-shot HX50 Sony Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:40:19 +0000 Sophie Charara 1423922 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Cyber-shot HX50 is the world’s smallest 30x zoom camera http://www.stuff.tv/cyber-shot-hx50/sony-cyber-shot-hx50-world-s-smallest-30x-zoom-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No longer will you have to choose between big zoom weight and pocket friendly snapper – Sony has found the middle ground </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony_DSC_HX50_Black.jpg?1371120909" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-HX50.jpg?1371120909" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2_7.jpg?1371120909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony has unveiled the world’s smallest and lightest 30x zoom camera – the Cyber-shot HX50. For the more technically-minded, that’s a 24-720mm lens and optical SteadyShot image stabilisation – in your pocket.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/sony-cyber-shot-hx50-is-the-world%E2%80%99s-smallest-30x-zoom-camera </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cyber-shot-hx50/sony-cyber-shot-hx50-world-s-smallest-30x-zoom-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/cyber-shot-hx50/sony-cyber-shot-hx50-world-s-smallest-30x-zoom-camera/news#comments Cyber-shot HX50 Sony Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:48:24 +0000 Luke Edwards 424734 at http://www.stuff.tv