Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50V announced: the world’s smallest and lightest 30x camera


The previously leaked Sony DSC-HX50V camera is now officially announced. Sony knows how to make small compact cameras and claims that this is "the world’s smallest, lightest digital still camera that packs a powerful 30x optical zoom range". The HX50V will start shipping on May 21 with a price tag of $448 and can currently be pre-ordered at Amazon.

Technical specifications:

Features DSC-HX50 / DSC-HX50V
Effective Pixels (approx.) 20.4 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Processor BIONZ
Lens Sony G, 24-720mm, f/3.5 (W) - 6.3 (T), 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
Zoom 30x
ISO (still image) Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*/12800** Achieved using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting.
Display 7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS DSC-HX50V only
Battery NP-BX1 and USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Battery Life / still image shooting (approx.) 400 images* / 200 minutes* CIPA standard, internal measurement. Approximate figure: actual value depends on shooting conditions
Approx. dimensions W x H x D 108.1mm x 63.6mm x 38.3mm
Weight (body only, excluding media and battery) Approx. 272g (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included) Approx. 246g (Body Only)


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  • No longer Pablo Ricasso

    There’s one candidate for “steady shot.”

  • arcaia

    would be cool to see at the end of the video, “filmed with canon 5d mark II”

    • Nishi Drew

      I was about to be blown away with thinking most the video was shot with the HX50 (apart from the shallow DOF closeups of the camera itself) until there was an actual demo shot with the 1080P Logo, lasting like 5 seconds…

  • Travis

    Omg what a gay video. I think I’m going to puke

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