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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