Today, Sony introduced the Cyber-shot HX50 camera - a new
compact featuring a 30x optical zoom range and 20.4 MP
"Exmor R" CMOS image sensor.
Measuring approximately 4.4"x2.6"x1.2"1 in size and weighing
in at approximately 9.6 oz. 2, it is possibly the world's
smallest and lightest camera with 30x optical zoom
To complement the extensive zoom, the new Cyber-shot HX50V
model offers enhanced Optical SteadyShot image
stabilization to reduce camera shake and blur at all ranges.
At full zoom extension (30x) the HX50V camera offers
stabilization that is approximately twice as effective as
the HX200V high-zoom model introduced by Sony last year.
The high-resolution 20.4 megapixel sensor in the new camera
is paired with a powerful BIONZ processor, allowing the
HX50V camera to produce high-resolution images in all types
of lighting conditions. Additionally, the HX50V model
features high-speed AutoFocus that can lock onto subjects at
full zoom approximately twice as fast compared to the HX200V
The new HX50V camera has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities,
utilizing Sony's PlayMemories Mobile application, available
for both Android and iOS app platforms, to wirelessly
transfer photos and videos to a connected smartphone or
tablet. The application also allows a connected device to be
used as a wireless remote to control the camera.
For more advanced users who like to fine-tune the details of
a shot, the HX50V camera has a dedicated exposure
compensation dial and a P/A/S/M model dial for adjusting
other manual shooting settings. It also features 5-blade
aperture for smooth background defocusing effect and a Multi
Interface Shoe for attaching compatible accessories
including an electronic viewfinder, flash, or microphone. It
also has a Multi Terminal for using a compatible remote
The camera also features an X-type lithium ion battery that
is smaller than any of its predecessor batteries (in Sony
Cyber-shot HX series) yet delivers 400 photos from a single
The new HX50V also supports capturing of full HD (60p)
movies that benefit from Optical SteadyShot Active mode for
reduced shake and image blur if the camera is in motion. It
is also compatible with TRILUMINOUS Color technology
available on select Sony BRAVIA TVs.
The new Cyber-shot HX50V compact digital camera will be
available next month for about $450.