Cyber-shot Digital Camera HX50V
Take hold of the textured grip and capture your next
adventure with ultra-sharp precision. Not only does
this compact, 20.4MP beauty deliver an impressive 30x
optical zoom, actions shots appear clearer thanks to
advanced 3-way image stabilization. You also get full
manual control for more creative shots and 1080/60p
movie recording for smoother footage. You can even
map your memories with built-in GPS tagging and
accessorize with a wide variety of available extras.
Key Features
30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Get super close with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to
get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns
found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality
images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal
and vertical directions.³ Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise
rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths
20.4 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor
This camera features a 20.4 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the
camera’s Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity
with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain.
Full HD 1080/60p
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080 AVCHD™ video.¹ This
provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies,
you can shoot both at the same time.
Full manual & dedicated EV control dial allow more creativity
For creative flexibility, users can enter Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure
(M) mode for manual shooting and direct access exposure control via dedicated dial
Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
Capture full 20.4 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment
is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when
continuously shooting moving subjects.
Multi interface shoe attaches flash, light, and mic
The multi interface shoe allows easy connection with wide-ranging accessories expanding the range of photographic
expression. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder etc.
Incredible battery life of approx. 400 shots
Take up to 400 photos per charge for high-volume photography on-the-go. Perfect partner for travel.
3.0" LCD (921K dots) with high resolution viewing
The 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD™ LCD has 921K dots for superb resolution.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ mode-up to 360°
Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode takes our Sweep Panorama function to the next level with the addition of motion
compensation. Even when subjects are moving in the foreground of your landscape, these cameras can detect faces
and moving subjects, intelligently stitching different widths together to minimize distortion. Simply press the shutter button
and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly
stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in
wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots.
Camera Type
High zoom
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3” Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Pixel Gross
21.1 MP
Effective Picture Resolution
20.4 MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
Optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”,
optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class
4 or higher)
Color Space
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
16:9 mode: 15M (5,184 x 2,920) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3
4:3 mode: 20M (5,184 x 3,888) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size
Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 x 1,080) / HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080 /
4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080 / 3,424 x 1,920)
Video Format
AVCHD Ver2.0 / MP4
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i/60p: 28M PS (1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i) / 9M
HQ (1,440x1,080/60i), MP4: 12M (1,440x1,080/30fps) / 6M (1,280x720/30fps) / 3M
VGA (640x480/30fps)
Dual Record
Audio Format
AC3 (Stereo)
Stereo / mono
Wind Noise Reduction
Off / On
Lens Type
Sony G
Optical Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 4:3: 24-720mm / Movie 4:3: 32.5-975mm (SteadyShot Standard) 32.5-1320
(SteadyShot Active) / Still 16:9: 26-780mm / Movie 16:9: 26.5-795mm (SteadyShot
Standard) 26.5-1080mm (SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction
11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
Minimum Focus Distance
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)
/ Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.)
to Infinity)
Steady Shot Mode:Active
LCD Display
LCD Type
3.0" Xtra Fine™ LCD (921K dots)
Brightness Control
5 (Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 (Dark)
Yes (On/Off)
Grid Display
Focus Control
AF Modes
Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Flexible Spot AF / Manual / Face
Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Exposure System
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene /
Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode / Anti-motion
blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Advanced Sports Shooting
Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 *4 /12800 *4
White Balance Mode
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent
2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent
Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / White Balance Shift
Drive System
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
iAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) /
Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash Modes
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.25m to 5.6m (0.82 ft. to 18.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.0m to 3.0m
(6.56 ft.. to 9.84 ft.) (T), ISO3200: up to Approx. 7.9m (25.91 ft.) (W) / Approx. 4.2m
(13.78 ft.) (T)
Convenience Features
Red-Eye Reduction
Auto / On / Off
Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD Protect: Single / Select / Date /
Folder / AVCHD
Power Save Mode
Standard / Max / Off
Advanced Features
Anti Motion Blur
Sweep Panorama
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Face Detection
8 faces
Smile Shutter™ technology
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with 3-way Active mode
In-Camera Editing
Retouch / Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking/Still image capture
from Movie / Date view / Slideshow with Music / 3D Viewing Mode / BRAVIA Sync /
Picture Effect (Watercolor, Illustration)
Intelligent Auto
Background Defocus
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
HD Output
Micro HDMI
USB Port(s)
Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.)
W x H x D: 4 3/8'' x 2 5/8'' x 1 9/16'' (108.1 x 63.6 x 38.3mm)
Weight (Approx.)
9.6oz (272g) Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only)
8.6oz (246g) Body Only
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
4.5Wh (1240mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.2W
Power Requirements
AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Supplied Accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
AC AdaptorAC-UB10
Micro USB cable
Shoulder Strap
Shoe Cap
Instruction Manual
1. Records in 29 minute segments
2. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately
3. Combined with electronic stabilization
© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cyber-shot, SteadyShot, Smile Shutter, Sweep Panorama, Exmor R and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft, Windows, and
Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. / UPC:027242862227 / Updated: February 18, 2014
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