Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX50 Camera, HD 1080p, 20.4MP, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, 3” LCD Screen with 8GB Card, Black

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Give every scene the detail it deserves with Sony’s HX50 digital compact camera. Currently the worlds smallest with a 30x optical zoom, it’s less than 4cm thick and boasts a powerful 20.4 megapixel sensor for high quality enlargements. Along with built-in image stabilisation, every shot will be professionally crisp and clear.

This camera comes with an 8GB memory card to get you shooting right out of the box.

Key benefits:

  • Normally seen in professional bridge cameras - the Exmor R CMOS 20.4 megapixel sensor gives you superb performance, even in low light. Along with the BIONZ processor razor sharp shots are only a button press away.
  • A 30x optical zoom gets you closer to the action that ever. Ideal for wildlife and sports shooting - the 24 - 720mm wide angle lens really comes into its own with super-detailed macro shots.
  • Thanks to the unique multi interface shoe you can add extras like a flash, EVF or microphone for shooting with a professional feel (attachments available separately).
  • You can capture crisp 1080p movies with the touch of a button in the popular AVCHD and MP4 formats. Perfect for editing and sharing.
  • Optical Steady Shot cuts down on shaky camera movement when shooting video, even while walking or zooming. It also cuts down on blur when shooting stills.
  • With built-in Wi-Fi backing up your shots and clips or even sharing them with family is easy. You can also use your phone as a remote shutter release via Wi-Fi. Perfect for when you need to get in shot or cut down on hand tremor.
  • Advanced face detection makes your subject the star of the show, while smile shutter makes sure that you capture that winning smile first time, every time.
  • Like artistic photo apps on your phone? You can get similar effects with the HX50 including toy camera, pop colour, partial colour, illustration and more.
  • A large and bright 3-inch LCD screen makes navigating your photos, reviewing shots and choosing settings a snap.
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 400 shots per charge (stamina mode)
Camera Type
Digital Compact
HDMI output, USB 2.0
H64.3 x W108.1 x D38.3mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
PictBridge, DPOF
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX50 Camera, HD 1080p, 20.4MP, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, 3” LCD Screen with 8GB Card, Black 4.2 5 16 16
easy to use and just small enough to fit in a handbag. A little larger than previous compact camera, but with great zoom and quick enough to catch the grandchildren. Have worked out some of the useful features, although there are more to discover, there is no guide book to go with it. It was also on a good deal when I bought it. 05 November 2014
Good Camera Takes high quality pictures with almost no shutter delay, not too heavy so can be easily carried in a pocket. Only real downside is the screen is not very bright so it can be difficult to see outdoors in bright sunlight. Overall a good camera though 09 September 2014
Good quality pocket sized camera I had been looking for a small camera that I could easily carry when out and about and would give me a point and shoot capability but also allow me to take control of settings if I chose to. This camera fits the bill, it is compact and produces excellent quality pictures. The 30x zoom is an excellent facility in such a small camera. The only drawback is the fact that the camera does not have an optical viewfinder as the viewing screen is virtually unusable in bright sunlight. With an 8GB SD card included the price of this camera represents good value for money. 29 July 2014
Idiot proof camera The Sony Cyber-shot camera recently purchased at John Lewis has proved to be one of my best purchases. The camera is easy to use and the finished shots are clear. I use it for wildlife shots and to keep a record of my work and it has proved invaluable for both of these uses. I still have much to learn as it has many features that I haven't used yet - but to date I love it! 13 July 2014
Excellent compact camera Excellent compact camera with great zoom , panoramic and movie facilities. 08 July 2014
Nice camera but spolit by one major problem A superb bit of kit. Multi function, nicely weighted for the hand, neat size, and good images captured more by luck than judgement. More by luck that judgement - yes - the camera is let down by the awful LCD screen that suffers from glare and reflections making it virtually unusable in direct sunlight or sunny surroundings. I have purchased and fitted an 'anti-glare' screen protector which helps a little but I remain most disappointed and would certainly not recommend this camera to anyone keen to take outdoor or scenic shots with any degree of accuracy. 05 June 2014
Excellent Value For Money Brilliant compact with great 30x zoom. Eliminates all shake especially at full zoom. Easy to use intuitive menus - intelligent auto or option to use manual adjustment. 03 June 2014
My New Camera Although still learning, this camera is easy to use, has a super zoom that takes very clear close up pictures, The movie is also clear and colour bright, I'm looking forward to using it on our annual holiday in July. 30 May 2014
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