Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Review

Overall Score

38

Main Features

  • 9 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 31-465 mm (15x) F2.7-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 116 x 81 x 86 mm, 547g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Overview


First introduced in January, 2009, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 is a 9 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Sony H50 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Sensor resolution of Sony H50 ~ 3459 x 2601 pixels.

Sony H50 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 8,996,859 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony H50


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
4.5 Lens at Tele
31 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 9 MP
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.7
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 has an Overall Score of 38/100 and ranked #426 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #832 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony H50 Scores
Imaging score
18
Features score
39
Value for money score
55
Portability score
81
Overall score
38
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Sony H50


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 weighs 547g and has external dimensions of 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.57 x 3.19 x 3.39"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony H50 is 155 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony H50
547g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony H50
86mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 547 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 547 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 547 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Olympus Stylus SH-1 Olympus SH-1 271 g 547 g 109 x 63 x 42 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Fujifilm XP90 Fujifilm XP90 203 g 547 g 110 x 71 x 28 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Fujifilm F900EXR 232 g 547 g 105 x 61 x 36 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 547 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7100 Nikon P7100 395 g 547 g 116 x 77 x 48 mm 116 x 81 x 86 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Announced January, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.10
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 9 MP
Max Image Resolution 3456 x 2592
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-BG1
Physical
Weight 547 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 81 x 86 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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