Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Review

Review Date: June 16th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Optical Zoom 15x
Precision Digital Zoom 30x (Total)
Smart Zoom up to 81x (with VGA)
F 2.7-4.5
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 31-465
Macro (cm) Wide: 1-infinity, Tele: 120-infinity
Filter Diameter (mm) 74
Conversion Lens compatibility YES
NightShot YES
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens YES
Image Sensory
CCD Type Super HAD CCD
Size (Inches) 1/2.3
Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) 9.1
Bionz Processor YES
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
A/D Conversion (DXP) (Bit) 14
Auto Focus Method (Single) YES
Auto Focus Method (Monitoring) YES
Auto Focus Method (Continuous) NO
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) NO
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) YES
Manual Focus YES
Focus Preset NO
Aperture Auto Mode YES
Aperture Priority Mode YES
Aperture Manual Mode YES
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) 1/4-1/4000
NR Slow Shutter YES
Hand Shake Alert YES
Exposure Control +/- 2.0 EV, 1/ 3 EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push
Sharpness Setting YES
Contrast Setting YES
ISO Sensitivity (REI) YES (Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
Scene Selection Twilight, Twilight portrait, Soft snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, High Sensitivity, Advanved Sports shooting, Smile Shutter
Flash Mode Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off
Distance limitations using Flash (m) 0.2-9.1m (wide), 1.2-5.5m (tele)
Pre-flash YES
Red-eye Reduction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES
Super SteadyShot
Super SteadyShot capability YES
Auto Focus System
AF Illuminator YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES
LCD/ Viewfinder
LCD Screen Size (inches) 3
LCD Total Dots Number 230.000
LCD Monitor Type TFT
Tilting LCD Monitor YES
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
LCD Field of View (%) 100
Optical Viewfinder NO
Electrical Viewfinder YES
LCD screen
LCD Field of View (%) 100
Recording Media Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo. Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed , Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (same speed as PRO Duo). Internal memory (15MB)
Recording Format JPEG, MPEG1
Memory Stick Pro Interface Parallel
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) 100
Burst Interval (approximately sec) 0.64
Still Image size (9.0 Mega, 3456 x 2592) YES
Still Image size (5.0 Mega, 2592 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (3.1 Mega, 2048 x 1536) YES
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4224 x 2376) YES
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3656 x 2304) YES
Moving Image Size (MPEG VX Fine, 640x480, 30fps) YES
Moving Image Size (MPEG VX Standard, 640x480, 16.6fps) YES
Moving Image Size (QVGA: 320x240 8.3fps) YES
Playback/ Edit
HD (High Definition) Playback YES
Slideshow Playback YES
Trimming YES
Resize NO
Playback Zoom YES
Divide (MPEG) NO
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
Battery Remaining Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
Exposure Warning Indicator YES
Disk / Memory Stick remaining indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) YES
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge YES
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) 2.0
Menu Language Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Bluetooth Function NO
Multi use Terminal YES
Digital I/O (USB) NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
Power/ Others
Battery System Lithium N
Supplied Battery NP-BG1
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition 300 shots, 150min (CIPA standard with LCD screen on)
Battery for Clock Manganese-Li (MS614)
Weight (g) 415
Weight with Accessories (g) 547
Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser Ver.3.0, Music Transfer
Supplied Accessories Rechargeble battery pack (NP-BG1), Battery charger, Multi connector cable, Power Cord, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap Strap, Flower Lens Hood, Lens Adaptor Ring, Wireless Remote control
Width (mm) 116
Height (mm) 81.4
Depth (mm) 86

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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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