The Sony HX50V: The Future of the Point and Shoot

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Point and shoot digital cameras have come a long way since the bulky floppy disk using low resolution devices of the late 90s when they became readily available and affordable. Fast forward to today, and state of the art digital cameras and recordings can be made with most people’s phones. Cameras in turn have to step up their game to remain viable and competitive, and that is exactly what Sony has done with their latest pocketable digital camera, the HX50V.

The latest in their consumer friendly cyber-shot line, the HX50V boasts specs that include a 20.4 20.4-megapixel 1/2.3-inch Exmor R sensor run by the company’s BIONZ processor, a 3-inch 921K-dot LCD, an ISO range that tops out at 12,800, the ability to capture 1080/60p video, a battery rated for 400 snaps per charge, a 24-720mm SteadyShot-equipped optical zoom lens, and the ability to interface with your smartphone, using it as a remote trigger with focusing options.

The camera gets to call itself the smallest and lightest camera with a 30x optical zoom, and will cost $450 when it becomes available this month. If the promo video is any indication, the camera will also have the ability to be paired with accessories such as an electronic viewfinder and possibly an external flash as well.

Learn more about the HX50V on Sony’s website or watch the promo video below.

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