As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is also often compared to pro digicams, ultra compacts, mirrorless and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix ZS30)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a much longer battery life (400 shots vs 230 shots), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (april 2013 vs january 2015) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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5 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and DSC-HX50V

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $444.70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 400 shots
  • No external flash support
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DSC-HX50V

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
9 months newer
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the HX60 and DSC-HX50V

  • Support external flash
  • Inexpensive: $265.23 vs $444.70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 400 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DSC-HX50V

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $444.70

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
3 months older
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 400 shots
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the ZS30 and DSC-HX50V

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $395.75 vs $444.70

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
9 months newer
$278

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and DSC-HX50V

  • Inexpensive: $277.56 vs $444.70

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.5 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year older
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the X10 and DSC-HX50V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 400 shots
  • Support external flash

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100
1 year older
$750

Significant advantages of the P7100 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P7100 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the P7100 and DSC-HX50V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 400 shots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
10 months older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX50V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 400 shots

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
7 months older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G15 and DSC-HX50V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 400 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G5

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10 years older
$899

Significant advantages of the G5 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G5 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the G5 and DSC-HX50V

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a much longer battery life (400 shots vs 250 shots), is newer (april 2013 vs july 2011) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and DSC-HX50V

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and DSC-HX50V

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a built-in GPS and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6
similar age
$295 (body only)
$837 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL6 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL6 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the E-PL6 and DSC-HX50V

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 272 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5N and DSC-HX50V

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 272 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the E-M10 II and DSC-HX50V

  • Fairly small: Standard size (120×83×47 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 272 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.5"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX50V compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs large (131×91×126 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.5" vs 4.8").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, is older (april 2013 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
2 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and DSC-HX50V

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 400 shots
  • Light weight: 730 g vs 272 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
9 months newer
$244

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and DSC-HX50V

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 272 g
  • Inexpensive: $243.51 vs $444.70

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
1 year newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 400 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.5"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the L840 and DSC-HX50V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)
  • Great battery life: 590 shots vs 400 shots
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 272 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
2 years newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the DSC-HX50V)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 400 shots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DSC-HX50V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (108×64×38 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 272 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"