Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Sony HX50V and Sony HX30V side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX50V has external dimensions of 108 x 64 x 38 mm (4.25 x 2.52 x 1.5″) and weighs 272 g (0.60 lb / 9.59 oz) (including batteries). Sony HX30V has external dimensions of 107 x 62 x 35 mm (4.21 x 2.44 x 1.38″) and weighs 254 g (0.56 lb / 8.96 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Sony HX50V and the Sony HX30V. Sony HX30V is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 1mm narrower, 2mm shorter and 3mm thinner than Sony HX50V.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Sony HX50V and Sony HX30V.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX50V and Sony HX30V.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX30V is 18g lighter than the Sony HX50V but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony HX50V and Sony HX30V's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.