LCD and Viewfinder
Sony HX50V has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
HX50V doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony HX50V can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
HX50V has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Sony HX50V features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony HX50V also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony HX50V, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony HX50V will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
HX50V has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony HX50V doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Sony HX50V lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect HX50V to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony HX50V is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 400 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Sony HX50V has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Sony HX50V vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony HX50V Features Compared to Main Competitors