LCD and Viewfinder
Sony WX50 has a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 461kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
WX50 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony WX50 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec
Unfortunately WX50 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony WX50 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Sony WX50 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony WX50, 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 WX50 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
WX50 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony WX50 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect WX50 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony WX50 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony WX50 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony WX50 Features Compared to Main Competitors