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Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50

Portability
86
Imaging
58
Features
60
Overall
58
Sony Alpha NEX-F3 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
Portability
69
Imaging
33
Features
25
Overall
29

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Key Specs

Sony NEX-F3
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 16000
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 314g - 117 x 67 x 42mm
  • Revealed August 2012
  • Old Model is Sony NEX-C3
  • Newer Model is Sony NEX-3N
Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Sony NEX-F3 versus Sony H50, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are manufactured by Sony. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the NEX-F3 (16MP) and H50 (9MP) and the NEX-F3 (APS-C) and H50 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizing.

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The NEX-F3 was revealed 3 years later than the H50 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Sony NEX-F3 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony H50 being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick summation of how the NEX-F3 grades vs the H50 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony NEX-F3 over the Sony H50

 NEX-F3 H50 
AnnouncedAugust 2012January 2009Fresher by 44 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony NEX-F3

 H50 NEX-F3 

Common features in the Sony NEX-F3 and Sony H50

 NEX-F3 H50 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Sony NEX-F3 features physical measurements of 117mm x 67mm x 42mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.7") with a weight of 314 grams (0.69 lbs) while the Sony H50 has proportions of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") having a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the NEX-F3 vs the H50.

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the NEX-F3 and H50 is 86 and 69 respectively.

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 top view buttons comparison

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to imagine the contrast in sensor sizing just by seeing a spec sheet. The photograph here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the NEX-F3 and H50.

Clearly, both of those cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The NEX-F3 using its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field simpler and the Sony NEX-F3 will produce more detail because of its extra 7 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The younger NEX-F3 should have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 sensor size comparison

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony NEX-F3 Portrait photography features
Sony H50 Portrait photography features
74
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
27
has manual focus
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony NEX-F3 Street photography features
Sony H50 Street photography features
76
screen tilts up and down
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
43
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony NEX-F3 Sports photography factors
Sony H50 Sports photography factors
54
MP count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
better than average battery life (470 CIPA)
slow frames per second (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect auto focus
33
excellent zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (2.0 fps)
low megapixels (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony NEX-F3 as a Travel photography camera
Sony H50 as a Travel photography camera
70
better than average battery life (470 per charge)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
44
built-in flash
great zoom (465mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony NEX-F3 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H50 as a Landscape photography camera
70
focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (470 shots)
no image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse function
35
has manual focus
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
low megapixels (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony NEX-F3 Vlogging highlights
Sony H50 Vlogging highlights
28
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have external mic jack
19
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
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Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony H50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony NEX-F3 and Sony H50
 Sony Alpha NEX-F3Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-08-16 2009-01-15
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 23.4 x 15.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 365.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4912 x 3264 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 16000 3200
Lowest native ISO 200 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 25 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Sony E fixed lens
Lens focal range - 31-465mm (15.0x)
Max aperture - f/2.7-4.5
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Amount of lenses 121 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech TFT Xtra Fine LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 6.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 9.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/160 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 314 gr (0.69 pounds) 547 gr (1.21 pounds)
Dimensions 117 x 67 x 42mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.7") 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 1114 not tested
Other
Battery life 470 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NPFW50 NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec 3 or 5 images) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $470 $80