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Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V

Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V front
Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
50
Overall
45

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Key Specs

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
Sony HX20V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 254g - 107 x 62 x 35mm
  • Revealed July 2012
  • Earlier Model is Sony HX10V
  • Successor is Sony HX30V
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Overview

Lets examine more in depth at the Sony H50 versus Sony HX20V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both produced by Sony. There exists a sizable gap among the image resolutions of the H50 (9MP) and HX20V (18MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The H50 was brought out 4 years earlier than the HX20V and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a simple summation of how the H50 grades vs the HX20V with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony HX20V

 H50 HX20V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX20V over the Sony H50

 HX20V H50 
RevealedJuly 2012January 2009More recent by 42 months
Display resolution922k230kClearer display (+692k dot)

Common features in the Sony H50 and Sony HX20V

 H50 HX20V 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Physical Comparison

If you are going to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and dimensions. The Sony H50 has outer dimensions of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") along with a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs) while the Sony HX20V has dimensions of 107mm x 62mm x 35mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.4") accompanied by a weight of 254 grams (0.56 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you use at that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the H50 compared to the HX20V.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the H50 and HX20V is 69 and 90 respectively.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V top view buttons comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements just by checking out a spec sheet. The visual underneath should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the H50 and HX20V.

Clearly, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can expect to see the Sony HX20V to produce extra detail having its extra 9MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The older H50 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V sensor size comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony H50
Portrait photography with Sony HX20V
27
has manual focus
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
45
you can focus manually
good resolution (18MP)
features face detect focusing
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony H50 Street photography advice
Sony HX20V Street photography advice
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than competition (547g)
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (254g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony H50
Sports photography with Sony HX20V
32
incredible zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
49
great zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18MP)
features tracking focus
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H50
Travel photography with Sony HX20V
44
built-in flash
great zoom (465mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
69
lighter than competition (254 grams)
good resolution (18MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
great reach (500mm)
no Timelapse function
does not feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H50 Landscape photography information
Sony HX20V Landscape photography information
34
has manual focus
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
50
you can focus manually
quite wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H50 Vlogging information
Sony HX20V Vlogging information
19
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone socket
more heavy than competition (547 grams)
34
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (254 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not feature selfie friendly display
no microphone jack
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX20V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H50 and Sony HX20V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-01-15 2012-07-20
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 3456 x 2592 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 31-465mm (15.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Max aperture f/2.7-4.5 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.10 m 7.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 547 grams (1.21 pounds) 254 grams (0.56 pounds)
Dimensions 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") 107 x 62 x 35mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 320 photographs
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BG1 NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $80 $397