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Sony H50 vs Sony HX350

Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
29
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 front
Portability
62
Imaging
47
Features
51
Overall
48

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Key Specs

Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Released January 2009
Sony HX350
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Bump to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 652g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Revealed December 2016
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Sony H50 vs Sony HX350, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are designed by Sony. There is a sizable difference among the resolutions of the H50 (9MP) and HX350 (20MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The H50 was released 9 years earlier than the HX350 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Sony H50 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX350 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go straight to a complete comparison, here is a short overview of how the H50 matches up vs the HX350 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony HX350

 H50 HX350 

Reasons to pick Sony HX350 over the Sony H50

 HX350 H50 
RevealedDecember 2016January 2009More modern by 96 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k230kClearer display (+692k dot)

Common features in the Sony H50 and Sony HX350

 H50 HX350 
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and measurements. The Sony H50 has got physical measurements of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") having a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs) whilst the Sony HX350 has proportions of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") along with a weight of 652 grams (1.44 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view over all size comparison of the H50 against the HX350.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the H50 and HX350 is 69 and 62 respectively.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 top view buttons comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes only by viewing specifications. The pic below will give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the H50 and HX350.

To sum up, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Sony HX350 to result in more detail as a result of its extra 11 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop pics more aggressively. The more aged H50 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 sensor size comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H50 Portrait photography information
Sony HX350 Portrait photography information
27
you can focus manually
external flash not possible
low MP (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
48
has manual focus
decent megapixels (20MP)
features face detection focusing
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H50 Street photography highlights
Sony HX350 Street photography highlights
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than average in class (547 grams)
50
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
heavier than others in class (652 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony H50 as a Sports photography camera
Sony HX350 as a Sports photography camera
32
excellent zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (2.0 fps)
low MP (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
53
long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H50
Travel photography with Sony HX350
44
built-in flash
very long zoom (465mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (547 grams)
low MP (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
54
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
great reach (1200mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (652g)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony H50
Landscape photography with Sony HX350
34
you can focus manually
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
low MP (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
50
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H50 Vlogging advice
Sony HX350 Vlogging advice
19
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (547g)
27
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than others in class (652 grams)
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H50 and Sony HX350
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-01-15 2016-12-20
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 5184 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 31-465mm (15.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.7-4.5 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 202k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.10 m 8.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain Off, auto, fill, slow sync, advanced, rear sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 547 grams (1.21 pounds) 652 grams (1.44 pounds)
Physical dimensions 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
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 - 300 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BG1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Single Single
Price at release $80 -