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Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V

Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V 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
  • Announced January 2009
Sony HX9V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 105 x 59 x 34mm
  • Released July 2011
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V Overview

In this write-up, we are reviewing the Sony H50 versus Sony HX9V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are produced by Sony. There is a substantial difference between the image resolutions of the H50 (9MP) and HX9V (16MP) but they feature the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The H50 was introduced 3 years before the HX9V and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a in-depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the H50 grades against the HX9V when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony HX9V

 H50 HX9V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX9V over the Sony H50

 HX9V H50 
ReleasedJuly 2011January 2009More recent by 30 months
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Sony H50 and Sony HX9V

 H50 HX9V 
Manually focus More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V Physical Comparison

If you are intending to lug around your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and volume. The Sony H50 features external 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) and the Sony HX9V has sizing of 105mm x 59mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the H50 against the HX9V.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the H50 and HX9V is 69 and 91 respectively.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V top view buttons comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to envision the difference between sensor measurements merely by reviewing technical specs. The visual here might give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the H50 and HX9V.

As you can tell, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Sony HX9V to offer greater detail using its extra 7MP. Greater resolution will let you crop photos far more aggressively. The older H50 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V sensor size comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H50 Portrait photography advice
Sony HX9V Portrait photography advice
27
manual focus
external flash not possible
low MP (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
39
focusing manually
decent MP (16MP)
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony H50 Street photography info
Sony HX9V Street photography info
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
more heavy than others in class (547 grams)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony H50 Sports photography details
Sony HX9V Sports photography details
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amazing zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
low MP (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
44
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony H50
Travel photography with Sony HX9V
44
flash built-in
long reach (465mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (547g)
low MP (9MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
69
lighter than competition in class (245g)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (384mm)
missing Timelapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H50 Landscape photography advice
Sony HX9V Landscape photography advice
34
manual focus
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
low MP (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
49
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H50 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX9V as a Vlogging camera
19
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (547g)
33
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
missing microphone socket
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Sony H50 vs Sony HX9V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H50 and Sony HX9V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-01-15 2011-07-19
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - 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 9MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3456 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 31-465mm (15.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.7-4.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 9.10 m 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 547 grams (1.21 lb) 245 grams (0.54 lb)
Dimensions 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") 105 x 59 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model NP-BG1 NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $80 $328