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Sony H50 vs Sony QX10

Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
29
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
34
Overall
39

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 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
  • Revealed January 2009
Sony QX10
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • " Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1440 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 105g - 62 x 62 x 33mm
  • Released September 2013
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Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 Overview

Lets look closer at the Sony H50 versus Sony QX10, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Lens-style and both are designed by Sony. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the H50 (9MP) and QX10 (18MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The H50 was manufactured 5 years prior to the QX10 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Sony H50 being a Compact camera and the Sony QX10 being a Lens-style camera.

Before delving right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the H50 grades vs the QX10 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Sony QX10

 H50 QX10 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3""Bigger screen (+3")
Screen resolution230k0kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony QX10 over the Sony H50

 QX10 H50 
ReleasedSeptember 2013January 2009Newer by 56 months
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Sony H50 and Sony QX10

 H50 QX10 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and size. The Sony H50 has outer measurements of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") with a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs) while the Sony QX10 has specifications of 62mm x 62mm x 33mm (2.4" x 2.4" x 1.3") with a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs).

Check the Sony H50 versus Sony QX10 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you choose during that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the H50 vs the QX10.

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the H50 and QX10 is 69 and 96 respectively.

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 top view buttons comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to see the gap in sensor dimensions simply by going through specs. The picture underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the H50 and QX10.

All in all, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Sony QX10 to show extra detail due to its extra 9MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged H50 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 sensor size comparison

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony H50 Portrait photography highlights
Sony QX10 Portrait photography highlights
27
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
low MP (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
37
megapixel count decent (18MP)
has face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony H50
Street photography with Sony QX10
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than average in class (547g)
68
has image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
lighter than competition in class (105 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sony H50 Sports photography highlights
Sony QX10 Sports photography highlights
32
incredible zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
low MP (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (18MP)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony H50 Travel photography factors
Sony QX10 Travel photography factors
44
has built in flash
very long reach (465mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (547 grams)
low MP (9MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
69
lighter than competition in class (105g)
has focus by touch
megapixel count decent (18 megapixels)
really wide (25mm)
very long reach (250mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony H50 Landscape photography details
Sony QX10 Landscape photography details
34
you can focus manually
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
low MP (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
39
really wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (18 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (")
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
terrible battery pack (220 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony H50 Vlogging features
Sony QX10 Vlogging features
19
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic jack
heavier than average in class (547g)
34
really wide (25mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
lighter than competition in class (105g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1440 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Sony H50 vs Sony QX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony H50 and Sony QX10
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Lens-style
Revealed 2009-01-15 2013-09-04
Body design Compact Lens-style
Sensor Information
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 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 31-465mm (15.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/2.7-4.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch -
Screen resolution 230k dot 0k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - Depends on connected smartphone
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.10 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain None
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1440x1080
Video format - MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 547 grams (1.21 lbs) 105 grams (0.23 lbs)
Physical dimensions 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") 62 x 62 x 33mm (2.4" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 - 220 shots
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BG1 NP-BN,
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $80 $250