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Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V

Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
46
Overall
43
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V front
Portability
89
Imaging
45
Features
57
Overall
49

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Key Specs

Sony HX10V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-400mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 234g - 105 x 60 x 34mm
  • Revealed February 2012
  • Newer Model is Sony HX20V
Sony HX50V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5 - 6.3) lens
  • 272g - 108 x 64 x 38mm
  • Released April 2013
  • Succeeded the Sony HX30V
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Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Overview

Lets look more closely at the Sony HX10V versus Sony HX50V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are created by Sony. The sensor resolution of the HX10V (18MP) and the HX50V (20MP) is fairly close and they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The HX10V was brought out 14 months before the HX50V making the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the HX10V scores versus the HX50V with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX10V over the Sony HX50V

 HX10V HX50V 
Display resolution922k921kSharper display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony HX50V over the Sony HX10V

 HX50V HX10V 
ReleasedApril 2013February 2012More modern by 14 months
Manually focus Dial exact focusing

Common features in the Sony HX10V and Sony HX50V

 HX10V HX50V 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera often, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Sony HX10V features external measurements of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") along with a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs) while the Sony HX50V has specifications of 108mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5") with a weight of 272 grams (0.60 lbs).

Look at the Sony HX10V versus Sony HX50V in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you choose at that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the HX10V against the HX50V.

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the HX10V and HX50V is 91 and 89 respectively.

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V top view buttons comparison

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to imagine the difference in sensor sizes only by researching specifications. The image underneath might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the HX10V and HX50V.

To sum up, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should anticipate the Sony HX50V to provide you with greater detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop images far more aggressively. The more aged HX10V will be behind in sensor innovation.

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V sensor size comparison

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX10V as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX50V as a Portrait photography camera
38
decent MP (18MP)
provides face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
51
you can focus manually
MP count decent (20MP)
provides face detect focus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony HX10V as a Street photography camera
Sony HX50V as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (234 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (272g)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony HX10V
Sports photography with Sony HX50V
49
great zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18MP)
provides tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
58
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
good battery life (400 CIPA)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX10V Travel photography information
Sony HX50V Travel photography information
69
lighter than competition in class (234g)
decent MP (18MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
very long reach (400mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
71
good battery life (400 CIPA)
lighter than others (272g)
MP count decent (20MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
does not have Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5 )
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX10V Landscape photography info
Sony HX50V Landscape photography info
45
pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (18MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
54
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20MP)
good battery life (400 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5 )
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony HX10V as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX50V as a Vlogging camera
34
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (234 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic jack
34
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (272g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5 )
does not offer selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone support
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Sony HX10V vs Sony HX50V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX10V and Sony HX50V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-02-28 2013-04-24
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor BIONZ -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 18 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4896 x 3672 5184 x 2920
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Highest enhanced ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-400mm (16.7x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.5 - 6.3
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD XtraFine LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.30 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 234 gr (0.52 lb) 272 gr (0.60 lb)
Dimensions 105 x 60 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") 108 x 64 x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 life 320 images 400 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BG1 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $616 $439