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Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V

Portability
66
Imaging
42
Features
55
Overall
47
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V front
Portability
89
Imaging
45
Features
57
Overall
49

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Key Specs

Sony HX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 27-810mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 583g - 122 x 87 x 93mm
  • Released May 2012
  • Earlier Model is Sony HX100V
  • New Model is Sony HX300
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
  • Introduced April 2013
  • Superseded the Sony HX30V
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Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Sony HX200V versus Sony HX50V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are designed by Sony. The image resolution of the HX200V (18MP) and the HX50V (20MP) is fairly similar and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The HX200V was manufactured 11 months earlier than the HX50V and they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Sony HX200V being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony HX50V being a Compact camera.

Before diving into a detailed comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the HX200V grades vs the HX50V when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX200V over the Sony HX50V

 HX200V HX50V 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k921kSharper display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony HX50V over the Sony HX200V

 HX50V HX200V 
IntroducedApril 2013May 2012More modern by 11 months

Common features in the Sony HX200V and Sony HX50V

 HX200V HX50V 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Sony HX200V provides exterior measurements of 122mm x 87mm x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") having a weight of 583 grams (1.29 lbs) whilst the Sony HX50V has dimensions of 108mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 272 grams (0.60 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at that moment. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the HX200V compared to the HX50V.

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the HX200V and HX50V is 66 and 89 respectively.

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V top view buttons comparison

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to see the difference between sensor sizes only by reading specs. The image here should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the HX200V and HX50V.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Sony HX50V to offer greater detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics more aggressively. The more aged HX200V is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V sensor size comparison

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX200V Portrait photography info
Sony HX50V Portrait photography info
45
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
51
you can focus manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony HX200V
Street photography with Sony HX50V
51
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than others (583 grams)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (272g)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX200V Sports photography features
Sony HX50V Sports photography features
56
amazing zoom range (27-810mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
comes with tracking focus
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
58
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (400 CIPA)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX200V as a Travel photography camera
Sony HX50V as a Travel photography camera
57
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (27mm)
long reach (810mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (583g)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
71
better than average battery life (400 CIPA)
lighter than average (272g)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5 )
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX200V as a Landscape photography camera
Sony HX50V as a Landscape photography camera
50
focusing manually
really wide (27mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
54
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
better than average battery life (400 CIPA)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5 )
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony HX200V Vlogging info
Sony HX50V Vlogging info
27
really wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have microphone port
more heavy than others (583g)
34
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average (272 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.5 )
does not have a selfie friendly display
lack of external mic socket
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Sony HX200V vs Sony HX50V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX200V and Sony HX50V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200VSony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-05-11 2013-04-24
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip BIONZ -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 18 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias 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
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 27-810mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.5 - 6.3
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 922k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD XtraFine LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.40 m 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 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 data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 583 gr (1.29 lbs) 272 gr (0.60 lbs)
Physical dimensions 122 x 87 x 93mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 3.7") 108 x 64 x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
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 450 shots 400 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FH50 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
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 1 1
Pricing at release $480 $439