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Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10

Portability
89
Imaging
45
Features
57
Overall
49
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
34
Overall
39

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Key Specs

Sony HX50V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5 - 6.3) lens
  • 272g - 108 x 64 x 38mm
  • Revealed April 2013
  • Replaced the Sony HX30V
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
  • Introduced September 2013
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Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Overview

Following is a thorough assessment of the Sony HX50V and Sony QX10, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Lens-style and both are designed by Sony. The resolution of the HX50V (20MP) and the QX10 (18MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The HX50V was released 4 months prior to the QX10 so they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Sony HX50V being a Compact camera and the Sony QX10 being a Lens-style camera.

Before going straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the HX50V matches up versus the QX10 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX50V over the Sony QX10

 HX50V QX10 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen dimensions3""Bigger screen (+3")
Screen resolution921k0kClearer screen (+921k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony QX10 over the Sony HX50V

 QX10 HX50V 
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Sony HX50V and Sony QX10

 HX50V QX10 
IntroducedApril 2013September 2013Similar generation
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Sony HX50V has physical measurements of 108mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5") and a weight of 272 grams (0.60 lbs) while the Sony QX10 has dimensions of 62mm x 62mm x 33mm (2.4" x 2.4" x 1.3") with a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are using during that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the HX50V and the QX10.

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the HX50V and QX10 is 89 and 96 respectively.

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 top view buttons comparison

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to visualise the difference between sensor sizes just by checking specifications. The picture underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the HX50V and QX10.

Plainly, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Sony HX50V to give greater detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop pictures more aggressively.

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 sensor size comparison

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX50V Portrait photography factors
Sony QX10 Portrait photography factors
51
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
37
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
has face detection focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Sony HX50V as a Street photography camera
Sony QX10 as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (272 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
68
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
lighter than competitors (105 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX50V Sports photography features
Sony QX10 Sports photography features
58
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (400 per charge)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (220 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX50V Travel photography factors
Sony QX10 Travel photography factors
71
better than average battery life (400 CIPA)
lighter than others in class (272 grams)
good megapixels (20MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
no Timelapse recording
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
69
lighter than competitors (105 grams)
supports focus by touch
megapixel count good (18MP)
relatively wide (25mm)
long reach (250mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
terrible battery (220 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX50V Landscape photography highlights
Sony QX10 Landscape photography highlights
54
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
better than average battery life (400 per charge)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse recording
39
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (")
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
terrible battery (220 per charge)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony HX50V
Vlogging with Sony QX10
34
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (272g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
does not feature selfie friendly display
no external microphone port
34
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
lighter than competitors (105 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1440 x 1080 pxls)
lack of external mic jack
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Sony HX50V vs Sony QX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX50V and Sony QX10
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50VSony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Lens-style
Revealed 2013-04-24 2013-09-04
Body design Compact Lens-style
Sensor Information
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5184 x 2920 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest boosted ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5 - 6.3 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch -
Display resolution 921k dot 0k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology XtraFine LCD display Depends on connected smartphone
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.60 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Advanced Flash 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 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1440x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 272g (0.60 lb) 105g (0.23 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 64 x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5") 62 x 62 x 33mm (2.4" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 400 shots 220 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BX1 NP-BN,
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $439 $250