Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 9.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 9.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Megapixels: 9.1 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 2x
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 9.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 is one of Sony's long zoom digital cameras, with a feature specifically for shooting wildlife or sports action. With this Sony digital camera's 15x zoom, the photographer can be on top of the action, catching that special moment as it is happening. This digital Camera comes with Super SteadyShot, a feature to stabilize the images at long zoom lengths. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 has a large 3-inch tilting LCD screen, making it easy to see the shot before taking it. Powered by lithium batteries, which are much lighter than regular batteries, this Sony digital camera is lightweight, giving the photographer the power and performance of a much heavier digital camera, in this compact Digital Camera. Pro Duo memory card support allows for more memory, adding an additional memory card as needed. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 gives the photographer, beginner or seasoned pro, the professional performance from this camera at a compact camera price.

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 user reviews
71% recommend this product
5 stars
4 stars
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  • Powerful Zoom (5)
  • Excellent Picture Quality (5)
  • Rich Features (3)
  • Nice Screen (3)
  • Good in Low Light (2)
  • Easy to Use (2)
  • Faster Shutter (1)
  • Quality Lens (1)
  • Long Battery Life (1)
  • Rechargeable (1)
  • Bulky (2)
  • Shutter Lag (1)
Good For
  • Outdoors (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Action (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Beach (5)
  • Gifts (5)
  • Special Events (5)
  • Everyday Use (5)
  • Professionals (4)
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Consumer Reviews



bykurzhal Apr 10, 2010
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The pictures are great when retrievable
Cons The flash or memory sticks randomly become corrupted rendering the pictures irretrievable
Recommended it? No

Maybe its just my camera, but after about a year of owning it, it started corrupting the files on the memory sticks. We replaced the memory sticks and reformatted the old ones thinking that was the culprit but every reformatted and new memory stick would randomly have a problem reading the data, so... Read full review »


Very disappointed

byv65magnaebayer Nov 16, 2009
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very fast recycle, no shutter lag, good video, good battery life, great zoom.
Cons Terrible low-light and flash performance. Anything above ISO80 unacceptably noisy...
Recommended it? No

I bought this camera from Wolf Camera for a song when my local store went out of business. I wish I had waited and gotten the Canon that I really wanted. I'm very disappointed with the DSC-H50. It quite simply takes terrible pictures in anything but ideal conditions. The flash is useless for... Read full review »


Very nice camera 15x zoom

bymib2000 Jun 12, 2009
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros 15X optical zoom  Great Pictures Lithium Battery
Cons Proprietary Memory. No time date stamp. battery loses memory when off
Recommended it? Yes

I can't seem to keep up with technology. I had a Kodak 3 mp that was 400.00 and almost the top of the line at the time I bought it. Then months later the same camera is on sale for 300.00 and they now have 5mp out. So I decided it was time to upgrade and after a very long time searching the... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Twilight portrait
White Balance Incandescent (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto
Continuous Shooting Speed 1.6 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Digital Noise Reduction • Contrast Control • Digital Image Rotation • Not Interchangeable Lenses • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Dynamic Range Optimizer • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Digital Image Stabilization • PRINT Image Matching • Sharpness Control • PictBridge Support
Face Detection Yes


Max Video Resolution 640 x 480

File Format

Digital Video Format MPEG VX • MPEG-1


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP Professional • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X


Connector Types 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation Mode Mono


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Rotation Folding
Screen Size 3"
Display Type LCD


Depth 3.39 in.
Width 4.57 in.
Height 3.2 in.
Weight 14.63 Oz.


Viewfinder Type Without Viewfinder • LCD

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 15 MB

Camera Flash

Flash Type Pop-up Flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes


Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max 3200
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 31 - 465mm
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.3"

Key Features

Type Point & Shoot
Megapixels 9.1 MP
Digital Zoom 2x

Product Identifiers

Model DSC-H50
UPC 0027242730052
Brand Sony

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