Camera Review: Sony Cyber-Shot

Camera ReviewWhen I’m going to purchase something, especially a big ticket item like electronics, I do my research and check out reviews, compare specs and most importantly ask myself what am I looking for.

When I first set out to look to upgrade my old (2 year-old) Olympus camera I thought I wanted to get a DSLR.  I wanted great photos, options on lenses and features.  Then I asked myself what am really looking for?  As a light (carry-on) traveller, the less the better, I asked myself do I really want the extra weight of the larger camera and it’s lenses?

I thought back to the Toronto – TBEX talk by Troy Ratcliff about his love of photography and editing his photos, and I realized I can still produce great photos with a point and shoot and edit them through sites and programs like Pic Monkey and Photoshop to obtain the optimum final image.  I had made my decision on what I was looking for, a small camera with high mega pixels and a great zoom.

I shopped around and compared prices and specs and chose the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC:HX50V.

What sold me? The +20 mega pixels, 30X optical zoom and another great feature – the Wi-Fi!  With the Wi-Fi feature I can easily transfer my photos from my camera to my tablet, cell phone or computer without plugging anything in.  This is great for on the road updates and field shots.

For me the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC:HX50V is a great camera for those who don’t want the bulk of heavy cameras but are still looking for great shots, for backpackers or carry-on bag travellers (like myself) that cherish compact packing and for those who want a great zoom without the baggage of large and heavy lenses.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC:HX50VSony Cyber-Shot DSC:HX50V specs:
 20.4 Mega Pixels
30X Optical Zoom
up to 60X Clear Image Zoom
3″ Xtra Fine LCD
Full HD Movie
i360 Intelligent Sweep Panorama

* small
* lightweight
* 30X Optical Zoom
* Wi-Fi
* affordable

* battery cost is $60 (but pro – battery lasts approximately 400 shots)


I'm a Canadian gal with a passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and travel and hope to inspire others to feel the same way! Travelling mostly solo I love to explore Ontario Gems in my own backyard as well as exotic cities around the world.

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