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Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:37:05 PM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/966681-REG/sony_dschx50v_b_cyber_shot_hx50v_digital_camera.html

Looks like a bit of a upgrade over the HX20 and HX30. I've been holding off buying a new camera for a while. (I've been using a Fuiji JZ300 for almost two years)
I was about to pull the trigger on a HX20/30 but now think I'll hold out for the HX50...released May 21st.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 08:17:50 PM »
I have a HX9V that I love, and is nearly perfect for me, but that looks pretty upgrade worthy.

Love the hotshoe capabities and the 30x Zoom. I use mine a lot for video and would love a further, smoother zoom, the dial for exposure, and possible audio line in through the shoe.

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 01:50:21 AM »
that is a nice camera but the Panasonic FZ200 has the audio input and probably better low light performance
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 02:35:51 PM »
that is a nice camera but the Panasonic FZ200 has the audio input and probably better low light performance

Wow!  I think between these two cameras I'm gonna pull the trigger for an upgrade :-)  Do you have any experience with the Optical Image Stabilization on the Panasonic and/or the Sony?  Is it similar to the stabilization on the Sony HX9v?  Thanks.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 04:42:46 PM »

Wow!  I think between these two cameras I'm gonna pull the trigger for an upgrade :-)  Do you have any experience with the Optical Image Stabilization on the Panasonic and/or the Sony?  Is it similar to the stabilization on the Sony HX9v?  Thanks.

Ive owned 2 hx9v's and their stabilization is amazing,  i would assume the hx50v is similar,  no experience with the FZ200 but most cameras now adays have very good stabilization
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 06:59:17 PM »
I prefer the "less professional" look of the Sony. That Panasonic is nice for sure, but may get you a bit more noticed at the door. ESP when I am  >:D all the audio gear as well.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 09:05:25 AM »
Anyone know if you can adjust exposure on the fly with the "dedicated exposure compensation dial?"
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 09:21:18 AM »
Does this camera record video for more than 30 minutes at a time. I wouldn't mind starting to shoot video occasionally, but would prefer to clamp this to my stand and let it roll for the entire show.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 11:30:17 AM »
Anyone know if you can adjust exposure on the fly with the "dedicated exposure compensation dial?"

Hopefully if there's a dedicated dial for it, you can. In the HX9V, it needed to be adjusted in the menu (couldn't do it while recording), but with its big brother, the HX100V, you could do it on the fly.

Does this camera record video for more than 30 minutes at a time. I wouldn't mind starting to shoot video occasionally, but would prefer to clamp this to my stand and let it roll for the entire show.

There was some talk stirring up a little over a year ago about the restriction possibly getting lifted, but don't think anything ever came of it. So, no. Still stuck with 30-minute limits on digicams.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 02:40:08 PM »
no raw=why bother? Buy a Canon TS3 for the same money.

30 minute limit?  puleesse....

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 06:04:07 PM »
What was/is the reason for the 30 minute limit?

Seems sort of stupid. I'd love a small "do it all" camera for those times when I don't want to lug the DSLR around. Would have been great today. Went skiing with the DSLR to get some nice mountain shots. Hiked most of the day which is a royal PITA with a full size camera.

Ideally I'd like:

Small (semi-pocket sized)
Reasonable zoom (15x)
f2.0
1080p with ok low light performance with unlimited record time.
LINE IN audio
$500

Doesn't have to be great at anything.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 08:50:54 PM »
Does this camera record video for more than 30 minutes at a time? I wouldn't mind starting to shoot video occasionally, but would prefer to clamp this to my stand and let it roll for the entire show.

Unlike old school videocams where the battery typically attached to the outside of the cam - thus making bigger batteries optional, pretty much all these small digital cameras have one-size-only internal battery compartments.  And their batteries usually only go for around an hour.  So even without the 30 minute time limit - you probably wouldn't be able to hit record and shoot video of the whole show.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 01:16:46 AM »

Ideally I'd like:

Small (semi-pocket sized)
Reasonable zoom (15x)
f2.0
1080p with ok low light performance with unlimited record time.
LINE IN audio
$500

Doesn't have to be great at anything.

i doubt its even possible to put that all in a pocket size camera
The closest to that is the panasonic FZ200 but its as big as a small dslr
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 11:10:13 AM »
Buy a Canon TS3 for the same money.

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What was/is the reason for the 30 minute limit?

Seems sort of stupid.

Oh it's definitely stupid. Has to do with some legal tax/duty BS...

http://www.tested.com/tech/photography/44445-why-digital-cameras-have-a-30-minute-video-recording-limit/
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