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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2013, 02:55:27 PM »
I guess I should have stated at the beginning of the thread.
But I'm interested in the HX50v BECAUSE it's small with a long zoom.
I'll be using it to record concerts. I don't want to lug around a dslr!!
Yes the battery life will be around an hour to hour and a half. You still have to change out
batteries if you shoot a full show. 30 mins limit on recording is much better than 10-11 a couple years ago!
It is what it is. Looks like the best stats on this type of camera, as of this moment.
Is there anything else coming out this summer or fall that compares?
Links! ;-) Thanks for all the talk though! Any talk about shooting vids is welcome!

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2013, 03:26:21 PM »
The Panasonic FZ200 with f2.8 aperature thru the whole zoom range, mic input and 24x zoom is a better camera for concert shooting but it is bigger than a hx50v



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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2013, 12:15:59 PM »
The Panasonic FZ200 with f2.8 aperature thru the whole zoom range, mic input and 24x zoom is a better camera for concert shooting but it is bigger than a hx50v

Cool. Yes this would be great for bands that allow taping. Only 11 days till the HX50 is released!
Are any other companies coming out with something comparable this year? 30x zoom?

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 08:50:58 PM »
Canon sx50hs has 50x optical zoom and Canon sx500is has 30x.Fuji have some too
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2013, 12:42:45 PM »
I guess I should have stated at the beginning of the thread.
But I'm interested in the HX50v BECAUSE it's small with a long zoom.
I'll be using it to record concerts. I don't want to lug around a dslr!!
Yes the battery life will be around an hour to hour and a half. You still have to change out
batteries if you shoot a full show. 30 mins limit on recording is much better than 10-11 a couple years ago!
It is what it is. Looks like the best stats on this type of camera, as of this moment.
Is there anything else coming out this summer or fall that compares?
Links! ;-) Thanks for all the talk though! Any talk about shooting vids is welcome!


I normally wait until the price comes down (I'm cheap!) but may make an exception with this camera.  The zoom and exposure on the fly settings and the stabilization (and small size) make this a great option for concert recording.  I already have the 9v (thanks for the recommend shoestringsconcerts!) and am very happy with the video quality.  In reading the literature (really blurbs) it sounded like the stabilization was different for this camera vs the 9v.  Is this correct?  If I do end up buying this cam, I will happily report back on the results using it. 
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 12:49:30 PM »
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.

Yes and sort of no ... because you don't have to go into the full menu.  You just need to hit the "custom" button next the on/off button on the HX9V to pop open the EV menu.  So it literally only takes a second to adjust the exposure.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2013, 01:14:56 PM »
The zoom and exposure on the fly settings

Has this been confirmed?
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 08:29:57 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.

Yes and sort of no ... because you don't have to go into the full menu.  You just need to hit the "custom" button next the on/off button on the HX9V to pop open the EV menu.  So it literally only takes a second to adjust the exposure.

Can that be done while recording though? I don't have my HX9Vs anymore, but never knew that if so.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2013, 12:33:21 PM »
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.

Yes and sort of no ... because you don't have to go into the full menu.  You just need to hit the "custom" button next the on/off button on the HX9V to pop open the EV menu.  So it literally only takes a second to adjust the exposure.

Can that be done while recording though? I don't have my HX9Vs anymore, but never knew that if so.

No - I was just pointing out that you don't have to hit the menu button and scroll up, down, and all around looking for the exposure settings to make adjustments.
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2013, 01:26:36 PM »
Has anyone noticed any real (not online) stores that will carry the HX50v? (I'm in Atlanta)
Best Buy? Fry's?
Where do I look?
I see on B&H they've pushed the release from May 21st to May22nd...
Am I crazy to think it will be in a regular store? Or stores will carry them..just probably weeks after the release?

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2013, 08:16:08 AM »
Has anyone noticed any real (not online) stores that will carry the HX50v? (I'm in Atlanta)
Best Buy? Fry's?
Where do I look?
I see on B&H they've pushed the release from May 21st to May22nd...
Am I crazy to think it will be in a regular store? Or stores will carry them..just probably weeks after the release?

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2013, 02:55:00 PM »
The zoom and exposure on the fly settings

Has this been confirmed?

Good point.  The dedicated EV dial implies that, but then again you would think that this would be a feature that Sony would explicitly state.  From the little I have read so far from those that have purchased the cam, the stabilization is better than previous cams (like the hx9v) which is good if you are using a 30x zoom.  Still may need to lay off the caffeine a bit :-) 
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2013, 08:07:23 PM »
I'm curious how sharp the picture will be if you're zoomed in all the way (using only optical zoom) from the cheap seats.  Obviously, there are many external factors involved (lighting, smoke from fog machines, etc.).
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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2013, 12:01:36 PM »
My HX50V should be here tomorrow!!! Can't wait!

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Re: Looking forward to the new Sony Cyber-shot HX50V
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2013, 08:03:19 PM »
My HX50V should be here tomorrow!!! Can't wait!

Please let us know about the on-the-fly exposure adjustment.
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