Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 review – Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video

Impressively for a travel compact camera, there is an electronic viewfinder – the EV1MK. However, at a whopping £379.99, this is nearly £30 more expensive than the HX50 itself. Thankfully the 3in, TFT Xtra Fine Trublack LCD, with an impressive 921,600-dot resolution, is excellent. Images on this screen are very clear, and by magnifying the image I was able to double-check some of the finer details.

Video is recorded in full HD 1080p, which is stabilised by the Movie SteadyShot optical stabilisation system that makes it great to use handheld. Zooming while video recording is slowed dramatically to make video footage smoother. Another advantage of this is the fact that zooming is inaudible and won’t be picked up by the internal microphone.

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