Carl Zeiss® 15X Optical Zoom
15X optical zoom provides a superb ability to bring long-distance subjects
up close a significant advantage for situations where you cant
be near the action, such as sporting events or wildlife photography.
9.1 MP Super
More megapixels give you more detail and definition when you make big
prints or crop in tight on your subject. The advanced Sony® Super
HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass
to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Optical Image Stabilization
Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization compensates for shaky
hands and minimizes blur with optical sensors that detect camera movement
and send correcting signals to a stabilization lens -- so theres
no need to crop in on your shot to reduce blur.
Because an off-center subject can make your shot more interesting, a
9-point auto focus measures auto-focus at 9 precision points instead
of 5 -- giving you greater creative freedom to compose your image.
Tilt-up Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
The large, bright 3.0 Clear Photo LCD Plus display tilts
up for comfortable low-angle shooting, and an anti-reflective coating
provides for excellent visibility to help you compose, view, and share
photos with superb clarity and color reproduction, even in bright sunlight.
In addition to the LCD screen, a built-in electronic color viewfinder
lets you shoot in traditional camera style and save battery power by
turning your LCD screen off.
for Manual Exposure Modes
For more creative freedom, a simple wheel-dial control lets you
quickly change camera settings in manual modes (shutter speed priority,
aperture priority, manual exposure) and also control ISO sensitivity,
focus area, and exposure value. In play mode, the wheel dial provides
a quick way to view your next or previous shot.
Face Detection technology automatically controls focus, exposure,
color, and flash to help reveal faces in shadows, make skin tones look
more natural, reduce red-eye, and eliminate harsh facial glare, so your
photos bring out every expression on every face in every shot.
Smile Shutter technology captures smiles the moment they happen. Used
in conjunction with Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter is able
to differentiate between children and adults, and can be set to automatically
shoot a picture when your subject laughs, smiles, or even grins -- only
when focus is fixed. You select the person to watch and the expression
to catch -- your Cyber-shot camera does the rest!
Sonys NightShot system found exclusively in the Sony DSC-H50 provides
infrared illumination for shooting in neardark or totally dark conditions
without using a flash -- so you can capture sleeping children, nocturnal
animals and creative night scenes that lie beyond the power of conventional
Noise Reduction (NR Level Setting)
To allow greater control over NR, three NR Level Settings are available
-- High, Low and Standard allowing you to select the optimal
setting depending on the scene and individual tastes. For example, applying
high NR helps obtain smoothly textured images for portraits or dark
scenes, while the low setting is helps reduce noise without sacrificing
resolution, making it especially useful for landscapes, detailed subjects,
and contoured surfaces.
Scene Recognition Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition mode automatically detects six different
types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera setting: Backlight,
Backlight & Portrait, Twilight, Twilight & Portrait, Twilight
with Tripod and Portrait. Intelligent Scene Recognition has two different
modes, advanced and auto. Advanced mode takes two shots, one with the
standard automatic settings and the other with optimized settings. Auto
mode takes a single shot, arbitrarily deciding on the proper setting.
To capture fast-moving subjects in splitsecond detail, this innovative
shooting mode combines high shutter speed (1/4000 sec.) with Intelligent
Continuous AF that responds more quickly to rapid motion -- a great
way to catch the perfect moment in sports, childrens games, pet
tricks and more.
flash provides extra illumination to light up subjects farther
from your camera, with precise light control and the ability
to adjust flash for both front and rear sync when shooting
at low-speed sync setting.
Mode With Super SteadyShot® image stabilization to minimize blur.
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200) lets the Sony DSC-H50 shoot effectively
in low light without flash to preserve the mood -- and Sonys original
Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) image processing technology helps
suppress the color noise that can accompany high sensitivity shooting.
In addition to standard exposure bracketing (±0.3EV / ±0.7EV
/ ±1.0EV), Bracket Shooting mode now includes settings for white
balance and color modes. This function records three images with one
shot, each with a different white balance or color mode applied, making
it easy to capture the ambience and feeling of the original scene.
High-resolution images can be enjoyed in all their beauty simply by
connecting the camera directly to a Sony BRAVIA HDTV or other compatible
HDTV. This provides an excellent alternative to viewing photos as prints
or on a computer monitor, and is ideal for users who want to share photos
in the comfort of their living room. Optional HD solutions include a
Cyber-shot cradle/charger with component cable output, or component
cable directly to your HDTV.
Show with Music
Its the high-definition viewing experience that makes photos more
entertaining to watch, accompanied by your choice of visual effects
and any of four preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite
music downloaded from PC to your camera for use as background music.
Expanding the HD Slide Show with Music feature, PHOTOMUSIC combines
images with music to produce fun and entertaining slide shows. The five
standard visual effects (Simple, Basic, Nostalgic, Active and Stylish)
have been supplemented with Face1: Basic, Face2: Nostalgic and Face3:
Stylish for a total of eight effects. Additionally, the number of music
tracks stored in the camera memory has been doubled from four to eight,
and music playback time has been extended from three to five minutes
per track. More personalized slide shows are also possible by transferring
music from a PC to the camera.
Powered by the exclusive Sony BIONZ high-speed processing engine, Dynamic
Range Optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals
more detail in shadows or backlit areas -- for great results even in
difficult lighting conditions.
Add creative effects to photos after you shoot using any of 10 editing
functions, including: Trimming, Red-Eye adjustment, Soft Focus filter,
Unsharp Mask, Cross filter, Partial Color filter, Fish-eye filter, Retro,
Radial Blur and Happy Face. The Happy Face effect uses photo retouching
to put a smile on faces, with smile levels adjustable from 1 to 5.
You can fire off three shots automatically at 1-second intervals
(VGA standard mode) or 2-second intervals (full resolution mode) --
a great way to capture a childs first steps or a pets best
Control Function Features
Included handy remote control allows you to among others scroll
through and view images with the camera connected to a larger
TV screen. (HD 1080)
as an infrared remote trigger with zoom control and shutter
Toronto, Feb. 27, 2008
Sony today announced the latest addition to its high-zoom camera line,
the 9.1-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-H50 digital camera. It is the ideal
choice for people looking for high zoom, high-resolution and speed.
new model utilizes a powerful Carl Zeiss 15x optical zoom lens with
Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization to capture action at
a distance. One of the main lens elements is manufactured from super
low-dispersion glass, which helps it produce more exact point-to-point
correspondence between an object and its image. The lens yields sharp,
high-contrast images and reduces color fringing, even when shooting
in telephoto ranges.
camera also features a large, 3-inch tilting LCD screen so you can
shoot comfortably from nearly any position, at low and high angles.
Its scratch-resistant, UV hard-coat finish adds a premium look and
feel that mirrors the performance of the model.
Advanced Sports Shooting Mode
Its improved advanced sports shooting mode now employs
a system to apply higher shutter speeds, up to 1/4000 of a second,
more frequently than on previous models. This mode combines high
shutter speeds with predictive continuous auto-focusing so you can
quickly focus and capture fast-moving subjects with minimal shutter
lag basically the time it takes for the camera to focus and shoot.
The cameras versatile, long-distance flash is powerful enough
to illuminate subjects more than 55 feet away (when using ISO 3200,
reduction is now a user-selectable option, with high, low and standard
settings, for greater control over the final look of images. For
example, a high setting used for portraits or night scenes can help
produce smoothly textured images with reduced noise.
unit features extensive manual controls, including an exposure bracketing
mode that newly includes settings for white balance and color modes.
This function records three images, each with a different white
balance or color mode applied, to help capture the ambience of the
Technology to Capture Better Photos Automatically
The camera also incorporates intelligent features that help you take
better pictures more easily. They include improved smile shutter and
face detection technologies with child or adult priority recognition,
as well as, intelligent scene recognition with standard and advanced
modes to analyze shooting conditions and select the optimal setting