Of course you can from such a tiny camera with such a huge push not expect miracles regarding image quality. For a so-called Travel Zoom was also not designed. A huge 30x optical zoom, a small body and a perfect, noise-free image quality - that's now time (yet). Primarily you use zoom such a camera to objects as close as possible to pick up, or as a kind of universal camera for every day and any situation, be it birthday, holiday, station, concert or trip to the park or zoo without a heavy chunks carry with them need to.
People who love each image in 100% view to look at and with a magnifying glass to look at each pixel in order to complain about the fact that noise can be seen, are used incorrectly with cameras of this type. The rather resort to a Fuji X100, Ricoh GR, Canon G15 or Sony RX100 just to name a few examples.
People who are looking for a handy, universele, powerful second or take-along camera and in a suitable for the eye and the human field of view format, it is then easily view the images on the monitor, TV, or a developed or by hard Photo want order to enjoy the considerable results, for the camera is a good choice.
Operation is simple, especially the wireless transmission of images to the computer is handy and works well. Although takes a little bit longer than directly from the SD card, but it is still in an acceptable rate vonstatten and the cam switches off automatically after the transfer from. Thus an annoying remove the SD card from the housing omitted. This was actually one of the main reasons why I have of the HX20 on the HX50 upgraded. The video quality is, as you know from Sony, very well. Similarly, the sharp and bright, high-resolution display. Also handy is the extra wheel, which allows you to adjust the exposure compensation quickly.
If one were to compare the image quality with other cameras that have been designed with their large sensors for completely different purposes, you should of course not award 5 stars. However, as already said, you have to judge a camera after the purposes for which it was developed.
The HX50 is a handy, relatively uncomplicated universal camera for which it was designed with a huge zoom in a relatively small package that does that: approaching possible objects to fetch then sizable users at normal viewing, completely adequate, good image results for . supply