Its lens, sensor, and LCD remain unchanged from its predecessor, but a new processor, Wi-Fi, and GPS keep the flagship megazoom from getting stale.
Feature junkies in search of a compact megazoom should get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V.
Both are top-rated compact megazooms; more than photo quality, the decision will come down to what features you need.
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera.
Just one feature differentiates Sony's two 20x compact megazooms.
While many have traded in their point-and-shoots for smartphones, this 30x zoom (big) pocket camera gives you plenty of reasons to still carry one.
Sony's latest megazooms feature 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors, full HD movie capture, 3-inch high-resolution LCDs, and, of course, long lenses.
A lot of camera, both in lens and features, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is a solid choice for point-and-shoot users looking to do a little more than that.
The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality.
Sony has two new toys coming out in April, the Cyber-shot HX100V and HX9V, which pack 30x and 16x optical zooms respectively, and some neat 3D tricks up their long-zooming sleeves.