Next in line is another Sony’s Cybershot features a powerful 15x optical zoom. The DSC-H50 updates last model DSC-H9 to feature a 9.1 megapixel with Super HAD ½.3-inch CCD Type sensor. The 15x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with ranges of 31-465mm (35mm equiv.) appears to be identical as predecessor with the exception of using a better ED glass element. An optical element uses super low-dispersion glass that capable to capture images with better contrast, less color fringing and much sharper than the regular.
Like previous model, the H9 has Optical image stabilizer, movie mode, high speed burst mode and light sensitivity up to ISO 3200. Number of improvements include with the new model like a bigger 3-inch tilting screen with scratch-resistant and UV hard-coat finish for protection, longer flash distance, user-selectable noise reduction, exposure bracketing mode for white balance and color mode, improved smile shutter and face detection technologies and an upgraded Dynamic Range Optimizer function.
The camera runs on Lithium-ion battery. Memory support includes a 15MB internal memory and MS Duo/Pro Duo memory storage. The DSC-H9 will be available in May for about $400.