I bought my Sony Cybershot DSC-H50 two years ago from Futureshop. It is by far the best camera I have ever owned. If you’re looking for a very decent camera without going all the way to buying a DSLR I would suggest something like this!
It has 9.1 mega pixels, a 15x optic zoom, and super shot stabilization. I find that this camera works well in outdoor conditions. Natural light seems to bring out the most natural colors.
Indoor shots are hit and miss turning out well sometimes, and poorly others. Generally if you are indoors I find that low light makes the best pictures. I find the macro mode on this camera fantastic, which is wonderful for me as my favourite shots are often close ups.
The video setting is also nice. You can zoom in and out while shooting, though it does take a bit of time to read just the focus. The time it takes for the camera to power up and shut down can also be a bit long, but as long as you aren’t an anxious person, this shouldn’t cause any serious problems.
One great thing about the Sony Cybershot DSC-H50 digital camera is the setup options. You can choose to set it on easyshot mode, which chooses the best ISO levels and focus points for you, or you can customize it to a very large extent.
The action mode for catching moving objects can work very well as long as YOU are not moving at all. Be prepared to use a tripod when using this setting.
Another wonderful feature of this camera is the LCD display. It is very vivid and decently sized (3”) . You are also able to pop the screen out of the back of the camera and swivel it up and down, allowing you to take pictures both lower and higher than your line of site.
Overall I have been and am very happy with this Sony Cybershot DSC-H50 camera and I would highly recommend it to someone looking to have a go at serious photography without shelling out the big bucks for a serious camera.