The Sony HDR-AS50R is an 11.9-megapixel camcorder with no optical zoom has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18.4mm (fixed). It lacks an LCD. The camcorder has a maximum aperture of f/2.8.
The Sony HDR-AS50R stores video and photos on SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards and has no internal storage. It captures full HD video at a resolution as high as 1920×1080 at 60 frames per second and 11.9-megapixel resolution stills as JPG files.
The image stabilization system for this camcorder is electronic. The Sony HDR-AS50R measures 1 inches wide by 1.9 inches high by 3.3 inches in length, and weighs 0.2 pounds.