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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
alaScore 85

504 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 504 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


While you can get more zoom in a same-size camera from competitors, Sony makes up for it with a wealth of innovative features and clever in-camera software in the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V.

Fast operation. Excellent image quality. Superior video recording (1080i60). Large, 3-inch LCD. Clever in-camera software for creating panoramic photos and reducing image noise. Integrated GPS and compass.

Competition offers more zoom in similar body size.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


With its in-camera GPS, digital compass, wireless image and video sharing via TransferJet, accelerometer-driven panorama mode, and 1080i high-definition video capture in AVCHD format, it's easy to overlook the fact that the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V...

Panorama, low-light, backlight correction modes ; GPS receiver and compass for geotagging ; Excellent color accuracy and low-light performance

No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes ; Geotagging requires software on a Windows PC ; Images aren't always sharp

Don’t call Sony's GPS-enabled, feature-loaded DSC-HX5V a gimmick camera. It supplements its in-camera goodies with great image quality and terrific shooting modes.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

Speedy shooting performance; compact, lightweight design; plenty of fun, useful features; very good low-light photo quality for a compact camera.

Soft photos, videos; limited manual controls; GPS can't quickly be powered on and off.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V has shooting options for solving common snapshot camera issues, but some users still won't be thrilled with the results.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


Don't call Sony's GPS-enabled, feature-loaded DSC-HX5V a gimmick camera. It supplements its in-camera goodies with great image quality and terrific shooting modes.

Those key strengths are thanks to three modes, all of which you can access quickly via a mode dial on top of the camera: Handheld Twilight mode, which snaps up to six images at different exposure settings in rapid succession and overlays them to create...

Jun, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Compact Camera 2010-2011 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


If you are looking for a compact camera that packs a powerful zoom but still fits the pocket, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V should be at the top of your list. With its 25-250mm 10x zoom lens and features such as GPS, compass, Intelligent Sweep Panorama,...

Jun, 2010

TIPA Award!

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


La Sony Cyber-shot HX5V è la prima fotocamera al mondo ad integrare le funzioni GPS e Compass (bussola), oltre all'esclusiva Sweep Panorama. È dotata di un obiettivo 25-250mm (equivalente) e di un sensore CMOS Exmor R™ da 10,2 Megapixel. La modalità...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : D-Photo (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V – Review


Ashley Kramer tries out the new Cyber-shot and finds features galore but only average image quality.

Well-built and user-friendly ; Fun image modes ; GPS geotagging

Soft images, especially at high ISOs

Sony’s DSC-HX5V is a well-built, easy-to-handle camera with a comprehensive feature set. Image quality is good at the lowest ISO setting but softens as the ISO numbers climb, which sets back the overall rating, especially at this premium price point.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is an excellent camera, delivering some of the best image quality we've seen.

Quality pictures and excllent results from our tests, good range of features, solid battery life under normal use

Geotagging works, but the function is tethered to your computer, no RAW shooting option, designed for more casual photographers not pros

No doubt about it: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is a go-to pick for anyone who craves cool-factor extras backed by impressive performance. The DSC-HX5V is neck-and-neck at the top of our latest pocket megazoom cameras chart with the stellar Canon...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Michael Joubert (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V


Stacked to the rafters with features, the Sony HX5V's onboard geo-tagging capabilities and HD video are its main attractions

If the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V was a cellphone it would have been one of today's feature rich smartphones. There are an incredible amount of cool features to discover on this camera, not the least of which being its GPS geo-tagging capabilities, a...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

A Compact that does 1080p Video


The Sony DSC-HX5V is a brand new camera announced in CES and released early 2010. It created a lot of buzz because it is a pocketable camera that also carries a 10x optical zoom. New features such as swivel panorama automatically creates panorama ...

Excellent auto mode, 1080p video, compact size, 10x optical zoom

Lots of noise in low-light videos, noticeable barrel distortion in video at widest angle

May, 2010

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