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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the durability and performance. Some have doubts about the contrast and low light performance.

usability, image quality, zoom, battery, size

flash, lens, shutter, low-light, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Donald Melanson (engadget.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 reviewed

 

The good folks at Digital Photography Review have come through with a typically thorough review of Sony's latest prosumer camera, the Cybershot DSC-H5 -- the bigger, blacker counterpart to Sony's DSC-H2, both of which were announced way back in...

Jul, 2006

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Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 reviewed

 

The good folks at Digital Photography Review have come through with a typically thorough review of Sony's latest prosumer camera, the Cybershot DSC-H5 -- ...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

 

Though it makes some stumbles Sony's new superzoom is designed well.

Sharp photos. Vibrant Color. Nicely designed body. Decent video clips.

Shutter lag. Mediocre menus. Flash is too powerful.

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Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera - Black (7.2MP, 12x Opt, 32MB Internal Memory, Memory Stick Pro/ Memory Stick Pro Duo)

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 squeezes a 12X zoom lens into a body that's light and compact by advanced camera standards. It also brings Sony's line of superzoom digital cameras up-to-date by adding more megapixels, higher ISO settings, and a bigger LCD...

Large 3-inch LCD ; 12X zoom and image stabilization

Distortion in images

A large LCD, 12X zoom and anti-shake are attractive, though images lacked sharpness and distortion was noticeable.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

 

A 3-inch LCD dominates the back and a 12X zoom commands the front of this revamped camera.

Large 3-inch LCD, 12X zoom and image stabilization

Distortion in images

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot H5 Review

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-H1 was Sony's first foray into the increasingly crowded compact, image stabilized 'super zoom' market, and it was a very successful one too. The DSC-H5 (along with little brother the DSC-H2) arrived almost exactly a year later in...

Excellent resolution, good detail with only a very slight fall-off in the corners Great color, good exposure, clean sharp results Accurate and generally fast focus Low shutter lag Superb handling, comprehensive photographic controls Jog dial makes...

Some focus hunting at long end of the zoom (especially in low light) Easy to hit buttons on rear with your thumb, especially when shooting 'single handed' Default settings produce images that need a little sharpening Noticeably stronger noise reduction...

By far the most difficult part of this review was identifying real, meaningful differences between the output of this camera and the H2, reviewed last week, and attempting to discover if it is worth the extra $100 or so.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H5 Sony's Cyber Shot DSC-H5 sits at the top of the company's current crop of megazoom cameras. Fittingly, it has all the specs you'd expect in a camera of its class, including a large, image-stabilized 12X optical zoom lens, a...

12X zoom; image stabilization; solid selection of accessories.

Large body; lots of noise at ISO 800 and above; no hotshoe.

Advanced amateurs who find dSLRs too bulky will like the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H5's versatility but lament the noise at higher ISOs.

May, 2006

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-H5

 

Excellent resolution, good detail with only a very slight fall-off in the corners, Great color, good exposure, clean sharp results, Accurate and generally fast focus, Low shutter lag, Superb handling, comprehensive photographic controls, Jog dial makes...

Some focus hunting at long end of the zoom (especially in low light), Easy to hit buttons on rear with your thumb, especially when shooting 'single handed', Default settings produce images that need a little sharpening, Noticeably stronger noise...

By far the most difficult part of this review was identifying real, meaningful differences between the output of this camera and the H2, reviewed last week, and attempting to discover if it is worth the extra $100 or so.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-H5

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-H5 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-H5 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 7.2 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 7M   3072x2304 3:2  3072x2048 5M   2560x1920 3M   2048x1536...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 offers a sensor resolution of seven megapixels along with a new Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 12x optical zoom lens with 58mm threading and Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Other features include ISO sensitivity from...

Responsive with a good shutter lag time, very good shot-to-shot speed ; Image stabilization works well, essential for a long zoom and great for available light ; Better than average color accuracy ; Very capable Movie mode ; Very fast Multiburst mode,...

High chromatic aberration lens distortion, noticeable in some images at the edges ; Slightly warm skin tones ; Auto white balance had a hard time with household incandescent lighting ; Rather contrasty default tone curve ; Image noise high at ISO 400...

The Sony DSC-H5's images are framed and reviewed on either a whopping 3.0" LCD display with 230,000 pixels, or a 0.3" LCD-based electronic viewfinder with 115,000 pixels. The Sony DSC-H5's LCD features Sony's Clear Photo LCD Plus technology, reducing...

Jul, 2006

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