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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 797 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the energy efficiency and memory are different. There are some critical reviews about the focus and color.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size

battery, screen, flash, color, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Sony Cybershot DSC HX5 Review


Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 digitale camera review De Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 is vrij uniek in zijn soort. Niet eens vanwege het krachtige optische bereik van 10x, de concurrentie doet daar zelfs nog een schepje bovenop. En ook niet vanwege de effectieve...

May, 2010


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Sony Cybershot DSC HX5 review


Although its appearance doesn't betray it, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 is unique in its kind. In the first place, the Sony HX5 distinguishes itself with its image sensor. While 99% of compact cameras are equipped with a standard CCD sensor, the Sony...

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 is fairly unique in its kind. Not due to the powerful 10x optical range, as the competition tops that. And also not due to the effective image stabilizer, as that is also known from other manufacturers. The Sony HX5 is unique...

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a feature-packed compact digital camera, offering a 10x, 25-250mm zoom lens, 10.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass and full 1080i high-definition video recording with...

Sony may be new to the travel-zoom game, but they've certainly made a bold entrance with the CyberShot DSC-HX5, which offers virtually all of the key features that several of its rivals collectively offer, wrapped-up in an easy-to-use package with an...

Apr, 2010


Expert review by : Gordon Laing (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5


The HX5's zoom offers an equivalent range of 25-250mm, taking you from seriously wide-angle to pretty powerful telephoto coverage in a compact body that'll squeeze into most pockets. This allows you to capture expansive landscapes, cramped interiors or...

10x zoom with 25mm wide angle ; HD movies at up to 1080i ; Built-in GPS with compass ; Very fast continuous shooting at 10fps ; Innovative and effective auto modes

No location names on-screen from GPS ; GPS often slower to lock-on than Lumix TZ10 / ZS7 ; Low noise claims not realised. No better than rivals ; Adjustable 'aperture' of very limited use

Sony's first pocket super-zoom hits the ground running with a feature-set which genuinely stands out from the competition. None of its rivals feature 10fps continuous shooting, 1080i video recording, or the same degree of innovation and consistent...

Mar, 2010


Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5


Sony's latest advanced compact has sweep panorama, GPS and 1080p HD video

Excellent image quality ; Versatile ; Manual controls ; 1080i video with stereo sound ; Inbuilt GPS ; 10x zoom lens (25-250mm)

Prone to wind noise in video ; Sow flash recharge ; Heavy-handed noise reduction at high ISO

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 once again demonstrates that when it comes to technical excellence Sony should never be underestimated. The camera is well made, handles and performs extremely well, and is capable of producing very good results under a wide...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5


Cameras with big zooms yet handily pocket sized bodies - colloquially known as "travel zooms" - are being pumped out by manufacturers at a rate of knots, with recent recommended examples to be found amongst Panasonic's TZ series and in Canon's...

Longer focal length lens affords a wider range of creative framing possibilities, lots of innovative features on board that you don't normally find in this price bracket, smooth to use (and review) Sweep Panorama function is a bonus

Sweep Panorama function produces lower resolution stills than supplied by (admittedly more expensive) NEX models - and it isn't 3D - plus the camera requires a period of familiarisation if the user wishes to move beyond pointing and shooting

The Sony Cyber-shot HX5 is a competently constructed and thoughtfully featured compact at a keenly competitive price. For the amateur photographer wanting both portability and versatility in the one device - without actually trading up further and...

Jul, 2010

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Sony DSC HX5


There is so much to like about this camera. It has a great range of features, handles well and can take high quality photos in most situations. Features include GPS tagging. This helps to make the Cybershot DSC HX5 a great choice for anyone who is...

Picture quality - handling - GPS - General Features

Nothing springs to mind

The Sony Cybershot DSC HX5 is up there with the best in this category. It has a good range of features, takes high quality photos and is available at about the right price.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review


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 is,...

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX5


GPS technology, sweep panorama… is this the ideal travel compact?

An excellent feature-packed compact, though the retail price is rather expensive. If you don't want the GPS then opt for a similar, cheaper Sony compact

Jul, 2010

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Sony Cyber-shot HX5


With a back-illuminated sensor, GPS, a compass and 10x optical zoom the Sony Cyber-shot HX5 could be the most feature-laden camera they've produced.

Back-illuminated sensor; Built-in GPS and compass; Good build quality; Great colours; Excellent noise for a small sensor

Has some white-balance issues

Apr, 2010

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