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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and screen. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the flash and battery, and the size and viewfinder get mixed views.

portability, performance, image quality, screen, low-light

durability, shutter, battery, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

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.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (wired.com)

Review: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V

 

The days of forgetting where you took a photo are over. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V, and several other cameras we tested recently, has built-in GPS...

GPS automatically sets the camera’s clock depending on the time zone you’re traveling in. Intelligent Sweep Panorama captures wide or tall subject matter — think Grand Canyon or the Sears Tower — just by pressing the shutter and sweeping the camera in...

GPS signal quickly surrendered to buildings or even overhanging trees. Doesn’t display nearby place names or points of interest during playback. Confusing menu system makes adjusting GPS setting a chore

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

 

Sony has again used its backside-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, Bionz image processor, and a Sony G lens to try to solve two of the most common complaints about compact cameras: shooting performance and low-light photo quality. This time around...

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 (electronicsme.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V/B

 

Overall, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V/B is only average in picture quality but above-average in features. The high-definition video recording is very lucrative for consumers who want to go from pics to flicks in no time. Unfortunately, this camera does...

Premium- 10x (25mm equivalent) professional-quality optical zoom G-LensEnhanced- Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Motion Detection, and Anti-blink technologiesExpanded- now supports 720p and 1080i HD video and audio recording

Pricey- definitely not for consumers who are on a tight budgetQuestionable- poor low-light picture quality and terrible audio quality

If you are looking for a good mid-range point and shoot digital camera,...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

 

($349) is a compact ultra zoom camera with several features that differentiate it from most of its competitors. They include a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, which promises better-than-average low light performance and super-fast continuous shooting,...

Good photo quality for smaller prints ; Modest improvement at middle ISO sensitivities versus conventional sensors ; 10X, 25 - 250 mm lens in a compact body ; Optical image stabilization ; Limited manual controls ; Intelligent Auto mode picks a scene...

Heavy noise reduction smudges details, even at lower ISOs; highest sensitivities not really usable ; Camera clips highlights easily; occasional (but slight) overexposure ; Redeye a problem, though you can remove it in playback mode ; Only two apertures...

I have mixed feelings about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. It's not the best low light shooter out there (that honor goes to Fuji), nor does it have the best GPS implementation (that award goes to Panasonic). That said, it does a decent job of both, and...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX5V [Review]

 

Ten megapixels (and a bit). Ten times optical zoom. Ten frames a second continuous shooting. Which, as I figure, could make this camera fairly rare.

A spectacular compact digicam which could just about handle every task thrown at it. If you're planning a world trip and want reduce baggage, this baby could handle any HD video shooting along with high quality stills capture. Just remember to pack a...

Expert review by : Guest Contributor (digital-photography-school.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V Review

 

Today Patrick Dean from Neutralday.com reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is a 10.2 megapixel compact digital camera that promises to appeal to tech-friendly photographers thanks to a number of very cool features. For...

What about video? Well, the HX5V takes HD video (1080i), and provides an HDMI out to let you view both movies and stills on your big screen HDTV. Finally the HX5V will likely be most noted for one additional feature, built in GPS. GPS of course allows...

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V digital camera

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is a feature-filled pocket megazoom that takes excellent photos

Panorama, low-light and backlight correction modes; GPS receiver and compass for geotagging; excellent colour 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 : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V digital camera

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is a feature-filled pocket megazoom that takes excellent photos

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

No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes, geotagging requires software on a Windows PC, images aren't always sharp

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan, pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

 

And the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is an excellent camera, delivering some of the best image quality we've seen from a point-and-shoot model in 2010.

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...

Jun, 2010

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