Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

Announced Jan 7, 2010 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 250 mm (10×)
dpreview conclusion

Judged on image quality alone, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 would be amongst the best performers in this group test. Like the H55 though, the HX5 doesn't offer a lot of control, and its operational speed is slower than we expect for a camera of this type and pricepoint. As a point-and-shoot, though, the HX5 excells.

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70%
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Good for

General photography, especially travel, where the compass and GPS are really useful. Movie mode is excellent too.

Not so good for

More advanced users, or fast-changing environments where speed is of the essence.

Scoring
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Optics
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
Value
Other reviews
DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Apr 4, 2010)

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 offers photo quality that's folks making smaller prints will have no issues with, plus a really nice movie mode and a host and point-and-shoot...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review

Sony is no stranger to super-zoom cameras, having produced the popular Cyber-shot HX1 and H20 last year alone, but the HX5 represents its first attempt at squeezing a big zoom into a truly pocketable package. And on the whole it's a very successful camera which takes the concept of Panasonic's best-selling travel zoom series while adding a number of uniquely Sony features. Despite being...

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