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.

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.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
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