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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
6.2 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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Reviews for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

Digital Arts
22 December 2010
  • Excerpt: 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, in fact, a camera.
  • Pros: Panorama, low-light, backlight correction modes; GPS receiver and compass for geotagging; excellent color accuracy and low-light performance
  • Cons: No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes; geotagging requires software on a Windows PC; images aren't always sharp
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

Trusted Reviews
11 November 2010
  • Summary: Sony's latest advanced compact has sweep panorama, GPS and 1080p HD video
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Versatile, Manual controls, 1080i video with stereo sound, Inbuilt GPS, 10x zoom lens (25-250mm)
  • Cons: Prone to wind noise in video, Sow flash recharge, Heavy-handed noise reduction at high ISO
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

Pocket Lint
28 July 2010
  • Conclusion: 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 spending twice the outlay on a Micro Four Thirds...
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: 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
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Overall 10
10

Sony DSC-HX5V review

Stuff.tv
7 July 2010
  • Summary: This incredibly versatile snapper’s wealth of shooting modes make it our new favourite premium compact
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 6
6.0
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX5

digicambuyer.co.uk
30 June 2010
  • Conclusion: 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
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Overall 8
8.2

Sony Cyber-shot HX5

ePHOTOzine
27 April 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

PhotographyBLOG
6 April 2010
  • Summary: 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 eminently sensible 10 megapixel sensor.
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Review: Sony Cyber-shot HX5V digital camera

Gadling
9 December 2010
  • Summary: Lets start with the controls (sorry for the poor shots, I was outside in 12 degree weather). On the top of the camera are buttons for the mode selector dial, zoom/shutter release and power. Right above the lens is the stereo microphone.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
26 September 2010
  • Excerpt: How Big is Your Gun?Many photographers take their photography very seriously. And often rightly so. Photography can be an art form, a passion, an avocation, and a career. But for the vast majority of camera buyers it's about having fun – recording personal and family memories.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
5 September 2010
  • Conclusion: Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 digital camera review 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.
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