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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

Trusted Reviews
12 July 2011
  • 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 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

PC Advisor
22 November 2010
  • Summary: 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.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

PhotographyBLOG
27 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The DSC-HX5 is Sony's first entry into the increasingly popular travel-zoom sector, which typically offers a 10x or bigger zoom lens in a compact camera that you can still fit inside a pocket. Panasonic started the trend a couple of years ago with the debut of the market-dominating TZ-series, but they've since been joined by offerings from Samsung, Nikon, Casio and now Sony, who have seemingly stuffed virtually all of their competitors' main features into the new HX5.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review

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 type hybrid camera - the above combination ensures that the HX5 is well worth any expectant traveller seeking out.
  • 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 7
7.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

Digital Arts
19 July 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 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
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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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[REVIEW—SONY DCS-HX5V compact camera]

DPexpert
7 July 2011
  • Summary: The image quality is on a par with other compacts, but we expected it to be better. We compared the Sony with a conventional compact and could not see any reason to prefer one to the other. Sony may be onto something with the new backlit sensor but as things stand we’ll never know. When shopping look at the Panasonic TZ10 – it also has GPS and the NR is less destructive.
  • Pros: In ideal conditions and with ISO setting no higher than 200 the image results are good. The curious Twilight Handheld and Backlight Correction modes do improve pictures in some conditions.
  • Cons: The noise reduction is aggressive, smudging fine detail. It cannot be turned off and it is applied at all ISO speeds, so we were not able to test the claims made for the Exmor sensor. In fact the extreme NR produces much the same results from the HX5V as we get from a conventional compact sensor. The LCD is mediocre for this price.
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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. On the back is a D-Pad for menu and feature selection, a quick movie mode button, large 3" LCD screen with an anti-reflective coating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

CNET
27 November 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Speedy shooting performance; compact, lightweight design; plenty of fun, useful features; very good low-light photo quality for a compact camera.
  • Cons: Soft photos, videos; limited manual controls; GPS can't quickly be powered on and off.
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Overall 8
8.0

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

Good Gear Guide.au
22 November 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Panorama, low-light and backlight correction modes; GPS receiver and compass for geotagging; excellent colour 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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