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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 802 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the size and zoom are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and memory get mixed views, and many are negative about the focus and color.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size

battery, screen, flash, color, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5


Sony's latest advanced compact has sweep panorama, GPS and 1080p HD video

Excellent image quality ; Versatile ; Manual controls ; 1080i video with stereo sound ; Inbuilt GPS ; 10x zoom lens (25-250mm)

Prone to wind noise in video ; Sow flash recharge ; Heavy-handed noise reduction at high ISO

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 once again demonstrates that when it comes to technical excellence Sony should never be underestimated. The camera is well made, handles and performs extremely well, and is capable of producing very good results under a wide...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5


Cameras with big zooms yet handily pocket sized bodies - colloquially known as "travel zooms" - are being pumped out by manufacturers at a rate of knots, with recent recommended examples to be found amongst Panasonic's TZ series and in Canon's...

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

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

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...

Jul, 2010

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Sony DSC HX5


There is so much to like about this camera. It has a great range of features, handles well and can take high quality photos in most situations. Features include GPS tagging. This helps to make the Cybershot DSC HX5 a great choice for anyone who is...

Picture quality - handling - GPS - General Features

Nothing springs to mind

The Sony Cybershot DSC HX5 is up there with the best in this category. It has a good range of features, takes high quality photos and is available at about the right price.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review


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,...

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

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX5


GPS technology, sweep panorama… is this the ideal travel compact?

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

Jul, 2010

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Sony Cyber-shot HX5


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.

Back-illuminated sensor; Built-in GPS and compass; Good build quality; Great colours; Excellent noise for a small sensor

Has some white-balance issues

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Sony Cyber-shot HX5 review


The Sony CyberShot HX5 is a flagship for Sony's compact range and offers a full assortment of its latest technologies, all rolled into one camera.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Mat Gallagher (

Sony CyberShot HX5 review


The Sony CyberShot HX5 is a flagship for Sony's compact range and offers a full assortment of its latest technologies, all rolled into one camera. Read or reviw of the Sony CyberShot HX5

Heaps of really clever functions

Overly bright low-res LCD screen

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

Mar, 2010

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Sony Cybershot HX5


The Sony Cybershot HX5 falls within Sony's high performance compact range, but unfortunately doesn't offer RAW shooting.

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