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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the low light performance and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the flash and battery, while views about the size and viewfinder are mixed.

portability, performance, image quality, screen, low-light

durability, shutter, battery, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Moynihan, pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

 

And the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is an excellent camera, delivering some of the best image quality we've seen from a point-and-shoot model in 2010.

No doubt about it: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V is a go-to pick for anyone who craves cool-factor extras backed by impressive performance. The DSC-HX5V is neck-and-neck at the top of our latest pocket megazoom cameras chart with the stellar Canon...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

 

The HX5V is a solid choice and is definitely one of the more compelling compacts we've seen this year.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (macuser.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

 

With its 10x optical zoom, HD 1080i movie option, built-in GPS and manual exposure control, Sony's high-end 10.2-megapixel HX5V stands out for its feature-laden spec. It's aimed squarely at Panasonic's Travel Zoom (TZ) range and packs a 25-250mm...

Few cameras offer the wealth of features and scope of the HX5V, and this is one of those rare examples where the potential isn't let down by mediocre performance

May, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

 

Stacked to the rafters with features, the Sony HX5V's onboard geo-tagging capabilities and HD video are its main attractions

Wide-angle and 10x optical zoom, GPS, HD video recording

Buttons on the back looks a bit cheap, GPS can take its time

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V digital camera

 

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

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

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

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.

Jun, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V

 

While you can get more zoom in a same-size camera from competitors, Sony makes up for it with a wealth of innovative features and clever in-camera software in the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V.

Fast operation. Excellent image quality. Superior video recording (1080i60). Large, 3-inch LCD. Clever in-camera software for creating panoramic photos and reducing image noise. Integrated GPS and compass.

Competition offers more zoom in similar body size.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (wired.com)

Review: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V

 

The days of forgetting where you took a photo are over. The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V, and several other cameras we tested recently, has built-in GPS...

GPS automatically sets the camera’s clock depending on the time zone you’re traveling in. Intelligent Sweep Panorama captures wide or tall subject matter — think Grand Canyon or the Sears Tower — just by pressing the shutter and sweeping the camera in...

GPS signal quickly surrendered to buildings or even overhanging trees. Doesn’t display nearby place names or points of interest during playback. Confusing menu system makes adjusting GPS setting a chore

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V review

 

Sony has again used its backside-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, Bionz image processor, and a Sony G lens to try to solve two of the most common complaints about compact cameras: shooting performance and low-light photo quality. This time around...

Speedy shooting performance; compact, lightweight design; plenty of fun, useful features; very good low-light photo quality for a compact camera.

Soft photos, videos; limited manual controls; GPS can't quickly be powered on and off.

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.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V digital camera

 

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

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

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

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V/B

 

Overall, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V/B is only average in picture quality but above-average in features. The high-definition video recording is very lucrative for consumers who want to go from pics to flicks in no time. Unfortunately, this camera does...

Premium- 10x (25mm equivalent) professional-quality optical zoom G-LensEnhanced- Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Motion Detection, and Anti-blink technologiesExpanded- now supports 720p and 1080i HD video and audio recording

Pricey- definitely not for consumers who are on a tight budgetQuestionable- poor low-light picture quality and terrible audio quality

If you are looking for a good mid-range point and shoot digital camera,...

Oct, 2010

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