Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5
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  • Excellent image quality, Full 1080p video @ 60fps, GPS and compass for geotagging
  • Back-illuminated sensor, Built-in GPS and compass, Good build quality, Great colours, Excellent noise for a small sensor
  • Heaps of really clever functions


  • No HDMI port, Weak zoom
  • Higher specification cameras available for the same price, Has some white-balance issues

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechReviewSource on 80

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5 is a 10.2-megapixel digital camera that is small enough to fit inside a pocket, but gives you excellent image quality, 1080p video recording, and an excellent user interface. There are also a few added features, like a...

By Cameras UK on 86

The Sony Cybershot DSC HX5 is an outstanding digital camera. It has a great set of features. Picture quality is up there with the very best in class. The build quality of the Cybershot DSC HX5 is also very good. I would happily own this camera and it...

By Pocket-lint on 90

A 10x optical zoom travel camera with a decent lens, built in GPS facility and intelligent Sweep Panorama as comfortable taking in the wonders of the Himalayas as the local shopping precinct; what's not to enjoy about Sony's HX5? The...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

An excellent feature-packed compact, though the retail price is rather expensive. If you dont want the GPS then opt for a similar, cheaper Sony...

By LetsGoDigital on 82

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. The Sony HX5 is...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

For a small, pocketable compact, the HX5 performs really well. Noise control and colour rendition are excellent and speed of the camera and the way it handles are respectable. Priced at 319, it's the same as a Canon Powershot S90 which has Raw...

By What Digital Camera on 91

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 to create what they believe to be the ultimate creative tool. It features a relatively sparsely...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

In recent months the long-zoom compact has become one of the busiest areas of the digital camera market, with most of the major manufacturers launching new compact cameras with 10x or greater zoom capabilities. In order to make their products...

By The Luminous Landscape on

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 –...

By on 100

Pros: Startup is very fast, HX5's iSweep Panorama feature is among the best panoramic features around, Several different movie settings are available, along with a dedicated movie button, HX5 excels in lowlight photography; small flash is powerful, 10X zoom

Cons: Price is a little high, Shots with the flash can suffer from some shutter lag, Camera is a little bigger and heaver than most beginner cameras, Can inadvertently cover flash while holding camera

International Review By LetsGoDigital on 82

La Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 es única en su clase. No por su potente zoom 10x de amplia gama focal, ya que la competencia la supera. Y no solo por el efectivo estabilizador de imagen, ya también conocido en otros fabricantes. La Sony HX5 es...

International Review By LetsGoDigital on 82

Die Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5 ist ziemlich einmalig in ihrer Art. Nicht so sehr wegen ihres starken optischen Bereichs von 10-fach, die Konkurrenz legt hier sogar noch eine Schüppe obendrauf. Und auch nicht wegen des effektiven Bildstabilisators, auch...

International Review By DinSide Data on 83

Pros: Super videokvalitet, GPS og kompass, snasen panoramafunksjon, 10 bilder på ett sekund

Cons: Litt svakt detaljnivå i bildene, gulstikk innendørs

International Review By slashCAM on

Diese Kamera ist die bessere Bloggie oder wie sie alle heien. Die Bildqualitt erinnert an HDV-Einchipper der ersten Generation von Sony, was ja gar gemessen am Preis nicht mal schlecht sein muss. Die fehlenden Einstellmglichkeiten,...

International Review By Das Digitalkamera-Magazin on 85

zur Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5Die Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 reiht sich ein in die Liste der Reisekamera mit einem groen Zoombereich und kompakten Ausmaen. Doch aufgrund besonderer Ausstattungsmerkmale, wie etwa der Full-HD-Videomodus und der...

International Review By on

Fr 350 Euro bietet die HX5 Full-HD-Video, 10-fach-Zoom, 25 mm Weitwinkel und GPS, dazu eine ordentliche aber schwankende Bildqualitt, was den Kauftipp kostet. AuflsungsdiagrammAnnette Kniffler 26.03.2010 Was sind das fr...