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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
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
No HDMI port, Weak zoom
Higher specification cameras available for the same price, Has some white-balance issues
Overly bright lowres LCD screen
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
By TechReviewSource on August 31, 2010
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 August 01, 2010
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 July 28, 2010
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 July 01, 2010
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 June 29, 2010
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 April 27, 2010
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 April 01, 2010
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 March 30, 2010
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 About.com on January 01, 2010
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
By The Luminous Landscape on January 01, 2010
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 –...
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