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Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0` LCD
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Capture stunning low-light images and sweeping panoramic views with the DSC-HX5V. Plus catch fast action shots with up to 10 frames per second shooting.
Highlights:
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
  • iSweep Panorama Mode captures stunning panoramic images
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 10.2MP resolution
  • 1080i AVCHD Movie records high-quality HD movies
  • 10x optical zoom Sony G-Lens with 25mm equivalent wide angle
  • GPS and Compass record shot location & direction
  • Anti-Motion Blur/Hand-held twilight for less grain and blur
  • Backlight Correction HDR for scenes with high-contrast
  • Active Mode for reduced distortion in movie mode
  • TransferJet technology allows easy wireless sharing
  • HDMI output for easy connectivity
  • Large 3.0? LCD display (230K pixels) with wide viewing angle
  • Self-Portrait Timer makes self-portraits easy
  • Customize the buttons on the MENU screen
  • iAuto automatically optimizes camera settings
  • 10.2MP ?Exmor R? CMOS sensor delivers high definition images
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • BIONZ image processor for high resolution and fast performance
  • Intelligent AF reduces shutter time lag as low as 0.3-sec
  • Smile Shutter technology automatically captures a smile
  • Face Detection technology captures faces naturally
  • Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
  • Easy Shooting Mode simplifies camera operation
  • Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes
  • In-camera Retouching Tools to edit your photos
  • High Sensitivity ISO 3200
  • PHOTOMUSIC feature combines HD slideshow with music
  • PhotoTV HD Mode with compatible BRAVIAHDTVs
  • Function Guide helps explain menus and settings
  • Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media
  • Included lithium-ion battery for long-lasting power
  • Includes PMB (Picture Motion Browser) and PMB Portable software
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems.
  • Available in black

Features:

  • 3.0" Clear Photo LCD display (230k pixels)
    Compose and show off your images on the large 3.0? (230K) Clear Photo LCD  display, which features a special anti-reflective coating for sharp visibility, even in bright sunlight.
     
  • 10x (25mm equivalent) Professional-quality optical zoom G-Lens
    G lenses are used in top of the line digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD Camcorders. Capture the action up close with the 10x optical zoom, and with the 25mm equivalent wide angle lens the HX5V even allows you to capture more of the scenes in landscape or group portraits.
     
  • 10.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated ?Exmor R? CMOS Image Sensor
    The DSC-HX5V features a 10.2 megapixel ?Exmor R? CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera?s wide angle G lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined ?Exmor R? CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
     
  • Anti-Motion Blur Mode
    Capture cleaner and sharper images in low light for non landscape shots. When set in Anti-motion Blur Mode, the DSC-HX5V captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shouter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and eliminate subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
     
  • Handheld Twilight
    Capture cleaner and sharper night shots without using a tripod. When set to Handheld Twilight Mode, the DSC-HX5V captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter, and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise. With these modes, you can capture images in low light, without flash, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
     
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode
    Capture expansive landscapes with Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode. Press shutter and sweep and the camera does the rest, continuously, shooting images and in one second stitching them together. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to avoid subject distortion.
     
  • High Speed Shooting (10fps)
    The HX5V can capture full 10.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure you never miss the decisive moment. What?s more, the HX5V employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
     
  • 1080i AVCHD Movie Mode
    Record movies in 1080i AVCHD high definition at 60i. The AVCHD format captures a high degree of detail and smooth movement, and when footage is burned to disc, can be played back on Blu-ray Disc players, SonyPlayStation?3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs.7
     
  • HDMI output connectivity
    The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV).
     
  • DVDirectDVD recorder Compatible
    With AVCHD capabilities the DSC-HX5V is compatible with the DVDirectDVD recorder, allowing automatic playback of high definition footage. Simply insert your Memory Stickmedia into the DVDirectDVD recorder and enjoy your movies shot in high definition. (Recorder and media sold separately)
     
  • 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode
    In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, which is the format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in their Cyber-shot?DSCs in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac?. Once transferred to your computer you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucketand YouTubeTM. (Compatible computer with internet capability required)
     
  • Compatible with PC and MAC Systems
    Video captured with the DSC-HX5V can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie(sold separately) for Mac systems.2
     
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
     
  • Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode
    Optical SteadyShotTM with Active Mode gives you the freedom to shoot movies even while walking or running. By providing up to 10x the correction of standard mode, Active Mode can compensate for excessive camera shake so you can move along with your subject while shooting.
     
  • GPS and Compass
    An integrated GPS receiver and compass record the location and direction of every shot you take and let you view your images on a map with compatible computer and internet applications, so you can remember where you took your favorite shots.
     
  • BIONZ Image Processor
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode represents the next step forward in Sonyimage stabilization technology, and allows the camera lens a greater range of motion for a superior level of image smoothness. Now you can capture smooth movies on your camera while doing other activities such as walking or riding a bike.
     
  • Backlight Correction HDR
    Shooting high-contrast scenes can often lead to washed out backgrounds and details lost in shadow. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking two pictures at different settings and processing the best elements of both into a single image.
     
  • Self-Portrait Timer
    Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
     
  • Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
    Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest SonyCyber-shottechnology without leaving auto mode. Whether you?re shooting expansive landscapes, capturing playground action, or taking pictures at a birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera?s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
     
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
    Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects nine different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape and Macro. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
     
  • High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
    High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
     
  • Face Detection technology
    Sony?s improved Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
     
  • Motion Detection
    Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
     
  • Anti-blink Function
    It?s frustrating to think you?ve captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
     
  • Smile Shutter technology
    Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
     
  • Scene Modes
    The DSC-HX5V features 11 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Portrait / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Advanced Sports Shooting / Gourmet / Pet.
     
  • Intelligent AF
    Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child?s adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
     
  • Easy Shooting Mode
    With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.
     
  • Function Guide:
    This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings tilt displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
     
  • PHOTOMUSIC
    PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
     
  • Viewing modes
    Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
     
  • In-Camera Retouching Tools
    Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions
     
  • PhotoTV HD
    Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable SonyBRAVIAHDTVs. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed
     
  • Lithium-ion battery
    Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of 310 minutes or 155 images when shooting still images) .
     
  • Media card slot
    For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-HX5V accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC/SDXC media.
     
  • Includes SonyPMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.0
    Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites
     
  • Includes SonyPMB Portable software
    With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software the DSC-HX5V makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software or install.
     
  • Colors Available
    The Cyber-shotDSC-HX5V camera is available in black.

Specifications:

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.4" (7.59mm) "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ?

 

Recording

  • Media Type: 45MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo? Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo? Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo? (High Speed), optional Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo?, optional SD/SDHC/SDXC media
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Aprox. 10.2 Megapixels
  • Video Resolution: AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (59.94i, Interlace) (Approx.17Mbps) / 1440 x 1080 (59.94i, Interlace) (Approx.9Mbps) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.12Mbps) / 1280x720 (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.6Mbps) / VGA (640 x 480) (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.3Mbps)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Stereo / Mono

 

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: Sony G-Lens
  • Aperture: iAuto(F3.5/F8.0(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5/F8.0(W)) / Manual(F3.5/F8.0(W)) (2 Steps with ND Filter)
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
  • Digital Zoom: Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
  • Total Zoom: Approximately 20x with Precision Digital Zoom
  • Smart ZoomTechnology: 5M:Approx.14x(Total), VGA:Approx.57x(Total), 16:9(2M):Approx.19x(Total)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 4.25-42.5mm
  • Lens Construction: 10 elements in 7 groups(including 4 aspheric elements)
  • Macro Mode: iAuto(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(3.28') to Infinity)

 

Viewfinder

  • Type: No

 

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0"1 Clear Photo LCD (230K pixels)
  • Histogram: Yes

 

Focus Control

  • AF Modes: 9 points AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF
  • AF Illuminator: Auto / Off

 

Exposure System

  • Metering: Yes
  • Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Advanced Sports / Gourmet / Pet
  • D-Range Optimizer: Standard
  • ISO: Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1(White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push.

 

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Normal / Hi-Speed Burst (High/Mid/Low) / Bracketing
  • Self-timer: Yes (Off / 10sec. / 2sec./ portrait1 / portrait2)
  • Shutter Speeds: iAuto(2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,600) / Manual(30"-1/1600)
  • Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 10.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)

 

Flash

  • Flash Modes: Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Off
  • Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.05-Approx.3.8m(Approx.0.164'-Approx.12.5')(W) / Approx.1.0-Approx.2.6m(Approx.3.281'-Approx.8.53')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.6m(Approx24.9')(W) / Approx.5.2m(Approx17.1')(T)

 

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
  • Date / Time Stamp: Available in the included PMB software.
  • Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Standard / Stamina /Off

 

Advanced Features

  • Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority)
  • Image Stabilization: Optical
  • In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
  • NightFraming System: No
  • NightShotInfrared System: No

 

Interface

  • SD Output: Yes
  • HD Output: HDMI / Component (1080i)
  • USB Port(s): Yes - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
  • TransferJet: Single / Select
  • PictBridge Compatible: Yes

 

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): W x H x D: 4 1/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 3/16" (102.9mm x 57.7mm x 28.9mm )
  • Weight (Approx.): Body: Approx. 6.0oz. (170g), With battery and Memory Stick media: 7.1oz. (200g)

 

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM G type 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity: Approx. 155 minutes / Approx. 310 images (when shooting still images)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.1W

 

Software

  • Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.0, PMB Portable 5.0 (for Windows), PMB Portable 1.1 (for Macintosh), Music Transfer
  • Operating System Compatibility: MicrosoftWindows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, MacintoshOS X(v10.4-v10.6)

 

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor

 

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD

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5 out of 5 stars   Great camera, great pictures
By Russ the boilermaker (Cincinnati, Ohio) May 08, 2011
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Cons: Hard to see screen in sun
Other Comments: Great camera took it on vacation to Italy, has great setting. Sometime hard to see screen when in sunshine. overall a good camera
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best Camera
By Photospeacialist (Queens NY) April 26, 2011
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Other Comments: Best Sony camera for this price, picture quality is great [...]. Have ordered from them before their great.
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4 out of 5 stars   HX5V is another Great Sony Camera
By Randy (Detroit) April 11, 2011
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Very good screen, Very Versatile, Very good lens, Does everything well, Easy to use
Cons: Needs Manual Features, A bit clunky
Other Comments: After 7 years with the Sony P200, I was looking for a step up. The HX5V looked to be a very well engineered and thought out camera and it doesn't disapoint. I knew going in that it was an automated camera but I do like to play with the flash and that is only an option in the Program Mode. After a few hundred shots, I'm happy with my choice. Ergonomically, it's a very comfortable camera and the telephoto does not require a tripod...just steady yourself. I also like the wide angle lens feature. The SCN Mode has 11 features, but I'll probably use everyone.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Camera! Recommended!
By Alejo (Madison, WI) January 11, 2011
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Pros: Good Pics are Great, High quality video, Real Fast Shooting Speed, Panoramic Picture Great, Zoom is Good, Mode Diversity
Cons: With Previous Sony, Case Material Not Strong, Doesn't Refocus on Video, Tricky to Get Good Pics, Compared with Previous, Have to Adapt to it
Other Comments: It is a great camera considering the price and the size. Recommended
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again
By Gamma4 (Odessa, Tx) January 02, 2011
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Other Comments: Easy to use. Like the zoom. It takes great movies. Having trouble with the panorama sweep.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Third Sony Cybershot Camera
By Larry (Northern Virginia) January 01, 2011
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
Pros: 1080 HD Movies, Compass, Gps, 10x Zoom, Low light shots, Up to 10 fps burst, Anti Shake
Cons: Cannot find any
Other Comments: This is absolutely the best point and shoot camera available on the market today - fo the price. Rock solid performance in a small package. Beats many of the larger DSLR cameras. Sony now allows you to use SDHC memory cards as well as the memory stick duo pro format. Fast - 10X optical zoom - low light - anti shake - and the list goes on and on.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Cost
By Lross004 (Jackson, mi) December 28, 2010
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Other Comments: Great but cheaper at [@].
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5 out of 5 stars   gread camera
By sony fun (MA) December 23, 2010
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Pros: Ture coler, Good picture in low light, HD Movie
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Other Comments: I love this camera.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   great camera
By flyerswinger (clifton hgts, pa) December 23, 2010
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Pros: Small and zooms good
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Other Comments: good so far. works well
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4 out of 5 stars   great pictures if a little pricey
By cam gram (rochester ny) December 12, 2010
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Pros: Wonderful picture quality, Looks good, Great Features, Reasonably Fast, Managable size
Cons: Awkward menus, Slow flash
Other Comments: [...] fast battery charge and immediately started taking pix. so far so good.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Good Camera
By User that had no time (NY) November 01, 2010
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Pros: The camera is very fast
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Other Comments: The speed is excellent and the picture quality is superb. It would be perfect if sony make an underwater casing for this camera
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   All Sony products are exemplarary!
By Fats (Waltham, MA) October 01, 2010
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Pros: Small lighweight, Easy to operate
Cons: Pict manager complicated
Other Comments: I use the camera for taking pictures of my child when he is running around. Great to capture active kids!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Camera!
By Very Satisfied (Clifton Park, NY) September 26, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Great panaroma feature, Great low-light photos, Crystal-Clear movies, Easy to use
Cons: Needs more manual options
Other Comments: This is a great camera for the price. It takes stunning photos in low light conditions. It also takes great HD movies and the ability to zoom while taking a movie is very handy. I've also used the manual shutter speed and aperture settings to take some great pictures at night. Daytime photos are very crisp and it pics up colors very well, although not 100% accurate every time. There may be camera that take slightly better pictures for the price, but you can't beat the feature set on this one.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Things Can Come In Small Packages
By Grandemtn (Cedar Rapids Iowa) September 24, 2010
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Pros: Full featured, Compact, Fast, Awesome zoom, Anti-Motion Blur
Cons: Rechargable battery, Didn't Come in Red -
Other Comments: When I began looking for a new camera, I was looking for the most compact camera with the features I used. I use some manual features, but like the quick settings for most things. I love the 10x optical zoom. The anti-motion blur takes multiple pictures and combines them into one clear image something I have used often since getting it. The smart setting chooses the right setting for the situation, helping you take advantage of all the features the camera offers. The small size makes it able to go in a small case or slip into my pocket when I am on an outing with my kids. Another feature I like is that when taking a video, you are able to adjust the zoom somewhat and there is a video button, making it simple to change from photos to video and back. This is one of the first Sony cameras to take a regular SD card, a higher class card takes faster pictures. Things I don't like about the camera: takes a special rechargeable battery (my old one was AA and I used lithium batteries that lasted forever!)and I feel like I am changing batteries often, so have a spare or two. The camera did not come in red, a small detail.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent compact camera / video camera
By kev (Boston, MA) September 07, 2010
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Other Comments: Excellent photo and video camera
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5 out of 5 stars   Good performance in a small camera
By Jake's mom (Scottsdale, AZ) September 05, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Sharp pictures, Small but big features, Easy to use
Cons: Lost memory of date
Other Comments: Camera is small and intuitive to use. I had an old point and shoot Sony Camera, and this one takes better pictures and operates fast enough to catch pictures of my active toddler. The zoom is great and I've gotten some really good shots in low light that my previous camera choked on. It's a great little camera for a pocket, purse, or travel. My only complaint is that the camera has lost my date and time info twice now and I've had to re-enter it. Not a big deal, but it slowed me down from taking a picture on two occasions as a result.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Wonderful Compact Camera
By PhotoBug (WA) August 30, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Useful features, Excellent zoom, Compact, Easy to use, Great effects
Cons: Video is not MAC friendly, Short battery life
Other Comments: Highly recommend this camera for its great features, low light photo capability and great panoramic function. The UI is very intuitive and easy to learn.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Amazing Camera
By Scott (Green Bay, WI) August 23, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Other Comments: Amazing camera that does about anything. Great quality pictures.
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5 out of 5 stars   Good,Great,Perfect
By GOVA (Louisville) August 20, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Other Comments: This is a great camera & BUYDIG is one of the best and favorate seller.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Low Light Photos
By teach Jen (Knoxville, TN) August 19, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Very fast in multi mode, Low Light Shooting Great
Cons: Panorama distorted
Other Comments: The Panorama photos are great in an enclosed environment (Indoors) They are a little distorted Outdoors nature scenery. Low Light Shots of the Beach at night worked great
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5 out of 5 stars   Sony did it again!
By Naz (Baltimore, MD.) August 16, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Very impressive HD, Fantastic night shots, Suits both amateurs pro
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Other Comments: One of the best cameras around. Now I take only one device when I go on a trip. I don't need my bulky HD camcorder anymore. Only improvement they could do is to relocate microphone and improve sound quality. But overall it's a very impressive camera/camcorder combo in a camera sized package. Thank you Sony.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great camera, but panorama needs work.
By Walt on vacation (Southlake, TX) August 14, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: 25mm wide angle, Lots in a small package, 10 times optical lens is, HD video with zoom, SD card compatible
Cons: Panorama is not as sold, No viewfinder
Other Comments: The panorama is simply not like it is shown in the commercials. I used to take many panoramas by taking a series of photos and them stitching them together. The results often left the transitions between frames noticeable. So, I thought that Sony's panorama would be a great feature for me. However, the right and left edges of the panorama have an obnoxious and unnecessary "fish eye" effect and the whole image looks contrived. Not natural looking at all and nothing like the commercial or in-store display. This is because the subjects in those two marketing illustrations are an equal distance from the camera, which in real life, rarely occurs. I am going to continue to work with it in the hope that I can somehow override the default focal length, which might help the "fish eyed" effect on the edges, but so far, no luck. Not to confuse the issue, but otherwise a great camera. The 10x optical zoom and HD with zoom are awesome tricks to have is such a small package. The wide angle, 25mm capability is also cool and (after a thin landscape cropping) eliminates the need for many panoramas anyway (see attached pics). Clearly heads and shoulders above my HD Flip and iPhone.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again, very sat
By C the clicker (Maryland) August 10, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Fast, Easy to use, Good quality pitctures
Cons: Short battery life
Other Comments: use it to take large amunt of pictures to be edited on computer
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent Camera
By BigT (Sweet Home Alabama) August 09, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Other Comments: Great camera for the beginner or experienced photographer. So much can be done with this little camera. The built in panoramic mode is fun and works well.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   good camera
By matt (chicago,il) August 07, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Panorama, Nice hd videos, Nice Picture Quality, Bigger lcd scree
Cons: Battery power
Other Comments: the camera is good. it has good panorama. good picture quality and good video quality . only con is you need their software to view the hd quality videos. if you convert the videos to dvd then you can watch on dvd. otherwise if you convert to any other format you lose the video quality. but overall its a very good camera.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Camera!
By Photo boy (Atlanta, GA) August 04, 2010
Review submitted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 3.0" LCD (SNDSCHX5V)
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Pros: Great picture quality, Love the panorama
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Other Comments: The fifth Sony camera that I have bought and every one is better than the last.
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