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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

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  • User Score (418)
    8.8 8.8 from 418 reviewers
  • Expert Score (13)
    7.9 7.9 from 13 reviewers
  • Value for money (14)
    5.1 5.1 from 14 reviewers
  • Features (3)
    5.3 5.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Ease of use (9)
    5.1 5.1 from 9 reviewers
  • Performance (95)
    5.2 5.2 from 95 reviewers
  • Picture quality (114)
    5.4 5.4 from 114 reviewers
  • Durability (6)
    5.3 5.3 from 6 reviewers
  • Overall quality (6)
    5.6 5.6 from 6 reviewers
  • Looks (6)
    5.6 5.6 from 6 reviewers
  • Battery performance (11)
    4.3 4.3 from 11 reviewers
  • Display (94)
    5.7 5.7 from 94 reviewers
  • Video quality (12)
    5.8 5.8 from 12 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (95)
    4.7 4.7 from 95 reviewers
  • Build quality (3)
    5.0 5.0 from 3 reviewers
  • Color and saturation (2)
    5.1 5.1 from 2 reviewers
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Users:
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7-8
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5-6
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3-4
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1-2
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Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 is a mega-zoom camera fitted with a 12x optical zoom lens. The camera is equipped with image stabilization capability, three inch LCD screen, 7.2 mega pixel resolution and a wide range of manual control options. Novices will love the easy auto operation and the variety of scene modes options. Advanced and serious photographers will appreciate the full range of manual controls provided, including aperture and shutter priority, program and full manual options.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 is a mega-zoom camera fitted with a 12x optical zoom lens. The camera is equipped with image stabilization capability, three inch LCD screen, 7.2 mega pixel resolution and a wide range of manual control options. Novices will love the easy auto operation and the variety of scene modes options. Advanced and serious photographers will appreciate the full range of manual controls provided, including aperture and shutter priority, program and full manual options.

The CNet review points out that DSC H5 gives adequate picture quality with rich true color reproduction under reasonably good illumination levels. At higher ISO levels the noise levels are high. The camera is equipped with a smart zoom feature. The translation of images to a lower pixel range depending on the zoom level, facilitated by the smart zoom, is quite useful. The 32 MB memory provided in the camera is not adequate for high quality image storage at 7.2 mega pixel levels. The noise levels are quite prevalent at ISO 400 level, according to this review. At ISO 800 and above the images are not good enough for printing. As per the review the video output is remarkably good for a still camera. The Steves Digicams review points out that the three inch LCD with high resolution (230,000 pixels) provided in the camera, supported by the patented Sony’s clear photo LCD plus technology, is excellent for picture preview. The power consumption is low due to Sony’s advanced image processing technology. A single charge of battery can produce up to 340 shots, making it reasonably comfortable for outdoor use. Neo Camera states that the picture quality of DSC H5 is good up to ISO 200. Purple fringing of the image is the major problem identified by this review. Picture quality and speed are evenly matched to give optimal performance. The review says that DSC H5 performance is significantly improved when compared to the older models from Sony.

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