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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5
5.0 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 is a mega-zoom camera fitted with a 12x op Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Cybershot DSC-H5

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: Do not be alarmed by the long list of pros and cons here, the Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 is a good camera. Since several technical review sites have seen this camera, it has been scrutinized quite a bit.
  • Pros: Good exposure and focus accuracy, Low image noise up to ISO 200, Very saturated image colors, Quite responsive, Short shutter lag, Powerful focus-assist lamp, Good outdoor LCD visibility, Pressure-sensitive zoom controller, Very good macro coverage, Powerful flash
  • Cons: Very high purple fringing, High image noise at ISO 400, Unusable ISO 800 and 1000, Poor automatic white-balance under artificial light, Strong edge softness, Slight general image softness, Noticeable lens distortion at wide-angle, Slow auto focus near telephoto, Rear buttons easily pressed accide...
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Camera Review: Cyber-shot DSC-H5

Pop Photo
9 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Camera Review: Cyber-shot DSC-H527242679481Sony CybershotDSC-H5I was on my vacation, cooking my family breakfast when my phone rang. It was my editor from PopPhoto.com touching base with me.
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
8 February 2008
  • Conclusion: By far the most difficult part of this review was identifying real, meaningful differences between the output of this camera and the H2, reviewed last week, and attempting to discover if it is worth the extra $100 or so.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, good detail with only a very slight fall-off in the corners, Great color, good exposure, clean sharp results, Accurate and generally fast focus, Low shutter lag, Superb handling, comprehensive photographic controls, Jog dial makes manual / semi-automatic exposure very easy a...
  • Cons: Some focus hunting at long end of the zoom (especially in low light), Easy to hit buttons on rear with your thumb, especially when shooting 'single handed', Default settings produce images that need a little sharpening, Noticeably stronger noise reduction at ISO 400+ than H2, Image stabilization ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

PC Magazine
7 February 2008
  • Conclusion: It's a nicely designed camera, but falls short in some key quality and performance areas.
  • Pros: Sharp photos. Vibrant Color. Nicely designed body. Decent video clips.
  • Cons: Shutter lag. Mediocre menus. Flash is too powerful.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

BayReviews.com
13 January 2008

Sony DSC H5 / Sony DSC H2 / test

e-Fotografija
17 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Sony se še vedno drži preizkušenega recepta. Ob zamenjavi uspešne kamere kot je bila Sony-H1 ( primerjalni test ) predstavi dve kameri, ki zamenjujeta prejšnjo. Prva, H2 je malo okrnjena in zato krepko cenejša, druga H5 pa pokaže množico novosti in uporabnih vrednosti.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
26 June 2006
  • Summary: The Cyber-shot DSC-H5 is a compact and stylish 7.2-megapixel camera with an extra-large, three-inch LCD screen, a powerful Carl Zeiss 12x optical zoom lens (36-432mm in 35mm equivalence).
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Sony Cyber-Shot H5

Digital Photography Interface
27 May 2006
  • Conclusion: Sony's high-end ultra-zoom, the H5 does a pretty good job as an ultra-zoom with 7 megapixels, full manual controls and a 3 inch LCD. The camera is nicely built and looks professional - heck, some people even asked me if it was Sony's new digital SLR!
  • Pros: Carl Zeiss 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, Excellent exterior: Professional look, solid build, fits comfortably in hand, Good battery life, Large high-resolution 3 inch LCD, Full manual controls with many accessories, Useful jog dial (some competition still don't have this), Excel...
  • Cons: LCD visibility not as good as competition, Slow and limited continuous shooting, Manual shutter speed limited to 1/1000 sec, aperture limited to f8, Overall performance could be faster and better, ISO 800 and 1000 need saturation to be turned up, Contrasty scenes might need f5.6 or higher to redu...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
25 May 2006
  • Excerpt: The Cyber-shot DSC-H5 ($500) is Sony's top-end ultra zoom camera. The H5's features include a 7.2 Megapixel CCD, 12X optical zoom lens with image stabilization, full manual controls, a VGA movie mode, and a huge 3-inch LCD.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Relatively low noise levels through ISO 400, 12X optical zoom lens, Optical image stabilization, Enormous 3-inch LCD display, Well-built body with handy "double doors" over memory card / battery compartment, Full manual controls, Powerful flash, ...
  • Cons: More purple fringing than competition, Some redeye, Noise goes up while saturation goes down at ISO 800/1000 settings, Unimpressive continuous shooting mode, No Mac software included; bundled battery charger is super slow
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Sony DSC H5

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony DSC H5 is a very good super zoom digital camera. When it comes to image quality this is one of the best digital cameras you are likely to find in this category. It is easy to use, takes a good photo and has a good shutter response. Recommended. Front View Back View Top View Sample Menus
  • Pros: Sharp images, Low shutter lag, Picture quality, Easy to use considering the features
  • Cons: Noise problems at ISO 400
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