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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5
4.5 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony DSC-H5

V. Martinez, Amazon
20 January 2010
  • Summary: My son writes this review: I would just like to comment on this camera and add my opinion of it. We bought it used, so the shutter button was already broken. I'm not bummed about that because this camera has a manual focus that can be used to get the right picture, if the auto-focus won't do it...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera, but eats batteries

Book Lion, Amazon
30 January 2009
  • Summary: The truly is a great camera. The quality of this camera rivals my father's Cannon SLR for the most part. There are a few features from which I wish this camera had a little more of... but for the price and the quality, it is a tough one to beat.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Camera for the Weekend Photo Shooter

D. Torres, Amazon
13 May 2007
  • Summary: After extensive research on a sub $500.00 camera to replace my Fuji Finepix A330, I decided on the Sony DSC H5. This camera is more than what I need for everyday photos of people and scenery. The colors are vibrant and the image stablizer is a plus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Everything's fine except battery life.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 March 2007
  • Summary: Great camera for me. Those TTL type are way to big and too heavy although they can promise better pictures. For normal people who don't need top notch pictures, this is the best choice. Downside with this camera is the battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Focus lags

John S., Newegg
28 February 2007
  • Summary: It may be the case with an SLR as well, but the camera seems to have a lot of noise in black areas in less than sunlight conditions. I tried over 1000 combinations of manual settings fruitlessly.
  • Pros: The movies are better than my JVC DV, and twice as long. This supports up to 32 gigabyte cards. I got a 4 GB card to work nicely. The clarity of the photos matches the Nikon D80 easily. The zoom should be called a hyper zoom. The camera hooks up to the computer and acts as a USB hard drive. There...
  • Cons: The focus mechanism takes forever. During a performance, my photos only included the performer's backs (they turned after I clicked shoot). I held down the focus button half way, then clicked all the way and it still took over two seconds to shoot. (it would refocus every time, although the manua...
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Overall 8
8.0

Image Quality Trumps All Else

Bookman, Amazon
2 February 2007
  • Summary: There are several things I don't like about this camera, and I'll get to them in a bit. But first things first: This is the big-zoom prosumer camera to buy. Check out the photo comparisons between the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5 and the Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 on the net at steves-digicams.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cybershot H5

J. Kendter, Amazon
31 January 2007
  • Summary: This camera performs well as advertised. Easy to use and resulting pictures are of excellent quality. I was not aware that a pro duo memory stick was needed prior to purchase and this resulted in additional expense as the internal storage of the camera is not sufficient.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera as long as you have a truck to carry the batteries.

L.T.Caldwell, Amazon
12 January 2007
  • Summary: The Sony H5/7.2 12X is a great camera if you understand alittle about regular 35mm photography, if not the instructions can be confusing.The zoom of 12X is wonderful for long distant photos.My only reason for not rating the camera 5 stars is, the battery life [2AA] is extremely short if you use all...
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Overall 8
8.0

A Look at the Sony Cybershot DSC-H5.

Barbara K. Sumner, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: We have been using this camera for several months now and are very happy with it for the most part. The only concern is the placement of the 'Zoom' rocker switch. When holding the camera in the most comfortable grip, it is very difficult not to activate the 'zoom' with my thumb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good and Bad

John S., Newegg
24 December 2006
  • Summary: You can get a Sony adapter to plug into the wall. This camera is extremely sensitive to movement, but it does have a very good "steady shot" which reduces motion blur. Get a tripod.
  • Pros: Great camera for novice/non-professional photography. This camera takes fantastic out of the box pictures, and can be adjusted easily. The video camera is excellent as well. The camera can theoretically support up to 32 gigabyte duo memory sticks. I added a San Disk 4 GB card which works well. So...
  • Cons: This is not an SLR camera, which means that even though it is rated over 400 ISO, don't expect your photos to be crystal clear. They will be "grainy" in low light. The only effective difference between this camera and the H1 is the LCD display size. The 7.2 vs 6.0 mega-pixel really does not matte...
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