Summary: The features combined make this camera stand out above the rest, truly offering the ease-of-use consumers expect with many of the advanced features experienced photographers demand. The camera comes with items often sold separately by other manufacturers - lens adapter, lens hood, lens cap, camera strap, two 2500mAh rechargeable batteries, and charger.
Awesome Camera!!! Great results!!! Very impresed!!!
BoricuaTech... "LouMatic...", Amazon
6 January 2008
Summary: I originally bought the canon S3 and after a week with it returned it back to Circuit City. I already owned the canon S2 and saw NO real image quality difference so I decided to eat the 15% Circuit City restocking fee by returning it. I then picked up the Sony H5 and instantly fell in love. The image stabilization worked incredibly accurate and the huge LCD screen is awesome.
Summary: A word about the reviewer: I am an amateur photographer who was interested in "stepping up" from a simple point and shoot. In particular, I wanted a camera with greater than a 3X optical zoom (better for nature photography) and an above average level of resolution. My husband is a serious hobbyist - he was interested in having a backup camera, or one that could easily be taken hiking without having to bring along the LARGE dSLR and the lenses.
Among the best digital cameras in its price range and class
John Kwok, Amazon
6 January 2008
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 is the largest, most expensive digital camera in its class, but it has more resolution than its competition (7.2 MP versus 6 MP for most of the others) and is ergonomically quite easy to use. The June, 2006 issue of Popular Photography has a brief, but glowing, review of this camera, praising its higher ISO limit (up to 1000 and with lower noise too apparently) and its image-stabilization feature, among the first found in a Sony digital camera.
No need to look any further for a better Digital Camera!!
V. M. Carbajal "Viqui", Amazon
6 January 2008
Summary: Could not be more pleased and excited to own this digital camera. For the features and quality of the DSC H-5 you could not make a better investment or get anything better for your money. Although the DSC H-5 is not a compact digital camera that can be put in your pocket, I do not find the camera to be bulky at all and find it quite easy to handle Taking pictures with this camera takes digital photography for non professionals to a higher level.
Summary: I have now had this camera for over two weeks and have already taken almost 700 pics! It has something for everyone. The color is true to life and there are no flaws in its pictures besides the occasional purple fringing in bright shots and some noise at ISO's above 400. The flash is extremely powerful and actually enhances color, not bleaching out shots or causing red eye like other cameras.
Summary: This is a fantastic camera. It is easy to use, and the pics are beautiful. I researched several different cameras and just sort of happened upon this one. Am I glad that I "risked" it! Since this is a new camera, there weren't many reviews. I highly recommend checking out dcresource.com['s] review; it was what ultimately swayed me. I compared pics from the H5 to Canon's EOS REBEL XT DSLR with Lens kit, and honestly couldn't see much difference.
Summary: I love my new camera! I used to own one of the first Sony digital cameras, with only 2MP, and it was much bigger and cumbersome. This camera is such a nice size. I love the stabilizing zoom and the pictures I take are very sharp, crisp, and with wonderful color. It's the perfect camera for me.