Summary: My nephew who resides in Germany had this perticular camera when he came for a visit in December. I liked the light weight and picture quality. I searched for one made in Japan. It takes a little while to figure out all the features. It's a great camera for someone on the go.
Summary: The Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V camera is excellent. I've noticed that has great features which I can emphasize the handle zoom while you're filming, 10x zoom in a compact model, sweep, GPS and many other functions. I'm very impressed. Only 4 stars in size / weight... Weight is good, but I'm still waiting for a little more compact camera, although I know there can be no market.
Summary: It seems like everyone has something to about this camera. If you are on the fence reading all the praises and equal number of complaints, maybe I can help. This camera does what it is supposed to do very well. It will get the photo you want in almost all circumstances, even in dark situations...impressive for a camera in this price range and category. Have kids and pets running around, you'll get them in action as well.
Picture quality is awesome and very user friendly!!
8 September 2011
Summary: I bought this after my Olympus drowned in the lake.I have owned a couple Kodak's and a Canon.I bought this HX5V Cybershot specifically for the 10xzoom and the panorama sweep features.My Kodak I also bought because of same reasons but,the zoom was a little better the panorama was ok.Every camera I've owned has had there own little feature I liked about it.So there is no real"favorite"..
Summary: I did a lot of research and comparisons before deciding on this camera (including its pricier DSC-H7XV replacement). I was impressed by the good reviews it received from both professionals and owners. I was also impressed by the lack of negative reviews due to mechanical problems, unlike some other makes and models. Maybe the fact that this camera is made in Japan, and not China, accounts for some of that. So far, I've not been disappointed with any aspect of the camera.