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.
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.
Summary: I had read reviews on this camera on CNET and was intrigued by all the features it had. Did some research and bought it here at Amazon. The first night I received my order I took many shots of a park and walking trail. I tried every feature and setting to try to find "true" color representation.
Summary: I bought this camera in May, and have taken some 2000 pictures and 1.5 hours of video with it (in Switzerland, Yellowstone and at home). I think it is an amazingly versatile camera and is a steal at 190$ price point.
Summary: I bought this camera for $210 and the day it arrived, I went on Amazon and saw the price had dropped to $190. Oh well, that's fate! As I said in my other review I wanted a long zoom pocket sized camera and bought an Olympus VR-320 a few days earlier but that one I think is seriously lacking some...
Summary: From a value standpoint I have no regrets with my purchase. I use this camera for snapshots of my family and travel photos and the DSC-HX5V has met my expectations. I keep the camera primarily in the auto mode setting.
Summary: I have decided to buy this particular camera based on its features (particularly the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for its supposedly good performance in different lighting conditions and 10x optical zoom) and the fact that it is currently on sale (due to this model being phased out), and after receiving it...
Summary: Awesome camera!!! Had a Canon SD400 5.0 MP that I bought really long ago and it was just time to upgrade and this was a good choice. I had done some research on which cameras to buy, and this I think was the one since it was camera of the year 2010 plus it was Sony, I always wanted a Sony camera.
Summary: Realistically, you can't get much better for the price of this camera. It does everything you would expect it to do very well, and also has some new age features. My favorite part of this camera is the image stabilization. It works flawlessly every single time even at maximum zoom.
Summary: This is an AMAZING Camera by far the best I have ever owned! I typically stick to compact cameras because I want the capability to take it wherever my heart desires and with a huge SLR camera it just wont work.