Summary: It works great, especially for the price I paid for it. The only problem I had is the satelite for GEO Location doesn't all the time. I guess it depends on the location at the given time. I usally have problem when I am up in the mountainous area.
Summary: The HX5 is another of Sony's excursions into the world of "all technologies for all people"--integrating an enormous array of functions into a very compact form. It is justifiably praised for its depth of color and capacity to do 'fun' things like panoramic shooting. I am still learning its range of abilities.
Summary: Here is a very helpful Sony website on what memory cards are compatible for your camera. The camera does NOT come with one and only has internal memory that can store about 9 photos at highest quality without one. esupport.sony.com/US/perl/support-info.pl?
What a cool camera. Nice pictures, panoramas and HD videos in your pocket.
1 March 2012
Summary: Wanted a portable high capable camera at good price. This was it. Beautiful and functionability are perfect. The only thing i see is when you plug the camera to PC: it doesnt charge, contrary, it discharges because of the permanent lit display on showing you "USB MODE". The battery lasts one day taking almost 150 pictures, 70 with flash. Buy two batteries, you dont want to miss the moment.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife for Christmas and so far it's performance has been impressive. Still quality is very good and video quality is excellent. Battery usage is very good as well especially in light of the fact that when you shut off the camera it actually shuts off unlike certain other digital point and shoots. We don't put the camera through any real heavy usage though so your results may vary.
Summary: I got the Sony HX5V for about $180. At that price, I'm looking at all the new deals on cameras and not feeling bad about my purchase. I expected everything but the great low light picture taking of the CMOS sensor (I never had that sensor before and now I won't buy another camera with a CCD sensor.). I also had lots of fun with the long exposure times available. The zoom is great, but I couldn't take a high def picture of the moon.
Summary: In the last 8 months i have had 4 cameras all bought new. I have an amazon prime account so i bought several different types, ranging from 150 to 300 bucks, and kept the one i liked best.The Sony won hands down, it was the most expensive but well worth it.
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.