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Sunday, Aug 06, 2006

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Review – DPExpert

Aug 06, 2006 | Category: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

A 7.2 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss zoom lens with a 36–432mm range (film equivalent), Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 is an evolutionary development from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1.

A versatile camera providing all the controls found on a single lens reflex but without the benefit of a true optical viewfinder. It can be used as a point and shoot camera but it also has a full set of creative controls. It uses Sony’s unique Memory Stick and AA batteries.

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Tuesday, Jul 18, 2006

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Review - Imaging Resource

Jul 18, 2006 | Category: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 offers a sensor resolution of seven megapixels along with a new Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 12x optical zoom lens with 58mm threading and Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Other features include ISO sensitivity from ISO 80 to 1,000, a choice of both aperture- and shutter-priority plus a fully manual mode, 32MB of internal memory, and a three-inch LCD display. Battery life is rated at 340 shots.

The Sony H5 provides more manual exposure control than many other long zoom digital cameras, yet is easy to use in full-auto mode, and its seven pre-programmed scene modes help with tricky subjects.

The design and layout of the H5 is very user-friendly, and the camera boasts accurate EVF and LCD displays. Occasionally modes can get confusing to those more familiar with Sony’s other point-and-shoot models, but a brief look at the manual will quickly make it all clear. The Sony DSC-H5 is fairly fast on the draw, with faster than average shutter response, a smooth and responsive zoom, and very good shot-to-shot cycle times. Optical quality is very good, but we were disappointed with the high chromatic aberration and softness in the corners at telephoto; that’s part of the tradeoff found in a very long zoom that we think most will find acceptable. That the Sony H5 does all its tricks with two AA batteries is impressive. Overall, given the low price and good performance, the Sony H5 is a bargain in a 7.2-megapixel 12X zoom.

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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H5 Review - Steves Digicams

Jun 28, 2006 | Category: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

If you’re looking for a light-weight, stylish, moderately-priced digicam that is versatile enough to handle most family events while getting you close to sports action or wildlife, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC H5 should be high on your list. You should also consider the Canon Powershot S3 IS. Both cameras carry similar specifications and are capable of delivering high-quality images.

The S3 IS advantages include better Continuous AF tracking of moving subjects, industry-leading movie mode, articulating LCD monitor, faster shutter speeds and greater continuous shooting speed and buffer depth.

On the other hand, the H5 provides greater indoor flash range and AF-assist performance, a larger LCD monitor, lower image noise at high ISO settings, ISO 1000, Smart Digital Zoom, Multi Burst mode and an extra 1-megapixel of resolution.

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