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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 
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General
Model Number: DSC-H5
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $419.25
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 20.8 oz (591 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 3.2 x 3.6 in.
(108 x 81 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1632 x 1224 (2.0 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30.00)
160x112 (0.00)
Movie File Format: MPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: Body threads w/ adapter
Kit Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 432 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Aperture Range: f2.8 - 8.0
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 0 cm
0.8 - 0.0 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x precision
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 3-area Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.3" 115k pixel color LCD
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 5.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, One-Push
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Beach, High-speed shutter, Landscape, Portrait
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, On, On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Synch, Slow Synch w/ Red-Eye Reduction,
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 1.0-26 ft, (0.3-9m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.60
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.47
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.10
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 4
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 30.000
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 16.00
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.510
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.510
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.990
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.750
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.011
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.510
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.30
Shutdown Time: 2.40
Play -> Record Time: 0.20
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.40
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 5,084
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA 2300mAh NiMH rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 340
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Cyber-shot Viewer v1.0
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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