Sony DSC-HX5V Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 
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General
Model Number: DSC-HX5V 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $349.00
Street Price: $293.92
Date Available: 2010-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 7.1 oz (200 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(103 x 58 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, Other)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60i, 60i/30, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 10.60
CMOS Size (inches): 1/2.4" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Effective Megapixels: 10.20 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 250 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, Up to 57x Smart Zoom 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: No 
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/3.5 or f/8.0 (wide) / f/5.5 or ?? (tele)  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Backlight Correction HDR; Smile Shutter 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.05 - 3.8m (W), 1.0 - 2.6m (T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 45.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVCHD/MPEG-4 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Multi-connector (AV[SD/HD Component)/HDMI/USB/DCIN) 
Included Software: Sony CDROM (Picture Motion Browser (PC), Picture Motion Browser Portable (PC/MAC), Music Transfer (PC/MAC)) 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX v 10.3+ 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 310
Notes & Features: Exmor-R CMOS sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, HD Movies (AVCHD or MPEG-4), Dolby-Digital Stereo Audio, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, HDR, HDMI output. Available in Black only. 

 


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