• 1/2.4 inch 27.1mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
  • Olympus Stylus SZ-15
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony DSC-HX9V
DSC-HX5V vs DSC-HX9V
 
General
Model Number: DSC-HX5V SZ-15
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $349.00 $199.99
Street Price: $293.92 $161.59
Date Available: 2010-03-15 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.1 oz (200 g)
includes batteries
8.0 oz (227 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(103 x 58 x 29 mm)
4.2 x 2.7 x 1.6 in.
(108 x 70 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R  
Effective Megapixels: 10.2 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.4 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 27.0544mm2 (5.92mm x 4.57mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.62 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
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, 16:9)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif v2.21) JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 0.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i)
1440x1080 (60i/30)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1280x720 (30p/15p)
640x480 (30p/15p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD/MPEG-4 AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI, Component HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Sony Lens G; 10 elements in 7 groups, including 4 aspheric Olympus lens; 11 elements in 10 groups with 3/6 aspherical and 3 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 250mm 25 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 42.5mm 4.5 - 108mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 or f/8.0 (wide) / f/5.5 or ?? (tele) f/3.0 or f/8.7 (wide) / f/6.9 or f/20 (tele) with ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, Up to 57x Smart Zoom Up to 4x (2x Super Resolution Zoom)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point / center / spot Contrast Detection; Face Detect AF, iESP, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, High, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent1, One-touch
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 2 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
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 Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Documents, Pet); Magic Art Filters (Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.05 - 3.8m (W), 1.0 - 2.6m (T) ISO 800: W: 0.2m - 6.9m; T: 0.4m - 3.0m
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVCHD/MPEG-4 AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Included Memory: 45.0 MB 37.9 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Multi-connector (AV[SD/HD Component)/HDMI/USB/DCIN) Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input), Mini (Type-C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.53  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 0.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 200
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.35 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.51 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.010 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.1 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots 230 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 Proprietary LI-50B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Sony CDROM (Picture Motion Browser (PC), Picture Motion Browser Portable (PC/MAC), Music Transfer (PC/MAC)) OLYMPUS [ib] Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX v 10.3+ Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.8
Miscellaneous
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. Available in red, silver or black.