Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 Review

Overall Score

36

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.4 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-250 mm (10x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 102 x 58 x 29 mm, 200g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 Overview


First introduced in June, 2010, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.4 (6.104 x 4.578 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Sony HX5 comes with a 5.90 x 4.43 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.38 mm (0.29").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

Sensor resolution of Sony HX5 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Sony HX5 has Crop Factor: 5.86

The sensor has a surface area of 26.1 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony HX5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
5.5 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 has an Overall Score of 36/100 and ranked #492 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #910 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony HX5 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
39
Value for money score
54
Portability score
96
Overall score
36
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Sony HX5


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 weighs 200g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.14"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Sony HX5 is 25 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony HX5
200g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony HX5
29mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 200 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 200 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 200 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 200 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Fujifilm X20 Fujifilm X20 353 g 200 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 200 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 200 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 200 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 102 x 58 x 29 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
Announced June, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.4
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 5.90 x 4.43 mm
Sensor Area 26.1 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3456 x 2592
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-BG1
Physical
Weight 200 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 29 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo/ PRO HG-Duo, optional SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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