Sony DSC-HX5 £219.99p + £7.99p del @ Cameraworld (- £30 CASHBACK = £197.98p!!!) = £189.99p In Store!!! - HotUKDeals
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Below £200 is an amazing price for one of the best 1080i video compact cameras on the market, been waiting for the price to dip so this is for me. Great panoramic sweep shots and superb low light photos, for that reason it beats the TZ10 imho.

Deal comes to £189.99p in their stores, if you are lucky to live close by!!!!

More than £50 less than any UK retailer that I can find.

Cashback finishes on 3rd October 2010

The Sony Cyber-shot HX5 digital camera offers a combination of compact design, high quality still images and 1080i HD video, and a wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens. The highly efficient 10.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor captures superb quality images with great contrast and colour, and sharp enough for detail-packed enlargements. Its design also boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for superb low-light pictures. The Cyber-shot HX5's powerful BIONZ image processor ensures clear, detailed, low-noise images and enables quick, responsive shooting. The Sony HX5's 10x zoom lens offers focal lengths from 25mm wide-angle for group shots/landscapes, up to 250mm telephoto to bring distant subjects closer and get you closer to the action (focal lengths in 35mm equivalents). As you would expect from Sony, the Cyber-shot HX5 is awash with technology to make picture taking easier, including Intelligent Auto, Smile Shutter, Face Detection and Easy Shooting modes.

Sony G Lens for wide angle and high zoom

Developed originally for Sony DSLR cameras, the G Lens has drawn praise from professional photographers who insist on the best and rely on it to make a living. This high performance aspherical

High Definition recording

At the simple click of a button your H Series camera can switch mode to capture moving footage in 1080i HD giving you 5x more detail than ordinary Standard Definition (SD) recording.

Incredible images in low light

The H Series is all about high performance. With the latest sensor technology from Sony, the Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor, H Series cameras capture incredible shots even in low light – so no more noisy images or unnatural skin tones caused by harsh flash light.

No more shaky images

Wobbly images caused by unsteady hands are one of the most common causes of disappointing results. The new HX5V has built-in Optical Steady Shot Active Mode so you can get blur free results and dramatically reduced camera shake (even while you’re moving), by up to 10x compared to conventional image stabilisers.

Automatic location tagging

With built-in GPS on your HX5V your photos are automatically geo-tagged with the location at which they were shot. Get back to your PC and you can see exactly where your photos were shot and in which direction.

Capture high motion subjects

With a faster shutter speed than many professional DSLR cameras, Burst Mode on your HX5V is a great way to capture the details of moving action. Simply press the shutter button and capture up to an incredible 10 frames per second, perfect if you want to analyse that golf swing.


Key Features:

Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor - Highly efficient sensor design boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for superb low-light pictures
10x optical zoom/25mm wide angle - High quality lens by Sony with 25mm wide angle for group shots/landscapes, and high-power zoom to bring distant subjects closer
Intelligent Sweep Panorama - Automatically combines a burst of images to create extra-wide pictures. Enhanced processing for smooth panoramas even with moving subjects
1080i Full HD movie - Simple one-touch recording of high quality Full HD video clips using AVCHD format (1920x1080i): wide choice of HD playback options
10.2 megapixels - Captures very high quality images, allowing detail-packed enlargements
BIONZ processor - Powerful image processing ensures clear, detailed, low-noise images and quick, responsive shooting
7.5cm/3" LCD - Clear Photo LCD screen (230k dot) offers excellent detail, high contrast and wide viewing angle
Handheld Twilight mode - Produces crisp, optimised low-light images by combining six successive frames into a single image with less noise
Anti Motion Blur Mode - Produces crisp low-light images with reduced subject blur by combining six successive frames into a single image with less noise
High-speed continuous shooting - Press the shutter button and freeze the action with a high-speed burst of images at up to 10 frames per second
Optical zoom (x) 10
Megapixels 10.2
Sensor type CMOS
Colour Black
Focal length (wide) 25
Focal length (tele) 250
Max aperture (wide) 3.5
Max aperture (tele) 5.5
Viewfinder type LCD TFT
Movie mode 1920 x 1080
Screen size (inches) 3 inch
Card format 45MB Internal, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD / SDHC Memory Card
Battery model NP-BG1
Weight (g) 170
Size 102.9 x 57.7 x 24.6mm
Resolution 3648 x 2736
Sensor size 1/2.4 inch
Minimum focus distance 5cm
Exposure modes 8 Scene Modes
Screen resolution (pixels) 230,400
File formats JPEG
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, AV Out, Multi use Terminal with HD
Flash type Built in
Flash metering Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off / Red-Eye Reduction
Shutter speed max 1/1600 sec
Shutter speed min 2 sec
Image stabilisation Yes
ISO min 125
ISO max 3200
PictBridge Yes



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#1
Anyone know of any codes?
#2
Got this camera - really impressed with it.
Great price. Hot.
#4
I don't understand why this is not roasting hot, it is far cheaper than any other retailer bar none?
#6
Backlit exmoor R sensor is the way to go in compacts. The sensor is as much of a step ahead as the one in the fuji f30 was. This has a 10x zoom and manual modes too. Seems a good price.
#7
Best ever priceon this camera; i am now about to check if i have a store near me!
#8
I want one
#9
How does this compare to the Panasonic TZ10?
#10
The camera is terrible if your planning on taking it to concerts or something. Picture wise it's pretty good but the sensor thing is no where as good as it's made out to be by sony. The audio is sooo terrible on this camera it's actually shocking. I paid £250 for it in the US and sold it on amazon for £180 because no one wanted it for over £200 (this was 5months ago). I used the money and 'upgraded' to the TZ7 with Panasonic which tbh has to be one of the best all-round digital camera's I've ever used.

If your planning to use it just for taking pictures in the daytime it's great but it's not worth the £190 just for that imho.
#11
I'd be afraid to bootleg concerts with a £200 quid camera in case they confiscate it!
#12
Better, but not good enough.
#13
montblanc
I'd be afraid to bootleg concerts with a £200 quid camera in case they confiscate it!


I'd be afraid to bootleg a concert with a 'camera' in the first place. What on earth are you expecting? Who on earth looks at the sub-standard images for more than a couple of seconds ever again? Any audio that is captured is appalling anyway. Misery Matt...
#14
lest then £200

it is a steal : )))
#15
Much better than a TZ7 whoever posted that earlier - intelligent sweep panorama, 10 fps, HDR, HHT...
#16
DM24
Much better than a TZ7 whoever posted that earlier - intelligent sweep panorama, 10 fps, HDR, HHT...

Have you used both
banned#17
So an S95, and LX5 or this?
#18
Ive had this cam since it came out earlier in the year,low light isnt as good as i thought it would be.

The video is great tho and the audio isnt as bad as what a poster said above either.
#19
This is a superb camera, I bought this when it came out. It's high definition video shot is better than my actual video camera.

One issue is the auto mode can be a little bit slow when you want to catch the action, but I suppose I can just put it on sports lol.

I have spent so much time on the video mode because the shot is amazing when you view it on a big screen.

Hot hot hot.
#20
Love the pan mode and HDR stuff. Zoom is quiet. Cam shake is handled very well when recording video. Pic quality is good. Fantastic camera in every way bar one (and the most important to me) - the mic cannot handle even the slightest of loud volume. It clips terribly (digital distortion - search youtube for examples). Forget recording anything that is louder than average volume (e.g. events with live music, live instruments, even the kids dancing around the living room listening to the stereo).

Bottom line, If you're buying for photos it's great, if you're buying to replace your video camera as well, then I'd look elsewhere for an all-in-one. I went for the Lumix TZ10 in the end, features probably aren't as plentiful, but the sound recording is fantastic (I record my drums btw).

Edited By: g00nerz4eva on Oct 02, 2010 09:58: Fleshing out
#21
Does anyone know any cashback from sony for the sony tx7 camera???
#22
Is this camera better than panasonic lumix tz7 in term of photo quality?
#23
This camera is superb for a compact, carry everywhere, one. The features are just never ending, all the modes already mentioned and it even comes with a built-in GPS to tag the photos (very useful to sort by location etc). I was also very impressed by the quality of photos using the Exmor backlit sensor, esp in low light.

Sony really went for everything on this one. At this price it's a definite must buy for someone looking for a camera.
#24
coathanger
I don't understand why this is not roasting hot, it is far cheaper than any other retailer bar none?

I think it's a case of as I said above - "Good, but still too expensive"
Having just bought a Sony (W290) if I had £200 I'd be buying the Canon sx210is.
It's image quality, zoom etc are much better than this
The TZ10 is better too, but more expensive, although will come down too
#25
I am looking for a Sony T-500 ??
#26
Strike X
Is this camera better than panasonic lumix tz7 in term of photo quality?

Very similar I'd say. Colours seem to be slightly greenish on TZ7 IMHO, but much better balanced on HX5V.

HX5V, TZ7, TZ10, SX210is are ALL very very good compact cameras. You can't really go too far wrong with any of them - all will take very good daylight photos (for a compact, don't expect SLR results on any of them)
All have different features though, so I would suggest jotting down what's important for you.
For me the 10x zoom, 1080i HD video, sweep pamorama and long(ish) battery life were important, so I eventually ended up with the HX5v.
Low light performance and battery life is better than TZ7.
I was initially afraid that the sweep panorama would be a bit of a gimmick that I'd not use very much, but it truly is pretty wonderful and I've taken some great photos with it.
Auto-mode not as quick as I'd like, but not a show stopper.

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