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.
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
Sensor type CMOS
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