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Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 , Sony G Lens, 10MP, 10X Optical Zoom ,Full HD 1920 x 1080 video + Stereo Sound @ 50fps !!! , GPS(GeoTag) , 3in LCD ,Very good reviews £199 @ John Lewis
Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 , Sony G Lens, 10MP, 10X Optical Zoom ,Full HD 1920 x 1080 video + Stereo Sound @ 50fps !!! , GPS(GeoTag) , 3in LCD ,Very good reviews £199 @ John Lewis

Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 , Sony G Lens, 10MP, 10X Optical Zoom ,Full HD 1920 x 1080 video + Stereo Sound @ 50fps !!! , GPS(GeoTag) , 3in LCD ,Very good reviews £199 @ John Lewis

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High end compact.The lowest available price , so no premium for buying from very good retailer .Impressive video quality, see youtube for some samples

Great reviews :
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Product Features
10.1 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for outstanding photos even in lowlight
Powerful Sony G lens with 10x optical zoom and 25 mm wide angle lens for capturing moment both near and far
Camcorder-quality, full HD movie recording at 50 fps with stereo sound and Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode) for spontaneous high quality movies with minimal camera shake
Sweep Panorama for stunning ultra-wide panoramic shots done effortlessly in camera
10 frames per second high speed shooting
Technical Details

GPS and Compass function
3.0 inch LCD
Backlight Correction HDR
Handheld Twilight mode
Anti Motion Blur mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
CCD Type
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Size (Inches) 1/2.4 type(7.59mm)
Bionz Processor
AF Illuminator
Red-eye Reduction
Histogram Indicator
Optical SteadyShot capability
Sony G

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Original Poster

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I have to say, I own this and the Nex-5. The video on this seems better than the nex-5 when it comes to focus etc.

I can't recommend this camera enough.

Good price but Jessops have it at the same price plus £10 off and 4% off. They are out of stock at the moment but I was told they are due next week.

cheers

Good review here in this group test but they like the Casio Exilim FH100 and Samsung HZ35W better.

Sony may be new to the travel-zoom game, but they've certainly made a … Sony may be new to the travel-zoom game, but they've certainly made a bold entrance with the CyberShot DSC-HX5, which offers virtually all of the key features that several of its rivals collectively offer, wrapped-up in an easy-to-use package with an eminently sensible 10 megapixel sensor. We're struggling to think of a first-generation product that gets so much right and so little wrong as the DSC-HX5. It may not have the bigger 14x zoom, high-resolution LCD screen or more megapixels that its key rivals offer, but it does combine an awful lot of well-chosen wish-list features that instantly propel it to the status of serious contender for the travel-zoom crown.The 10 megapixel backlit sensor provides excellent results from ISO 125-800, with only the fastest settings of 1600 and 3200 suffering from too much noise and smearing of fine detail. Chromatic aberrations were well controlled and colours accurate, and the 25-250mm lens commendably didn't suffer from much distortion at either end of the zoom range. The Manual mode lets you set a shutter speed of up to 30 seconds for effective night-time shooting, and if you don't want to use a tripod, the Hand-held Twilight mode delivers great results. Sony's ever popular Sweep Panorama mode now copes admirably with moving subjects, while the new Backlight Correction HDR feature dramatically increases the detail in the shadow and highlight areas.In addition to the excellent still images, the Sony GX5 is one of the few digital compacts to offer full 1080i video recording, gaining the upper hand on its rivals. You can use the 10xzoom during recording, sound is stereo rather than mono, and the AVCHD format ensures that file sizes don't get out of control. The built-in GPS also works well, unobtrusively and reliably recording your every movement, although the camera takes a few minutes to sync with one or more satellites and the battery life is reduced by around 25% if you leave it constantly switched on.The addition of a fully Manual shooting mode is very welcome, although I missed the Aperture and Shutter Priority modes that several rivals offer, and only offering two possible apertures does somewhat limit what you can achieve. Beginners shouldn't be scared off the HX5 either, as Sony's excellent hand-holding Intelligent Auto mode is as effective as the competition's, with an even more straight-forward Easy mode available for complete point-and-shoot novices.And we haven't even mentioned the frankly astonishing 10fps burst shooting mode, welcome support for Secure Digital as well as Sony's own format, and a price-tag that while not cheap is at least on a par with the other main contenders. In short, the Sony CyberShot DSC-HX5 is an excellent camera with no major flaws that's easily deserving of our Highly Recommended award.



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This was selling at only £159.99 at bestbuy.co.uk for weeks (between Dec 1 to 24th, on top of it they were offering 15% quidco at that time)... but it was the white version though

Not sure if this model is worth £200... Panasonic TZ10 is way better for the same price (or lower)

Who wants a cheap one?
£119
Add to basket and enter VADACCESS10 at checkout for another 11.90 off.
jessops.com/onl…tml

Sony memory stick puts me off - cant plug it straight in to laptops.

£119 for that graded one is a storming price though

good price for sony, but im happy with my panny tz10

Hadouken!

Who wants a cheap one?£119Add to basket and enter VADACCESS10 at checkout … Who wants a cheap one?£119Add to basket and enter VADACCESS10 at checkout for another 11.90 off.http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/G%20coded%20stock/products/Sony/Cybershot%20DSC%20H55%20Black%20-%20Clearance%20stock-79696/Show.html



cant find this one?

Someone beat you to it - it was only a singular item - hence why i didn't post it as a deal.
Early bird and all that...

I think it's still the best price for this camera (from a reputable dealer) but has been £199 for at least a few weeks (I looked just after Christmas)

Hadouken!

Who wants a cheap one?£119Add to basket and enter VADACCESS10 at checkout … Who wants a cheap one?£119Add to basket and enter VADACCESS10 at checkout for another 11.90 off.http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/G%20coded%20stock/products/Sony/Cybershot%20DSC%20H55%20Black%20-%20Clearance%20stock-79696/Show.html


Its model DSC H55 for £119...this post is for DSC HX5 (not sure how significant it is)

Scores high on build quality, 70% overall.

Very good all-rounder.

Suppose it depends on what other offers are out there for competitors.

From personal experience the Panasonic are offering £30 cashback until the 17th of Jan, so that may be a cheaper (and slightly higher scoring camera) option.

da_murphster

Sony memory stick puts me off - cant plug it straight in to laptops.£119 … Sony memory stick puts me off - cant plug it straight in to laptops.£119 for that graded one is a storming price though


But you can use SD cards too in this camera, you don't have to use Sony Memory sticks

Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to the TZ-7 which was just as crap in low light. Not bothered with the TZ-8 or TZ-10. However, apparently the G Sensor in the Sony's are supposed to be excellent in low light conditions. Can anyone verify?

Cheers.
Edited by: "crazyhorse1" 6th Jan 2011

rdrp

This was selling at only £159.99 at bestbuy.co.uk for weeks (between Dec … This was selling at only £159.99 at bestbuy.co.uk for weeks (between Dec 1 to 24th, on top of it they were offering 15% quidco at that time)... but it was the white version thoughNot sure if this model is worth £200... Panasonic TZ10 is way better for the same price (or lower)



Better? maybe. 'Way Better' ? Definitely not. This is a very impressive piece of kit. And I've extensively used Canon (SX), Panasonic (TZ's) and Sony Cybershot too. I normally stick to these three when investing a fair whack of money on cameras (Fuji are also good too) and believe me, theres not a whole lot in it. It often comes down to your own preferences in a camera.

Ordered mine before Xmas for £199 from Camerbox.co.uk with a 2 yr warranty with an extra 3 years for parts only. Also took advantage of the VAT back that Sony were running so cost me £170. Seems very good so far - Video quality is excellent and I use it instead of a camcorder as it is easier to carry this about all the time rather than make the effort to take a camcorder. A bit heavier than my old Sony T900 but the 10x zoom is worth the extra weight.

I have this camera - spent ages comparing it against all the competition TZ7, TZ10, 210i etc etc and eventually took the plunge. Haven't regretted it for a second. Brilliant camera.

Takes SDHC as well as memory stick da_murphster

emmkay

Its model DSC H55 for £119...this post is for DSC HX5 (not sure how … Its model DSC H55 for £119...this post is for DSC HX5 (not sure how significant it is)



Totally different cameras... FFS... lacking features such as Sweep Panorama, Full HD video, although the full value of such features could well be debated.

crazyhorse1

Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to … Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to the TZ-7 which was just as crap in low light. Apparently the G Sensor in the Sony's are supposed to be excellent in low light conditions. Can anyone verify?Cheers.



No idea but this camera has at least one low light scene option called 'twilight' i believe which is supposed to be handy. Google a few reviews as there were a fair few informative ones when I considered getting this Camera.

crazyhorse1

Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to … Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to the TZ-7 which was just as crap in low light. Not bothered with the TZ-8 or TZ-10. However, apparently the G Sensor in the Sony's are supposed to be excellent in low light conditions. Can anyone verify?Cheers.



Yes, a big improvement in low light performance over the Pannys, particularly if you take advantage of the modes like handheld twilight. That said, none of these cameras will give the same performance as an SLR - there is always some trade off for having a compact lens and sensor.

I ride trials & I'm looking for a digital camera that offers slowmotion video recording ( High Speed recording) .
They tend to be expensive but I wonder if anybody's spotted the Samsung WB2000 or Casio Exilim EX-FC150 or Casio Exilim EXZR10 on special offer.
Alternatively if anyone has one in good condition to sell, please let me know
Thanks
Darklight

Bought this before Christmas from Jessops for £230 and then got a VAT back and Quidco cashback and ended up with about £180. This is a great camera and the movie is FULL HD. For recording FULL HD movie you will need Mark2 sony MS-Pro duo or even a Class10 SDHC card.

Original Poster

CyberBrain

Bought this before Christmas from Jessops for £230 and then got a VAT … Bought this before Christmas from Jessops for £230 and then got a VAT back and Quidco cashback and ended up with about £180. This is a great camera and the movie is FULL HD. For recording FULL HD movie you will need Mark2 sony MS-Pro duo or even a Class10 SDHC card.



Absolutely.However the high speed SD no longer cost a fortune :

8GB Class 10 SDHC @ 8.99 delivered (PLAY)
16GB Class 10 SDHC @19.25 delivered (Mymemory/Playtrade)

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was really keen on this camera but then a friend bought a canon s90(no hd video) which takes amazing pictures, any ideas if this will produce similar or better pictures?

harrysav

was really keen on this camera but then a friend bought a canon s90(no hd … was really keen on this camera but then a friend bought a canon s90(no hd video) which takes amazing pictures, any ideas if this will produce similar or better pictures?



Got theCanon s95 almost the same as the s90 and the sony, and no i am afraid it is no were near the quality of the canon. I can compare side by side.

steviecross

Got theCanon s95 almost the same as the s90 and the sony, and no i am … Got theCanon s95 almost the same as the s90 and the sony, and no i am afraid it is no were near the quality of the canon. I can compare side by side.



The S95 is truly a godly camera... I am really tempted to get one... but keep thinking... its too much... how much did you pay for it mate? Then I'm thinking I should just get the Canon SX210 IS.... but the S95.... its gorgeous.... hmmmm.... temptations...

crazyhorse1

Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to … Have used the Pana Lumix TZ-3, absolutely crap in low light. Upgraded to the TZ-7 which was just as crap in low light. Not bothered with the TZ-8 or TZ-10. However, apparently the G Sensor in the Sony's are supposed to be excellent in low light conditions. Can anyone verify?Cheers.


Neither the TZ-3 or TZ-7 are crap in low light - compact cameras don't gather enough light for low-light shots, and you're expecting way too much.

The Sony may be slightly better - but no compact camera is anywhere near "excellent in low light conditions" - you need a bigger camera.
Edited by: "Nom" 6th Jan 2011

united4eva

The S95 is truly a godly camera... I am really tempted to get one... but … The S95 is truly a godly camera... I am really tempted to get one... but keep thinking... its too much... how much did you pay for it mate? Then I'm thinking I should just get the Canon SX210 IS.... but the S95.... its gorgeous.... hmmmm.... temptations...



Don,t keep making my mistakes by buying something that is cheap or a bargain, as i did with the sony and many before. The canon is a proper tool. You can alter the settings manually and i compared video to the sony and the canon well its so sharp as the sony is soft. Dont get me wrong the sony has a better zoom but that is it for me, Image quality is my concern just with a watch, some good having all the functions and it does not keep good time.

steviecross

Don,t keep making my mistakes by buying something that is cheap or a … Don,t keep making my mistakes by buying something that is cheap or a bargain, as i did with the sony and many before. The canon is a proper tool. You can alter the settings manually and i compared video to the sony and the canon well its so sharp as the sony is soft. Dont get me wrong the sony has a better zoom but that is it for me, Image quality is my concern just with a watch, some good having all the functions and it does not keep good time.



Your slowly convincing me lol, just p'd off all prices have been raised with VAT increase, in fact amazon raised the price by a tenner a week BEFORE the VAT rise... and then again with the VAT... not good... if it drops reasonably to around £280 from a reputable dealer I may well purchase it... Your defo right tho, its a really professional camera with lots of flexibility, less zoom, but more than makes up for it all with sheer image quality alone.

united4eva

Your slowly convincing me lol, just p'd off all prices have been raised … Your slowly convincing me lol, just p'd off all prices have been raised with VAT increase, in fact amazon raised the price by a tenner a week BEFORE the VAT rise... and then again with the VAT... not good... if it drops reasonably to around £280 from a reputable dealer I may well purchase it... Your defo right tho, its a really professional camera with lots of flexibility, less zoom, but more than makes up for it all with sheer image quality alone.



No probs.

steviecross

No probs.



How much did you pay BTW?

Seller on ebay is doing the S95 for £274.00 (tempted myself having just sold my TZ3)

His f/b looks good mainly £600.00 + Canon SLRs

and also offers collection / free delivery

might be worth a punt

The photograph facility is more than fine but the audio recording on the video capture facility is poor. I had this camera and returned it because of the poor adio recording quality - the recording levels drop when you use the zoom in/out function.

zermattbusby

Seller on ebay is doing the S95 for £274.00 (tempted myself having just … Seller on ebay is doing the S95 for £274.00 (tempted myself having just sold my TZ3)His f/b looks good mainly £600.00 + Canon SLRsand also offers collection / free deliverymight be worth a punt



Seems good, plus id prefer to collect, any idea where the base is? Im just worried about warranty. An older camera of mine buggered up after the one year warranty period, was gutted!

united4eva

Seems good, plus id prefer to collect, any idea where the base is? Im … Seems good, plus id prefer to collect, any idea where the base is? Im just worried about warranty. An older camera of mine buggered up after the one year warranty period, was gutted!



ebay 170587086038

To far for me unfortunately (Surrey) as I say his f/b is impressive particularly considering the high value of items he's sold

Paul Clementis
Vulcan House
Restmor Way
Wallington
Surrey
SM6 7AH

Email: sales@photo-direct.co.uk

edit : tbh if you could pick one up he might sell for less, baring in mind he would then escape the PP and ebay fees...

Edited by: "zermattbusby" 6th Jan 2011

zermattbusby

ebay 170587086038To far for me unfortunately (Surrey) as I say his f/b is … ebay 170587086038To far for me unfortunately (Surrey) as I say his f/b is impressive particularly considering the high value of items he's soldPaul Clementis Vulcan HouseRestmor WayWallingtonSurreySM6 7AHEmail: [email protected] edit : tbh if you could pick one up he might sell for less, baring in mind he would then escape the PP and ebay fees...



Interesting, thanks for the info. It is quite far for me too, but funnily enough I used to live ten mins away from that place (Wallington) a few years back!!

united4eva

Interesting, thanks for the info. It is quite far for me too, but funnily … Interesting, thanks for the info. It is quite far for me too, but funnily enough I used to live ten mins away from that place (Wallington) a few years back!!



Manchester by any chance?

I think I'm going to call Canon UK and ask the question if I were to buy from photodirect / paul Clementis, where would I stand warranty wise?
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