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Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 Outdoor Crops

7 Megapixels7 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Outdoor Crops

Below, the Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 is compared to the Konica-Minolta Dimage A2. These are all 100% crops from full-resolution images taken at night using aperture priority, automatic white-balance and set ISO sensitivity. There are visible differences between the output of these two cameras which are reproducible under most conditions. Long exposures of dark scenes like this one bring out high image noise from most digital cameras.

The most noticeable difference between images from the A2 and the H5 is that white-balance is much more accurate on the Konica-Minolta A2. Upon close inspection we can see that two years of evolution has reduced the amount of visible noise. Indeed, the Sony H5 shows less noise at all ISO settings. Noise is relatively low until ISO 200. At ISO 400, there is a noticeable jump in noise and loss of detail is evident. At ISO 800, both cameras are nearly useless. The ISO 1000 crop speaks for itself. It can also be seen that, despite higher image noise, the A2 keeps more details than the Sony Cybershot DSC-H5. This seems to be the result of a better lens and less agressive noise reduction. Notice that the A2 meters slightly higher than the H5.

Sony Cybershot H5 Konica-Minolta A2

ISO 100 - 15s F6.3

ISO 100 - 100 15s F5.6

ISO 200 - 8s F6.3

ISO 200 - 8s F5.6

ISO 400 - 4s F6.3

ISO 400 - 4s F5.6

ISO 800 - 2s F6.3

ISO 800 - 2s F5.6

ISO 1000 - 1.6s F6.3
Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
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By on 2007/01/04
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Sony DSC-H5 Facts

Large digital camera
7 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 80-1000
12X Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance
1.1 FPS Drive, 7 ImagesSpot-Metering
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingStandard AA Battery
3" LCD 230K PixelsMemory Stick Duo
Internal Memory
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