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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.

Indoor Crops

Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras. ISO was set on the camera but exposure and white-balance were on automatic. Images from the Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 are flanked by images from the Konica-Minolta Dimage A2 and Fuji Finepix F30. The A2 is an older large digital camera, the F30 is a modern point-and-shoot camera. Although the Fuji F30 does not compete with the H5, Fuji has the S6000fd which combines the same sensor with a mechanical wide-angle 10.7X optical zoom lens.

Konica-Minolta Dimage A2 Sony Cybershot H5 Fuji Finepix F30

ISO 64 - 1/2s F4.5

ISO 80 - 1/6s F3.2

ISO 100 - 1/3s F4.5

ISO 100 - 1/8s F3.2

ISO 100 - 1/6s F4.3

ISO 200 - 1/6s F4.5

ISO 200 - 1/15s F3.2

ISO 200 - 1/10s F4.3

ISO 400 - 1/13s F4.5

ISO 400 - 1/30s F3.2

ISO 400 -1/20s F4.3

ISO 800 -1/25s F4.5

ISO 800 - 1/60s F3.2

ISO 800 - 1/45s F4.3

ISO 1000 - 1/80s F3.2

ISO 1600 - 1/90s F4.3

The Sony H5 shows a decent performance here. Noise levels are lower than with the Konica-Minolta A2 but significantly higher than with the F30 point-and-shoot, particularly at higher ISO settings. Colors from the H5 are also dramatically oversaturated.

White-balance and sharpness are clearly the H5's weak-points. Under incandescent lighting, the H5 and F30 show similar white-balance, with the F30 slightly more accurate. The A2's white-balance is much better though. Sharpess of the H5 is also clearly behind the A2 which preserves more details at all ISO settings. Although the F30 is minimally sharper, it keeps more details at higher ISO settings. The last difference to notice is exposure. The Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 consistently produced a darker image than the A2, resulting in more conservative exposure.


ISO 3200 - 1/180s F4.3
Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
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By Neocamera on 2007-01-04

Sony DSC-H5 Highlights


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 4mm

1/2.5" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

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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