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  1. Bob
    Jan 13 - 10:34 pm

    Are you sure about this? “You can record MP4 files up to 1080p at 30p”, the Sony website does not list this as an option.

  2. JB
    Jan 15 - 12:18 pm

    Sure wish we could see those sample images in full size.

  3. Vik
    Jan 16 - 8:24 am

    It can shoot 1080p. 1440×1080 @ 30fps, much like last year’s HX1. The real question is, what Bit rate will the AVCHD files be recorded at vs. the ones in MP4. Less resolution is tolerable, more compression is not.

  4. huliodellopenio
    Jan 18 - 1:36 pm

    it can shoot not 1080p, but 1080i

    • Eric
      Jan 18 - 4:02 pm

      @huliodellopenio – The HX5V does both – 1080i and 1080p. The 1080i is at 59.94fps, interlaced, in AVCHD format, while the 1080p recording is at 29.97fps, progressive, in MP4 format. If you wanted, you could also drop down to VGA resolution at 30p as well.

  5. Viswanathan,INDIA
    Jan 26 - 12:51 pm

    is sony’s DSC-HX5 MORE better than PANASONIC’S-ZS3/TZ7? OR MORE BETTER THAN CANON’S SX-200, SAMSUNG-WB550,OLYMPUS mju-9000,FIJIFILM-F70EXR,NIKON L-100 ?PLS LEAVE A FAVOURABLE REPLY SOON & I HOPE SO.

  6. Viswanathan,INDIA
    Jan 26 - 1:09 pm

    WHAT ABOUT “IMAGE QUALITY & RESOLUTON” OF HX5?GOOD? I NEED A TRUTHFULL REPLY. LAST I THOUGHT TO BUY PANA’S TZ7,BUT BEFORE THAT BYCHANCE I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT HX5 THROUGH NET.SO NOW AM MORE EAGER TO KNOE ABOUT IT.I NEED A GOOD CAMERA WITH GOOD ZOOM[MUST ZOOM IN VIDEO MODE ALSO],GOOD PIXEL,”FINE & NATURAL” PICTURE QUALITY.BEFORE I DON’T LIKE TO BUY SONY’S ANY CAMERA.BUT WHEN I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT HX5,NOW I THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT CAMERA FOR MY NEED.IS IT AVAILABLE IN KUWAIT & INDIA?WHY SONY COULDN’T MAKE IT WITH 12MEGAPIXEL & 12x OPTICAL ZOOM SAME AS CANON’S SX-200?WHY THEY DELAYED MUCH TO MAKE A COMPACT CAMERA WITH MORE ZOOM?

  7. Anonymous
    Jan 27 - 5:47 pm

    In reply to Visvanathan,

    This camera is coming out in March so there are no professional tests on it yet. We don’t know if it’s better than any of the cameras you mentioned but judging by the specs it should be competitive. Having 10MP is good enough on a point and shoot. If you add more MP it will likely look worst because the sensors in point and shoot compacts are so small. IMO, they shouldn’t even be going above 8MP.

  8. Ben
    Mar 13 - 7:07 am

    It does NOT shoot video at 1080p. It does 1080i AVCHD, or 720p MP4. Read the specs and you will see that the 1920 x 1080 is interlaced…

  9. Ray
    Mar 14 - 2:26 pm

    Is this not 1080p as quoted on sony website. Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 1440 x 1080 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.12Mbps

  10. Ben
    Mar 15 - 3:58 pm

    No. 1080p is 1920 x 1080 or higher. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p .

  11. Peg
    Mar 22 - 6:34 pm

    Are you familar with the Sony DSC-H50? I love this camera but it’s kind of big. Is the HX5V similar to this as far as quick pictures without delays?

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  13. nick
    Apr 17 - 3:55 pm

    this will be very compact; but the hx1 didnot meet the required presicion in taking clear and high quality pics even after featuring a cmos sensor; hope this stays upto the expextation
    as some one said; 10m is max limit even 6m or 7m would give good pics if the sensor and lens can combine to show the magic

  14. nick1
    Jun 06 - 9:08 am

    all required is low noise while shooting in low light and stable imaging
    the hs-2 does it the best ; ohpe this keeps up the expextation

  15. hawkeni
    Jun 15 - 2:05 am

    If you want to watch all your pictures and videos at your 16:9 TV, you ll have disappointing with Sony HX5V. The highest resolutions as video and pictures doesn’t support 16:9 format but only 4:3 format . Though if you prefer lover resolutions then you have chance to capture 16:9 format. I believe it is the biggest handicap of this camera!

    I own Sony HX5V, One of the handicap of this camera is that cannot capture 16:9 format video as full HD. So you will end up only capturing and seeing your full HD videos as 4:3 format when using mp4 .That is very inconvenience.

    Besides when you capturing picture at 10MP, then you have only 4:3 size format to choose, however if you can lover resolution to 7MP then you may get 16:9 size format.That sucks!

  16. maxh
    Sep 30 - 12:30 pm

    re hawkeni:

    7MP still photo is more than enough for your 1080p HDTV, which is equivalent to a 2MP. I do agree with it would be nicer if it record 1920*1080 progressive video.

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