The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V Digital Camera (Black) is a compact camera with many professional features. The camera has manual exposure controls for the pro photographer who wants a pocket camera. For the new photographer, the camera has a built-in Function Guide that helps you navigate through the various functions and settings displayed on the LCD screen. The 10.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS chip will allow you to make big prints. The camera performs well even in low light with its High Sensitivity Mode of up to ISO 3200, Handheld Twilight Mode, and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.
Fast-moving subjects are not a problem since the camera can capture 10 frames-per-second. This, along with Motion Detection that adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when motion is detected, will help ensure that you capture the decisive moment. To really see your subject in motion, the camera can shoot 1080i AVCHD HD movies. Both stills and video are composed and viewed on the 3" Xtra Fine LCD display. Even when shooting in a tight space, the 25mm wide-angle Sony G 10X zoom lens will let you get your shot.
You can record the location of your photo shoots with the integrated GPS receiver and compass. Then you can view your images on a map with compatible computer and internet applications. Other user friendly features include Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Anti-blink, iAudio and many more. The DSC-HX5V certainly is an extremely functional camera in a small package.