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costa Jan 16, 2010 3:12 PM

I think it will be one of the exiting cameras in 2010
Like an upgraded SONY HX1 in pocket size with
full 1080 video
sweep panorama with no more ghosting
GPS andd compass tagging
fantastic low light capabilities
10 picures in 1 second
and much more

Weights and Measurements
Dimensions: W x H x D: 102.9 x 57.7 x 28.9 mm = 4 1/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 3/16"
Weight with battery and Memory Stick media: 200 g = 7.1 oz.
Compare with the Panasonic TZ7 / ZS3
Dimensions 103 x 60 x 33 mm = 4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3"
Weight (inc. batteries) 229 g (8.1 oz)

want to know more?
as with the HX1 i started a blog to go into the depth of this interesting new camera

mtclimber Jan 16, 2010 4:03 PM


Yes, I agree that the Sony HX-5 will be an interesting camera to follow through the first professional reviews. By the way your HX-1 site is shut down for a violation of blog terms of use.

Have a good weekend.

Sarah Joyce

costa Jan 20, 2010 6:39 AM

Yes, Sarah, and I try to figure out since 3 months what that could be... :(

Hards80 Jan 20, 2010 1:06 PM

i am pretty excited about this camera as well. with another product cycle times worth of R&D on the exemor sensor, they could have something pretty great here. not to mention the other great features, 10x silent G lens, etc.

DonalDuc Jan 20, 2010 9:11 PM

I think GPS (in camera) needs some minutes to find satellites.
It's better to use an extern GPS data logger, which saves coordinates each second.
battery lasts for 24 hours, saved are 200.000 / 400.000 or 600.000 points, which automatically are added to EXIF of pictures.

extern GPS data loggers are usable for EACH camera!

my two data loggers, each ~ 50 €

mtclimber Jan 20, 2010 10:27 PM


As I replied to you on another Forum, I like your approach better than burdening the camera with finding the GPS satellites.

Sarah Joyce

DonalDuc Jan 21, 2010 9:49 AM

It takes some mouse-clicks to import GPS data to EXIFs - and satellites are always "online" :-) using GPS data logger.

If you switch off GPS-camera - satellites are oooofffff ...

Both data loggers are chargeable with miniUSB - blumax uses "regular" changeable cheap LiION battery, both have BlueTooth.

20-65 satellites

u GPS Receiver for DSC(Digital Camera)
u Records travel information (location/time stamp)
u Provide a Photo Album Software on PC that render photo, location information, map,
& satellite image together into a composite view(Locr PC Client SW)
u 64MB memory for storing up to 650,000 points
u Log duration: Over 180 days (For log interval 15 sec and log 12
hours for a days)
u Bluetooth GPS receiver
u Show record data on Google Map or Google Earth

Flash Type
64Mb Serial Flash
Log data
Date, UTC Time, Longitude, Latitude, Altitude, Velocity
Log Interval
5secs ~ 60secs, user configurable (Default 15secs)
1: greater than 650,000
2: greater than 500,000
3: greater than 400,000


with microSD ... 2 GB = 134.000.000 points :-) 55g with battery, lasts ~ 28h, intern memory ~ 260.000 points


costa Jan 23, 2010 2:12 PM

so that build in gps and compass thingy is a 50-60$ value?
and I can use the camera for geo cashing and take a foto of the cash also...

mtclimber Jan 23, 2010 5:35 PM


You wrote about the early WX-1 lens alignment problem. I am beginning to see recent WX-1 photos that look as if Sony has created some sort of "fix." I say that because the recent photos look much sharper and more normalized.

What reports are you seeing?

Sarah Joyce

costa Jan 30, 2010 8:02 PM

the first preview of a preproduction SONY HX5v is out

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