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Old Feb 6, 2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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I am about to purchase a camera and was almost zeroed down on H20 when I saw Hx5v.

Now, I am confused as I really liked both the cameras but not sure which one to take

Can you guys please help me on this?

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Old Feb 6, 2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum We're delighted that you dropped by.

Here in the USA, the Sony HX-5 is scheduled for a mid March rlease to dealers. So we have not yet seen the camera, nor been able to read any professional reviews. So without those two items it is difficult at best to form a good opinion.

On paper, the specifications of the HX-5 do indeed look impressive. However, as the English like to say, we have to wait for proof of the specifications. For sure, the HX-5, which is scheduled to sell for $(US)350.00, will we a good deal more expensive that the Sony H-20, a very good camera in its own right.

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Old Feb 6, 2010, 1:21 PM   #3
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the hx5 is the swiss army knife of the cameras.
if you just want to take a foto, it does not matter what camera, if you want to dive into creative photography the hx5 is the top dog
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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hmm... i have not deep dived into photography as yet but wanted to learn a few good tricks and I dont want to invest into a DSLR as of now... so was wondering if HX5v could be a lower substitute but good substitute for DSLR...
also, anpther thing i notices was the diff between Carl Zeiss lens in H20 while Sony G lens in Hx5V... I have seen night photography in H20 and was quite impressed with it... dunno whether it was because of CZ lens or some other thing...
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The lenses are very similar in quality. I have a Sony G lens on my HX-1 and it is excellent, producing sharp high quality images.

I do not judge the new HX-5 model to be a DSLR replacement.

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Old Feb 7, 2010, 11:19 PM   #6
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i agree that it wont be a DSLR replacement... but its as close I can get to a DSLR... i may be wrong
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Then, the Sony HX-5 may indeed be the correct answer for you. Personally, I prefer to await the professional reviews to ascertain if the specifications prove to mesh with everyday shooting habits.

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Hi Guys,

Finally i bought H20/B
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