As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms, pro digicams, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H90 and the CyberShot DSC-H300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S95 and the PowerShot G10)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs compact (105×59×34 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3") and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 16 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 30x), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (january 2010 vs february 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
2 years newer
$256

Significant advantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DSC-H90 and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×60×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 222 g vs 200 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
1 year newer
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-HX5

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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8 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 242 g vs 200 g

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the WB150F and DSC-HX5

  • Very small: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 188 g vs 200 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
4 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-HX5

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
3 years newer
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the ZS30 and DSC-HX5

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly larger (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)), is older (january 2010 vs february 2011) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DSC-HX5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and DSC-HX5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
similar age
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 and DSC-HX5

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and DSC-HX5

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1
5 months older
$457

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX1 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX1 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX1 and DSC-HX5

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.2 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.8").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2010 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
4 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-HX5

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 200 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
6 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 541 g vs 200 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 200 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 544 g vs 200 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
2 years older
$640

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 200 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.31x4.21mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9 MP vs 20 MP) and is older (january 2010 vs august 2010).

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
7 months newer
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S95 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
1 year older
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the G10 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.31x4.21mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a built-in GPS and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 200 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
3 years newer
$573 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NEX-3N and DSC-HX5

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 200 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a built-in GPS and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,152k dots), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×29 mm) vs super compact (92×52×22 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (200 g vs 146 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX5 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the 300 HS and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
3 years newer
$241

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 200 g

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S2700 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Samsung CL65

Samsung CL65
1 year older
$416

Significant advantages of the CL65 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 230k dots
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the CL65 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the CL65 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100
2 years older
$636

Significant advantages of the DSC-T100 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T100 (vs the DSC-HX5)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-T100 and DSC-HX5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens