DCRP have published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot H5, a point-and-shoot digital camera with 7.0 megapixel (6.0 mp for H2) CCD sensor, a huge 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36 – 432mm), and 2.5″ LCD screen display.
“Camera performance was above average in most areas. The H5 starts up in an average 2.2 seconds, but once you’re up and running everything is snappy. Focus times are quick, shutter lag was not an issue, and shot-to-shot delays are minimal…Overall the DSC-H5 produced very good quality photos. The photos were well-exposed with pleasing colors and low noise levels considering the resolution of the camera. Sharpness levels were right where I like them — not too sharp, not too soft. My only complaint is that purple fringing levels are higher than I’d expect these days.”