Cyber-shot® digital still camera
With professional black styling, Carl Zeiss® 12X Optical zoom lens design and Sony’s Super SteadyShot® Optical Image
Stabilization system, the DSC-H5 makes distant subjects amazingly sharp -- and provides 7.2 megapixels for cropping
and big prints. High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1000) allows natural shots in low light even without flash -- and a giant 3.0”
1 LCD screen with Function Guide helps you set up great shots more easily.
7.2 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
Higher megapixels gives you more detail
and definition for large prints and
cropping in on your subject. Sony’s
advanced Super HAD (Hole
Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows
more light to pass to each pixel,
increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Carl Zeiss® 12X Optical/2X Digital
Zoom/24X Total Zoom
12X Optical Zoom helps the DSC-H5
bring distant subjects closer and lets you
frame shots for better composition;
Sony’s precision 2X Digital Zoom
provides an additional 2X magnification
to zoom in close without jagged edges.
57X Smart Zoom™ Feature 4
Sony's Smart Zoom feature lets you
magnify your subject beyond the 12x
optical zoom - to 16x (5MP), 18x (3MP),
even 57x (VGA). By intelligently cropping
into the central portion of the scene, it
avoids the image distortion of other digital
Super SteadyShot® Optical Image
Super SteadyShot® Optical Image
Stabilization fights motion blur, even
during longer exposures at full zoom.
Flexible Exposure Modes
Choose Auto or Program Auto for
convenience, or get creative with
Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority
modes. Manual Exposure Mode
provides extended control with 46step adjustable Shutter speed (30 1/1000 sec.), and Aperture control
(F2.8 - F8.0).
Large 3.0” 1 Clear Photo LCD Plus
The DSC-H5 has a bright 3.0” screen
with Sony’s Clear Photo LCD Plus
technology for bright high contrast
viewing -- with a one touch “ Play”
button that makes it quick and easy to
view your photos.
Simple Controls, Function Guide
User-friendly controls and simple onscreen Function Guide text/icon
display help you set up camera
functions -- and you’ll have greater
creative freedom to adjust color mode
(including “ Natural” for subtle colors
and “ Rich” for more intense colors),
sensitivity, brightness and image size.
High Sensitivity Mode
A new High Sensitivity Mode (ISO
1000) allows you to shoot with great
results in low-light conditions -- and
Sony’s original Clear RAW NR™
(Noise Reduction) image processing
technology helps suppress the color
noise that can accompany highsensitivity shooting.
Stamina® Battery Power
With its powerful Nickel Metal Hydride
(NiMH) rechargeable batteries, the DSCH5 can capture up to 3403 images per
charge -- enough for a week of shooting.
The compact BC-CS2 Battery Charger
is also supplied for battery recharging on
the go.
Capture Images In-Camera
With 32 MB2 Internal Memory, the DSCH5 allows you to shoot without a flash
memory card --then transfer your
images to optional Memory Stick™ Duo
media, upload to your computer or
make prints on your digital printer.
Memory Stick Duo™ Media
The DSC-H5 has a built-in slot for
optional Memory Stick Duo™ or highercapacity Memory Stick PRO Duo™
media -- the ultra compact media for
shooting, storing and sharing your photo
Cyber-shot® digital still camera
Megapixel: 7.2 MP
Imaging Device: 1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD
Recording Media: 32MB1 internal Flash
Memory, optional Memory Stick® DUO
Media, optional Memory Stick DUO
PRO™ Media
White Balance: Automatic, Cloudy,
Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent,
Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds,
Memory Stick PRO™ Media
Compatibility: Tested to support up to
2GB Memory Stick DUO PROTM media
capacity; does not support Access
Control security function.
Still Image Mode(s): Burst, JPEG
(Fine/Standard), Multi-Burst
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off all
Movie Mode(s): MPEG VX Fine with Audio
(640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine
requires Memory Stick DUO PRO™
media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio
(640x480 at 16fps), Video Mail with Audio
(160x112 at 8fps).
Burst Mode: 5 Shots at 1.1 fps (7.2MP
JPEG fine), 100 Shots VGA at 1.4 fps
(JPEG std.)
Power Save Mode: Yes (after approx. 3
min. of inactivity)
Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
Date/Time Stamp: No/ No
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
Scene Mode(s): Twilight, Twilight Portrait,
Portrait, Landscape, Beach, High-speed
shutter, High Sensitivity
Color Mode(s): Black & White, Natural,
Rich, Sepia
Inputs and Outputs
Accessory Terminal: N/A
Audio/Video Output(s): Yes
USB Port(s): Yes (Supports USB 2.05 )
LCD: 3.0"2 (115K Pixels TFT LCD Screen)
Viewfinder: 0.2" 201k LCD, TTL EVF
Lens Construction: 11 Elements in 9
Groups, 1 Aspheric Elements
Microphone/Speaker: Yes/ Yes
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Docking Station: N/A
Operating Conditions
Flash Effective Range: ISO Auto: 1’ to 29’
3" (0.3-9.0m)(W), ISO 1000: 2’ 11” to
52’ (0.9 -16m) (W)
Flash Mode(s): Auto, Forced On, Forced
Off, Slow Synch, Daylight Fill
Total Zoom: 24X
Optical Zoom: 12X
Digital Zoom: 0-2.0X (Precision)
Smart Zoom® Technology: Up to 14X
(5MP), 18X (3MP), 22X (2MP), 57X (VGA
35mm Equivalent: 36 - 432 mm
Aperture Range: f2.8-8.0 (W), f3.7-8.0 (T),
10-step f2.8-8.0 (Aperture Priority,
Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV
Step Increments
Focal Distance: 4-3/4" (12 cm) (W), 193/4" (50cm) (T)
Focal Length: 6 - 72 mm
Focus: 3 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF,
Flexible Spot AF, Manual
ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Shutter Speed: 1/4 - 1/2000 sec. (Auto), 1
- 1/2000 sec. (Program Auto), 46-step
30 sec ? 1/1000 sec. (Shutter Priority,
Filter Diameter: 58mm (with supplied
Adapter Ring)
Macro Mode: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7" (50cm)
Normal, 0.74" (2cm) Macro
Battery Type: AA Nickel Metal-Hydride x2
Battery Capacity: 1.2V, 2100 mAh
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Supplied Software: Cyber-shot® Viewer
Vers 1.0 + USB Driver, (Windows®)
Operating System Compatibility:
Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP
Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS
9.1/9.2/OS X (10.0-10.4)
Weight: 14.9 oz (406 g) Body; 1 lb, 4. 3 oz.
(554 g) including Battery and optional
Memory Stick® DUO Media
Measurements: 4 7/16" x 3 1/4" x 3
11/16" (113.2 x 83 x 94 mm)
Supplied Accessories
AA NiMH Battery x2
BC-CS2 Battery Charger
Lens hood w/adaptor ring
Lens cap w/strap
AV and USB Cables
Shoulder Strap
Software CD-ROM
Note: No Memory Stick® DUO media or
adapters are included.
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable NiMH Batteries (2pk) (NHAA-2DB)
AC Power adaptor (AC-LS5K)
Soft Carrying Case (LCS-HA)
Soft Carrying Case (LCJ-HC)
Wide Angle Conversion Lens (VCL-DH0758)
Telephoto Conversion Lens (VCL-DH1758)
Close-up Conversion Lens (VCL-M3358)
Polarizing Filter Kit (VF-58CPKS)
Neutral Density Filter Kit (VF-58M)
Ring Light (HVL-RLA)
Lightweight Tripod (VCT-1500L)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-256S)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-512S)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-1GST)
Memory Stick Duo PRO™ (MSX-2GS)
Memory Stick Duo USB Adptr (MSACUS40)
Color: Black, Silver
UPC Code: 027242679481
1: Viewable area, measured diagonally
2: A portion of the memory is used for data management purposes; approx. 30 MB will be available for image
3: Under average conditions; when fully charged, actual results may vary based on camera settings and
conditions of use.
4: Smart Zoom® feature will not work at highest resolution setting.
5: Not all products with USB connectors may communicate with each other due to chip-set variations
Sony, Cyber-shot, Handycam, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, , Super HAD, Clear
RAW, Smart Zoom, Stamina, Trinitron and Walkman are trademarks of Sony. All other trademarks are
trademarks of their respective owners.
Please visit the Dealer Network for more information at
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego, CA 92127 • 1-800-222-7669 • www.sony.com
Last Updated: 02/22/2006
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