SLR-like camera with 12X
The features of the
7.1 Mega Pixel
12X Optical Zoom
Lens / 2X Digital*
3.0 inch LCD Monitor
and Manual Exposure Modes
MPEG Movie Mode
design with a good gripping surface
Light weight (17oz
with batteries) as compared to the heavier SLR cameras.
Needs only 2 AA
*The 2X digital is a cropped
image equivalent to 2X so there is a minimum amount of deterioration in
Another added feature for
those more advance photographers that operate their camera in the Manual
mode is the Jog Dial. This dial which is mounted just below the shutter
button can be used to change the Shutter or Aperture or EV values when
shooting in the manual adjustment modes.
Digiscopers DSC-H5 has the same Single (S AF) and Monitor (M AF) feature with an added Continues (C AF) which adjusts the focus before you press and hold the shutter button halfway down and then continues to adjust the focus even after AF lock is completed. This mode allows shooting of moving subjects with continued focus.
The DSC-H5 also has the same
W1/W5/W7 settings called Smart zoom and Precision zoom. The Smart zoom
enlarges the images digitally up to a maximum of approximately 14X with
almost no distortion (this is not available when the image size is set
to (7M). The Precision zoom enlarges all images up to a maximum of 24x,
but the image quality does deteriorate.
Recommended DSC-H5 Settings when using the LE-Adapter:
Because the Sony DSC-H5 comes with a hood that contains 58mm filter
threads, all you will need to attach the Standard LE-Adapter (Item
#11037) is our 58mm to 52mm step-down ring (Item#15852).
those that require the larger 2Plus LE-Adapter (Item #11237) you
will need the 58mm to 52mm step-down ring as will as our special
52-37mm Step-Down ring (Item#15237).
Its a Fantastic Upgrade
If you are presently a
Sony W1/W5/W7 owner you will want to step up to this new
Sony SLR-like camera with 12X Magnification.
Unlike the W1/W5 or W7, this
camera has an Electronic View Finder (EVF) (a small color LCD with a
magnified lens that functions as an eye level view finder) like a SLR
camera that lets you view what the lens views.
The Mode Dial control is
almost identical to the one on the W1/W5/W7 with the exceptions of an
added Shutter(S) and Aperture (A) preferred mode position and an ISO
position. The Review mode position has been replaced by a separate push
next to the Finder/LCD button.
The Sony DSC-H5 is totally
LE-Adapter compatible in most applications including the use of
microscopes, monoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes.
Whether your interest lies in microscopy, digibirding, or general
photography I think you will find this camera will exceed your
Inventor of the LE-Adapter