Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 early review: Camera with a sense of direction
You'll never be lost with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5, a compact camera with GPS and a compass
You always know where you are with Sony -- at least you will with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5. It's a 10.1-megapixel compact camera that packs GPS and a compass, as well as shooting high-definition video.
The HX5 packs a 25mm wide-angle lens, equivalent to a 35mm camera. It also includes image stabilisation and an automatic self-portrait mode. Meanwhile, Sony continues to embrace the SD card, with the HX5 supporting Sony's own Memory Stick and SD cards.
We gave the HX5 a run round the block at camera show Focus on Imaging this week. Click 'Continue' to see GPS, compass and panorama mode in perfect harmony. We'll even tell you the price.
GPS adds an extra dimension to Sony's sweep panorama feature, which allows you to press the shutter and move the camera, capturing an extra-wide photo in one movement. You can then use GPS to attach the panoramic picture to a location on maps such as Google Maps or Flickr.