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Sony Handycam HDR-TG5V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-TG5V. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The size and design also get good feedback. Many are negative about the memory and price, and views are divided on the zoom.

usability, design, size, image quality, portability

price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-TG5V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-TG5V from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and size. The image quality and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom, and the memory and price get negative views.

usability, design, image quality, size, portability

price, memory

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder with Built-in GPS Receiver and 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder with Built-in GPS Receiver and 10x Optical Zoom

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):10.92
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Video recording time:1.83


3D: No
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 507
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.3
Auto Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Wireless Connection: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PMB Ver.4.2.00
Cables included:AV, Component, USB

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/1000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Flash memory:16


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto