20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

This seems to be a design flaw on the T series. Literally thousands of T series owners have had this problem at some time or the other on their "well-used" camera.
This sounds harsh, and maybe even dangerous, but it's not : use a rubber mallet, or better still, smack the bottom of the camera on smooth hard surface. it fixed my problem.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Oct 29, 2018

It is worth checking your home contents insurance, as cameras, phones etc are normally covered under that type of policy.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Nov 21, 2017

In today's cameras on off button only give a pulse to processor to switch on.actually camera is on all time technically.only screen is off.Your problem may be flex connection to main board has failed. The group connector for on off, click, Tele, wide, all together forms one connector. Whole part to be replaced by camera technician to save your camera.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Oct 01, 2017

It is a common problem on this model. You need to replace the control assembly to fix the problem. Here is a link to show you how to replace the assembly and where to get the part.

How to replace the shutter button on SONY CyberShot DSC-H5 digital camera

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Why would you do that? If the camera is not working perfect, you won't be able to put in any firmware. Updates only can be done when the camera is working perfect. Updates only try to change little flaws i the camera. Most of the time only the professional camera and camera's with interchangeable lenses get updates, to make lens corrections possible. For the H5 Sony never released a firmware update.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Aug 30, 2014

While viewing the picture, press cursor-up/down to cycle through the different views.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on May 25, 2014

This can happen when you use a battery that is almost without charge. Please remove the battery and charge it, before placing it back. Then be careful not to touch the lens, till the camera has a chance to retract it. After you place the battery the lens should retract. If the battery is really charged. You should not think it is charged, because you had it on the charger till the light indicated battery full. There is also a chance you stopped the lens while it was coming out. A sensor detected this. To avoid damage to the lens construction, the camera switched off automatically. Also remove the battery and after a few seconds replace the battery and switch on the camera. Careful you don't touch the lens again.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Dec 27, 2013

Possible censor fault but it could be worse if the flash was not working at all.

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Apr 20, 2013

Hi Noel, This is not good news unless you are the owner of the local camera shop !! Do you get my drift ???Good luck.Russell

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Jan 25, 2013

I had this same problem with my sony dsc-h5 camera and just "put up with it" for over a year. I saw several sites that had links to purchase a new part to fix the probmlem, but the part costs around $70.00 and it is prone to fail again due to the fact that there is a design flaw in the actual part. Then I ran across this site that had loads of photos and very clear instructions (although the english translation was a little rough, but still very clear) on how to fix the actual part that has failed so that it won't fail again.
If you have a little nerve and some patience, go to this site and follow the instructions. I did and am not sorry at all!

Sony Cyber-shot... • Answered on Sep 10, 2012

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