Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared Photography Test

We test the Sony H5 digital camera for its ability to take infrared shots when using a Hoya R72 filter
In this test we went out with the Sony H5 and a good tripod, with a Hoya R72 infrared filter.

Sony H5 digital camera
The H5 is certainly capable of taking some very nice IR shots. The IR blocking filter is relatively weak.

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Full sun exposures were around 0.3 second and f2.8 at 80ISO.

Red channel
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Green channel
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Blue channel
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Noise tests:
The following are 100% crops from the center of the image.

80ISO
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

100ISO
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

200ISO
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

400ISO
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

800ISO
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

1000ISO
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Let’s examine the image noise by channel. Below are 100% crops from the center of the image at 400ISO:

Red
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Green
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Blue
Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

So the H5 is a capable infrared camera, provided the sensitivity is kept low.

Below are some more images captured with the H5 and a Hoya R72 filter:

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

Sony H5 Digital Camera Infrared tests

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