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.
The H5 is certainly capable of taking some very nice IR shots. The IR blocking filter is relatively weak.
Full sun exposures were around 0.3 second and f2.8 at 80ISO.
The following are 100% crops from the center of the image.
Let’s examine the image noise by channel. Below are 100% crops from the center of the image at 400ISO:
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: