Jun 24, 2005

Sony DSC-H1

The new Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 is the first Sony digital camera to combine a 12x Optical zoom lens with a Super Steady Shot optical image stabiliser, 5.1 effective Megapixel resolution, a large 2.5-inch LCD screen, fast response and full manual exposure control. The Sony DSC-H1 digital camera is packed with innovations. The DSC-H1 captures images to produce a maximum image size of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The CCD's sensitivity begins at 64 ISO and it can also be set to 100, 200 or 400 ISO while the camera is set to the P, A, S or M modes. In addition, an Auto ISO setting is available, used exclusively in all other shooting modes, allowing the camera to adjust the sensitivity freely between 64 and 320 ISO.
Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 digital camera review
Sony Cybershot DSC-H1

Megapixel.net have posted their long-anticipated review of the H1 digicam. Here's what they think-
"The DSC-H1 offers an image quality that can easily be described as ranging from very good to excellent. Helped by the use of ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass in the lens, colours are usually precise, and with the camera set to its default settings, it produces images that are not overly-saturated. For one, some of this precision in colour rendition can be credited to an Auto white balance that is reliable, and which adapts very well to most light sources."

The Good:
* Very good to excellent image quality.
* Effectively stabilized 12X zoom.
* 2.5 inch LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder.
* Powerful flash.
* Full range of photographic modes.
* Good ergonomic design.

The Bad:
* No uncompressed or RAW format.
* Some strong highlights can get burnt out unless negative exposure compensation is used.
* Software lagging in comparison to the quality of the camera, and what other manufacturers provide.

Click to read the full length Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 digital camera review at Megapixel.net