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Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 6 to 7 Megapixel

2.8 star rating
                      2.8 / 5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.00

  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution6 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom12x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens36 - 432 mm
    Digital Zoom2x
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Focus Range19.69 in. to Infinity (w) / 35.43 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range0.79 in. to Infinity (w) / 35.43 in. to Infinity (t)
    Focal Length6 - 72 mm
    Camera Resolution6 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2816 x 2112 • 2816 x 1872 • 2048 x 1536 • 1632 x 1224 • 1280 x 960
    Video Resolutions640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 112
    Video Speed30 fps
    Video FormatMPEG
    Aperture Rangef8/f8 (w/t) - f2.8/f3.7 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed30 - 1/1000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1.4 Frames
    Memory TypeMemory Stick Duo • Memory Stick Pro
    Built-in Memory Size32 MB
    Compression ModesFine • Normal
    Compression TypeJPEG • DCF • DPOF
    File Size (High Res.)6 MB (21 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 80 • 1000
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync • Forced On
    ViewfinderOptical (Through-the-lens)
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size2 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution85,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery Type2 x AA Batteries
    Battery Life400 Images
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Built-in SpeakerWith Built-in Speaker
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Width4.44 in.
    Depth3.69 in.
    Height3.25 in.
    Weight0.89 lb.
    Warranty1 Year
    Exterior ColorSilver
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Shoulder Strap • 2 x AA Rechargeable Batteries • Battery Charger • Lens Cap
    Release DateApril, 2006
    Product ID35415518

Product Description

Get closer than ever with the Cybershot DSC-H2 digital camera from Sony. With its incredible 12X optical zoom lens combined with Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization system you can capture stunning long-distance images with minimized blurring, even during longer exposures. It is conversion lens compatible so you can easily add optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses for even greater optical range.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by GeekAustin a Casual

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2010

Strengths:    Takes pictures

Weaknesses:    Shutter Button Pops Off

Bottom Line:   
Do you have a Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 camera? Did your shutter button just POP OFF? Are you mad that your $400 Cybershot is now useless due to their design flaw?

Well jump on in! We're gonna do something about it. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/SonyClassAction

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Office Depot

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by GinaS a Casual

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2009

Weaknesses:    Defective merchandise that makes the camera useless. Company that doesn't care about its customers.

Bottom Line:   
I liked the camera until one day I heard a "ping" and found that the shutter button had popped off while it was sitting on a counter. I had only had it about 18 months and had paid over $400 for it. I am so angry at Sony that I will never buy another of their products. They KNOW it is their design flaw and do not stand behind their products. They wanted $181 to repair it. People who have had theirs repaired reported the next button also fell off.

I will buy Canon. I had a video camera with a defect and they made it easy to get repaired at no cost to the customer.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aitorsunn a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2009

Strengths:    I like the colours in the images, the menus, the lot of modes and options, the 12 x zoom, good performance in any situacion.

Weaknesses:    I don't have any problem with this camera after 23.000 photographs.

Bottom Line:   
I had a sony dsc p-72 (or 82, I'm not sure) and wanted to buy a camera with more options, and more zoom.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   carrefour

Similar Products Used:   Anyone.

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ron Aiello a Casual

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Strengths:    Fairly fast start up, shutter response, and takes AA batteries.

Weaknesses:    Shutter button breaks easily, customer service

Bottom Line:   
Do yourself a favor and do not purchase a Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 camera. The shutter button is designed poorly and will fail. Ours has broken 3 times in the last 18 months of casual use. Twice it popped off when nobody was using it! Researching the internet I found many people with similar stories. Sony obviously knows this camera has a problem but in my experience will not resolve this issue. I would suggest passing this camera up and looking elsewhere.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Similar Products Used:   Several Kodak digital cameras as well as an old but reliable Olympus slr digital camera (first series)

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ydebbiey a Casual

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2008

Strengths:    Very nice pictures, easy to use.

Weaknesses:    Shutter button has fallen off 3x!

Bottom Line:   
I have the Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 and have also experienced the problem with the shutter button. Had it repaired 2x in 2007 and now the button fell off again yesterday for the third time! I love the pics but am very discouraged with the workmanship in this camera. I would not recommend the camera for the simple fact that they obviously have an issue with this - finding lots of other postings online!

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Type of photography:   People

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