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Sony Cybershot DSC-H55 Above 10 Megapixel
Product DescriptionMake moments last forever with the compact DSC-H55 Cyber-shot digital camera. Not only can you easily capture awe-inspiring landscapes with Sweep Panorama mode, you can instantly review them on a beautiful 3" (diag.) screen. The wide angle 10x optical zoom lens is perfect for tight close-ups and 14.1-megapixel clarity allows for stunningly sharp images. Prepare to be impressed. Series Highlights: 14.1 megapixels, 3.0" LCD, 10x optical zoom, Sweep Panorama Mode, Optical SteadyShot, iAUTO mode, 720p MP HD Movie Mode, Self Portrait Timer
Submitted by tazdevil a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: September 4, 2012
Strengths: rugged camera, hd video format, large zoom, easy to use , good quality pictures
Weaknesses: if you play with it a lot, review, zoom in switch modes it can eat your battery
The Sony DSC-H55 is a 14mp wide angle 10x zoom camera with a li-ion battery and charger. i bought mine second hand , which is great because you get a very nice camera for a price you buy a new thin stylish toy. This is not a toy, it makes great pictures escpecialy in bright light .
In a lot reviews they say it is slow from shot to shot , that depends partialy on the speed of the card a class 4 card is minimun i recomend a class 10 hi speed card , makes writing the large files easy to the card
Is it perfect ? no it is a good camera but the aperture (fstop) value of the lens dedicates that it strengths lie outdoors the Maximum aperture is F3.5 - F5.5 . for real low light you need f2.8 but then the price tag is different and higher .
the iso range is Auto, 80,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 where i woul not recommend using 1600 -3200 iso because of the grainyness of the picture .
The lens used is a 25 – 250 mm (10×) (35mm) Sony G lens , i have turned of digital zoom because it deteriorates the image quality very badly.
the images it makes a bright and colourfull , the antishake does it;s job fair , for real handheld zoom shots you need a steady hand or mini tripod
it has several modes, like the auto mode, ease mode , scene mode , movie mode and sweep panorama and the programed auto and manual mode
the 3" screen gives you a fair indication of the Image quality like most compacts it is stuck at 230.000 pixels . it uses a live view system there is no optical viewfinder. you can use grid lines on the display to prevent images from being not straigtht horizontally or vertical i got a bag for free to protect it from dust and to transport the camera well
overall i am happy with it , the sweeppanorama is unique and easy to use
the scene modes are nice but that is just it . for real control use the M mode , but i mostly use the auto or easy fucntion
Price Paid: $80.00
Purchased At: second hand pawn sho
Type of photography: Other