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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H70 16.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom G Lens and 3.0-inch LCD (Silver)

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  • 10x zoom in a compact camera body
  • Capture breathtaking images in Sweep Panorama Mode
  • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p)
  • 25mm wide lens; Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Active Mode stabilizes your hand held HD movies
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches ; 6.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B004H8FNEO
  • Item model number: DSCH70
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,565 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 4, 2011

Product Description

Color: Silver

Product Description

Shoot life at its fullest with the compact DSC-H70 Cyber-shot digital camera. Featuring a 10x zoom and 25mm wide angle lens, you'll be able to get closer to your subjects or everyone in the picture, depending on your shooting situation. Capture expansive landscapes with one touch Sweep Panorama or take stunning 720p HD videos. Advanced features including Anti-blink, Soft Skin, Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies make it a breeze to capture amazing people photos. Additionally, this camera has High Sensitivity ISO 3200 for low-light shooting and a large 3.0" LCD to compose, review and share your photos and video.

From the Manufacturer

Sony DSC-H70
Sony DSC-H70
Cyber-shot
Shoot life at its fullest with the Sony DSC-H70. Get closer to your subjects with 10x optical zoom. Capture landscapes with one touch Sweep Panorama, take 720p HD videos, get perfect portraits with Smile Shutter or get everyone in the picture with the 25mm wide angle lens.
Sony DSC-H70 Feature Highlights
3.0-inch LCD
3.0-inch LCD   
3.0-inch LCD to preview and review your photos.
10x Optical Zoom
Compact camera with 10x zoom   
The Sony 10x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take with you in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
Sweep Panorama Mode
Sweep Panorama Mode
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 260 degrees. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
720p MP4 HD Movie Mode5   
In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, which is the format when working with a PC5.  Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac. Once transferred to a computer you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket and YouTube. (Compatible computer with internet capability required)
Optical SteadyShot
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization   
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Active Mode   
Stabilize hand held HD movies with active mode. For recording on the go this feature was designed to minimize motion capturing the video without all of the movement.
Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Intelligent Auto Mode
Intelligent Auto Mode
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode does the thinking, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Kids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party; all result in clear images without leaving auto mode.
Soft Skin Mode   
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Natural Flash   
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
In camera guide    
Take all the guesswork out of photography with the in camera guide. It’s convenient step-by-step instructions lead to a perfect shot.
Smile Shutter Smile Shutter technology
Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. Also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Face Detection technology Face Detection technology
Sony’s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Anti-blink Function
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
TransferJet Technology TransferJet technology   
TransferJet technology, developed by Sony and advanced and promoted by consortium of 18 other companies, allows transfer of up to ten files between two TransferJet enabled devices just by touching their TransferJet logos together, without the hassle of hunting for cables or the complication of pairing6.
High Sensitivity Mode
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to the shooting conditions.
Easy Shooting Mode
With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.
In-Camera Retouching Tools
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions.
Self-Portrait Timer   
Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
PHOTOMUSIC4
PHOTOMUSIC4 combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
Works with iMovie Compatible with PC and MAC Systems   
The Full HD video captured with the DSC-H70 can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software1 for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems.
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.51
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view video and still images on a compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites7.
PMBP Software Includes Sony PMB Portable software  
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.5 (Mac vers. 1.3) software2 the DSC-H70 makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites7 without the need for any additional software or install.
  1. PMB requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 environments not supported. Not supported by Mac OS. 
  2. Uploading directly to the web requires PMB Portable software and USB cable (included), and PC with internet connectivity. Windows XP SP3 64-bit and Starter Edition and Windows Vista Starter Edition environments not supported.
  3. Compatible BRAVIA HDTV, and component cable required for PhotoTV HD viewing. Specifications for BRAVIA HDTV shown vary according to market region.
  4. Four preset music tracks stored in internal memory. Imported music tracks can be up to five minutes long. When using Music Transfer to download music, tracks longer than five minutes will be reduced to five minutes when uploading to the Cyber-shot camera.
  5. Movie recording is limited to 29 minute segments.
  6. TransferJet enabled media (sold separately) and TransferJet technology required in both devices.  Interoperability and compatibility among TransferJet enabled devices may vary.
  7. Requires compatible wireless access point(s). Some features may rely on Internet services.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The picture quality is great and it is very simple to use.
Roy Allen
Once I click on the button to take a shot, it took approximately three seconds for the picture to show up on the screen.
Antony Chow
And it take crisp clear photos in the light and in low light settings.
Morrell Townsen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Adamson on May 21, 2011
Color Name: Red Bundle Verified Purchase
I really like this Sony. I bought it because I needed a portable camera. I use a Canon S10 IS but it is too big to carry around on vacation or casual events. I was wary because the reviews on Amazon were varied but a digital camera review site gave it extremely high marks. After having this camera for 3 weeks, here are the pros and cons:
PROS:
The best auto - mode I have seen anywhere. I took pics in Disney world in daytime and low light conditions, indoor and out, and the pictures came out great with no flash needed...ISO adjusted automatically
Burst mode - press and hold button to take 3 consecutive shots
10x zoom - almost unheard of for a camera this small
Shutter speed is great, yes really. But if you are in auto mode and the setting has changed (daytime to twilight for example) your first shot will be delayed while it changes to the new mode
Portrait mode will recognize up to 8 faces in your picture, great for families or group shots
Sony now has a slot for an SD card in addition to their Memory Stick, this was a big selling point for me
CONS:
Shutter speed for changing modes as above. You can manually set the mode to bypass that.
I have not yet figured out how to stop the preview after a pic. Not sure that is Sony's fault.
No optical viewfinder. They are more rare in small cameras but help when it's sunny out.
This camera takes some practice. Not a lot, but you really do need to look at the online manual to get the best use from it.
MY CONCLUSION:
Overall I am very happy with my purchase. If you want a point and shoot that is easy out of the box, there are better suited cameras out there. If you want a camera that's a few steps up from a basic point and shoot, this one is great if you are willing to take the time to learn how to use it. Once you do, changing the settings is fast and easy.
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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 8, 2011
Color Name: Black
This is my 3rd Sony camera and like the others it takes great pictures. What I mainly like about the camera is the SteadyShot stabilization and the Active mode that is available for videos. Other cameras usually only have an electronic stabilization which doesn't really do anything. Sony's actually physically moves the sensor. Getting up in years, my hands are not as steady as they used to be and at full zoom, taking a picture or video with other cameras at full zoom is very jumpy. Another cool feature is the Sweep Panorama which creates some great shots. Unfortunately the only way I have found to view them in sweep mode is using the included PMB software. Viewing them in a slideshow only gives a static image though. All-in-all, you can't go wrong with this camera.

PRO's - Steadyshot, great pictures. zoom range
CON's - Zoom noise is very prevalent in videos
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Roy Allen on April 14, 2011
Color Name: Black
Bought this camera five days ago. Paid full retail which was around $229.00 and I had to buy a memory card, it did not come with one. The picture quality is great and it is very simple to use. The panorama actually works pretty good and I got it to take a panoramic photo on the 3rd try. The movie quality is outstanding, and again, easy to use. There are some settings I've yet to figure out. To me, it seems like a lot of camera fo the money. Plus, I've not had many problems with Sony products.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By TGV on April 12, 2011
Color Name: Blue
I bought the camera this past weekend, used it at my sons baseball game the pictures came out nice, just wish the zoom was a little bit longer, for having 10x zoom the camera is small and slim, it might not have touch screen and all the other little nice features but it does what a camera should do take nice pictures. I use to use a olypmus 10x zoom and a kodak 10x zoom but this little camera in my opinion takes nicer looking photos and is a lot smaller then those other bulker cameras i use to use, I think this camera is a bang for the buck.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Josie on May 1, 2011
Color Name: Black
I tried several $150.00 cameras. That was my "limit." This one is so much better! I read a professional review that said this camera was really not good enough for action shots involving animals and kids. So untrue! All of the other cameras I have experienced had what I think is called a long shutter lag. You would hit the button and the picture wouldn't snap for another second - you always lost the good shot. It seems to me that this one shoots very quickly. The review said the time between pictures was over 4 seconds. It was fast enough for me, and didn't seem to be 4 seconds at all. I love this camera and am very happy to have spent the extra $40 over what I wanted to spend.
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63 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Veese on August 6, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Really wanted this camera to be as brilliant as it's described but after using it for nearly a month it just wasn't the case. Really fell in love with the panoramic shot feature which originally clinched the purchase beyond all the other high tech aspects of this camera. But the results were mixed and in the end I returned the purchase to Amazon (Thank you Amazon for an excellent return policy!).

I could not compensate for two big photo issues:

1) I kept getting a bit of a "fish-eye" lens effect especially when I was closer to objects. But even when taking a group photo standing 10 or more feet away, the edges of the image slightly curved off to the background while the center was pulled forward. I couldn't understand why this was happening and it became annoying.

2) Camera had a hard time handling bright light or objects with bright colors outside. Other reviews here mention a type of "photoshopping" effect they noticed in their photos or odd diffusion. I now know what they meant. Again, no matter how I messed with the settings, and I messed with them A LOT, the outdoor images in sunlight were somewhat hazy. Say a subject in an outdoor shot wore a bright color shirt...that shirt would generate a "hot spot" in that area of the photo or a hazy glow. I may be describing it poorly but the bottom line is that outdoor photos were not crisp, sharp or all that colorful. If anything I think the colors were dulled or washed out in end results. In some shots it's almost as if I had vasoline on my lens...diffusing everything in the shot, a la how the "The VIEW" is shot.

I've seen people comment here that well, maybe the white balance needed some adjustment.
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