Why Sony? Because for superb digital imaging with greater creative freedom and enhanced convenience features, Sony technology keeps on raising the bar--with innovations the Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization system that enables the DSC-H2 Cybershot camera to capture amazingly sharp, highly detailed long-distance photos even at full 12x optical zoom. With comfortable, user-friendly design and many other hi-tech features and performance advantages, the DSC-H2 provides quality, simplicity, and convenience that photo enthusiasts and serious amateurs count on when they choose Sony.
Carl Zeiss 12x Optical Zoom Lens
For sharp, high-contrast images that take advantage of the DSC-H2's CCD capabilities, a top-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens design with 12x optical zoom lens provides finely detailed images of distant subjects--with 24x digital zoom for dramatic closeups of your subject.
Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
Other image stabilization systems crop in to compensate for "camera shake"--but with the Super SteadyShot system, optical sensors detect camera movement and send correcting signals to a stabilization lens that allows even ultra-long-distance digital photos to capture more detail with less camera shake distortion.
6.0-Megapixel Super HAD CCD
More megapixels allow you to edit, crop, and make big prints while preserving greater image detail. Sony's advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD design allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
High Sensitivity Mode
A new High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1000) lets you shoot without flash for more natural results in low-light conditions and shoot at higher shutter speed to minimize blur from unsteady hands or fast-moving subjects--and Sony's original Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) image processing technology helps suppress the color noise that can accompany high-sensitivity shooting.
2.0-Inch LCD Screen
You can easily compose shots, check results, and read camera menus even in bright sunlight--and a one-touch "Play" button makes viewing your photos quick and simple.
Simple Camera Setup Features
The DSC-H2 allows you to set Color Mode (Standard, Vivid, Natural, Sepia, or Monochrome), adjust image brightness with one-touch simplicity (including EV compensation for shooting into the sun or on cloudy days), and select the image size that's best for the print size you want and the remaining capacity of your camera's 32 MB internal memory or optional Memory Stick Duo media.
Function Guide Text/Icon Display
On-screen, a simple Function Guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust color sensitivity, brightness, and image size for great shots in a wide range of situations. You'll also have quick reference to camera functions like flash, macro, and self-timer settings.
Creative Manual Exposure Modes
For more creative freedom, the DSC-H2 lets you adjust shutter speed to freeze the action or shoot with long time exposures--and control depth of field with aperture adjustment to concentrate on the foreground or capture "deep-focus" background.
Manual Focus with MF Peaking
In manual focus mode, the 2.0-inch LCD screen of the DSC-H2 highlights an outline of the shooting subject in color so it's easier to make adjustments. Why focus manually? To concentrate on an off-center subject, one face in a crowd, or an unexpected creative choice in a complex scene.
Capture Images In-Camera
With 32 MB Internal Memory, the DSC-H2 allows you to capture shots in-camera for later transfer to PC or Memory Stick media--so even if you forget your flash memory card, you can always get the shot.
52x Smart Zoom Feature
Sony's Smart Zoom feature gives you an amazing ultra-closeup crop on the central portion of interest in your photo while avoiding the image degradation of other digital zooms.
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
The DSC-H2 can capture VGA (640 x 480) audio-video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second)--and new Optical Zoom for Movie provides high-ratio zooming for sports and long-distance subjects and allows you to adjust zoom while taking action shots.
Memory Stick Duo Media
The DSC-H2 has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo or higher-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo media--the ultra-compact media for shooting, storing, and sharing your photo images.
Get closer than ever with the Cyber-shot(R) DSC-H2 digital camera from Sony. With its incredible 12X optical zoom lens combined with Super SteadyShot(R) optical image stabilization system you can capture stunning long-distance images with minimized blurring, even during longer exposures. Add optional telephoto and wide-angle lens accessories for even greater optical range. Filter Diameter - 58mm (with supplied Adapter Ring) Lens Focal Length - 6 - 72mm or 35mm Equivalent - 36 - 432mm Focus - 3 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Flexible Spot AF, Manual / Minimum Focus Distance - 19.7 (50cm) Normal, 0.74 (2cm) Macro Shutter Speed - 1/4 - 1/2000 sec. (Auto), 1 - 1/2000 sec. (Program Auto), 46-step 30 sec - 1/1000 sec. (Shutter Priority, Manual) Aperture Range - f2.8-8.0 (W), f3.7-8.0 (T), 10-step f2.8-8.0 (Aperture Priority, Manual) Internal Multimode Electronic-Flash Effective Range - ISO Auto - 1' to 29' 3 (0.3-9.0m)(W), ISO 1000 - 2' 11 to 52' (0.9 -16m) (W) Optical Viewfinder - 0.2 LCD, 201K pixels / 2 Color TFT LCD Screen Burst Mode - 7 Shots at 1.3 fps (6MP JPEG fine), 100 Shots VGA at 1.4 fps (JPEG std.) Power Save Mode - Yes (after 3 min. of inactivity) White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Manual Color Mode(s) - Natural, Vivid, Sepia, Black & White Still Image Modes - JPEG (Fine/Standard), Burst, Multi-Burst ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000 Scene Modes - Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, High-speed shutter, High Sensitivity Self-Timer - Yes, 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds, Off MPEG Movie Mode - MPEG VX Fine (640 X 480, 30 fps) Unit Dimensions - 4-7/16 x 3-1/4 x 3-11/16 (113.2 x 83 x 94 mm) / Weight - 14.2 oz (389 g) Body; 1 lb, 3.7 oz. (537 g) including Battery and optional Memory Stick(R) DUO Media