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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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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||2.7 in||3 in||5 in||2.7 in|
|Item Dimensions||1.14 x 4.02 x 2.28 in||0.87 x 3.62 x 2.05 in||2.13 x 1.97 x 0.87 in||2.38 x 4 x 1.63 in||0.87 x 3.75 x 2.14 in||0.91 x 3.66 x 2.05 in|
|Item Weight||6.88 ounces||4.32 ounces||4.48 ounces||0.6 lb||4.4 ounces||4.32 ounces|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16.1 megapixels||18.2 megapixels||20 megapixels||20.1 megapixels||12 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||Full HD 1080i||1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97 fps)||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Viewfinder||None||None||None||flexible LCD||fixed LCD||None|
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.
- 3.0" LCD - 3.0" LCD to preview and review your photos
- 720p MP4 HD Movie Mode - 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
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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 to preview and review your photos.
|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 |
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 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 |
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 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 |
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, 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 (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 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).
|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.
|Includes Sony PMB Portable software2 |
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.
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There are only two minor problems that I found, easily fixable:
1) There is a tiny bit of stretching at the corners of pictures. As an example I took a picture of my girlfriend standing in front of the Eiffel tower. She wanted the entire tower in the picture, so I basically had to take the picture looking straight up (we were at the base). When I tilted the camera so that just her upper body was in the picture, her face stretched. This is due to the fact that the camera has a wide angle lens.
If you want to take pictures and focus on a person's face, it works great! But if there face is the size of a pinky nail and is located in one of the corners of the lcd screen (and therefore the lens) expect stretching. I'm sure most people won't find this to be a problem anyway. To fix my picture I just had my girlfriend get closer to the camera, fixed everything.
2) Night shots aren't the best, but for a point-and-shoot, there pretty damn good. The first ones weren't always clear, so just press the delete button and try again.
Overall, this camera is a steal. The smart camera function works really well and it is a 16 mega pixel camera... for $200! I got it. I love it. Don't second guess yourself! Get this camera!
After comparing the picture quality of photos taken with the Cyber-Shot to similar photos taken with a Nikon D70 (w/18-200 zoom lens), they are of near equal quality. The metering on the Nikon is just slightly better, but with photoshop, that doesn't really matter. Zoom is fantastic and compares to about a 150mm lens on a SLR. The panorama feature is really neat and gives good quality coverage. Having the built in movie feature is great. Photos cannot begin to capture the essence of Zulu dancers.
I'm willing to bet in the future that this camera gets used 5x more than our two Nikon SLR's. I purchased the 16GB high speed memory card and didn't once have to worry about running out of storage. Having a second battery came in handy. Leaving the camera on means that the LCD viewing screen is on and that cuts into battery life. Order a spare battery with the camera (the newer model G battery provides remaining time estimate on the dispaly screen).
In the 1980's I enjoyed photography as a hobby. When my equipment wore out and my vision wasn't good any more I lost interest and gave it up. About 12 years ago I received a hand me down digital camera from a family member who always has to have to best and latest of everything. It was a nice little camera...simple to use; but with my poor vision it wasn't much fun; and I only used it on a rare occaision; but it wasn't for a hobby.
Recently, I was looking for a new camera and, I compared several of the major brands that were priced under $200.00. They sure have come a long way in technology. I was able to narrow my search down to 3 camera's and spent much time weighing the pro's and con's of each. I carefully examined the cameras that were in the running for simplicity, quality, function, etc. It was the large 3-inch screen that finally sold me on the DSC-H70; as well as, the extra features that allow just the right amount of creativity for me at this stage in life.
WOW what a difference! The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H70 is so easy to use. You can actually see what you're taking a picture of and; I have not had any problem with glare or being unable to see what's in the screen when using it out-doors. I'm still learning about all of the extra features; but it was so easy to set up, and I was able to try it out in no time. The instructions could be a bit more thorough and perhaps include a comprehensive index. But the on camera help is good for when you don't have your instruction booklet with you. It is a great camera for the price. Plus their shade of Blue is my favorite color.
Hooray! I don't have to squint or point and guess what's in the photos now.
I do wish the camera came in a box-set with all of the accessorries. If it does, I couldn't find it.
The camera came with a corded strap, a transfer cable, a software disk, one battery and a battery charger.
I was disapointed in the quality of the battery charger...flimsy plastic which looks and feels like it could easily break. I can actually slightly squeeze the sides of the charger...it is not made of solid hard plastic like the ones I had seen before; and it does not have an charging adapter for travel use. The charger did charge the battery without getting either hot. Take note that it does not come with a memory card. It does have enough internal memory for 3 photos.
In conslusion, FOR THE PRICE IT'S A GREAT LITTLE CAMERA! It's not just a point and shoot...it has some extra features that allow you to be creative. ie. self-portrait timer, manual operation mode , automatic mode option, plus many that I haven't played with yet. The extended video option sounds like fun...I'm waiting for my memory card to arrive along with my hard shell camera case that has a memory foam lining so I can start enjoying my new Camera.