Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Digital Camera (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Digital Camera (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 8.1 Megapixels
  • 10x Zoom Lens
  • 2.5" LCD Screen
  • Super SteadyShot
  • Advanced Sports Mode
  • Face Detection-2
  • High Sensitivity
  • D-Range Optimization
  • MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
  • HD Output
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Sony DSC-H3 overview

  • 1Description

The full-featured Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Digital Camera delivers spectacular photo clarity and a compact body design. With it's 10x optical zoom, 8.1 megapixel resolution and a top-quality Carl Zeiss lens, the DSC-H3 packs more photo opportunities in a small size. The camera is equipped with the Sony Double Anti-Blur Solution which combines Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization with High Sensitivity (ISO 3200) for crisp imaging in low light. The Advanced Sports Mode catches fast action, and the Face Detection system can identify up to eight faces in a picture, so everyone will look their best. Furthermore, the camera has the option to provide HD Output (with an optional accessory - sold separately) for spectacular photo viewing on your Sony BRAVIA and other compatible HDTV screens.

8.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
The advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD of the DSC-H3 provides 8.1 megapixels of resolution for images with detail and definition to make big prints or crop in tight on your subject. Furthermore, The Super HAD CCD allows more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.
Carl Zeiss10X Zoom Lens
The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens provides a 10x optical zoom to bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots quickly for better composition. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a Smart Zoom feature that intelligently "crops into" the central portion of your photo, providing up to an additional 51x zoom at VGA resolution while avoiding the image degradation common with digital zoom. There is also a traditional 2x digital zoom to quickly pick up even the smallest detail of your subject.
Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
Sony's Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization uses optical sensors to detect camera movement and send correcting signals to a stabilization lens to minimizes blur caused by shaky hands, and allows even ultra-long-distance digital photos to capture more detail with less camera shake distortion.
Sleek Compact Body
Sony radically redesigned the positioning of key camera components to fit a powerful 10X Optical zoom capability into a compact design that's easy to carry anywhere. The grip fits firmly into your hand, and the lens ring adds a high-performance feel
Advanced Sports Mode
The DSC-H3 includes a sports shooting mode that combines high shutter speed with intelligent continuous AF that responds more quickly to rapid motion to catch the perfect moment in sports, children's games, pet tricks and more.
Face Detection-2
The Face Detection-2 system incorporated into the camera recognizes up to 8 faces in a photo and automatically controls focus, exposure, color and flash to reveal faces in shadow, make skin tones look more natural and eliminate harsh facial glare.
Manual Exposure Modes
For more creative freedom, a simple wheel-dial control lets you quickly change camera settings in manual modes (shutter speed priority, aperture priority, or manual exposure) and also control ISO sensitivity, focus area, and exposure value. In play mode, the wheel dial provides a quick way to view your next or previous shot.
Long-Distance Flash
The powerful built-in flash provides illumination sufficient to light up a subject over 23' from your camera, with precise light control and the ability to adjust the flash for both front and rear sync when shooting at low-speed sync setting. Plus Auto Daylight Synchro provides effective fill-in flash illumination for backlit subjects, and Macro Flash lets you take ultra-close-up shots with optimal exposure and minimal "whiteout" effect.
High Sensitivity Mode
The high sensitivity mode (ISO 3200) lets you shoot effectively in low light without flash to preserve the mood, helps to minimize blur, and brightens your images. Additionally, the Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) system will take care of the picture noise that can ruin low-light shots.
9-Point Auto Focus
The DSC-H3 can measure auto-focus precision at 9 points on your screen giving you greater creative freedom to compose your image, with the ability to place your subject off-center in the frame.
D-Range Optimization
Powered by the exclusive Sony Bionz high-speed processing engine, D-range optimization preserves image data in bright highlights and reveals more detail in shadows or backlit areas to provide great results even in difficult lighting conditions.
MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode
The DSC-H3 lets you capture VGA (640 x 480) video clips with sound at high frame rate of up to 30 frames per second, with the clip length limited only by the capacity of your media.
Large 2.5" LCD Screen
Use the large, bright LCD screen for composing shots, checking results and sharing your photos on location. Plus the simple camera menus and a simple Function Guide that displays menu information makes it easier for beginners to learn and use the cameras features.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The DSC-H3 has 31MB of built-in memory allowing you to capture images without a memory card. However, the camera also has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately), that can support capacities of up to 8GB to store literally thousands of images.
HD Output and HD Slide Show
Present your pictures on a compatible HDTV screen thanks to direct HD (high definition) output (requires an optional adapter) - now you can view your still photos with spectacular HD clarity and detail. Furthermore, the HD Slide Show feature means that you can watch your photos come alive, accompanied by your choice of visual effects and any of four preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite MP3 tunes.
In-Camera Retouching and Red-Eye Reduction
The DSC-H3 has a range of in-camera editing effects available to customize your images. Built in image effects include a soft edge filter to soften backgrounds, a cross filter to place starry "dazzles" at highlight points, a partial color filter to mute surrounding colors and a fish-eye filter to create interesting results. There is also a built-in red-eye reduction feature that reduces irritating "glowing eyes" that can ruin even the most creative photos.
Stamina Battery Power
The included rechargeable NP-BG1 Lithium Ion Battery provides sufficient power to capture up to 300 shots on a full charge. That's enough power to cover a long weekend or a whole vacation without needing to recharge.
Includes Picture Motion Browser Software
The supplied Picture Motion Browser software makes it easy to upload, organize and search photos on your PC, and provides a convenient map view function to sort photos by location and display their origin on a world map by using an optional GPS unit.
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3, 8.1 Megapixel, 10x Optical/2x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)
  • NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-CSG Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Multi Connector Cable (USB & AV)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Adaptor Ring
  • Software CD-ROM (Picture Motion Browser 2.0 + USB Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Sony U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony DSC-H3 specs

    Camera Type Ultra-Zoom Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.5" 8.3 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
    Effective Resolution 8.1 million pixels
    Color Depth 14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion
    24-Bit RGB Out
    Color Modes Natural, Sepia, Vivid, Black & White
    Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
    Recorded Resolution 3264 x 2448
    3264 x 2176 (3:2)
    2592 x 1944
    2048 x 1536
    1920 x 1080 (16:9)
    640 x 480
    Video Recording MPEG Movie Mode with Audio
    MPEG VX Fine (640 X 480 @ 30 fps)
    MPEG VX Standard (640 X 480 @ 16.6 fps)
    Presentation Mode (320x240 @ 8.3 fps)
    Clip Length limited only by available Memory
    MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO Duo media
    Audio Recording Yes
    Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar (10 Elements in 9 Groups with 1 Aspheric Element)
    Optical Zoom 10x (Up to 51x Smart Zoom at VGA Resolution)
    Lens Focal Length 6.3mm - 63mm (38mm - 380mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 2x
    Minimum Focus Distance 0.8" (2cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5-4.4
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 58mm (Sony Acessory Lenses only)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL-AF with AF Illuminator
    Focus Modes 9 Area Multi-Point AF, Monitoring AF, Flexible Spot AF, Face Detection AF
    Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
    Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - infinity wide
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
    Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Speed 30 - 1/2000 second
    Aperture Range f/3.5-4.4 - f/10.0
    Exposure Metering Multi-Pattern Measuring, Center Weighted, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Increments), Exposure Bracketing
    White Balance Modes Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash
    Scene Modes Advanced Sports Shooting, Beach, Fireworks, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Synch, Red-eye Reduction)
    Effective Flash Range Up to 23' (7.0m)
    External Flash Connection No
    External Flash Control Not Applicable
    Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Lag 0.05 second
    Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Burst Capability 2.2 fps up to 100 frames at all resolutions
    Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp No
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory 31MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Memory Stick DUO
    Memory Stick PRO DUO
    Memory Stick PRO DUO (High Speed)
    Memory Stick PRO HG DUO
    Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery Type NP-BG1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter No
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) via Mutli-Use Connector
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control No
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL) via Mutli-Use Connector
    1080i HD (with optional accessory)
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, Me, XP
    Apple Macintosh OS 9.1 & 9.2; OS X (10.0-10.4)
    Viewfinder No
    LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (115,000 pixels)
    Language Options English, Spanish, French
    Playback Options Single Image, Slide show, HD Slide Show with Music, DPOF Functions, resize, Rotate, Adjust Saturation/Contrast, Histogram Display, D-Range Optimization, In-Camera Retouching, In-Camera Red-Eye Reduction, Video Playback, Video Edit Functions
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.2 x 2.7 x 1.9" (106 x 69 x 48mm)
    Weight 9.3 oz (264g) without battery

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