Sony DSC-H20 Cyber-shot Digital Camera

Sony DSC-H20 Cyber-shot Digital Camera

Sony DSC-H20 Cyber-shot Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 10.1 Megapixel
  • 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Zoom Lens (38-380mm)
  • 3" LCD Display
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection with Smile Shutter
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • iAuto Mode
  • In-Camera Retouching
  • 720p HD Video Recording
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Sony DSC-H20 Overview

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The DSC-H20 Cyber-shot Digital Camera from Sony is a compact digital camera with a powerful 10x zoom lens. Delivering a field of view equivalent to 38-380mm, the Zeiss lens retracts into the camera's body when it is not in use.

The innovative Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode helps you to take clearer, sharper photographs. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization works to reduce camera blur caused by shaking hands. iAuto also leverages the camera's Intelligent Scene Recognition and Face Detection capabilities.

You'll be able to record 720p HD movies in MPEG-4 format. The camera can capture uninterrupted clips of up to 29 minutes in length, approximately 2GB in size. You'll be able to play this clips on your TV via the camera's 1080i output.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens features a 38-380mm field of view, with a maximum aperture of f/3.5 at the wide end
The camera features a high-resolution 10.1 megapixel sensor, allowing you to create large prints of your favorite photographs
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode adjusts to scene conditions and lighting to enhance natural skin tones and reduce image blur
Face Detection features Selected Face Memory, which allows you to optimize focus and exposure for a specific person
Features Anti-blink, Red-eye Reduction, and Smile Shutter to ensure that eyes are open, pupils are black, and people look happy in your photos
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization features a shifting lens element that helps to compensate for the shaking of your hand, helping to reduce camera blur for clearer pictures
Dynamic Range Optimizer system adjusts exposure and contrast settings to produce more natural images
9-point autofocus system allows the camera to focus on objects that are not in the center of the frame, allowing for more dynamic image composition
In-camera retouching gives you the tools to edit images in camera: trim and crop, remove red eye, add soft focus effects, create a fisheye effect, and other options are available
Records HD video in 720p resolution with advanced MPEG-4 compression
In the Box
Sony DSC-H20 Cyber-shot Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-BG1)
  • Battery Charger (BC-CSGB)
  • Multi Connector Cable (USB, AV)
  • Lens Cap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony DSC-H20 Specs

    Camera Type Point & Shoot
    Resolution 10.1MP
    Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD
    Bit Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer
    File Formats JPEG
    File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Spaces Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot
    Crop Factor Not Applicable
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 6.3-63mm f/3.5-4.4 (38-380mm equivalent in 35mm format)
    Zoom 10x
    Lens Mount Fixed
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount None
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
    Shutter Speeds Auto (2"-1/2000), Program Auto (1"-1/2000), Manual (30"-1/2000)
    Metering Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Exposure Modes Intelligent Auto, Easy Shooting, Program Auto, Manual Exposure, Movie (Auto Adjustment, High Sensitivity), Scenes (High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet)
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting), Incandescent, Flash, One Push Set
    Mirror Lock-Up Not Applicable
    Burst Capability 100 shots at 1.8fps
    Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
    Interval Recording None
    Remote Control None
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range ISO Auto: 0.2-7 m (0.66-23') (Wide); 0.9-5.5 m (2.95-18.') (Tele)
    ISO 3200: ≤14 m (45.9') (Wide); ≤11.1 m (36.4') (Tele)
    External Flash Connection None
    Dedicated Flash System None
    Max Sync Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Built-in Memory 11MB
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
    Still Images per GB Not Specified by Manufacturer
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Video Resolution 1280 x 720 (Fine) (30fps, Progressive); 1280 x 720 (Standard) (30fps, Progressive), VGA (640 x 480, 30fps, Progressive)
    Video Clip Length 29 minutes
    Audio Recording Yes
    Viewfinder Type None
    Viewfinder Coverage Not Applicable
    Display 3" Clear Photo LCD Plus (230,400 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V via Multi-Use Connector
    System & Software Requirements Operating System: Windows 2000, XP; Mac OS 9.1, 9.2; Mac OS X 10.1-10.5
    Supplied software (Picture Motion Browser 4.2.02 and USB Driver) are only supported by Windows operating systems
    Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weatherproofing None
    Durability None
    Battery Type InfoLITHIUM G Type (3.6V)
    Power Adapter None
    Dimensions 4.25 x 2.75 x 1.9" (10.7 x 6.9 x 4.7cm)
    Weight 0.61 lb (0.28kg) with battery and Memory Stick media

    Sony DSC-H20 Reviews

    DSC-H20 Cyber-shot Digital Camera is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Good After several years of using digital SLRs, I'm usually very skeptical of compacts or point-and-shoot cameras. Most of them are too automatic for my tastes. But this Sony has a surprising amount of customization available, and quite a few manual controls, especially in Manual and Program modes. Even when using full auto-settings, the camera focused quickly, taking a shot with little of the usual delay. And I didn't believe the smile detection would be effective until I actually tried it. Wow. This camera takes compacts to another level.
    Date published: 2009-06-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A cemera it is easy to use image stabilization works very well. Image quality is very good, in normal operation or macro. However, the auto-focus seems do not work very well, even the object has good contrast and it is bright enough. Another noticeable issue is the long interval between each shot when in non-burst mode. Still a good choice in this price level
    Date published: 2009-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Takes great shots! I spent lots of time researching a camera after my older compact digital camera broke. Being a mom of 2 active young boys, I was looking for a camera that would allow me to take action shots and capture those quick movememts without much lag. I also wanted a video feature as we don't have a separate video camera. And I wanted heft -- something that felt like a real camera -- but still did most things automatically without much tweaking. This camera has it all, and more! Pictures come out crystal clear, without blur, and the 10X zoom is great! Overall I feel like we made the correct choice with this camera for our family. Even my husband, who was taken back by the price tag, sheepishly admitted that the camera was a great buy - and that says a lot! BUY IT! You won't be sorry!
    Date published: 2009-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Carry Everywhere Camera Solid built, flexible camera for those who prefer a bit more reach than the wide angle of similar featured cameras. Feel's good in hand..relatively compact. Enough manual features to be useful to advanced photographers or times when a dSLR is too much to carry. Exposure bracketing parameters remain if camera is turned off, several pre-set focusing ranges that could be useful in different situations, low light movie mode, metal tripod adapter, ability to use filters and lens converters with optional lens adaptor. Would give 4.5 Stars if I could.
    Date published: 2009-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this camera! I bought this camera because I wanted something that would take good quality photos of the family and for travel but I didn't want to spend a fortune. I am a bit spoiled because I work with excellent SLR cameras all the time at my job, but that sort of a camera wasn't in my family's budget. I couldn't be happier with this camera. The photo colors are beautiful, the quality great, and the in-camera editing options are so very handy. This camera is very easy to use. It works very well for my needs and is small enough to travel easily. I have all the features I wanted (and then some) for my own purposes, yet it was very easy to set up and use by my husband who prefers the ease of a simple point-and-shoot camera. I can't recommend this camera highly enough. If there are any drawbacks to it, it can be a bit fussy in twilight settings. My husband had a few issues with it's automatic settings around dusk (slow to cycle, focus, etc.), but other than that it has performed beautifully.
    Date published: 2009-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all-purpose camera Since my fiance and I both lost our digital cameras over christmas, we needed a new camera we could both use that wasn't too expensive until we can afford to replace both. This camera has far exceeded expectations. It's so much nicer than either of the digital cameras we had before. It takes pictures really quickly. Last week we wanted to take pictures of our dog playing in the snow, and we were able to get a bunch of shots off in a short period of time - hardly any delay - and the photo quality is outstanding.
    Date published: 2010-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This camera is easy to use and has great features. The 'smile' technology is great makes shooting a picture of people so easy especially if you have that family member that normally talking instead of smiling in a group shot. The display is large, menus are easy to navigate through. All over it is a great camera, good zoom and great digital quality. The only thing I thought would be better is the time it takes between pictures. It is fast but I was hoping for a burst sequence (it may be I just havent figured out how to do it). Awesome camera for the price, I love it!
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small camera Great lens, great lcd! Fantastic to use in travels, family photo and to use as a video camera too!
    Date published: 2009-11-23
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