Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
Review Date: October 31st 2005
With a massive 12x optical zoom lens equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 is Sony's representative in the ultra-zoom class of compact digital cameras. The DSC-H1 has a 5.1 megapixel sensor and features Sony's image stabilisation system, called Super Steady Shot, to ensure sharper results when hand-holding the camera at the longer focal lengths. Other highlights of the Sony DSC-H1 include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen for easier composition and playback, 7 different scene modes for the beginner, and creative shutter-priority, aperture-priority and manual exposure modes for the more experienced photographer. The Sony H1 was first announced back at the CES show in January, so can it still hold its own 10 months after it was first announced? Read the full review to find out the answer.
The recommended retail price of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 in the UK is £399, and in the US it is $499.
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