The 14.1-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 boasts an ultrawide 25-250mm equivalent superzoom lens and a 3” LCD screen. Other highlights of the Sony H55 include Optical Steady Shot image stabilisation with Active Mode, 720p HD video recording, a Self portrait timer that automatically takes the shot two seconds after one or two faces are detected, Smile Shutter technology to automatically capture smiles and Sony’s trademark Sweep Panorama feature that lets you capture panoramic photographs effortlessly. The Sony H55 camera will be available in black and silver this April for about $250. Pre-sales begin in February.
Sony Press Release
The H55 camera’s 10x optical zoom Sony G lens with 25mm wide-angle (equivalent) takes better shots from greater distances and of wider landscapes. With a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, this camera lets you take panoramic shots in one sweeping motion with Sweep Panorama™ mode. You can also frame and view photos on its three-inch (measured diagonally) Clear Photo™ LCD screen (230,400 pixels).
Featuring 720p movie recording, the H55 model offers Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization to help reduce blur in photos without compromising image quality. It also adds Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode, which lets you shoot smoother movie clips even if you are walking while shooting. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode allows a moveable lens element inside the camera to shift with greater range of motion—10 times the range of the Optical SteadyShot feature at wide end in standard mode—to compensate for camera shake.
The Sony H55 camera will be available in black and silver this April for about $250. Pre-sales begin in February.