Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Review Date: October 31st 2005

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Introduction / Price
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links



Optical Zoom 12x
Precision Digital Zoom 24x
Smart Zoom up to 48x (with VGA)
F 2.8-3.7
Focal Length (f= mm) 6-72
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 36-432
Macro (cm) Wide: 2-infinity, Tele: 90-infinity
Rotating Lens (degrees) NO
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Conversion Lens compatibility YES (via adaptor)
NightShot NO
NightFraming NO
Even Brightness Picture YES


CCD Type Super HAD CCD
Size (Inches) 1/2.5
Scan System Interlace


Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) 5.1
A/D Conversion (DXP) (Bit) 14.0
Super Resolution Converter YES
Clear Colour NR YES
Clear Luminance NR YES
Auto Focus Method (Single) YES
Auto Focus Method (Monitoring) YES
Auto Focus Method (Continuous) YES
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) YES
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) YES
Manual Focus YES
Focus Preset NO
Focus Preset (m) NO
Aperture Auto Mode YES
Aperture Priority Mode YES
Aperture Manual Mode YES
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) 1/8-1/2000
Shutter Speed Priority Mode (sec) YES
Shutter Speed Manual Mode (sec) 30-1/1000
NR Slow Shutter YES
Hand Shake Alert YES
Exposure Control +/-2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, One push
Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
Light Metering (Spot) YES
Sharpness Setting YES (3 steps)
Saturation Setting YES (3 steps)
Contrast Setting YES (3 steps)
AE Lock NO
ISO Sensitivity Setting YES (Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400)
Scene Selection Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, High Speed Shutter, Candle
AF Illuminator YES
Flash Mode Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, No Flash
Distance limitations using Flash (m) Wide: 0.3-6.8, Tele: 0.9-5.2
Pre-flash YES
Red-eye Reduction YES
Flash White Balance YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES

LCD/ Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches) 2.5
LCD Total Dots Number 115000.0
LCD Monitor Type TFT
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
LCD Field of View (%) 100.0
Optical Viewfinder NO
Electrical Viewfinder YES
Electrical Viewfinder Total Dot Number 115000.0


Recording Media Memory Stick ™ / Memory Stick Pro™ / Internal memory(32MB)
Recording Format JPEG, MPEG1
Memory Stick Pro Interface Parallel
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) 9.0
Auto Exposure Bracketing (shots) 3.0
Burst Interval (approximately sec) 0.8
Still Image size (5.0 Mega, 2592 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (3.1 Mega, 2048 x 1536) YES
Still Image size (1.2 Mega, 1280 x 960) YES
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (3:2 mode, 2592 x 1728) YES
Moving Image Size (MPEG VX Fine, 640x480, 30fps) YES
Moving Image Size (MPEG VX Standard, 640x480, 16.6fps) YES
Moving Image Size (MPEG Video mail, 160x112, 8.3fps) YES
Multi Burst YES

Playback/ Edit

Slideshow Playback YES
Trimming YES
Resize YES
Playback Zoom 5x
Divide (MPEG) YES
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Print Mark YES


Battery Remaining Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
Exposure Warning Indicator YES
Disk / Memory Stick remaining indicator YES
Exif Private Tag YES
Accessory Shoe NO
Hot Shoe NO
Advanced Accessory Shoe NO
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) YES
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge YES
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) 2.1
Menu Language English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish
Bluetooth Function NO


Multi use Terminal NO
Digital I/O (USB) YES
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
Accessory Terminal NO

Power/ Others

Battery System AA Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries 2x, ZR6 AA Oxy Nickel Primary Batteries 2x
Supplied Battery AA Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries (NH-AA-DA) 2x
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition 145 Min and 290 Shots (Measured by CIPA Standard)
Battery for Clock Manganese-Silicon (MS621F)
Weight (g) 438.0
Weight with Accessories (g) 591.0
Supplied Software Picture Package, PIXELA ImageMixer, USB Driver
Supplied Accessories AA Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries (NH-AA-DA) 2x, Battery Charger (BC-CS2), AV Cable, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Adapter Ring, Lens Hood, CD-ROM


Width (mm) 107.8
Height (mm) 81.4
Depth (mm) 91.2

Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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