Sony DSC-H10 Review

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10




Features & Controls



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

The Cyber-shot H10 features a Carl Zeiss 10x, 6.3 to 63mm (38 to 380mm in 35mm equivalent), F3.5 - F8(w) zoom lens. The lens is constructed of 10 elements in 9 groups, with 1 aspheric elements. Sony's Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization feature counteracts camera-shake to ensure sharp images. This feature also benefits low-light photography by allowing the use of longer shutter speeds with reduced risk of image blur from camera-shake.



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

The auto popup speed light has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in and Slow-sync. The working range at ISO Auto: .2m to 7m Wide, .9m to 5.6m Tele.



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

The 3-inch color LCD has 230,000 pixels and Sony's Clear Photo LCD Plus technology. It can be used for preview, review and accessing the camera's menu system. The monitor can display a real time histogram in record mode if desired.



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Controls on the back: On the left top is the shortcut button for the Slide show feature. The "play" button enables the playback mode. Next is the Zoom lens controls, which also function as the Index and Magnify buttons when in playback mode. The MENU button calls up and dismisses menu screens.

The 4-way controller is for navigating menus, changing settings and selecting playback images. The center button accepts menu selections. In record mode the 4-way buttons are used for: "Up" changes DISPlay settings, "Down" enable self timer, "Left" enables Macro focus mode and "Right" is for changing the flash mode. Finally, the Home button pulls up the "Home" menu with options for shooting mode, playback mode, Home screen, Settings etc.



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Top controls: Out in front is the shutter release button. The Mode Dial has positions for: AUTO, Program AE, Manual, Movie, SCN, Landscape, Twilight Portrait, Advanced Sports Shooting, Portrait and High Sensitivity (ISO).




Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

On the sides are the I/O ports: The multi-connector is used for A/V output (video is NTSC or PAL) and USB 2.0 (high speed) data transfers. This is PictBridge compatible for direct printing to most modern photo printers. The DC IN port on the right allows use of and external power source.



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

The H50 stores its data on ~31MB of internal memory and optional Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Duo PRO Cards. Memory Stick Duo PRO is required for capturing the MPEG-VX Fine mode 30fps motion video clips.



Approx. Storage Capacities

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9





Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

The Cyber-shot H10 is powered by a Sony Lithium-Ion NP-BG1 3.6V, 3.4Wh (960 mAh) battery pack. Sony's Stamina technology provides power for up to 310 shots . This pack is charged in the handy BC-CSG charger. It features folds away prongs, which is great for traveling and easy storage.





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