Features & Controls
The maximum aperture range is F/3.5-5.5 (Wide-Telephoto), and the lens is comprised of 10 elements in 7 groups; with 4 aspheric elements. There are no filter threads, therefore aftermarket filters can not be used. To help eliminate image blur and camera shake, Sony has added its SteadyShot optical image stabilization. When the camera is powered down, the lens retracts into the camera body for protection.
The H70 uses a 9-point contrast detection Autofocus system, which has modes for: Multi, Single, and Spot. The camera also boasts robust Face detection options, along with Smile Detection and Smile Shutter. Sony does not list the focus range.
0.25 - 3.6m (Approx. 0.82' - 11.8') Wide angle
1.0 - 2.3m (Approx. 3.28' -7.55') Telephoto
ISO3200: up to 7.1m (Approx. 23.3') Wide or 4.5m (Approx. 14.8') Telephoto
Controls on the top include the On/Off power button, the shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it (which also control the Index and Magnify options in playback), and the Mode dial. The Mode dial has positions for SCeNe modes, iAuto, Program, Manual, Panorama, and Video.
Back Controls: At the top we see the Play button, which is used to enter the playback mode. The 4-way controller encircles the "set" button. The 4-way gives quick access to features such as the flash mode, the self-timer, the smile detection as well as changing what is displayed on the 3.0-inch LCD screen. Below that are the menu and delete buttons. The menu button will take you to a "function" style menu, and the delete button will permanently erase files when in playback mode.
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