Sony DSC-H10 Review
Features & Controls
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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