Sony Dsc-H20

Sony is one of the most well known companies in the digital camera market. Sony’s CyberShot range is one of the most diverse and sophisticated amongst its competitors. The Sony DSC-H20 was released in April 2009 in Europe and North America and was launched in India during the next few months.

Sony Dsc-H20

The Sony DSC-H20 has dimensions of 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.9 inches and it weighs around 280 grams making it a little on the bulky side. The Sony DSC-H20 is a 10 megapixel camera and one of its main features is its 10x zoom capable lens. It also features a 3 inch LCD capable of 230K dots. The Sony DSC-H20 is not too portable and you won’t be able to fit it in a pocket, requiring a case of some sort. The controls on the camera are perfectly sized allowing you to access all the cameras features with ease. One of the main complaints with the Sony DSC-H20 is that it has a physical lens cap. This means that you must remember to take off the cap every time you want to take some photographs as if you don’t, you’ll have to remove it, then turn the camera off and on again. Another problem is that the lens of the camera is narrow rather than wide and this can particularly cause some problems during indoor shooting or group photographs.

Sony Dsc-H20

A variety of modes can be selected on the Sony DSC-H20. There is a Manual mode that allows you to tweak settings as you want them, there is Sony Intelligent Auto that allows you to choose from 8 preset scenes and automatically turns on face detection and image stabilization and there is also Program Auto which lets you have the best of both worlds. There is a Scene mode that gives you the option to choose from 10 less common scene conditions such as fireworks, gourmet, beach etc. to allow you to take the best picture for those conditions. There is also an Advanced Sports Mode that works best at taking fast moving pictures. The other two modes are an Easy mode for novice users and a Movie mode that lets you shoot 720p HD video.

Sony Dsc-H20

The Sony DSC-H20 needs just 1.5 seconds to take a shot from start up and time between shots is 2.1 seconds for bright light and just 2.8 seconds when using flash. Continuous shooting can give you 1.7 frames per second and shutter lag is decent at 0.4 seconds in normal light and 0.7 seconds in dim light. The Sony DSC-H20 provides admirable photo quality though at ISO 800 and above taking prints isn’t recommended due to noise. Colours appear natural and bright though not overly so and the lens is extremely sharp. The camera is also great for night photography and its image stabilization works perfectly.

Sony Dsc-H20

Overall the Sony DSC-H20 provides above average photo quality with great ease of use and functionality that makes it accessible to everyone. There are a few sore points such as the lens cap but it’s easy to look past them. You can buy the Sony DSC-H20 from anywhere in India for a price of Rs. 19000 and many dealers throw in a lot of free stuff like extra batteries, scratch guards etc.

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