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Sony DSC-H70
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Sony DSCH70B Digital Camera

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16.1MP 10x CCD 1/2.3" Jan 2011
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Get Even Closer To Great ImagesCompact and easy to use, the Cyber-shot H70 digital camera lets everyone capture detail-packed still images and HD video. Powerful 10x zoom and Sweep Panorama expand... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Cameras.co.uk, about.com and PC Welt.de the average expert rating of this camera is 74 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 17 user reviews this compact camera digital camera has an overall user rating of 88%.

Good Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Cnet.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said on expert website CNET.com five years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is a very good basic compact megazoom, if not the best value”. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review in the same month “The 16-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is the least expensive of Sony's 2011 compact megazooms and offers little more than a resolution bump from the camera it's replacing, 2010's 14-megapixel DSC-H55”. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-H70 review “The big attraction of this camera is the lens power it offers in a relatively compact body”.

Good Brand

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

A few people who purchased the product thought it had good features. Expert review site About.com mentioned “Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H70 has some very strong features for a camera in its price range” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned five years ago “Sony's Cyber-shot series of point-and-shoot digital cameras is known for being budget-friendly while showcasing some of the company's more advanced features” in their Sony DSC-H70 review. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “It has a modest feature set with only a handful of Scene modes” in their review of the Sony DSC-H70.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-H70 review “The Sony Cybershot DSC H70 has 16 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom lens” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person who bought this digital camera said that it was good in low light. Expert review site About.com wrote “The H70's image results in low light are surprisingly good, some of”. One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-H70 considered that it was able to produce good images.

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Good Product Quality

One customer concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site About.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H70 five years ago “Its image quality is very good”.

Good Flash

One person said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Expert website About.com said in their Sony DSC-H70 review “In fact, for a sub-$200 camera with a small built-in flash” and scored the Sony DSC-H70 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

One person who purchased the product considered that it had a good lens.

Robust

One customer who bought the Sony DSC-H70 reckoned that it was well made.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Imaging-Resource.com said on expert website Imaging Resource.com “Sony's Cyber-shot H70 is a pretty solid long-zoom compact”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Canon IXUS 150.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H70 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the DSC-WX200 (40x and higher rated), the DSC-WX350 ($267.99) (40x and higher rated), or the DSC-HX60 ($375.65) (60x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Fujifilm FinePix F660 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-WX200 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The DSC-H70 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H70 also support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX60 ($375.65), and the DSC-WX220 ($64.95) both from Sony is also worth considering.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55.

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Fairly Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The smallest extra / smart zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H70 is 1.3x and the biggest is 96x. At 72 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H70 has a quite big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The DSC-H70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H70. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the DSC-H70 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H70. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H70 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H70 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolutions of 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. Across all similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H70 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-H70 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes slide show are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The DSC-H70 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes rotating and trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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290 Shots Per Battery Charge

The DSC-H70 is a digital camera that takes 290 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H70 take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-H70 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H70 do have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the DSC-HX60 ($375.65), or the DSC-WX220 ($64.95) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-H70 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the DSC-HX60 ($375.65), or the DSC-WX220 ($64.95) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the DSC-HX60 ($375.65), or the DSC-WX220 ($64.95) both from Sony.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-H70 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H70 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the DSC-HX60 ($375.65), or the DSC-WX220 ($64.95) both from Sony.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-H70 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H70 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX200, the Nikon Coolpix L820 ($284.00), or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H70 do not have a GPS. The DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Sony DSC-HX60 ($375.65), the Fujifilm FinePix F660, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H70 are not waterproof. The Sony DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-H70 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

At only 1 times zoom factor, the DSC-H70 has a fairly low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H70 have maximum playback zooms of between 1x and 16x.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony DSC-H70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H70. The image format "JPEG" is also supported by this camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H70

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-H70 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H70.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released over six years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-H70 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-WX200 (18.2MP), or the DSC-WX350 ($267.99) (18.2MP) both from Sony or the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-H70 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S6800 ($65.00) (12x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix F660 (15x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-H70 has a fairly typical weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Focusing
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Dimension
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
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Expert Reviews

(20)
22 June 2011

Ever been out stuck with the limitations of your cellphone camera, which in turn makes you appreciate your actual digital camera when you finally have it again? Once you operate Sony's 2011...

Sony's Cyber-shot H70 is a pretty solid long-zoom compact. It has a modest feature set with only a handful of Scene modes, and a Manual Mode for some photographic experimentation, and a few... Read more…

18 May 2011

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H70 has some very strong features for a camera in its price range, and its image quality is very good. In fact, for a sub-$200 camera with a small built-in flash, the H70's... Read more…

1 May 2011

There is a lot to like about the Sony Cybershot DSC H70. It is a clear step up in many ways from a more basic digital camera. Picture quality impresses as does the build quality of the camera and...

23 April 2011

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is a very good basic compact megazoom, if not the best value...

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 13 June 2011 by Master-rater

My previous camera was the Ricoh R10, but i decided to get this camera for a holiday trip. When going through the settings, I found considerably less settings than on my previous camera (for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2011 by ANDY BURCH NORFOLK

A fantastic camera with many features. Purchased for my wife. Takes excellent photo's. The only gripe is not having view finder, as when you are outside it is very difficult to see image on LCD... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2011 by Ian S. Mowat

I am in love with this camera. It does everything so well. For instance with a 10X zoom you would expect it to be unusable except with a tripod. But with the anti-shake software, shots have... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2011 by N. Bryan

I bought this as my old camera struggled to take photos in the dark and half-light and also I wanted a better zoom. My old camera was a Sony Cybershot, 6 megepixel, 3 x zoom. So far, I've managed... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2011 by Potsandpans

I bought this as a secondary camera to a digital SLR - I was tired of carrying the bulk of this around and wanted something I could pop into my pocket. The camera I have found is EXCELLENT - very... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch70, dsch70r, dsch70l, dsch70b, DSCH70/R, dsch70/l, dsch70rceh, dsch70bceh, dsch70lceh, dsch70bcee8, dsch70r.ceh, dsch70lcee8, dsch70black, dsch70l.ceh, dsch70rcee8, dsch70l.cee8, dsch70r.cee8, 0027242265219
Barcodes 00027242808706, 00027242808713, 00602589109848, 02222200713117, 03610170006718, 03610170012894, 03610170020875, 03610170024989, 04905524767841, 04905524767858, 04905524767865, 04905524767872, 04905524767889, 04905524767896, 04905524767902, 04905524767919, 04905524767926, 04905524767933

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