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Sony DSC-H70
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Sony DSC-H70 Digital Camera

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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Average Expert Reviews

Fourteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Cameras.co.uk, about.com and PC Welt.de have rated this compact camera digital camera on average 74%.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 17 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 88 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-H70 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Cnet.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is a very good basic compact megazoom, if not the best value” in their review and rated the product 70 out of 100. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “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 scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The big attraction of this camera is the lens power it offers in a relatively compact body”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony DSC-H70 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. 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. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “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”. Imaging-Resource.com said in their review “It has a modest feature set with only a handful of Scene modes”.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

One customer considered that this digital camera was good in low light. Expert website About.com mentioned “The H70's image results in low light are surprisingly good, some of” in their Sony DSC-H70 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk wrote “The Sony Cybershot DSC H70 has 16 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom lens”.

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Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. About.com said in their review “Its image quality is very good” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash. About.com said “In fact, for a sub-$200 camera with a small built-in flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good lens.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-H70 thought it was good looking. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert website Imaging Resource.com “Sony's Cyber-shot H70 is a pretty solid long-zoom compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer considered that the product was well made.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Canon 105[plb_377573_price], and the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H70 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-H70 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price] (28x), the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (486x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price], and the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H70 which do not support video capability, the Sony DSC-H70 supports video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price].

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-H70 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H70. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

The Sony DSC-H70 has one of the bigger extra/Smart zooms (72 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H70 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-H70 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-H70 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H70 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-H70 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks slide show are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Sony DSC-H70 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings rotating and trimming are also found on this 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 compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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290 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DSC-H70 is a digital camera that takes 290 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H70 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-H70 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H70 which have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-H70 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H70 which have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] or the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H70, the Sony DSC-H70 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price], or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-H70 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price], the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price], or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-H70 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-H70 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H70 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-H70 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H70 is 9.3x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSC-H70 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-H70 is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H70

Average Display Diagonal

The DSC-H70 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-H70 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-H70.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price] (16.2MP), or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (18.2MP) both from Sony or the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (20.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-H70 has a pretty average optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H70.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-H70 has a pretty average weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Smile Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera CCD Sensor
Digital SLR

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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