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Sony DSC-H70R

A classic and fully featured 16.1 megapixel 10 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16.1MP 10x No Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-H70R Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony DSC-H70R as follows for Summary.
79
33 Reviews
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 33 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good lens quality and that it is fairly priced.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
2/3"" optical sensor size
Does not feature contrast adjustment
Quite low playback zoom (max)

Sony DSC-H70R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 14 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Cameras.co.uk, parentesis.com and about.com the average expert rating of this camera is 74%.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 17 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony camera is 89%. 12 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Four customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.

  • The big attraction of this camera is the lens power it offers in a relatively compact body…
    Cameras.co.uk April 2011
  • It's compact & easy to use, with good size viewing window to look at my photo's…
    J. Owen (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2011

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixel

The DSC-H70R has a fairly typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 164 grams, the DSC-H70R has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-H70R has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-H70R has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-H70R features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H70R has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x. At 20 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H70R has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-H70R features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-H70R does not feature contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras do feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony DSC-H70R supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 1 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H70R's playback zoom (max) is one of the lowest amongst cameras. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Sony released the DSC-H70R.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 0027242265219, sony dsch70r, dsch70l.cee8, dsch70r.cee8, dsch70bcee8, dsch70black, dsch70r.ceh, dsch70l.ceh, dsch70bceh
Barcodes 00027242808706, 00027242808713, 00602589109848, 02222200713117, 03610170006718, 03610170012894, 03610170020875, 03610170024989, 04905524767841, 04905524767858, 04905524767865, 04905524767872, 04905524767889, 04905524767896, 04905524767902, 04905524767919, 04905524767926, 04905524767933

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