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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 430 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The image quality and performance also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and memory, and there are some mixed reviews about the screen.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

lens, battery, flash, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the performance and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the durability. Many are less positive about the flash and size.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

size, flash

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 10.1MP Digital Camera + 8GB Deluxe Accessory KitSony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 10.1MP Digital Camera + 8GB Deluxe Accessory Kit

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 10 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image StabilizationSony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 10 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is another great camera in the company's 2009 point-and-shoot lineup. It seems as if Sony took its equally excellent W290 compact camera and expanded it into a megazoom. It has a new menu system that makes operation easier,...

First-rate design; simple operation; excellent feature-to-price ratio.

Narrow lens; lens cap is a pain.

If you don't mind its extra bulk and narrow lens, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is an otherwise excellent compact megazoom camera.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

If you're looking for something a little more advanced than your average point-and-shoot camera, the DSC-H20 makes an excellent choice. It takes excellent pictures using its automatic modes, yet allows some degree of manual control. The zoom range is...

10.1MP resolution38-380mm 35mm equivalent zoom rangeOptical image stabilization3.0 inch 230,000 pixel LCD display

Not a very wide angle lens (38mm)

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 Digital Camera is Sony's latest compact...

Jul, 2009

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is a new super-zoom digital camera, offering a 10x image stabilized Carl Zeiss lens covering a focal range of 38-380mm, housed in a compact, go-anywhere package. Other key features of the Sony H20, successor to last year's...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is much more than an incremental upgrade to last year's H10. With this camera, Sony has demonstrated that it is a company which listens to user feedback, as most of the issues we criticised the H10 for have been addressed....

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : awilliamsku (brighthub.com)

Review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 Digital Camera

 

A review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20, a point and shoot camera that captures the moment with remarkable detail.

May, 2011

CAMERA LABS.COM - HIGHLY RECOMMANDED

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

Relatively light and compact ; HD video in 720p format ; Can use optical zoom when filming ; Long telephoto coverage for the money

Poor high ISO performance ; Slow flash recharge ; No exposure compensation button ; Poor wide angle performance

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is an affordable super-zoom compact with a 10x stabilised lens and HD video recording capabilities. Slightly larger than the average compact, it's nonetheless smaller than most cameras with zooms of this range and will fit...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Review Of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

Every birthday, anniversary, vacation or holiday is a unique milestone in our life that needs to be cherished forever. To make sure that you capture every beautiful frame of your life in an even more beautiful manner, Sony has introduced the Sony...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H20 review

 

The H20's plastic body is the largest and heaviest in this lab test, but not by a huge amount.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 review

 

We'd prefer a wide-angle lens, but if you want to shoot wildlife but not buildings and sweeping vistas, this lens has an advantage, and the camera is up to scratch.

Expert review by : Ian Farrell (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

Great handling rather than a fist full of features make this super-zoom a good choice

A great value camera with enough features to cope with a variety of subjects. But the main strength of the H20 is it's handling, which is first rate.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

 

With 720p HD video recording, is the Sony Cyber-shot H20 a step ahead of the superzoom pack? The What Digital Camera Sony H20 review tests it out...

720p video mode, 10x zoom

Screen views poorly pre-shot, poor battery life, lens ought to be a wider angle, high ISO quality

The Sony Cyber-shot H20 is a solid performer of a superzoom compact. Whilst it perhaps lacks the wide angle lens of its competitors, it does pepper other features generously. Face Detection options, Optical SteadyShot, HD 720p movie recording, and a...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):290
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BG1

Camera

Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Multi burst mode: Yes
Scene modes:Backlight, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter size:2.28
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 2.48
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:memory stick (ms), ms pro
Internal memory:11

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.5 - 15
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:2 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.5 - 15
Interface:USB 2.0
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Megapixel:10.1
Sensor Type:CCD

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1440 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.85
Height:2.7
Weight:8.82
Width:4.21