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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and zoom. The performance and image quality also get good opinions. Reviews about the sensor and focus are different, and there are some less positive opinions about the storage and low light performance.

usability, image quality, performance, zoom, portability

flash, memory, shutter, low-light, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the lens and shutter.

image quality, usability, portability, price, zoom

design, shutter, lens

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 reviewed

 

That 6 megapixel DSC-H2 announced last month just pulled a righteous first-look review over at HardwareZone. The H2, remember, is Sony's prosumer followup to the DSC-H1. If you liked the H1, then the H2 is sure to please with its higher megapixel count...

Apr, 2006

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-H2

 

Excellent resolution, good edge-to-edge detail, Great color, good exposure, clean sharp results, Accurate and generally fast focus, Low shutter lag, Superb handling, comprehensive photographic controls, Jog dial makes manual / semi-automatic exposure...

Some focus hunting at long end of the zoom (especially in low light), Images very slightly soft, Image stabilization doesn't seem quite as effective as competition, Small viewfinder (high resolution though), Screen smaller and lower resolution than...

We praised the H1 - Sony's first foray into this crowded part of the market - as not only a surprisingly mature, well-rounded product, but one offering performance and output that put it very near the top of the tree.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot H2 Review

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-H1 was Sony's first foray into the increasingly crowded compact, image stabilized 'super zoom' market, and it was a very successful one too. The DSC-H2 (along with big brother the DSC-H5) arrived almost exactly a year later in...

Excellent resolution, good edge-to-edge detail Great color, good exposure, clean sharp results Accurate and generally fast focus Low shutter lag Superb handling, comprehensive photographic controls Jog dial makes manual / semi-automatic exposure very...

Some focus hunting at long end of the zoom (especially in low light) Images very slightly soft Image stabilization doesn't seem quite as effective as competition Small viewfinder (high resolution though) Screen smaller and lower resolution than model...

We praised the H1 - Sony's first foray into this crowded part of the market - as not only a surprisingly mature, well-rounded product, but one offering performance and output that put it very near the top of the tree. The H2 doesn't add a great deal,...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H2 review

 

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12X zoom; image stabilization; decent selection of accessories.

Small LCD; large body; lots of noise at ISO 800 and above; no hotshoe.

The megazoom Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H2's long, image-stabilized lens should have the soccer moms drooling--as long as they stick to the lower ISO speeds.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-H2

 

Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-H2 and a CD for size comparison. Go to Page Two Sony DSC-H2 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 6.0 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 6M   2816x2112 3:2  2816x1872 3M   2048x1536 2M   1632x1224...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 has a 6.0 megapixel, 1/2.5 inch CCD. There are 2 image quality size settings available (Fine and Standard), which are recorded as JPEGs. There are no RAW or TIFF...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Like its predecessor, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, the new Sony DSC-H2 digital camera takes direct aim at the Long Zoom Family Camera market, offering an impressive 12x optical zoom lens along with full manual exposure control, while not getting too...

Quite fast, good shutter response, very good shot to shot speed ; Image stabilization works well, is a great help with a long zoom lens like the H2's ; Better than average color accuracy ; Very capable movie mode ; Very fast multi-burst mode, great for...

Slightly warm skin tones ; Auto white balance had a hard time with household incandescent lighting ; Rather contrasty default tone curve ; High chromatic aberration lens distortion, noticeable in some images at the edges ; Image noise high at ISO 400...

The Sony DSC-H2's zoom is fast and smooth, not to mention quiet. With some experience and finesse, you can move the zoom either slowly or quickly, by varying the pressure applied to the buttons. If it's more comfortable in bright daylight, the EVF...

May, 2006

Expert review by : dcworld (digitalcameraworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot H2 Review

 

Like last year's H1, Sony's second generation bridge camera has a touch of the Flash Gordon about it.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-H2 Review

 

Here is another quite good ultra-zoom from Sony. The Sony Cybershot DSC-H2, being very similar to the Sony H5, performs similarly. While it does produce useable pictures under typical lighting conditions, the H2 exhibits too much chromatic aberrations,...

Good exposure and focus accuracy, Generally fast and responsive, Powerfull flash and focus assist lamp, Excellent outdoor LCD visibility, Good ergonomics, Good battery life

High chromatic aberrations, Pronounced corner software, High image noise starting at ISO 400, Poor automatic white-balance indoors, Overly high image constrast, Unuseable above ISO 400

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 Digital Camera Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 is one of the successors to the popular H1.  The H line of ultra-zoom cameras from Sony have proved themselves with their 12x stabilized optical zooms.  The H2 provides good image quality, easy operation, and a nice flash.

Nice long, stabilized 12x zoom, Very powerful flash, Good noise performance, Good image quality

2" inch LCD seems small (but keeps price down), Long flash charge time, Some controls a bit uncomfortable

May, 2006

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