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Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 reviews of Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B. 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. Comments about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the memory and viewfinder, and comments about the storage and focus are different.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The usability and zoom are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the shutter and reliability.

portability, zoom, usability, image quality, size

reliability, shutter

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, performance, zoom

viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot H3 Review

 

The Cyber-shot DSC-H3 was first announced back in August 2007 and is the latest addition to Sony's High Zoom range of compact cameras - and something of a departure (previous models were all considerably larger 'SLR-style' affairs). This 'baby-brother'...

Reliable 'point and shoot' performance Good image quality in good light; bright, sharp images with immediate 'consumer friendly' appeal Powerful flash Efficient image stabilization Very good zoom range (although no real wide angle) Compact dimensions...

No real wide angle Manual mode only offers 2 F-stop settings Slow, unreliable focus in low light Ugly, bulky lens hood (although you don't have to use it) Mediocre build quality Only basic external controls Longwinded menu structure Screen has a low...

I must admit I wasn't that impressed when I first held the Sony H3 in my hands. It looks like a toy camera and the build quality did not inspire my confidence either. In the three weeks or so that I have now used and tested the H3 I have had to...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 review

 

If you're reading this, then you probably already know that there are a lot of different kinds of cameras in the world. This year, we saw the birth of a new variation with the advent of superzooms that don't have electronic viewfinders, such as the...

Has 10x optical zoom lens; small size; optical image stabilization; face detection.

Noisy images at higher ISOs; no place to put your thumb.

If you don't like electronic viewfinders, but want a superzoom, this Sony packs a 10x zoom lens and 8 megapixels into a tiny package, but image quality at higher ISOs is a bit lacking.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Sony DSC-H3 is the latest addition to the company's Cyber-shot H-series, forming a new entry point to the line beneath the existing DSC-H7 and DSC-H9 models

10x zoom in a compact package at an affordable price ; Advanced Sports mode combines faster shutter speed with continuous and predictive autofocus ; Bionz processor holds details in shadows and highlights ; SteadyShot optical image stabilization ;...

No Aperture or Shutter Priority modes ; No HD output cable included ; Slow flash recycle time ; Lack of detail in high ISO images ; Menu system is confusing ; Slow AF at telephoto ; Focus seeks a lot in low light ; Chromatic aberration is strong at...

The Sony H3 combines eight megapixel resolution with a 2.5-inch LCD display and a powerful Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 10x optical zoom lens, offering a range from a rather tight 38mm wide-angle to a very useful 380mm telephoto. As with previous...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Jack Howard (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

 

Not to be outdone by Canon and Panasonic, Sony offers up the new 8.1-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-H3 (street: $269), a retro-styled but thoroughly modern 10x optically stabilized compact camera packing a 38-380mm f/3.5-4.4 (35mm equivalent) Carl Zeiss...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

 

The Sony CyberShot DSC-H3 is a 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 21 August'07). It features: a 10x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (38-380mm) with optical image stabilization, face detection (auto exposure, focussing,...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : David Rasnake (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 is yet another take on the emerging compact ultra-zoom theme, sporting a 10x optical zoom in a larger compact-camera package.

Like most Sony models, the H3 uses the company's proprietary Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo formats exclusively. Expect about 300 highest-res shots for every 1 GB of storage space. Note that the H3 allows "hot swapping" - changing memory...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Super Zoom Camera

 

2007 was an interesting year for the digital camera industry as a whole. The reason I say this is because that year saw the introduction of a new breed of camera. We saw a cross breed between a compact point-and-shoot camera and a DSLR camera. The...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Digital Camera Review

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 has pretty much everything that a high zoom SLR-like camera(it's still not a SLR, it comes with an integrated lens) should have: full manual controls, RAW mode, pop-up flash, histogram display, features like face detection and...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 is a great ultra-zoom camera. Its compact build makes it ideal for travellers and it has a boatload of features along with capturing some fairly good shots.

10x zoom, slim build, lots of features, nice colour balance, fast

Noisy shots above ISO 200, pictures a touch soft

Oct, 2008

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 review

 

The H3 is small and light for an ultra-zoom camera, so it's good for times when a bulkier camera would be impractical.

Jan, 2008

Price comparison for Sony Cyber SHOT DSC H3B

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