Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 digital camera specifications

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Second generation (along with the slightly higher spec H9) of Sony's foray into the popular 'SLR-like' superzoom market upgrades the DSC-H2 with a new 8MP sensor, 15x zoom (now covering 31-465mm equiv. range) and a wealth of new features (including larger screen). Although the H7 is fast, is capable of pleasing results in good conditions and is packed with useful features, we were unimpressed by the redesigned user interface. The long list of small complaints about the image quality add up to a camera that's hard to wholeheartedly recommend, especially when it has so many strong competitors. Recently superceded by the CMOS-sensored DSC-HX1. (April 2009)

Above Average

Review by , July 2007

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Announced 27-Feb-07
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Click for helpMax resolution 3264 x 2448
Click for helpLow resolution 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480
Click for helpImage ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Click for helpEffective pixels 8.0million
Click for helpSensor photo detectors 8.1million
Click for helpSensor size 1/2.5 " (5.75 x 4.31 mm, 0.24 cm²)
Click for helpPixel density 32 MP/cm²
Click for helpSensor type CCD
Click for helpSensor manufacturer Sony
Click for helpISO rating Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Click for helpZoom wide (W) 31mm
Click for helpZoom tele (T) 465mm
Click for helpDigital zoom Yes, 2x
Click for helpImage stabilization Yes, Lens
Click for helpAuto Focus Multi-point 3 area (selectable)
Click for helpManual Focus Yes, 5 presets
Click for helpNormal focus range 50cm
Click for helpMacro focus range 2cm
Click for helpWhite balance override 5 positions
Click for helpAperture range F2.7 - F4.5
Click for helpMin shutter 30sec
Click for helpMax shutter 1/4000sec
Built-in Flash Yes, pop-up
Flash range 9.8m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Click for helpExposure compensation -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV Steps
Click for helpMetering Multi-Segment, Center weighted, Spot
Click for helpAperture priority Yes
Click for helpShutter priority Yes
Click for helpFocal length multiplier  
Lens thread Yes
Click for helpContinuous Drive Yes, 2.2 fps
Movie Clips Yes, MPEG VX (640 x 480, 8/16/30 fps, unlimited) with audio
Remote control Yes
Self-timer Yes, 10 sec
Click for helpTimelapse recording No
Orientation sensor No
Click for helpStorage types Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Click for helpStorage included 31 MB Internal
Click for helpUncompressed format No
Click for helpQuality Levels Fine, Standard
Click for helpViewfinder Electronic
Click for helpLCD 2.5"
Click for helpLCD Dots 115,000
Click for helpLive View Yes
Click for helpUSB USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)
Click for helpHDMI No
Click for helpWireless No
Click for helpGPS No
Environmentally sealed No
Click for helpBattery Lithium-Ion NP-BG1 rechargeable
Weight (inc. batteries) 405g
Dimensions 110 x 83 x 86mm (4.3 x 3.3 x 86mm in)
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