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Sony DSC-H2 Cyber-shot


Sony DSC-H2 Cyber-shot

Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Sony DSC-H2 Cyber-shot is a 6.0MP ultra zoom featuring 12x optical zoom with Super SteadyShot® Optical Image Stabilization.

The Sony H2 has a Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8, shutter speed range from 1 - 1/2,000 sec. (30 - 1/1,000 sec. in Shutter-Priority and Manual mode), and 2cm (0.8 in.) macro. Exposure control includes Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority and Manual modes, plus 7 Scene Modes. It has an AF Illuminator for low-light shooting.

The Sony H2 will record 640x480 MPEG VX movies with sound at 30fps when using the Memory Stick PRO DUO™ media. There is a large 2.0 in. LCD monitor (resolution 85K pixels).

The Sony DSC-H2 Cyber-shot will appeal to beginner and serious amateur photographers desiring a long zoom digital camera with image stabilization, a large hand grip, and flexible exposure control.

Sony H2
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Sony H2  
  Image Sensor 6.0 effective megapixels
1/ 2.5" Super HAD™ CCD
  Lens Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® with Super SteadyShot® optical image stabilization;
11 Elements in 9 Groups (1 ED and 1 Aspheric Element);
Filter diameter: 58mm (with supplied Adapter Ring)
  Focal Length 6-72mm (36-432mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Aperture Range f2.8-8.0 (W), f3.7-8.0 (T), 10-step f2.8-8.0 (Aperture Priority, Manual)  
  Optical Zoom 12x  
  Macro 2 cm / 0.74 in.  
  Auto Focus 3 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Flexible Spot AF, Manual  
  Shutter Speed

1/4 - 1/2000 sec. (Auto), 1 - 1/2000 sec. (Program Auto), 46-step 30 sec – 1/1000 sec. (Shutter Priority, Manual)

  Exposure Control Auto, Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual  
  Shooting Modes

Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, High-speed shutter, High Sensitivity

MPEG Movie Mode: MPEG VX Fine (640 X 480, 30 fps) with Audio, (MPEG VX Fine Requires Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media) MPEG VX Standard (640 X 480, 16.6 fps) with Audio, Video Mail (160 x 112, 8.0fps) with Audio

Burst Mode: 7 Shots at 1.3 fps (6MP JPEG fine), 100 Shots VGA at 1.4 fps (JPEG std.)

Self-Timer: 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds

  Exposure Compensation ±2.0EV, 1/3EV steps  
  Light Metering Multi-Pattern Measuring: 49 Segment  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Manual  
  Viewfinder 0.2" LCD, 201K pixels  
  LCD 2.0" 85K TFT LCD Screen  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000  
  Storage Media 32MB internal memory or Memory Stick DUO or Memory Stick DUO PRO media only;
Tested to support up to 2GB5 Memory Stick PRO Duo™ does not support Access Control security function
  Battery AA Nickel Metal-Hydride x2  
  Included Accessories
No Memory Stick® DUO media or adapters are included
AA NiMH Battery x2, BC-CS2 Battery Charger
Lens hood w/adaptor ring, Lens cap w/strap
A/V Cable, USB 2.0 Hi-speed Cable
Shoulder Strap
Software CD-ROM: Cyber-shot® Viewer Vers 1.0 + USB Driver, (Windows®)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 113.2 x 83 x 94 mm /
4 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 11/16 in.
  Weight 389 g (14.2 oz) Body; 537 g (1 lb, 3.7 oz.) including Battery and optional Memory Stick® Duo Media  
  MSRP US $399.95  

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Sony H2  

Recommended Accessories:

  • MemoryStick (1GB)
  • Second Battery
  • External Battery Charger
  • Soft Case

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