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Sony DSC-H100
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Sony DSC-H100 Digital Camera

16.1MP 21x CCD 1/2.3" Apr 2014
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18 Reasons For

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,994 expert and user reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H100 had a good picture resolution. Techmagnifier.com wrote “DSC-H100 comes with a good resolution 16.1 MP image sensor” in their review.

Good Size

One Sony DSC-H100 owner wrote that the product was compact. Four years ago Firstpost.com wrote “That's it, nothing more—it would have been better if Sony had designed it like the DSC-H90, which is a travel compact that weighs less than” nonetheless they rated this digital camera 3 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H100 owner said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price], the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-H100 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H100. The smallest screen size of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H100 is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price], the Fujifilm FinePix T400[plb_1505419_price], or the Canon IXUS 230 HS[plb_1504252_price].

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix P520[pl_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Coolpix S800c[pl_1788321_price] (3.5") both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 12x. With a digital zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H100 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the DSC-W810[pl_2109582_price] (48x), the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (54x), or the DSC-WX300[pl_1621847_price] (80x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports a microSD (TransFlash)|microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H100 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H100. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H100 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

Other 21x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the WB800F[pl_1585459_price], or the WB850F[pl_1413690_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S9600[pl_2196636_price] (22x), or the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price] (22x) both from Nikon or the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-H100, the Sony DSC-H100 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H100 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The DSC-H100 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (8.9) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1.8 to 87.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Cameras of this age and type have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. At 525 millimeters, the DSC-H100 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-H100.

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350 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Sony DSC-H100 is a camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-H100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-H100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony camera support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. At only 80, the DSC-H100 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H100.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on two expert reviews from sites including firstpost.com and techmagnifier.com the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 48%. This puts this camera in the bottom 2% of all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

A Bit Expensive

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it was not cheap. Expert review site Firstpost.com wrote “I f you think mega zoom cameras are expensive”. Firstpost.com also said “It easily comes across as an expensive, high-end model.”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-H100 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H100.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-H100 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago which support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS[plb_1549622_price], or the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H100 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H100 also do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The DSC-H100 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000[plb_394895_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-H100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H100 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS. The Sony DSC-H100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-H100 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H100 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g. With a weight of 415 grams, the DSC-H100's weight is one of the heaviest amongst similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 460.8 pixels, the DSC-H100 has a very low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H100. The display resolutions of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H100 is 0.0005s and the longest is 250s. The DSC-H100 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 2 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-H100 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the DSC-H100 has a fairly low maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H100. The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H100 is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.8x.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-H100 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H100.

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Thick

At 81.3 millimeters, the DSC-H100 is very thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H100. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 38mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H100

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The Sony DSC-H100 has a fairly standard megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45[plb_1284724_price], or the Samsung DV300[plb_1513072_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price] (16.2MP), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Start-Up Time
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Face Detection
Focal Length
Trimming
Cool Shot Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(3)
20 March 2013

If you want something between point & shoot and DSLR, then Sony DSC-H100 is a good option for you. Going through the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H100 Review, it is clear that this new camera is worth...

24 November 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H100 is priced at Rs 12,990. In this price range, it has one of the highest zoom ratios. That's it, nothing more?it would have been better if Sony had designed it like the...

14 May 2014

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Excellent zooming
Point shoot camera with DSLR feel
Good battery backup
Slight heavy to carry
Manual Focus adjustment not available
Zoom functionality does not work very well in video mode

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony h100, sony h100v, sony h100vw, sony p184441, sony p184441p
Barcodes 04905524910056, 04905524910087, 04905524910094

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