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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
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Get up close and personal with landscapes, architecture and your best friends with the Cyber-shot H100. It has the feel and features of a DSLR, with 16.1 megapixels and a powerful 21x zoom you... More
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22 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Sony compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Sony.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony DSC-H100 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-H100 considered that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “DSC-H100 comes with a good resolution 16.1 MP image sensor” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a score of 2 stars.

Good Size

One Sony DSC-H100 reviewer said in their reviews that it was compact. Firstpost.com said “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”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H100 owner reckoned that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-H100 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H100. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Fujifilm T400[plb_1505419_price], and the Samsung WB30F[plb_1598460_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon S800c[plb_1788321_price] (3.5"), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H100 is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the digital zoom of, the DSC-H100's digital zoom of 42 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-W810[pl_2109582_price] (48x), the DSC-RX100M2[pl_1610616_price] (54x), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (60x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports a microSD (TransFlash)|microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. 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 Sony camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon Powershot S200[plb_2175840_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix L29[plb_2124045_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 0.17x and 63x. With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the DSC-H100 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 21x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F[plb_1413690_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S9600[pl_2196636_price] (22x), or the 9500[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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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-H100 has one of the higher megapixels (16.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras that have been around for more than two years have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200[plb_370973_price], the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price], and the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Samsung 150F[plb_1609687_price] (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-H100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H100.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], and the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-H100 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-H100 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H100 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. At 8.9, the Sony DSC-H100 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 525 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H100 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H100 is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DSC-H100 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-H100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony digital camera support video resolutionss 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H100.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-H100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H100.

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

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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 compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The DSC-H100 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Sony DSC-H100 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H100 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including firstpost.com and techmagnifier.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 48 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this compact camera camera very highly.

A Bit Expensive

Several people said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Expert website Firstpost.com mentioned “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 Stabilizer

The DSC-H100 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H100 do have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H100 do not support video capability. The Sony DSC-H100 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[pl_1643298_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_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, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H100 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H100, the Sony DSC-H100 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H100, the DSC-H100 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-H100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Lumix DMC-TZ61[pl_2226969_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-H100 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H100 is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 415 grams, the Sony DSC-H100's weight is one of the heaviest amongst digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H100.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H100 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H100 that we have checked the display resolution (numeric) of, the Sony DSC-H100's display resolution (numeric) of only 460.8 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the DSC-H100 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The DSC-H100 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H100.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The Sony DSC-H100 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H100 is 9.3x, and the playback zoom (max)s range from 1x to 16x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-H100 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H100

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
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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