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Sony DSC-H100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 21x CCD Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good size
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are poor

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This medium megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 48 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including techmagnifier.com and firstpost.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this Sony camera very highly.

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed the Sony DSC-H100 concluded that it was expensive. Expert review site Firstpost.com wrote five years ago “I f you think mega zoom cameras are expensive”. Firstpost.com also wrote “It easily comes across as an expensive, high-end model.” in their review.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was good value for money. Expert review site Firstpost.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H100 is priced at Rs 12,990”.

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Good Quality Lens

One owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-H100 concluded that it had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-H100 thought it was able to produce good images. Four years ago expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “DSC-H100 comes with a good resolution 16.1 MP image sensor and included with BIONZ sensor” however despite that they rated the product 2 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner said in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Firstpost.com mentioned “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” but in spite of that they scored it 55 out of 100.

Heavy

The weights of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of 415 grams, the Sony DSC-H100 is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 415g cameras to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 2.9". The DSC-H100 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Fujifilm T400, and the Canon SX170 IS is also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The DSC-H100 has one of the lowest display resolutions (numeric) (only 460.8 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DSC-H100 of 42 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99) (115x) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H100 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

We compared all the other 21x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the WB800F, and the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Nikon L120 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the SZ-14 (£104.99) (24x and higher rated), or the Stylus SH-50 (24x and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (24x and higher rated).

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 8.9, the DSC-H100 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 525 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H100 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-H100 features face detection. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-H100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H100 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-H100 features smile detection, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-H100 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Camera

Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H100 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average playback zoom (max) of cameras of this age and type is 9.1x.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-H100 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-H100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-H100 is 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p184441p, sony h100vw
Barcodes 04905524910056, 04905524910087, 04905524910094

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