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Sony DSC-H70S
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Sony DSC-H70S Digital Camera

16.1MP 10x CCD 1/2.3" Jan 2011
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Get Even Closer To Great ImagesCompact and easy to use, the Cyber-shot H70 digital camera lets everyone capture detail-packed still images and HD video. Powerful 10x zoom and Sweep Panorama expand... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 74 out of 100 based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Cameras.co.uk, about.com and PC Welt.de.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 17 user reviews this compact camera camera has an overall user rating of 88%.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-H70 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Cnet.com mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is a very good basic compact megazoom, if not the best value” in their review and rated the product 70 out of 100. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The 16-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is the least expensive of Sony's 2011 compact megazooms and offers little more than a resolution bump from the camera it's replacing, 2010's 14-megapixel DSC-H55” . Expert review site Cameras.co.uk scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The big attraction of this camera is the lens power it offers in a relatively compact body”.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact cameras produced by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony DSC-H70 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. About.com mentioned “Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H70 has some very strong features for a camera in its price range” and scored it 4 stars. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Sony's Cyber-shot series of point-and-shoot digital cameras is known for being budget-friendly while showcasing some of the company's more advanced features”. Imaging-Resource.com said in their review “It has a modest feature set with only a handful of Scene modes”.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

One customer considered that this digital camera was good in low light. Expert website About.com mentioned “The H70's image results in low light are surprisingly good, some of” in their Sony DSC-H70 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk wrote “The Sony Cybershot DSC H70 has 16 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom lens”.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. About.com said in their review “Its image quality is very good” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash. About.com said “In fact, for a sub-$200 camera with a small built-in flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good lens.

Nice Design

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who purchased the Sony DSC-H70 thought it was good looking. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert website Imaging Resource.com “Sony's Cyber-shot H70 is a pretty solid long-zoom compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer considered that the product was well made.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable spec and age 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 compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think a cheaper camera such as the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-H70 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H70.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (60x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the 105[pl_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the S120[pl_1602828_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-H70 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Canon 105[plb_377573_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews; or the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The DSC-H70 has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H70.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (18.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Extra/Smart Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H70 have extra/Smart zooms of between 1.3x and 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x. At 72 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H70 has a quite big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H70.

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Has Five White Balances

The Sony DSC-H70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-H70 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H70. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-H70 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the DSC-H70 is more than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this digital camera. The camera playbacks slide show are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Sony DSC-H70 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings rotating and trimming are also found on this Sony 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 cameras of this age and type.

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290 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H70 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DSC-H70 which takes 290 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Sony DSC-H70 owner who reviewed it said that it was not good value for money. One Sony DSC-H70 reviewer who bought this digital camera wrote that it was not cheap.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-H70 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of this type and age have an image stabilizer, however the DSC-H70 does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H70 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-H70 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-H70 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price].

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Not 3D

Most cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D. The DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H70 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H70 are not waterproof. The Sony DSC-H70 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The DSC-H70 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The lowest playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H70 is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-H70 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H70. The flash modess "Flash off", "pre-flash" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-H70 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image formats supported "JPEG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H70S

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-H70 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H70.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H70 over six years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-H70 has a fairly average optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-H70.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price] (12x), or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] (15x) which is also higher rated.

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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 cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-H70 has a relatively average weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H70.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Smile Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera CCD Sensor

Expert Reviews

(20)
22 June 2011

Ever been out stuck with the limitations of your cellphone camera, which in turn makes you appreciate your actual digital camera when you finally have it again? Once you operate Sony's 2011...

Sony's Cyber-shot H70 is a pretty solid long-zoom compact. It has a modest feature set with only a handful of Scene modes, and a Manual Mode for some photographic experimentation, and a few... Read more…

18 May 2011

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H70 has some very strong features for a camera in its price range, and its image quality is very good. In fact, for a sub-$200 camera with a small built-in flash, the H70's... Read more…

1 May 2011

There is a lot to like about the Sony Cybershot DSC H70. It is a clear step up in many ways from a more basic digital camera. Picture quality impresses as does the build quality of the camera and...

23 April 2011

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 is a very good basic compact megazoom, if not the best value...

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 13 June 2011 by Master-rater

My previous camera was the Ricoh R10, but i decided to get this camera for a holiday trip. When going through the settings, I found considerably less settings than on my previous camera (for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2011 by ANDY BURCH NORFOLK

A fantastic camera with many features. Purchased for my wife. Takes excellent photo's. The only gripe is not having view finder, as when you are outside it is very difficult to see image on LCD... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2011 by Ian S. Mowat

I am in love with this camera. It does everything so well. For instance with a 10X zoom you would expect it to be unusable except with a tripod. But with the anti-shake software, shots have... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2011 by N. Bryan

I bought this as my old camera struggled to take photos in the dark and half-light and also I wanted a better zoom. My old camera was a Sony Cybershot, 6 megepixel, 3 x zoom. So far, I've managed... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2011 by Potsandpans

I bought this as a secondary camera to a digital SLR - I was tired of carrying the bulk of this around and wanted something I could pop into my pocket. The camera I have found is EXCELLENT - very... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch70, dsch70s, dsch70l, dsch70b, dsch70r, DSCH70/R, dsch70/l, dsch70rceh, dsch70sceh, dsch70bceh, dsch70lceh, dsch70r.ceh, dsch70scee8, dsch70bcee8, dsch70lcee8, dsch70black, dsch70rcee8, dsch70l.ceh, dsch70l.cee8, dsch70r.cee8, 0027242265219
Barcodes 00027242808706, 00027242808713, 00602589109848, 02222200713117, 03610170006718, 03610170012894, 03610170020875, 03610170024989, 04905524767841, 04905524767858, 04905524767865, 04905524767872, 04905524767889, 04905524767896, 04905524767902, 04905524767919, 04905524767926, 04905524767933

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