Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 – Excellent Mega Zoom Camera

Sony Dsc-h20b Cyber-shot® 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera –

A general point-and-shot camera is designed primarily for simple operation and best for capturing still photographs. Even a newbie can use these cameras easily. There are various mega zoom cameras available in the market. Now, Sony has launched its new latest model – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 in this line stream.

The appreciated features of the Sony cyber-shot dsc-h20 are as following:

1. 720p HD quality video capture

2. 10x optical zoom that also works while recording videos

3. Mechanical and Digital Image stabilization

4. Physical lens cover

5. First-rate design

6. Good feature-to-price ratio

However, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 has some drawbacks such as:

1. No inbuilt mechanical lens shield

2. Narrow lens

3. Poor photo quality above ISO 400

Design Aspects:

The design of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is quite similar to the DSC-W290. Due to wide and long lens, the Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is heavy. Comparing this with other models, Panasonic ZS1 and ZS3 are not heavy even with wide lens. The digital camera cannot fit inside a pants pocket, but you can fit it easily in small handbag.

About Controls:

Mode dial is located on the top of Sony cyber-shot dsc-h20. You easily use your thumb to adjust the dial. Memory Stick socket, Smile Shutter button, power button and shutter release button with zoom ring are also located on the top. Sony has included only one Menu button in the H20 unlike two Home and Menu buttons in its previous models.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 provides good photo quality below ISO 400. At ISO 400, the noise reduction decreases the sharpness and fine details. You can only use photographs at ISO 400 for print outs below 8×10. The images at ISO 800 have blurry details and only fit for smaller printouts. We will not recommend you to use ISO 1600 or 3200 even the DSC-H20 has the option for the same.

Shooting Speed:

The time from power-on to first-shot for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is 2.8 seconds. The shot-to-shot time is 2.1 seconds. The shutter lag is 0.4 second in bright light and 0.7 second in dim light. The continuous shooting speed is 1.7 fps.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 – Excellent Mega Zoom Camera