Excerpt: This camera has a great optical zoom, I even took pictures of the moon. While at the same time it has a great macro shot, I took close up of flowers, ants and moths. Wonderful for special occasions, sports, outdoors, landscapes, family portraits,closeups and many more. The only problem I had with the camera was indoors at the school auditorium, very grainy and dark. But very worth the money. All of the photos were taken with this camera, You will not be disappointed.
Excerpt: When we finally decided to buy our first digital camera I spent lots of hours in the internet researching. I found that Sony plans to produce DSC-H1 camera soon (it was back in 2005 I think) but this camera is not available yet. All specifications were very impressive so we decide that we will buy this digital camera as soon as it released. Well, we spent top dollars for it because it was new and it was hot that time.
Excerpt: This camera is great! Weather you're an amateur or intermediate photographer, This camera has many capabilities. Aut mode is great for people who like to point and shoot. I use Manual Mode to customize my photos. There is movie mode where you can take good quality video. I also like to experiment with slow shutter speeds on this camera for some pretty cool effects. I recommend this camera to anyone.
Excerpt: This is a truly great digital camera at a great bargain price!!! Takes super fine detailed pictures even at 16 x 20 blowup size! Easy to use-all functions very simple to implement. I have never had any problems with this camera through the years. Even battery life is excellent. You'd think I was a Sony representative!!!
Summary: I just received the camera and am therefore still learning it. It has only 5.1 megapixel which is a small number by todays standards, but my smaller Sony with 5 meg is able to print cropped 8x10 prints very clearly. This camera has a 12x zoom lens and the older Sonys especially are noted for the quality of their lenses. This camera in addition to the screen on the back to view your subject before snapping the picture has a viewfinder type display.
Summary: The picture quality on this camera is outstanding. The Sony DSC-H1 has started going the route of so many other camera manufacturers by not including a memory card with the camera. Instead they've built 32MB of memory right into the camera. That holds about twelve images at the highest image quality setting, so consider a memory card to be a mandatory purchase.
Summary: Thanks in part to the large lens area and excellent Zeiss optics, the Sony DSC-H1 produces crisper, clearer pictures than many cameras with more megapixels. I like the fact that is relatively compact for the lens size. The automatic settings are generally hard to beat but it's easy to take control of the shutter settings, exposure, focus, resolution, white balance, macro and flash settings. It's excellent for detail closeup work.
Summary: I love the versatility of the Sony H1. I can take a beautiful macro shot or capture my son riding his bike down the road. It does a wonderful job in the outdoors. I also like the movie option that allows me to take as much video as needed or until I run out of space on the memory card- I took a 30 min video of my son's preschool play with it. The only area that can be tricky is inside shots with low light, but those are tricky with most cameras.
Summary: My husband works for the Police Department and this is the exact camera that they use to take their crime scene photos. I used it once or twice and was absolutely blown away by the zoom quality and all it's features. It is a medium sized camera so if you are looking for something to pop in your purse and go--this is not for you. But if you are looking for quality photos and don't mind carrying it with you--this camera is perfect.
Summary: The Sony DSC H1 is one of the last high end Sony digital cameras to take AA batteries. This is a huge feature to me. I travel a lot and don’t want to be out of a camera because the battery is dead. I use re-chargeable at home and office but on the road I just stop anywhere and get some AA batteries. This camera has more features than I even can try to use. It is a 5.1 Mega pixel camera but you don’t need to use it at that setting.