Easy to use, great pictures, large LCD and AA Batteries; what more could you ask for?
Mich Yooper, Amazon
22 August 2014
Summary: Hi, I bought my first one around 2006. Then I got one for my truck to have for those sudden "look at that" shots. One burned in a fire and this one replaces it. I love the AA batteries rather than proprietary $$$ and like the simplicity of taking shots with different settings just by twisting the adjustment knob. With the little golfer setting you can stop a hummingbirds wings in motion. Glad I found this one at AMAZON, my favorite place to shop.
Summary: I bought this used camera based on the user reviews and the price. It goes through batteries pretty quickly but takes great pictures. Lots of features and can be switched to manual - which I intend to learn how to use some day. Right now, I'm happy with the automatic settings.
Summary: When I got my DSC-H1 in 2005, I didn't have much experience. My first day out (in Yellowstone) I got a lot of great shots. Since then, I've taken over 12,000 shots on this camera, and it has become my constant companion and best friend. I'm always impressed at the quality of the pictures, especially at 12x zoom, although this is optimal only in full sun.
Pros: Great lens, 12x zoom!!, Durable (12,000+ shots without a problem!), Excellent stabilization in full sun, Choice of screen or viewfinder (both lcd), Decent (though not wonderful) battery life, Excellent auto mode + full manual options, Not too heavy/bulky
Cons: Stabilizer doesn't work in much less than full light, Quality degrades (a lot) in low light, Inconsistent results in macro mode, Can't toggle red-eye reduction without going into set-up mode, Photo counter shows 6 digits, but rolls to 000001 after 099999
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.