Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10's unique features are overshadowed by poor flash image quality and iffy face detection. If you're in the market for a budget superzoom, better, lower-priced options are out there.
Pros: Large 3-inch screen. Can preview ISO settings on the LCD. Little noise in low-light shots. Sports-shooting scene mode for capturing clear, fast-action shots.
Cons: Faulty face detection. Flash shots are overexposed. No optical viewfinder. Plastic body feels a bit flimsy.
Conclusion: I mentioned in the introduction to this review that the only apparent difference between the Sony DSC-H10 and its predecessor - the H3 which we reviewed in January - is the size and resolution of the screen.
Pros: Reliable 'point and shoot' performance, Good image quality in good light; bright, sharp images with immediate 'consumer friendly' appeal, Powerful flash with slow synch mode, Efficient image stabilization, Good zoom range (although only starting at 38mm), Compact dimensions for the zoom range, Re...
Cons: No real wide angle, Manual mode only offers 2 F-stop settings, Slow, unreliable focus in low light, Only basic external controls, Longwinded menu structure, All-plastic body, Non-standard video/USB connector, Combined effects of noise and noise reduction at high ISOs and in low light produces poo...
Summary: The new Sony Cybershot H10 uses a powerful Carl Zeiss 10x optical zoom lens with Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization to capture action at a distance. The lens yields sharp, high-contrast images and reduces color fringing, even when shooting in telephoto ranges.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10 is extremely similar to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 and shares most of the features, specifications, and attributes with the latter model. It is a little over an ounce heavier, likely due to the 3-inch LCD instead of the 2.5-inch screen of the prior model.
Pros: Lens quality, 10x optical zoom, Relatively fast in action mode, Override settings not always present on point-and-shoot cameras
Cons: No optical finder; LCD practically unusable outdoors, Manual mode unnecessary as implemented, Macro mode focus fussiness, Menu system
Summary: This camera has a big zoom for its size, and features some useful program modes and manual setting possibilities, but if you want super-crisp photos at a resolution higher than 1600x1200, you'll want to look elsewhere.
Pros: Big zoom, no noticeable barrel-roll, useful program modes
Cons: Soft images, plenty of chromatic aberration, spongy shutter button
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H10 – small yet powerful The compact Cyber-shot DSC-H10 digital camera offers an 8.1 effective megapixel resolution and high-quality 10x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.
Summary: Die Sony DSC-H10 behauptet sich mittlerweile seit vielen Monaten preisstabil am Markt (230 Euro). Die relativ leichte 10fach-Zoom besitzt einen großen, ordentlichen 3-Zoll-Monitor und einen optischen Bildstabilisator.
Conclusion: Sony hat am Erfolgsrezept der H3 nicht viel geändert. Auch die neue H10 ist praktisch ausgestattet, bietet gute Bildqualität und ist richtig flott - allerdings bleibt sie in vielen Messdisziplinen leicht hinter ihrer Vorgängerin zurück.