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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3
5.1 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

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Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Digital Camera Review

18 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 has pretty much everything that a high zoom SLR-like camera(it’s still not a SLR, it comes with an integrated lens) should have: full manual controls, RAW mode, pop-up flash, histogram display, features like face detection and image stabilization, but, it lacks a viewfinder...
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Features 8
Performance 8
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 7
Build quality 7

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DP Review
28 November 2008
  • Conclusion: I must admit I wasn't that impressed when I first held the Sony H3 in my hands. It looks like a toy camera and the build quality did not inspire my confidence either. In the three weeks or so that I have now used and tested the H3 I have had to somewhat change my opinion.
  • Pros: Reliable 'point and shoot' performance, Good image quality in good light; bright, sharp images with immediate 'consumer friendly' appeal, Powerful flash, Efficient image stabilization, Very good zoom range (although no real wide angle), Compact dimensions for the zoom range, Reliable exposure sys...
  • Cons: No real wide angle, Manual mode only offers 2 F-stop settings, Slow, unreliable focus in low light, Ugly, bulky lens hood (although you don't have to use it), Mediocre build quality, Only basic external controls, Longwinded menu structure, Screen has a low resolution for its size and is not very ...
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Camera Test: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

Pop Photo
4 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Not to be outdone by Canon and Panasonic, Sony offers up the new 8.1-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-H3 (street: $269), a retro-styled but thoroughly modern 10x optically stabilized compact camera packing a 38-380mm f/3.5-4.4 (35mm equivalent) Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, full manual controls, 1080i still...
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Digital Camera Review
20 January 2008
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 is yet another take on the emerging compact ultra-zoom theme, sporting a 10x optical zoom in a large pocket camera package. Amid some other more prominent entries into this field, the Sony seems to have been often lost in the mix.
  • Pros: Stabilized 10x zoom, Good flash unit, Nice color reproduction
  • Cons: Poor interface, Poor high-ISO performance, White balance concerns
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Sony CyberShot DSC-H3 Review

9 December 2007
  • Conclusion: While I liked the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 , the Sony DSC-H3 has more positives such as much faster shot-to-shot times and quicker focusing. Image quality was just a tad better, not dramatically different but shooting at higher ISOs delivered less noise.
  • Pros: Compact 8MP 10x digicam with OIS
  • Cons: Small LCD screen; limited manual adjustments
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Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Review – 022

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
11 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sony DSC-H3 is for most a conveniently sized 10x optical zoom camera with a bunch of clever tricks that make it more fun than most other mid-range zooms on the market. The flash range is brilliant, as is the battery life from the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.
  • Pros: Great flash range
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Overall 8

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Good Gear Guide.au
30 October 2008
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 is a great ultra-zoom camera. Its compact build makes it ideal for travellers and it has a boatload of features along with capturing some fairly good shots.
  • Pros: 10x zoom, slim build, lots of features, nice colour balance, fast
  • Cons: Noisy shots above ISO 200, pictures a touch soft
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H3 Digital Camera Review

Gadget Heaven
13 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H3 – a great all-rounder If you are looking for an ultra-compact digital camera but don’t want to compromise on the features, technology or price, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H3 is ideal.
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Overall 6
Design 6
Value for money 6
Features 8
Picture quality 6
Overall quality 6

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

28 January 2008
  • Conclusion: The H3 has its flaws but its a viable option for those shopping on a budget.
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11 June 2007
  • Summary: This could be a camera to take on a holiday. The Panasonic TZs have the advantage of a 28mm focal length at the wide end of the zoom, which would sway us towards that camera, but the Sony is better in the image noise department, producing slightly cleaner images.
  • Pros: The picture quality from the camera is generally good. The multi-zone autofocus system must be turned off for satisfactory results. If it is left on an unacceptable number of photos will be out of focus. The camera is very responsive with little or no shutter lag. Image stabilisation is effective...
  • Cons: The auto white balance is poor. Photos taken in open shade may have a colour cast anywhere from magenta to orange. The LCD screen is unsatisfactory as a viewfinder and for review of images. We found that pictures that looked dreadful on LCD review were acceptable on the PC monitor.
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