Summary: Quite some time prior to my testing of the Sony Cyber-shot H55 , I used to shoot 35mm slides (mostly Ektachrome and Kodachrome). I loved the bold and vibrant, but highly accurate colors and the incredible detail captured by slow ISO speed 35mm transparency films, but I hated waiting two weeks to get...
Pros: Easy to use, Manual exposure mode, Very good feature set
Cons: Slow shot-to-shot, Pricey, Battery life could be better
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is compact super-zoom with a 14 megapixel sensor, 10x optical range and 3 inch LCD screen. Released in February 2010, it shares the same body, lens and screen as the higher-specified HX5, but lacks many of that model's advanced features.
Pros: Stylish body and great handling., Dual-mode video stabilization., Noiseless optical video zoom., Full manual control., Sweep panorama.
Cons: Slow continuous shooting., Slow flash recycle time., Histogram linked to brightness control., Proprietary port and connector.
Summary: All in all, the H55 looks to be a decent camera for folks not wanting or needing to go all the way up to the HX5V. The Sony H55 still has some powerful features and a whole lot of resolution to work with at 14.1MP.
Conclusion: With its solid but unspectacular performance, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is not great value at £239. Its redeeming feature, however, is the sweep panorama mode which is fun and a doddle to use.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is fairly priced, delivers sharply focused, evenly exposed images and provides the user with a broader degree of creative scope than most compacts with lesser zooms.
Pros: Capable, well-constructed and fairly priced addition to the ranks of big zoom, high resolution models, good edge to edge sharpness at maximum 25mm wide angle
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 is one of the more sophisticated big (or 'high') zoom compacts out there at the moment. For us though it doesn't quite trump the 14 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX210 IS though for both results and positive (and moreover fun) user experience, nor Casio's competing EX-H15 for...