Summary: The recently released Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 fills the place of the H2 and is the slightly cheaper version of Sony’s flagship superzoom model, the Sony Cybershot DSC-H9 . Both sport a 15x zoom, which translates into a massive 31-465mm.
Conclusion: The last generation of big zoom Cyber-shots (the H2 and H5) offered purchasers an interesting choice; two almost identical cameras with a $100 price difference that bought you a bigger, higher resolution screen and an extra million pixels.
Pros: Good resolution, great color, excellent exposure, accurate focus, Bright, punchy results that produce pleasing prints without the need for post-processing, DR-optimization works, though the effect is pretty subtle, Generally very responsive, focus very fast (except at the long end of the zoom in ...
Cons: New user interface not conducive to quick operation, convoluted and often confusing, Rear control wheel huge step backwards from the H5's 'turn and click' dial on the grip, Images quite soft and not that clean, Excessive noise reduction robs images of fine texture at anything over ISO 100, Occasi...
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H7 Digital Camera Develop your photography with the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H7, which features an impressive 15x optical zoom lens, 8.1 effective megapixels, and all the latest technology from Sony.
Excerpt: There has been a growing demand for superzoom digicams in recent months. Sony probably had this in mind when it recently introduced the DSC-H7. We decided to give it the works as usual. The overall build of the camera is quite simplistic, with a basic clutch of buttons.
Excerpt: Anche la Sony, nel mese di febbraio 2007, ha voluto ampliare il focale della sua saga Cyber-shot DSC-H, le cui nuove rappresentanti, chiamate Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 e Sony Cyber-shot Dsc-h9 , hanno tra i loro punti di forza uno zoom ottico addirittura di 15 ingrandimenti.