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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Features 8
Performance 9
Picture quality 7
Ergonomics 7
Build quality 8

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DP Review
25 August 2007
  • 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. That the H2 produced better high ISO output and showed marginally less fringing made the choice even more difficult.
  • 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 less-than-perfect light), Packed with features; comprehensive photographic controls, Versatile, genuinely useful 31-465mm equivalent 15x zoom range, Powerful flash, Image stab...
  • 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, Occasional strong NR ('watercolor effect') artefacts at ISO 80 and ISO 100, No JPEG quality options (and default setting too highly compressed), Some focus hunting and errors at lon...
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