Summary: Sony is indeed the leader in digital photography and videography. The body design of the camera is just great. The picture quality does all justice to 8.1 Mpix category. The user friendliness is great as well. However there is one big minus with this camera, as much as any other electronics from Sony, ie., the battery is unique design and you cannot manage your outdoor photography while on vacation until and unless you have a spare battery.
Summary: This camera has served me well but not well enough. I can say that it takes incredible pictures, but only when it decides to. I have had a lot of difficulty shooting in low light and shooting moving objects. Many times I miss great shots because this camera wastes so much time focusing and refocusing that it ends up with a blurry image after I feverishly press the button. To my dismay, the button broke off recently.
Summary: I have owned the H1 and H2 and they are superior in quality compared to this camera. I use the H7 for work and bought it as a replacement for the H2 when the H2's shutter button stopped working. I have the H1 as my personal camera and it is by far the best in quality. My main concerns with the H7 are that it activates the flash when it doesn't seem to be necessary, the optics don't seem to be as good as the two previous models and the camera just feels "cheaper" by...
Summary: I bought this camera last summer when I was really wanting to upgrade to a DSLR and settled for an upgrade point and shoot. I was really excited with the zoom, which is an awesome feature, and all of the other in camera options. My biggest problem with this camera is the poor image quality in low lighting. The picture will seem to be okay on the LCD but once it's on the computer it's grainy and most of the time slightly blurred.
Summary: I have had this camera for a mere day and have already taken hundreds of photographs. This camera has shot everything from a cow, to a pile of bricks, to a dandelion, to a neighbor playing basketball, and back again. I haven't needed to take the same shot more than twice to get it to turn out just the way I want it, and i am picky!