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Pre-PMA 2008: Sony today announced the CyberShot DSC-H3, a fairly mild update to the DSC-H10 'compact superzoom' released in August 2007. Still with 10x optical zoom, 8 megapixels and no viewfinder, the LCD has been upgraded with a 3.0" 230k dot screen - dubbed 'Clear Photo LCD Plus™ - replacing the 2.5" 115k panel in the previous model. Available to pre-order from 31 Jan, the DSC-H3 will relieve you of $300.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2008 – Sony today unveiled its high-zoom Cyber-shot® DSC-H10 digital camera, a compact model that is ideal for parents looking to capture their families’ memories.
With its small dimensions (only 4-1/4-inches wide by 2-3/4-inches tall by 2-inches deep), the new model combines the performance of much larger cameras in a more convenient size. Small enough for a pocket or purse, the 8-megapixel camera is perfect for sporting events, school recitals and vacations, helping you easily capture close-ups, even from a distance.
Designed to replace the current DSC-H3 model, the DSC-H10 camera features a wider 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus™ screen for easy playback viewing and menu navigation.
Great Photos Made Easy
The new model has a powerful Carl Zeiss® 10x optical zoom lens and a long-range flash to help you capture details from afar. Its face detection technology can identify and focus on up to eight faces in a frame, and automatically adjusts the focus for correctly exposed photos.
The high-zoom camera includes Sony’s advanced sports shooting mode, which combines high shutter speed and continuous auto-focusing to help you capture fast-action shots. This intelligent technology allows the camera to quickly focus on fast-moving subjects by predicting where they will be in the frame – and ultimately reducing shutter lag.
To help you capture well-exposed, natural-looking photos – even in challenging low-light conditions – the new model features high sensitivity shooting (up to ISO 3200). It also incorporates Super Steady Shot® optical image stabilization to reduce blur caused by shaky hands.
The DSC-H10 camera incorporates Sony’s D-Range Optimizer (DRO) to help you capture balanced images when shooting in high-contrast or backlit scenes. DRO modifies the range from highlights to shadows through its in-camera hardware processing – ultimately producing more natural, evenly exposed images.
The camera also has helpful functions to manually correct images immediately after capturing them, including in-camera red-eye correction and photo retouching.
Fast and Fun Playback
For fun playback of family photos, the unit’s built-in slideshow function helps create slideshows set to your favorite music choices. Up to eight songs can be uploaded via the camera’s USB port. To view your favorite images and slideshows just like you view your favorite TV shows – in full 1080 high definition resolution – you can connect the camera to a compatible HDTV set.
Pricing and Availability
The Cyber-Shot DSC-H10 digital camera will ship in May for about $300. Additional accessories will include wide and telephoto conversion lenses, filters, batteries, travel chargers, sports packs and cases. The new model and accessories can be purchased online at www.sonystyle.com, at Sony Style® retail stores, at military base exchanges, and at authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders begin on Jan. 31 at www.sonystyle.com.
1/2.5 " Type Super HAD CCD
|Image sizes|| 3264 x 2448
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
640 x 480
3264 x 2176 (3:2)
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 @ 30fps
640 x 480 @ 16.6fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 8.3fps
|File formats|| JPEG (Exif Ver.2.21)
MPEG1 (MPEG Movie VX)
|Lens|| 10x optical zoom
6.3 - 63.0mm
38 - 380mm (35mm equiv.)
f/ 3.5 - 14.4
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
10 elements in 9 groups (including 1 aspheric element)
|Image stabilization|| Super SteadyShot|
(with adapter Ring)
| Wide: VCL-DH0758
|Digital zoom||Yes, up to 2x|
|Focus|| Single AF
|AF area modes|| 9-point AF
Center Weighted AF
Spot area AF
|AF assist lamp||Yes, auto or off|
(From front of lens)
| Auto: 50cm - ∞ (w), 90cm - ∞ (t)
Macro: 2cm - ∞ (w), 90cm - ∞ (t)
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Exposure compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure bracketing||+/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV|
|Shutter speed|| Auto: 1/4 - 1/2,000 sec
Program Auto: 1 sec- 1/1,000 sec
Manual: 30 sec - 1/2000 sec
|Aperture|| Auto: F3.5/8.0 (w)
Program Auto: F3.5/F8.0 (w)
|Scene modes|| High Sensitivity
Extra High Sensitivity
Extra High-speed Burst
Advanced Sports Shooting
|White balance|| Auto
Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting)
Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting)
Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting)
|Self timer||2 or 10 sec|
|Image parameters|| Normal
DRO (Dynamic Range Optimizer): Standard, Plus, off
Red Eye Correction
Range: 0.2 - 7.0m (w), 0.9 - 5.6m (t) (ISO Auto)
Range: Up to 14m (w), 11.2m (t) (ISO 3200)
|LCD monitor|| 3.0 in (7.5cm) Hybrid TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Approx. 100% coverage
|Connectivity|| AV out (Composite, 1080i component with optional cable)
USB 2.0 High Speed
All in/out via Multi Use Terminal
|Print compliance|| Pictbridge
Print Image Matching III
|Storage|| Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card
Approx 31MB internal memory
|Power|| Li-ion battery pack NP-BG1
BC-CSGB / CSGC Charger included
Optional AC adaptor
|Weight (no batt)||265 g (9.3 oz)|
|Weight (With batt)||381 g (13.4 oz)|
|Dimensions||106 x 68.5 x 48.9 mm (4.2 x 2.7 x 1.9 in)|