Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Announced Feb 18, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 250 mm (10×)
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The Sony Cyber-Shot H55 is a very capable point-and shoot camera which packs an impressive feature set. As long as you don't want to take a lot of control over your photography the H55 will serve you well, but slow operation, slightly sketchy image quality and a lack of customization mean that the Sony doesn't score as well as other cameras in this group.

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66%
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Good for

On-the-go photographers looking for point-and-shoot simplicity.

Not so good for

Speed, and anything requiring advanced manual control

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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. The H55 has a different sensor, so lacks the HX5's fast continuous shooting and low-light modes. Other ommisions are the HX5's...

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