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I love cameras and this Sony Cybershot DSC H10 is my favourite camera I have ever owned. Now I am not amazing when it comes to knowing the inns and outs of camera but here is how I have found it to use.
The camera is not exactly light weight and it feels quite substantial. It is black with a huge lens on the front which is a Carl Zeiss lens. It has quite a few buttons on it and the main screen at the back takes up around 3/4 of the camera. The flash is kept down and comes up when it is in use.
Now to turn the camera on you have to make sure you take the lens cap off which I forget to do all of the time. If you don't it will politely tell you to. the screen is big but is not a touch screen so use the dial at the top to select your function. There are many including a green camera icon for people like me who just want to point and shoot and then a scene selector for those who wish to take it further.
So pictures are 8.1 megapixels and the optical zoom is 10X which is extremely good. I remember being in San Francisco and shooting birds from a great distance with this camera and it copes perfectly. There are ISO settings, night settings and panoramic settings so I do believe that there is something for everybody.
The videos you can take are HD and 1080p which is fantastic. It is extremely quick at panning and also you have the option to take quick photos in succession if there is something you just cannot miss. The memory cards for this camera are memory stick pro duo's which are easy to find and relatively cheap.
Also worth a mention is the macro shooting option which I have always struggled with on cameras. This camera allows you to take macro shots with ease and it has stabilising properties which means the camera will help you keep it steady. My hands always shake so this is good for me.
So I have had this camera since 2009 and have only had one issue with it. This was with the flash as it suddenly stopped popping up. Our friends have the same camera and they have had this to so it looks like it my be a fault with the camera. I sent it off for fixing though and it has come back fine so at least you are aware that it can be fixed.
In conclusion I think this camera is fantastic and would recommend it to anybody. I love a point and shoot so its great for me and my husband likes to fiddle manually with cameras and he loves it. There you go good for everybody.
I upgraded my sony cybershot t-7 to the sony h10. I really like the easy to use interface and buttons. The dial on the top lets you choose different settings and they also show up on the screen. I really enjoy black and white photos so I keep the 'p' setting to black and white so I can easily swap between taking regular photos and pretty black and white photos. The camera takes very good quality photos especially for not being a dslr. One of my favourite things about the sony h10 is that its not a skinny little point and shoot. Its a pretty camera, it looks and feels a bit like a dslr. Im terrbile for dropping and losing cameras, but this is so solid and chunky, I dont do that!
The only thing about the h10 that I would change is the flash, theres no inbetween from no flash, which works well, if its not to bright it can be a little shakey, to this very powerful flash that blinds everyone and can make a pale person like myself look ghostly!
I would recommend the H10 to begginner photographers and amatuer ones alike.
When I brought this camera I was actually looking for a smaller camera but when I saw this one I knew I had to have it.
The lens is much bigger than an ordinary compact camera so the photos you can take are really very good.
This camera is very easy to use but also has extra functions for the more experienced photographer. It has a good sized screen and the battery life is brilliant.
I have used this camera now for sightseeing which it was fantastic for. I also took it to the British Grand prix where the photos were really rather good although the time it took from pressing the button to taking the picture is good its not a patch on the SLR camera my friend used.
I have also taken this camera to football matches for which it was very good both under floodlights and in day light and I have taken it to music concerts where friends have been more than impressed with my photo's.
Taking into account the size and price of this camera I really don't think there is better around.
The Sony H10 is an 8.1 megapixel camera that uses a rechargeable battery and accepts only the Memory Stick Pro and Memory Stick Pro Duo memory cards. In addition, it has approximately 31 MB of internal memory, so limited shooting may be done without a memory card. The camera comes in a black or silver finish. On the silver model the hand grip and the extended lens are black.
The lens is a 10x optical zoom with Carl Zeiss glass. It has a variable aperture ranging from f/3.5 at the wide angle end to f/4.4 at the telephoto end. Digital zoom is also available via the menus. Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds, depending on the exposure mode selected.
The Sony H10 provides the versatile shooting modes we have all come to expect:
Auto: For point-and-shoot purposes.
Program: For point-and-shoot purposes with some user overrides.
Manual: Permits user control of both shutter speed and aperture.
Movie: The H10 shoots movies with sound at up to 640x480/30 fps.
Scene: Six scene preset options, including Sony's Soft Snap portrait mode, are available.