Price When Reviewed: 299
Pros: Low-light capability, responsive handling and great picture quality are fast becoming trademark qualities of the H-series.
Cons: Smaller screen than previous H1 is disappointing, and 30fps movies require PRO Duo cards, otherwise clips reveal
With the introduction of the five-megapixel H1 back in February 2005, Sony was a late entrant to the booming high-zoom digital camera market. Nevertheless, the original H1 was well received and arguably the best of the crop.
Canon has recently upgraded its equivalent, with the introduction of the PowerShot S3 IS. This model added an extra megapixel, a larger screen, and increased sensitivity. The Cyber-shot DSC-H2 is Sony’s reply.
The H2 is a better-looking camera compared to the H1, but it’s underneath the silver polycarbonate shell that the refinements are more significant. The H2 has seen an increase in sensor resolution over its predecessor – at the heart of the camera is a 6mp CCD coupled to a 12x optical zoom. As with other high-end Cyber-shots, the H2 boasts a Carl Zeiss zoom lens.